“The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens” (Proverbs 3:19).
Now, earlier today in a POST titled: “Who is the AntiChrist” it was commented as follows:
“THE antichrist/1st beast of Rev.13 is the papacy.
His title vicarious filii dei =666. Add the Roman numerals and see for yourself. Also, there are about 12 other points of scripture that all together points to one place Rome.”
Is this correct? The answer is NO.
John said: “Here is 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” (Revelation 13:18).
This chapter has puzzled people since the time it has been written because they are looking for wisdom in this world. To obtain wisdom and understanding we must read the word of God.
The number “666” has nothing to do with roman numerals or geometry and so on, The number is the ‘key to unlocking’ the name of the seventh king or the AntiChrist (1 Kings 10:23) (2 Chronicles 1:7–12).
Furthermore, the seventh and last world kingdom points to Jerusalem. Our Lord Jesus Christ is clear when he says:
“When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, [STAND IN THE HOLY PLACE], (whoso readeth, let him understand:)” (Matthew 24:15). “And [WHEN YE SHALL SEE JERUSALEM COMPASSED WITH ARMIES], then know that the desolation thereof is nigh” (Luke 21:20)
The Apostle Paul also confirmed this when he said: “[LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU] by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God [SITTETH IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD], shewing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3–4).
Where is the only Holy place on this earth where God put his name? In the temple built by King Solomon in Jerusalem (1 Kings 9:1-7).
“And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore” (1 Kings 4:29).
“Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her” (Proverbs 3: 13, 17-18).