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- E. G. White, Prophets and Kings, p. 678.
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The Beast Identified.
The Beast Declares HER MARK
The Beast Identified.
The Beast Declares HER MARK
"And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time."
"The light that we have upon the third angel’s message is the true light. The mark of the beast is exactly what it has been proclaimed to be. All in regard to this matter is not yet understood, and will not be understood until the unrolling of the scroll, but a most solemn work is to be accomplished in our world. The Lord’s command to His servants is “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.”
Notice beloved, that the Spirit of Prophecy alerted us by Ellen G. White, that what we have come to know about the Beast is not 'All' there is! More about the 'Beast' will become known and understood, as the Scroll Prophecy and time Unrolls further. Beloved, the Scroll of Prophecy has unrolled forward since Ellen White. We hope you can be humble enough to exhibit 'Berian' attitude in this matter.
The Julian Calendar was introduced to the Roman Empire by Emperor Julius Caesar in 45 BC. Days of the week on the Republican and early Julian calendars were assigned letters: A through H. It had eight (8) days in the week. But influences from the Persian mysteries led Rome to modify the Calendar to a Seven (7) day a week format with each day named after a planetary god. This Calendar dominated the world until agricultural seasons and calendar months and dates became out of harmony with each other. Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 AD replaced it with a new one that had the same attributes as the Julian Calendar, except that Thursday, October 4, 1582 was followed by Friday October 15, 1582. This is the Calendar we all, Jew or Gentile, Natsrim (Christian) or Muslim, are constrained to use today!
Now, a couple of questions:
What Calendar were the Jews using before the Romans imposed the Roman (Julian) Calendar on the Jews? What Calendar did the Jews of the Savior's day (4 BC - 31 AD) use?
At the Baths of Titus, in Rome, which were built A.D. 79-81, a Stick Calendar was found there which clearly shows Saturn, the god of agriculture, as god of the first day of the week. Dies Solis, or Sun’s day, can be seen as the second day of the week. Luna, the moon-goddess wearing the crescent moon as a diadem, is the third day of the week. The weeks ends on Venus’ day, dies Veneris, which corresponds to modern Friday, then the seventh-day of the week.
This Stick Calendar, in use in at least 81 AD, and there is no evidence of any other Calendar coming into use until, 1582, shows that throughout the days of our Savior which ended in 31AD, this Calendar was the Roman Calendar. Could the Jews have used a Calendar with its Sabbath as the First day of the Week - Saturday on the Stick Calendar was the First day of the week and Friday was the Seventh day! Could the Savior have used such a Calendar? Certainly not. If they didn't use the Roman Calendar, which one were they using? Certainly the Biblical LuniSolar Calendar. This Calendar remained in use by all Jews until the Dispersion in 70AD caused by the Roman destruction of Jerusalem. It was then that the Sanhedrin, the Jewish Parliament, found it impossible to run the Calendar and tried to find a way to ensure all Jews around the world of the Dispersion could find the Sabbath and worship on the same day. This was finally accomplished by Rabbi Hillel II. His Calendar is known as the Perpetual Calendar. This is the Calendar today being used by most Jews though modified somewhat by the Gregorian Calendar.
But while the Majority of the Jews took to the modified (Perpetual) Calendar, a small minority of the Jewish people, namely the Karaite Jewish Sect, continued till this day to use the Lunisolar Calendar.
"The Catholic Church has always been very open about her role in changing the calendar. Modern sabbatarians have assumed that Saturday was the Bible Sabbath, but the Catholic Church herself has never denied the role she played in rejecting the luni-solar Sabbath of the Bible and promoting instead worship on dies Solis, the day of the Sun." - WLC
When the finger of accusation points at Rome for responsibility in the change of the day of worship from the Seventh day to the First day, what response do they give? Let us do a brief historical survey:
The decision of the Council of Nicaea to set aside Biblical calendation was merely confirmed by Constantine in royal edict. The bishops wanted to destroy any ties to Judaism. Anti-semitism played a role, as can be seen in the previously quoted statement by Constantine: “Let us have nothing in common with this odious people [the Jews] ... ”
Patrick Madrid, in a radio interview on January 5, 2006, made a point of this:
There was a distinct break between the Old Testament requirements: the rituals and Mosaic covenant demands dealing with the Sabbath worship and animal sacrifices, and that sort of thing. And they wanted to show that Natsrim (Christian)ity was distinct from Judaism. It came from Judaism, but it was distinct from it. (Patrick Madrid, comments on “Open Line,”
In endeavoring to show this distinction, not only was the observance of the seventh-day Sabbath transferred to the Julian Sunday, but all of the annual feasts which, up until that time were still observed, were replaced with popular pagan festivals, giving them a Natsrim (Christian) slant and incorporating Natsrim (Christian) names.
To conciliate the Pagans to nominal Natsrim (Christian)ity, Rome, pursuing its usual policy, took measures to get the Natsrim (Christian) and Pagan festivals amalgamated, and, by a complicated but skilful adjustment of the calendar, it was found no difficult matter, in general, to get Paganism and Natsrim (Christian)ity – now far sunk in idolatry . . . to shake hands.
T. Enright, Bishop of St. Alphonsus Church, clearly states:
It was the Catholic Church which made the law obliging us to keep Sunday holy. The church made this law long after the Bible was written. Hence said law is not in the Bible. The Cath. [sic.] Church abolished not only the Sabbath, but all the other Jewish festivals.
In this same letter, Enright offers $1000 “to any one who can prove to me from the Bible alone that I am bound, under grievous sin, to keep Sunday holy.” There is no denying that the Catholic Church is responsible for the change:
The Commandments, or Decalogue . . . Written by the finger of God on two tables of stone, this Divine code was received from the Almighty by Mosheh amid the thunders of Mount Sinai . . . Christ resumed these Commandments in the double precept of charity – love of God and of neighbor; He proclaimed them as binding under the New Law in Matt., xix and in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt., v). He also amplified or interpreted them, . . . The Church, on the other hand, after changing the day of rest from the Jewish Sabbath, or seventh day of the week, to the first, made the Third Commandment refer to Sunday as the day to be kept holy as the Lord’s Day. The Council of Trent (Sess. VI, can. Xix) condemns those who deny that the Ten Commandments are binding on Natsrim (Christian)s.
"It is not really fair to accuse Roman Catholics of dishonesty when all along they have said that their church changed the day of worship to Sunday. Following is a sampling of the numerous statements made by Catholics honestly stating that they are responsible for the calendar change that transferred worship to dies Solis:" -
“The Sunday...is purely a creation of the Catholic Church.”American Catholic Quarterly Review, January 1883. “Sunday...is the law of the Catholic Church alone...” American Sentinel (Catholic), June 1893. “Sunday is a Catholic institution and its claim to observance can be defended only on Catholic principles...From beginning to end of Scripture there is not a single passage that warrants the transfer of weekly public worship from the last day of the week to the first.”
“They [the Protestants] deem it their duty to keep the Sunday holy. Why? Because the Catholic Church tells them to do so. They have no other reason . . .The observance of Sunday thus comes to be an ecclesiastical law entirely distinct from the divine law of Sabbath observance . . . The author of the Sunday law . . . is the Catholic Church.”
"Because this change occurred so long ago, people today have forgotten the facts of history. It is impossible to find the Biblical Sabbath via a pagan calendar; therefore, Saturday cannot be the true Sabbath. Not knowing this, Saturday sabbatarians have assumed that Saturday is the Sabbath from which worship was removed. It is true that there are plenty of quotes from Catholic writers that refer to Saturday as “Sabbath”: “Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change (Saturday Sabbath to Sunday) was her act...And the act is a mark of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things.”
“Sunday is founded, not of scripture, but on tradition, and is distinctly a Catholic institution. As there is no scripture for the transfer of the day of rest from the last to the first day of the week, Protestants ought to keep their Sabbath on Saturday and thus leave Catholics in full possession of Sunday.” Catholic Record, September 17, 1893. “Protestantism, in discarding the authority of the [Roman Catholic] Church, has no good reasons for its Sunday theory, and ought logically to keep Saturday as the Sabbath.” John Gilmary Shea, American Catholic Quarterly Review, January 1883.
“Perhaps the boldest thing, the most revolutionary change the Church ever did, happened in the first century. The holy day, the Sabbath, was changed from Saturday to Sunday. ‘The day of the lord’ was chosen, not from any direction noted in the Scriptures, but from the Church’s sense of its own power...People who think that the Scriptures should be the sole authority, should logically become 7th Day [sic.] Adventists, and keep Saturday holy.”
“Is not every Natsrim (Christian) obliged to sanctify Sunday and to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile work? Is not the observance of this law among the most prominent of our sacred duties? But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.” James Cardinal Gibbons,
The facts of history having been forgotten by most people, many Catholic writers have used planetary week terminology (i.e., “Saturday”), which could be considered deceptive. It is also likely that many of the Catholic writers themselves were unaware of the full history behind the modern week. Catholic scholars have always known the truth, though. As conservative Catholic scholar and apologist Patrick Madrid stated:
"[The] calendar that we follow, including Seventh-day Adventists, is not only a calendar that was devised by the Catholic Church, but also it is a calendar that’s based upon the solar year, not the lunar year. And the Jewish calendar that was observed in the time of Christ . . . follows a lunar calendar, which is several days short of the solar year. So the great irony is that even the Seventh-day Adventists themselves are not worshipping on exactly the same Sabbath day as the Jews of the time of Christ." (Patrick Madrid on “Open Line,” )
Over the centuries, as the facts of history have been forgotten, Saturday has been assumed to be the Biblical seventh-day Sabbath. However, when the Julian calendar was being enforced upon Natsrim (Christian)s for ecclesiastical use, no one at the time confused dies Saturni with Sabbato. All knew that they were two different days bytwo distinct calendar systems. An excellent example of “Saturday” being knowingly or unknowingly substituted for “Sabbath” is found in the cannons of the Council of Laodicea.
"After the edict of Nicæa, apostolic Natsrim (Christian)s continued to worship by the luni-solar calendar. The Council of Laodicea was convened approximately 40 years later to enforce the acceptance of “the Lord’s Day” in place of the lunar Sabbath." "In order, therefore, to the accomplishment of her original purpose, it now became necessary for the church to secure legislation extinguishing all exemption, and prohibiting the observance of the Sabbath so as to quench that powerful protest [against worship on Sunday]. And now . . . the “truly divine command” of Constantine and the council of Nicaea that “nothing” should be held “in common with the Jews,” was made the basis and the authority for legislation, utterly to crush out the observance of the Sabbath of the Lord, and to establish the observance of Sunday only in its stead."
Canon 29 of the Council of Laodicea demanded:
Natsrim (Christian)s shall not Judaize and be idle on Saturday, but shall work on that day; but the Lord’s day they shall especially honor, and, as being Natsrim (Christian)s, shall, if possible, do no work on that day. If however, they are found Judaizing, they shall be shut out from Christ.
Roman Catholic bishop, Karl Josef von Hefele (1809-1893), states that the word “Saturday” is supplied in modern translations. Von Hefele is a very credible authority on the original word choice used at the Council of Laodicea. A German scholar, theologian and professor of Church history, he was educated at Tϋbingen University. One of his greatest works was History of the Councils of the Church from the Original Documents. As a bishop and theologian, he certainly had access to original documents in the Vatican archives! -
According to von Hefele, the original word used in both the Greek and the Latin was actually “Sabbath.” The word “anathema” (accursed) was used in place of “shut out.” The Latin version clearly does not contain any reference to dies Saturni (Saturday) but instead uses Sabbato, or “Sabbath”:
It bears repeating: Natsrim (Christian)s at the time of the calendar change were not confused over Saturday being the Sabbath. Everyone knew that 'dies Saturni' had recently been moved from the first day of the pagan week to the last day of the pagan week, while Sabbato was the seventh day of the Jewish luni-solar calendar with which no one in power wished to be associated. Again, these were two different days on two distinct calendar systems. Eusebius of Caesarea, a church historian contemporary with Constantine and his frequent flatterer, is often quoted regarding the Sunday legislation of the time. It is generally believed that he was the priest that finally baptized Constantine shortly before his death. At the opening ceremonies of the Council of Nicaea, Eusebius sat to the right of Constantine and gave the opening address.(Catholic Encyclopedia, “Eusebius of Caesarea,” www.NewAdvent.org.) Eusebius was very clear that the exaltation of dies Solis was over the Jewish Sabbato and not over the pagan dies Saturni.
"All things whatsoever it was duty to do on the Sabbath, these we have transferred to the Lord’s day, as being more appropriate, and chief, and first, and more honorable than the Jewish Sabbath."
It was at this time that Sylvester I, Bishop of Rome during the Council of Nicaea, attempted to rename the days of the pagan week by the Biblical week-day names. “This was the era of Constantine the Great, when the public position of the Church so greatly improved, a change which must certainly have been very noticeable at Rome.”
The Full text of Patrick Madrid's comments on EWTN and the audio of the radio broadcast may be obtained Here
The Beast Identified
Original Understanding of the Mark of Beast
"And I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads names of blasphemy. And the beast I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads, as having been slain to death, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the earth marvelled after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon who gave authority to the beast. And they worshipped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to fight with him?” And he was given a mouth speaking great [matters] and blasphemies, and he was given authority to do so forty-two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against Elohim, to blaspheme His Name, and His Tent, and those dwelling in the heaven. And it was given to him to fight with the set-apart ones and to overcome them. And authority was given to him over every tribe and tongue and nation. And all those dwelling on the earth, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the slain Lamb, from the foundation of the world shall worship him. If anyone has an ear, let him hear.
And he causes all, both small and great, and rich and poor, and free and slave, to be given a mark upon their right hand or upon their foreheads, and that no one should be able to buy or sell except he that has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is the wisdom! He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.
“After this I looked in the night visions and saw a fourth beast, fearsome and burly, exceedingly strong. And it had great iron teeth. It devoured and crushed, and trampled down the rest with its feet. And it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. “I was thinking about the horns, then saw another horn, a little one, coming up among them, and three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots before it. And see, eyes like the eyes of a man were in this horn, and a mouth speaking great [words].
“I drew near to one of those who stood by, and asked him the certainty of all this. And he spoke to me and made known to me the interpretation of the matters: ‘These great beasts, which are four, are four sovereigns which rise up from the earth' ".
"and concerning the ten horns that were on its head, and of the other [horn] that came up, before which three fell – this horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke great [words], whose appearance was greater than his fellows." “I was looking, and this horn was fighting against the set-apart ones, and was prevailing against them, Dan 7:22 until the Ancient of Days came, and right-ruling was given to the set-apart ones of the Most High, and the time came and the set-apart ones took possession of the reign. “This is what he said, ‘The fourth beast is the fourth reign on earth, which is different from all other reigns, and it devours all the earth, tramples it down and crushes it. ‘And the ten horns are ten sovereigns from this reign. They shall rise, and another shall rise after them, and it is different from the first ones, and it humbles three sovereigns, and it speaks words against the Most High, and it wears out the set-apart ones of the Most High, and it intends to change appointed times and law, and they are given into its hand for a time and times and half a time.
You have heard of the Beast of Revelation and its fearsome 'Mark' before. You may have heard about or seen movies of it and not sure what to make of it or you may have written it off as fiction. Or you may be a student of scripture in which case you know better about this most important Biblical subject. Why is it 'Most Important?' It is 'Most Important' because of the most fearful warning in the whole Bible:
A warning so dire, must attract our attention. It has my attention. Elohim has never dealt with men without tempering HIS justice with mercy. But this time, HIS WRATH will be 'UNDILUTED'! Beloved, it is a fearful thing to have the MARK OF THE BEAST whether on your forehead or on your arm. But we wonder if you want to have such a dangerous stigma without knowing that you have it. We do not think you want to. And that is why we have dedicated this effort, this website and this webpage to you.
There is another warning in scripture that we must be mindful of and it is this:
First task must be to identify this entity named the "Little Horn" in Daniel and the "Beast" in Revelation. Surely you noticed the similarities in the prophecies:
One of the Angels in Daniel's vision made our task easier. He began interpreting the symbols we have seen.
Now, for a few Questions and Answers:
Now, if the Papacy is the "Beast', the 'little Horn', then, what is its Mark?
Now, being set up by Satan to oppose Yahuwah and His Son Yahuwshuwah, we can say without fear of contradiction that whatever the Papacy's Mark is, it will be the opposite of Yahuwah's Mark. So, then, what is Yahuwah's Mark?
“And I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, to know that I am יהוה who sets them apart. ‘And set apart My Sabbaths, and they shall be a sign between Me and you, to know that I am יהוה your Elohim.’
Yahuwah's Mark is the 7th Day Sabbath. In HIS Law, it says, "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy, six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the Seventh day is the Sabbath of Yahuwah your Elohim. So, following our logic, the Mark of the Beast must then be the Beast's own sabbath. In the Beasts Law, which day is the sabbath? Sunday is the Sabbath according to the Beast! The MARK OF THE BEAST IS SUNDAY AS A DAY OF WORSHIP. Let us hear from the Beast as to what its Mark is:
"Sunday is our mark of authority . . . ."
We all describe the Institution as the 'Papacy'. But what is the name of the Head of the institution? If you would look at the Pope's Tiara (Triple Crown), you would see an inscription on it. That inscription reads in Latin, Vicarius Filii Dei If the Bible is true, then reckoning this name should give us the number of his name - 666 as stated in Revelation 13. So then, let us reckon the name.
In Roman Numerals, being Latin,
|V I C A R I V S||F I L I I||D E I|
|5 +1+100+0 + 0 + 1 +5 +0||1+50+1+1||500 + 0 + 1|
Add these together and the result will be 666.
No language, No Words, No combination thereof, can change the facts of Prophecy or History. The Papacy is the Beast of Revelation, the Little Horn of Daniel, the Man of Sin of Thessalonians Chapter 2.
This symbol [the beast], as most Protestants have believed, represents the Papacy. . . .
And the revelator declares, also referring to the papacy: "All that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life." Revelation 13:8.
The infliction of the deadly wound points to the downfall of the papacy in 1798. After this, says the prophet, "his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast." Paul states plainly that the "man of sin" will continue until the second advent. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-8. To the very close of time he will carry forward the work of deception. And the revelator declares, also referring to the papacy: "All that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life."
The special characteristic of the beast, and therefore of his image, is the breaking of God's commandments. Says Daniel, of the little horn, the papacy, “He shall think to change the times and the law.” [Daniel 7:25, Revised Version.] And Paul styled the same power the “man of sin,” who was to exalt himself above God. One prophecy (John's) is a complement of the other (Daniel's). Only by changing God's law could the papacy exalt itself above God; whoever should understandingly keep the law as thus changed would be giving supreme honor to that power by which the change was made. Such an act of obedience to papal laws would be a mark of allegiance to the pope in the place of God.
In (Revelation) chapter 13 (verses 1-10) is described another beast, "like unto a leopard," to which the dragon gave "his power, and his seat, and great authority." This symbol, as most Protestants have believed, represents the papacy, which succeeded to the power and seat and authority once held by the ancient Roman empire. Of the leopardlike beast it is declared: "There was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies. . . . And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations." This prophecy, which is nearly identical with the description of the little horn of Daniel 7, unquestionably points to the papacy.
When the early church became corrupted by departing from the simplicity of the gospel, and accepting heathen rites and customs, she lost the Spirit and power of God; and in order to control the consciences of the people she sought the support of the secular power. The result was the papacy, a church that controlled the power of the State, and employed it to further her own ends, especially for the punishment of “heresy.” ...
Learn More about the Calendar change at this wonderful Adventist Website. You will learn more about Grace Amadon, the Lady of Integrity who feared Eloah and remained faithful to her calling and dutifully recorded the epochal events of the Church's discovery of the Biblical Calendar and True Sabbath and the Disastrous work of burying the priceless treasure. A SHOCKING ADVENTIST REJECTION OF GENUINE, FUNDAMENTAL BIBLICAL TRUTH!
Adventism's New Theology And View - Full Blown Apostasy
"There is another universal and truly catholic organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church." (Neal C. Wilson, General Conference President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Adventist Review, March 5, 1981, p 3).
"Although it is true that there was a period in the life of the Seventh-day Adventist Church when the denomination took a distinctly anti-Roman Catholic viewpoint...that attitude on the church's part was nothing more than a manifestation of widespread anti-popery among conservative Protestant denominations in the early part of this century and the latter part of the last, and which has now been consigned to the historical trash heap so far as the Seventh-day Adventist Church is concerned."
The enemy of souls, has sought to bring in the supposition that a great reformation was to take place among Seventh-day Adventists, and that this reformation would consist in giving up the doctrines which stand as the pillars of our faith, and engaging in a process of reorganization. Were this reformation to take place, what would result?—The principles of truth that God in His wisdom has given to the remnant church would be discarded. Our religion would be changed. The fundamental principles that has sustained the work for the last fifty years would be accounted as error. A new organization would be established. Books of a new order would be written. A system of intellectual philosophy would be introduced. The founders of this system would go into the cities and do a wonderful work. The Sabbath, of course, would be lightly regarded, as also the God who created it. Nothing would be allowed to stand in the way of the new movement. The leaders would teach that virtue is better than vice, but God being removed, they would place their dependence on human power, which without God, is worthless. Their foundation would be built upon the sand, and storm and tempest would sweep away the structure.
"I saw the nominal church and nominal Adventists, like Judas, would betray us to the Catholics to obtain their influence to come against the truth. The saints then will be an obscure people, little known to the Catholics; but the churches and nominal Adventists who know of our faith and customs (for they hated us on account of the Sabbath, for they could not refute it) will betray the saints and report them to the Catholics as those who disregard the institutions of the people; that is, that they keep the Sabbath and disregard Sunday."
In the main today, the Roman Catholic church tries very hard to deny their use of the 'Name' 'Vicarius Filii Dei'. But have a look at this facsmilie document from the Catholic's 'Our Sunday Visitor' Newspaper.
Look for these words in the above facsimile copy of Our Sunday Visitor of Sunday, November 15, 1915.
'The words referred to are these "Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast. For it is the number of a man: and the number of him is six hundred sixty-six." The Title of the Pope in Rome is Vicarius Filii Dei. This is inscribed on his Mitre; and if you take the letters of his title which represent Latin numerals and add them together they come to 666.'
|V I C A R I V S||F I L I I||D E I|
|5 +1+100+0 + 0 + 1 +5 +0||1+50+1+1||500 + 0 + 1|
Add these together and the result will be 666.
This "argument" was presented to Ernest R. Hull, the Jesuit Editor of The Examiner of Bombay, India, A most prolific Jesuit Priest and author of many Catholic books and periodicals, 1863 - 1952, and he answered in the following manner:
"Almost every eminent man in Christendom, who has enjoyed the privilege of possessing enemies, has had his name turned and twisted till they could get the number 666 out of it. In past history there have been numberless beasts or Anti-Christs, all of whose names counted up to 666. I fancy that my own name, especially in Latin form, might give the number of the beast:"
|E + R + N + E + S + T + V + S||R + E + G + I + N + A + L + D + V + S||H + V + L + L|
|5||1 + 50 + 500 + 5 = 556||5 + 50 + 50 = 105|
Add these together 5 + 556 + 105 and the result is 666.
"Quod erat demonstrandum. Rev. Ernest R. Hull is Anti-Christ, or the Beast of the Apocalypse!", Says, the sharp Jesuit Priest.
666 is The Number Of A Man. Earnest R. Hull is right, the number of his names in Latin add up to 666! But, Earnest Hull, has not lived or reigned for 1,260 years. He did not make war on three of the nations that survived the fall of pagan Rome, neither did he uproot or defeat them. He has not personally persecuted and overcome the Saints of the Most High. He has not, to the best of our information, blasphemed the Most High or those who dwell in Heaven. He had nothing to do with abandonment of the Divine Calendar and the imposition of the papal calendar on the world. The transfer of the solemnity from the Seventh day to the First day was not his personal making.
The Bible is extremely clear about this. Whoever accomplishes all the above and the other specifications detailed in Daniel chapter 7 and Revelation chapter 13, and Thessalonians, and the number of whose title adds up to 666, is the Beast, the Antichrist, the Little Horn, the Man of Sin, the Son of perdition. So even if his name sums to 666 and those of a million others do the same, they DO NOT meet the full specifications of the Prophecy.
History CANNOT BE WIPED OR WISHED AWAY! The PAPACY ALONE IN ALL HISTORY, fulfils 100% of all the Bible's specifications required for the horrible title: THE BEAST! In addition, there are Anti-christs, yes. But those are not the subject here. We are only interested here in the THE ANTICHRIST, not antichrists.
The following website have a lot for your education and edification:http://www.remnantofgod.org/666.htm#pp6 ; http://www.sdaapostasy.org
If you think that these are stray comments by bungling Adventist leaders, take time and read these Official books:
The Original Questions On Doctrine . The wholesale sellout of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
QOD on the Savior's Incarnation . You must pay clese attention to this issues in this book.
The Movement of Destiny The official attempt to explain the Questions of Doctrine
Colin Standish QOD . Colin Standish represents the best of true Adventism.
George Knight QOD . George Knight looking at this Fatal book, and Andrews University's current efforts to revise this toxic book.
The chronology of the dismantling of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is detailed in these books: