Anchor 2016 Class 8

The Number of the Beast: 666

Number of the Beast

The Number of the Beast

The following transcript comprises  the first few minutes of this Anchor 2016 Class 8 presentation by Pastor Stephen Bohr. I welcome you to this page and pray that you might find the videos in this series as enlightening and informative as I have found them.

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Pastor Stephen Bohr

Welcome back, I hope you had a good break this afternoon. I am hoping that we will be able to finish the study of Revelation 13 verses 1 through 10; we have about 12 pages in our syllabus that we need to finish within this hour.


And then in our next session tomorrow we will be studying about the second beast of Revelation chapter 13, the beast that rises from the earth.


That’s the equivalent to Revelation 12:17 where the dragon is enraged with the woman, in Revelation 13 it’s the beast that comes up from the earth that speaks like a dragon, so basically Revelation 13 11-18 is an amplification of Revelation 12:17 where it speaks about the dragon being enraged with the woman and going to make war against her.

Number of the Beast

Number of the Beast

Now I believe that last time we were at the subtitle Paul’s mysterious restrainer if I’m not mistaken, you remember that we mentioned that as long as the civil power was ruling in Rome, the papacy was chained, or restrained, but when the ruler or the Emperor was taken out of the way, in other words went to Constantinople and the last emperor was deposed, the chains fell off.


Now the Pope becomes not only the ruler in the ecclesiastical aspect, but also in the civil aspect. The Apostle Paul spoke about this, 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2 has the same basic idea, so let’s notice this at the bottom of the page.


Number of the BeastIn cryptic language, the Apostle Paul had already referred to the moment when the civil power of the Roman Empire would be given over to papal Rome in 2nd Thessalonians 2 verses 6 and 7, the Apostle referred to the removal of the mysterious restrainer. Incidentally we don’t have enough time to study everything concerning 2nd Thessalonians 2, but the good news is that at the end of your syllabus you have a long exposition of 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2 so you’ll be able to read it. Also we already taped it, we have a two-hour presentation on 2nd Thessalonians 2 so we’re only going to touch upon certain aspects of this chapter, so notice what the Apostle Paul had to say in 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2:6-7, here he says this.Number of the Beast


And now you know: What? In the Greek that is what is called a neuter. In English we have masculine and feminine; in Greek you have a neuter, which is neither feminine, nor masculine, so he says.


“And now you know what is restraining, (was something restraining in the days of Paul? Something was restraining, but now notice it continues saying.) and now you know what is restraining, that he (that is the papacy) may be revealed in his own time.”


Now when is the time that the papacy was going to be revealed? From 538 to 1798, that was the time when it was going to be revealed.