Ok this surpises me as much as anyone else who thinks this "connection" is not just "coincidence", this isn't a "presumptious" statement, nor
is it fully complete, there are some things I simply don't know and can't fill in, but maybe others here can help me...
First things first, we look at the "mark of the beast"... 666.
We all think yeah 666 ok...that's six hundred and sixty six. WRONG.
The mark of the beast, is in the Babylonian Number system. Which is not on a base 10, but base 60 system.
It is imperitive to read my sources or you aren't going to understand how the numbers work out.
Being that the Babylonian numbers are based on 60s, the true number of 666 turns out to be the number 111.
So I did a few searches online for what the number 111 is bibilically...verses or such...I got 2 things that seemed interesting, but pointless.
(This link seems to truly be coincidence, as the contradiction could be number 2000 for all
(This seems a great possibility since it is like a list of history concerning stuff
including when the Jews were enslaved by ... you guessed it ... the Babylonians.)
I figured, none of these though would really be motivational or inspirational to the book of Revelations.
"What," I thought, "would inspire someone to write of the beast in the bible?" Then it dawned on me, HISTORY!
Now, no one is sure when the book of Revelations was written, though it seems it was around the time of 93-96 AD, AND
they feel it was edited
later on, this is very important because of what I discovered about history concerning the year 111AD (BC Has no importance to the Church, they
didn't exist then).
Ok, so in 111 AD apparently there were several things happening in Rome. There was an Ignatius of Antioch (Perhaps some of you have heard of
this)...who declares that the Church of Rome has supreme control over ALL other churchs of Christianity.
Ok so what does all this mean?
It seems reasonable that someone in the Church in the time shortly after the year 111 AD disagreed with Ignatius of Antioch. Why do you ask?
Because the Church of Rome in the year 111 AD, more or less, is beginning to be acknowledged as consolidating it's supreme power. Rome at that time
could have been little less than a place of immorality, a ses pool.
So it seems that the Beast is not a "future prophecy" but rather a "warning" that the Church will become the beast, the mark 666 is the year 111
AD, when the Church gained power over the souls of man, and as we've seen, the Roman Church did bring much darkness to the world, and for over 1000
Anyways...that's about as far as I can go with this right now.
666 = year 111 AD, which is when the Church became more powerful than God.
Someone who had the opportunity to edit the Revelations after its initially presumed writings in 93 AD -97 AD must have seen it this way, and thrown
in a clever key that could be seen through out all time, and possibly prevent man from becomming a slave
to their own savior.