The mark of the beast 0

 We believe neither in the Christ nor the Antichrist, but greatly like the poetry of the Jewish and Christian bibles in the English of King James’s translators.

In the Book of Revelation, St John the Divine predicts the end of the world, preceded by spectacular calamities caused by the destructive power of terrible beasts. One beast, traditionally the Antichrist, is numbered 666.

He is an economic egalitarian, who will severely curtail the free market, according to Revelation 13:16-18:  

‘And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

And that no man might buy or sell, save that he had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Here is the wisdom, Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.’ 

Well now, for believers, or for those who enjoy such oddities, here’s the news: 

The day after the election, November  5, the winning number in the Illinois state lottery (evening pick 3) was 666.

Think what you will. 

Posted under Christianity, Commentary by Jillian Becker on Friday, November 7, 2008

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