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.
8 The Number of the Beast 666 Anchor Bible Study Secrets Unsealed
8 The Number of the Beast 666 Anchor Bible Study Secrets UnsealedStudy Notes Available at: http://www.secretsunsealed.org/produc... Will Your Anchor Hold In The Coming Storm? Topics Covered in “The Great Prophecies of Daniel & Revelation” Class – taught by Pastor Bohr 385 pages Notes on Revelation 13 Church and State in Revelation 13: The Background of Daniel 2 Lessons from the Jewish Harlot of Christ’s Day Notes on Revelation 12 Comments on Revelation 13:1-10 Revelation’s Land Beast The Image of and to The Beast The Number of the Beast: 666 The Beast, His Image and His Number: The Old Testament Background The Mark of the Beast The Seal of the Living God Changing the Ordinance A Day to Remember: The Sabbath from Eden to Eden Reflections on Daniel 11 Decoding the Mysteries of Revelation 17 The Last Link in the Prophetic Chain Christ and Antichrist Catholics Protestants and Worldlings Reflections on the Pope’s Agenda WHAT IS ANCHOR? Anchor is a seminary-level course of study on the fundamentals of Seventh-day Adventist theology, taught by Pastor Stephen Bohr and guest theologians. Registration fee includes required text books and lecture handouts. Each student is responsible for his/her own daily meals, accommodations and transportation. ANCHOR’S MISSION STATEMENT The mission of ANCHOR is to settle students into the Truth both intellectually and spiritually so that they cannot be moved and to provide the theological skills to share with others the reason for the hope that is in them. “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:19-20 “Many who embraced the third message had not had an experience in the two former messages. Satan understood this, and his evil eye was upon them to overthrow them; but the third angel was pointing them to the most holy place, and those who had had an experience in the past messages were pointing them the way to the heavenly sanctuary. Many saw the perfect chain of truth in the angels’ messages, and gladly received them in their order, and followed Jesus by faith into the heavenly sanctuary. These messages were represented to me as an anchor to the people of God. Those who understand and receive them will be kept from being swept away by the many delusions of Satan.” Early Writings, p. 256 (emphasis supplied)
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.
In 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.