An interesting article about the identity of the biblical Whore of Babylon, the Mark of the Beast, 666 and related matters

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The Woman Riding the Beast
sculpture outside E.U. Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium

Protestants love to describe The Roman Catholic Church as “The Whore of Babylon” but who did St. John, the author of the Book of Revelation really mean was the Whore? St. John gave us several clues, If we read Revelation we notice that the clothing the Whore was wearing is the key to her identity…

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  1. Doug,
    Look up, the old Town Hall of Nuremberg, Germany. Quite a Bronze depiction, of Daniels 4 Beast (Empires), Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome.
    The Protestants feel that, Out of Rome, the AC will come as the Little Horn, a Kingdom, that followed the 10 Kingdoms formed by the Roman Empire. Three of these, were plucked out, by Rome,claiming to be gnostic-Arian, and against Christ, Vandels, Ostrogoths, Heruli.. ( Need spelling check)
    We all know that St. Peter referred to Babylon as Rome, as well as, extrabiblical writings!
    Letting you know , what many believe in Eschatology. As in, Daniels v. 7 and 10, the Beast out of the Sea = AC and the Beast out of the Land = False Prophet.
    666, can equate to MANY, in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew….so really foolish to speculate!
    There are 2 major ideologies: Pretarism and Futurism!
    Get Ready…throw Islam, into the mix, as Allah might be a Candidate!
    Just, sharing….to stir up a little thought!!!
    Thank Goodness, I didn’t go into the “Seven Heads!”. 🙂

    • ATTENTION: This Not my point, of View! Also I am not, in the camp, of the AC is of Muslim dissent, which so many are currently believe.
      I believe John had an encounter, with the Lord, where He revealed the Future!

    • Your guess is as good as any! By he way, the main reason the serpent of Genesis apparently “morphed” into the dragon of Revelation is that Genesis was originally in Hebrew but Revelation was written in Greek. The “best” translation from Hebrew to Greek for the old “serpent” was “Dragon.” And there you have it!

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      Doug

      • Doug,
        I know!
        He( Dragon, Serpent, Satan ) has been around , since before Genesis. He caused the Original Sin, that brought Death in man, through Adam!
        Thankful we have the Saviour, to give us Life Eternal!
        Christ, conquered Death, Hell, and the Grave!

        Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. On a lighter note, the following anecdote.

    The parish where I work (music dept., 17 years) used the Collegeville Hymnal—a not-too-bad collection—for over 15 years.

    It had a #666: the Gloria from the Missa De Angelis. Over the years, more than one of our Dominican pastors and assistants did a double-take the first time he saw the number posted on the board for the congregation.

    One day, one of our new priests asked me what #666 was. I replied that it was the Gloria from the mass of the Beast of the Apocalypse. Fortunately, he and his fellow friars over the years all found that funny, and it became an inside running joke.

    When we discontinued using that hymnal, our Fr. Tom actually had to make an extra effort to adjust to the new, mundane number for that Gloria. He kind of misses the quirky association of the old number.

    • Thanks, Mark. That explains a lot!

      Doug

    • Mark,
      Too Funny!
      I remember the first time I heard 666…The movie “The Omen!”
      It was scraped into the boy, Damien’s scalp….like a Tatoo!

  3. I didn’t actually read this post, because I’m pretty sure I went to school with her.


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