posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 02:08 AM
Originally posted by JesusisTruth
those other nations are not part of the full members which would explain how they gave their kingdom to the beast.
This thought assumes that nations additional to "the ten" are giving their power to the Beast. In fact in revelation ch17 the "ten" themselves do
imo nothing else fits the prophecies.
To me the basic flaw here is the assumption that there has to be something in the world now
that fits the prophecies. Why? What's wrong with
considering the possibility that the arrival of the Beast is still in the future?
I've been doing a series of threads on Revelation, and some of them would have a bearing on this issue.
The "timetable" of Revelation seems to be that the Beast does not take power until after the events of ch6.
But the events of ch6 add up to such a catastophe for the world that I'm forced to the conclusion that the fulfilment of ch6 remains in the
So my theory about the growth of the Beast is that the Beast comes to power on the strength of leading the world out of that catastrophe.
I see the number "10" as pointing us towards the whole world, indicating that the rulers of the world at large would be subordinating themselves to
the Beast at that time.
I see two reasons why the Mark of the Beast should not be a European coin.
[I edited out the first reason, because I applied it to the wrong detail in the text]...
The other reason is that people who do take the Mark are condemned in ch14 to eternal torment for that reason. Now think- is God going to do that to
people just because they have handled a European coin? If God is going to reject people as his enemies, surely he's going to do it on the basis of
something a little more deliberate than that. That is why, in my argument on the Mark, I insisted that it would have to be voluntary and conscious- ie
that it could not be imposed either by force or by deception.
Silence in heaven
The Beast from the sea- a world-state
The Mark of the Beast
[edit on 20-8-2010 by DISRAELI]