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Originally posted by NOTurTypical
You're almost correct, the Bible states that the "spirit of the antichrist" was present in the world at that time, and many antichrists would come, however, for the purpose of Revelation, it speaks of "THE" antichrist, which in the Greek signifies a specific one. The one who not only has the spirit of the antichrist, but who will be possessed by Satan himself halfway through the Tribulation.
Originally posted by rusethorcain
reply to post by NOTurTypical
You are correct. There is not one but many "anti-Christs" it is suggested.
I take this word in it's literal sense to indicate all those people individuals and religions that deny Jesus Christ was a son of God.
Anti - CHRIST
There is an enormous difference in the Greek between "a/an" and "the" antichrist. "THE antichrist" defines a specific one.
The one who not only has the spirit of the antichrist, but who will be possessed by Satan himself halfway through the Tribulation.
Originally posted by Sigismundus
I do not see the term ANTI CHRISTOS in ANY of the Greek MSS of this book. Lots of Beasts of Daniel and Horses of Zechariah chapter 4 and a few Whores and such, .
All you on this threadlet DID know this, didn't you? If not, maybe you should take the time and read it, one vision oracle at a time?
[...] all one needs now is a financial genius to beguile the global masses[ ...]
Originally posted by BreakinThEwaLL
reply to post by Neo Christian Mystic
no i didnt know that neo christian but yeah like you said egypt was the first known empire and was the one rome rome modeled there kingdom after...any ideas why these numbers are used in occultism and christianity?u still didnt answer why god uses it in revelations so much...1260 days that is/quote]
Most of these numbers have a tendency to pop up everywhere. In math, time, geography human anatomical proportions and they seem to reflect a corelation between the base-10 and base-60 numerical systems.
Originally posted by asmeone2
Hi Everyone, I have been thinking lately about the people who say that Revelations actualy described the fall of Rome, or sometimes just the Temple being destroyed. However, I have not heard them explain the relevence of the 'Mark of the Beast' verse.
I would like to know if anyone can explain that specificallyin that context, since the mark as a microchip is usually the number one thing that Christians point to as proof that we're in the end time.
I am neither trying to disprove any theories nor validate Christianity, I'm just looking to fill in a hole in my understanding. I'm just asking politely for an answer! Thank you in advance!