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Many people have been wondering what would happen on June 6, 2006 which is abbreviated 06/06/06.  When you remove the “0” you have the number “666”, and it has attracted attention as a date that may have some connection to the Mark of the Beast in Revelation 13:18.  The date 06/06/06 happens only once every 100 years.  Let us look at what the Scriptures have to say about it.

 

“Here is wisdom.  Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is a number of a man:  His number is 666.” (Rev. 13:8)

 

This scriptural verse is very clear.  666 is “the number of the beast, for it is a number of a man:  His number is 666.”  This number has nothing to do with the date.  I know someone whose birthday is June 6 and that person should not have any worry about it at all.  666 also have nothing to do with any other thing or event except theMark of the Beast . 

 

In May 2004 I attended the A.W.C.F. Congress in Evansville, Indiana and checked in at the Executive Inn.  The hotel clerk gave me a card key to Room 666.  A Christian brother who was standing next to me at the counter suggested that I could change to another room.  I said “Thanks, I don’t think it has any effect on me.”  I went up to my room 666 and gave thanks our Lord Jesus Christ for a safe arrival.  We had a glorious convention that year. 

 

As Christians we should not allow the number 666 or Friday 13 affect our lives or influence our thoughts, speech and behavior.  If we do then we would be compromising with the occult and superstition.

 

Mark  of  the  Beast

 

 

Of all the subjects concerning the End Time the mark of the beast is the one that most Christians like to study.  First of all we need to understand the nature of the beast that has the mark.  The beast is distinguished from man who is created in God’s image (Gen. 1:26-27; 2:7; Ecc. 3:21).  The beast has no spirit therefore has no God consciousness.  In Scripture it is figurative of the sensual, ferocious and brutal natures that belong to the wild and untamed animals (Ezek. 5:17; 14:15, 21).  The word “beast” is used figuratively of brutal men (Ecc. 3:18; 2 Pet. 2:12; Jude 10).  Hence, the apostle Paul wrote: “I have fought with beasts at Ephesus” (1 Cor. 15:32).  A wild beast is the symbol of a selfish, tyrannical monarchy.  The four beasts in Daniel 7:3, 17, 23 represent the four kingdoms (Ezek. 34:28; Jer. 12:9).  In the book of Revelation the beasts obviously mean worldly powers, whose rising out of the sea and the earth indicate they owe their origin and power to the commotion of the people (Rev. 13:1; 15:2; 17:8)

 

 

Number  of  a  Man

 

 

Scientific minded persons may associate the “number of a man” to Carbon which is the element whose compounds are the basis of human life. Carbon has an Atomic Number of 6 and its atomic mass has 6 protons and 6 neutrons. Also note that a diamond is compressed carbon, so think of it as 6-6-6 composition. Diamond is the ultimate gemstone, having few weaknesses and much strength. That gives us an idea of the character and nature of the Antichrist. He is the most charismatic but extremely dangerous man on the planet earth (Ezek. 28:11-15).

 

One interpretation is that 666 is actually a code based on the letters of someone's name or a word. This sparks great public interest since it seems to provide some way to identify the Antichrist.  Numerologists like to devise clever ways of assigning numbers to letters so that the letters of a name will add up to this symbolic number.  By adapting the rules however, it is possible to connect most if not all names to the evil number.  See also Vicarius Filii Dei.

 

More convincing interpretations invoke more than mathematics to prove their point. For example, scholars who believe the Book of Revelation refers to historical people and events argue that the number represents the value of Nero or Neron Caesar (נרון קסר, Nrwn Qsr*, pronounced "Neron Qesar") in Hebrew letters, which also have numerical values under the form of numerology called Gematria (note that Hebrew is written from right to left):

                r    s    q     n   w    r    n 
        666 = 200 + 60 + 100 + 50 + 6 + 200 + 50

 

Some others connect the names of Mohammed, Quran and Islam to 666.

Watch this video:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq9kvfhMWmo

 

 

The  Man  of  Sin  is  Revealed

 

Throughout history there have been individuals who epitomized evil and who were hostile to everything the Lord Jesus Christ stands for.  These antichrists have lived in every generation and will continue to work their evil.  One thing is certain and that is before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ God will reveal the identity of “the man of sin . . . the son of perdition” who is a completely evil man.   He will be Satan’s tool, equipped with Satan’s power. (1 Thes. 2:9) This “lawless one” will be the ultimate Antichrist.  The apostle Paul wrote about this Antichrist in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12.

 

1     Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you,

2     Not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come.

3     Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,

4     Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

5     Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things?

6     And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time.

7     For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.

8     And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.

9     The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,

10     And with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

11     And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,

12     That they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

 

The  Antichrist  sits  as  God  in  the  Temple  of  God

Brief  History  of  the  Temple  in  Jerusalem

 

The Temple Mount or Mount Moriah located in Jerusalem is the place that Solomon built the first Temple in about 950 BC (See 2 Chron. 3:1).  It was built over the site that Abraham most likely prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac (See Gen. 22:2). It was later purchased by King David from Araunah who was using it as a threshing floor, a place where grain was separated from straw.  God did not allow David to build the Temple because he had shed too much blood, so his son Solomon built the First Temple.

 

In 585 BC King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon destroyed the First Temple.  In about 515 BC Zerubbabel rebuilt the temple.  In 170 BC the King of Syria, Antiochus Epiphanes plundered the Temple and then sacrificed a pig on the altar. Daniel predicted this would happen. Antiochus is considered to be a type of the Antichrist.

In 20 BC, 43 years after Jerusalem was taken over by Rome, King Herod started a remodeling project on the temple.  In 70 AD Roman General Titus destroyed the second Temple thus fulfilling Jesus’ prophecy that not one stone would be left upon another. In 638 AD Jerusalem fell under Arab Muslim rule at which time the Temple Mount was buried under tons of debris.

 

 

In 688 AD the Dome of the Rock that still stands on the Temple Mount was built over the site where Muslims believe Mohammed was raptured up into heaven. Over the next several hundred years Jerusalem was seized and captured, lost, regained by various peoples during the crusades. In 1918 the British gained control of the area, then called Palestine.  Finally in 1948 Israel again became a nation. In 1967 after the Six Day War, the Jewish people won the right to free control of the city of Jerusalem for the first time in over 2000 years, but the Temple Mount became under Islamic control.

 

 

This is the plan of the Second Temple that was destroyed by General Titus in 70 AD.

This is the aerial photograph of the Dome of the Rock built in 688 AD.

 

The above images show the Dome of the Rock is built directly on the same site of the destroyed Second Temple. 

 

 

 

Allah  has  replaced  God  in  the  Temple  and

Mohammed  has  replaced  Jesus  in  Pre-eminence

(as shown by the Quranic Inscriptions inside the Dome of the Rock) 

 

 

Exterior View of Dome of the Rock built directly on the same site of the destroyed Second Temple. 

 

 

Interior View (left) and Cut-out View (right) of Dome of the Rock. 

 

 

 

Inscriptions on the Outer Face of the Octagonal Arcade

 

S:        In the name of Allah the Merciful, the Compassionate. There is no god but Allah alone, without partner. Say: He is Allah, One, Allah, the Everlasting, who has not begotten and has not been begotten. He is without equal. [Qur'an 112] Muhammad is Allah 's messenger, may Allah bless him.

SW:     In the name of Allah the Merciful, the Compassionate. There is no god but Allah alone, without partner. Muhammad is Allah 's messenger. God and His angels send blessings on the Prophet.

W:        0 you who believe, send blessings on him and salute him with all respect. [Qur'an 33:56] In the name of Allah the Merciful, the Compassionate. There is no god but Allah alone.

NW:     Praise to Allah who has not taken a son and who does not have any partner in dominion nor any protector out of humbleness. Magnify Him greatly. [Qur'an 17:111] Muhammad is Allah 's messenger.

N:         May Allah, His angels and His messengers bless him and Allah grant him peace and mercy. In the name of Allah the Merciful, the Compassionate. There is no god but Allah alone, without partner.

NE.     To Him belongs dominion and to Him belong praise. He gives life and He makes to die; He is powerful over all things. [conflation of Qur'an 64:1 and 57.2] Muhammad is Allah 's messenger, may Allah bless him and accept his intercession on the day of resurrection for his community.

E:         In the name of Allah the Merciful, the Compassionate. There is no god but Allah alone, without partner. Muhammad is Allah 's messenger, may Allah bless him. There built this dome the servant of Allah.

SE:     Ab[d al-Malik, commander] of believers, in the year seventy-two, may Allah accept [it] from him and be pleased with him. Amen. Lord of the worlds. Praise to Allah.

 

Inscriptions on the Inner Face of the Octagonal Arcade

 

S:         In the name of Allah the Merciful, the Compassionate. There is no god but Allah alone, without partner. To Him belongs dominion and to Him belongs praise. He gives life and He makes to die; He is powerful over all things. [conflation of Qur'an 64:1 and 57:2] Muhammad is Allah 's servant and His messenger.

SE.     Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet. 0 you who believe, send blessings on him and salute him with all respect. [Qur'an 33:56] May Allah bless him and grant him peace and mercy. 0 people of the book, do not go beyond the bounds in your religion,

E:         nor say anything but the truth about Allah. The Messiah Jesus son of Mary, was only Allah 's messenger, His word that He committed to Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. Do not say 'three'. Refrain,

NE:     it is better for you. For Allah is one god. Glory be to Him - that He should have a son! To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth. Allah suffices for a guardian [Qur’an 4:171]. The Messiah will not disdain to be

N:         Allah 's servant; nor will the angels who are stationed near to Him. Whoever disdains to serve him and waxes proud, He will muster them to Him, all of them. [Qur'an 4:172] 0 Allah, bless your messenger and servant, Jesus

NW:     son of Mary. Peace be upon him the day he was born, the day he dies, and the day he is raised up alive. That is Jesus son of Mary, in word of truth, about which they are doubting. It is not for Allah to take a son. Glory be to Him.

W:         When He decrees a thing, he only says to it 'Be' and it is. Allah is my lord and your lord. So serve Him. This is a straight path. [Qur'an 19:34-36 paraphrased] Allah, His angels, and men possessed of knowledge and upholding justice bear witness that there is no god but He. There is no god but He

SW:     the all-mighty, the all-wise. The true religion with Allah is Islam. Those who were given the book did not dissent except after knowledge came to them, when they became envious of each other. Whoever disbelieves in Allah's-signs, Allah will swiftly call to account. [Qur'an 3:18-19].

 

The Antichrist has already been revealed by

the Inscriptions inside the Dome of the Rock

 

·                       The Antichrist who is the “man of sin” and “son of perdition” has proclaimed to the world that There is no god but Allah alone, without partner.”

·                       The Antichrist and his followers do not recognize Yahweh, the God of Israel and the Christians as God, and he has replaced Him with “Allah”.

·                       The Antichrist denies that Jesus is the Son of God. He wrote: “Allah, the Everlasting, who has not begotten and has not been begotten. He is without equal.” “Praise to Allah who has not taken a son and who does not have any partner in dominion.”

·                        The Antichrist proclaims: “Muhammad is Allah's servant and His messenger.”

·                         The Antichrist proclaims: “The true religion with Allah is Islam.”

 

May God bless you

 

 

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This Research Article is the presentation
of Paul Wong to the ARK Forum on June 2, 2006
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