The materials on this site represent the
views and understanding of the author, and not necessarily The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is a personal web site, not
an official site of the LDS Church nor its auxiliary organizations or local units.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson remarked on the opposition between Zion and Babylon in his October 2008 General Conference address, “Come to Zion.”
Early Christian writer Irenaeus, writing around A.D. 180, dates Revelation to the reign of the Roman Emperor Domitian (A.D. 81–96), and notes that some manuscripts of Revelation read “616” instead of “666” at the end of Revelation chapter 13: Against Heresies 5:30.