What does the number 666 in Revelation stand for?

There are 11 points in Revelation 13 that identify the Beast. One of these points is the mysterious 666 that identifies the beast’s office and name (Rev. 13:18) . God says to count the number of the beast’s name and that it is the number of a man.

When we think of the papacy, we see the pope as its leader. What is his name? One of the pope’s official titles is “Vicarius Filii Dei” and this title is repeatedly used. In fact, “The letters inscribed in the pope’s miter are these: Vicarius Filii Dei, which is the Latin for ‘Vicar of the Son of God.” This means one who stands in the place of God.

The book of Revelation is telling us that if we count the number of his name, it will amount to 666.

Latin letters have numerical value, so if we plug in the numerical values of the letters in “VICARIUS FILII DEI”, and add them we get:

Some people can work it out to apply the 666 to Caesar or other names. But the most important thing is that ALL eleven points must apply to one given entity to be very sure that we are pin pointing the right entity.  After careful study, you will find that all these points identify the Papacy as the Beast.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team


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