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"Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia" - the fear of the number 666. The Bible Rev. 13:15-18 requires the reader to interpret: "Here is Wisdom, Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast." and the questioner is asking about any possible interpretations, such as obtained by adding letter values or gematria. That includes the catholic church ...


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Since 666 became the accepted number in Revelation 13:18, that is the number on which the various Christian denominations and groups base their interpretation of the prophecy. Speaking for my own denomination, our primary theologian, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), in his interpretation of the number 666 departed from the most prevalent schools of thought ...


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Actually this is not a new discovery as Irenaeus (born 130 AD) argued that the number was 666 and was aware some manuscripts had 616 in error. Anyway, in answer to how a different number might impact the various views that people take on Revelation I will try to summarize for you. Historicist From prior to AD 200 the 666 was assumed correct (versus 616) ...


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If I may, Revelation 6:12 is written for those who will be living during that time. This next verse should be the focus of those working on a diagram of the end times: 2 Thessalonians 2:4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God. These ...


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If we assume copying 666 as 616 is an unlikely scribal error, and I believe this to be the case, then it means there must be an explanation as to why in some manuscripts it is written as 616. If we understand the reason as to why it might have been re-written as 616, then this reason would be hugely influential in our understanding in biblical prophecy. If ...


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So if the dead are already with Jesus where are the dead in Christ rising from? Those who died in faith in the Old Testament are to be raised at the second coming of Christ. Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Hebrews 11:40 God ...


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This is a very common mistake. If you only read verses 16 and 17: For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ...


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Just as those that rose with Christ when he was resurrected, those that rise first after the second coming will rise from their graves: 52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. (Matt 27:52-53) ...


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The Christian theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) holds a compatible view. Here is his interpretation of the 144,000, from his book Apocalypse Revealed #348: And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand. (Revelation 7:4) This symbolizes all people who acknowledge the Lord [Jesus Christ] as God of heaven and ...


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I'm not entirely sure I understand exactly what it is you're asking, but the LDS teach that in the last days, angels are held back from sending further judgment until 144,000 high priests can be “sealed” and called to “administer the everlasting gospel” to all nations and tribes and so on. Q. What are we to understand by sealing the one hundred and ...



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