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Originally posted by sollie
reply to post by syrinx high priest
rome did not control "every, tribe, people, language and nation" on earth.
rome did not force all, "both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave" to receive a state stamp on their hand or forehead.
we have not seen the second coming, we have not been raised from our graves, we have not been judged by the Almighty, we have not seen an instant transformation of life as we know it into a perfect world in which there is no "death or mourning or crying or pain". in fact, just as prophecy predicted, it has got worse and worse - despite the propaganda.
in fact, have we even seen rome fall yet? (trick question.)
the book of revelation goes to great lengths to explicity state that the beasts (there are TWO) and the dragon, have total dominion over the whole earth. without question. full stop. period. absolutely no way that could ever have applied to old rome alone. not even in the 1st century. old rome was just a shadow of the beasts that are to come. which are its offspring. history doesn't just repeat in a circle, it repeats in a spiral that gets more and more intense as time goes on.
read my post on page 10 for more info.
The Mark of Rome
The Mark of the Beast is simply the "badge of servitude" given by System of the Beast to identify you as one of his servants who must labor night and day so that the Beast may have power.
In the picture you see slaves wearing Charagmas.
Charagma is the Greek word translated into Mark in the book of revelations. A charagma was a "badge of servitude" made by etching the important information about a slave in soft clay and then baking that clay. This worked also as a free pass around the city when fulfilling the assignments given slaves by their employers.
It could be written on paper as well. The essential quality of the Charagma or Mark is that it is a badge of servitude issued by an authority that is like the beast of the Roman Empire. It is issued by the Image of the Beast.
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Revelation 14:9-12
Originally posted by sollie
the vast majority of early manuscripts have 666. only a handful have 616.
Originally posted by Rogue Chris
FIRST OFF thank you for the angry responses and the stereotyping. That is expected. Midnight D, perhaps you should lose the arrogance cause you only made yourself look like a pompous fool. Chain of logic? He actually though I meant a personal computer attached to the forehead.lol. And archangel, straight up attacked me, If any of you are secure in your own beliefs, than anything I say would be of no consequence. Instead I get attacked for only letting people know the truth. But what else is supposed to happen when one is full of fear? Usually anger is a direct result of fear. Don't hate me, hate the world your stuck in. Clocks tickin.