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    There is a great significance of 666 in islam, and any muslim who tells you otherwise is simply implementing taqiyya.

    Exiled to the island of Patmos in the 1st century, A.D., John was given a vision of things to come.

    In this vision, he was shown the rise of “the beast”: a world-dominating antichrist empire whose minions would bear a mark in their forehead or right hand.

    The Lord told John to write down all he had seen in the vision. And so John did, including the mysterious “mark of the beast.”

    Years later, as the scribes made copies of John’s writings, this mysterious mark was transcribed as the Greek characters “Chi Xi Stigma.” The Greek characters Chi Xi Stigma denote the numbers 600, 60, and 6, or “666.”

    The Chi Xi Stigma is actually the Arabic phrase, “Bismallah,” followed by two crossed swords. (Note: Arabic reads right to left.) “Bismallah” translated means, “In the name of Allah.”

    The Bismallah and crossed swords are used universally throughout the muslim world to signify islam.

    The only significant difference is the sideways orientation of the Greek character that resembles the word “Allah.” However, as we see on various Islamic logos and banners, the symbols are often flipped, or tilted sideways.

    What are the odds that the original Greek characters denoting the “mark of the beast” in the Book of Revelation would happen to mirror the Arabic characters and symbols for “Allah” and “Islam”? Slim to none I would venture.

    And so the question is begged: Is it possible that the mark copied down by John was not a number at all but a collection of Islamic symbols and characters?

    Before you dismiss the possibility, ask yourself the following: Would the Lord ask us to use wisdom and insight to identify the beast, then give us a virtually unsolvable puzzle consisting of a number, or numbers, that could be manipulated via the occult practice of numerology to identify just about anyone as the antichrist? God is not the author of confusion.

    The Bible states that the beast will cause all to “receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads” (Rev. 13:16). According to the Hebrew Lexicon, the Greek word for “mark” used in Rev. 13 (“charagma”) denotes something that is worn, like a badge. Also, the phrase “right hand” in the same verse derives from the Greek, “dexios,” which can be translated “the right side” or “the right arm.” Thus, we presume his minions will wear his “mark,” or “name” (as a badge) on their foreheads or right arms. Interesting, in light of the Shahada Islamic armband and the Islamic Shahid headband.

    So why are those who wear the badge of Allah so filled with rage? And why is this rage primarily directed against Israel and the Christian West? While analysts struggle to make sense of it all, it actually makes perfect sense from a Biblical perspective: Islam is the antichrist beast predicted in the Bible. The rage is fueled buy Satan himself who wants desperately to thwart God’s plan for Israel and the Church. In fact, the unpardonable sin in islam is accepting the Son of God as Savior.

    Scholars have been struggling for centuries to unlock the mystery of the mark of the beast. But it took an ex-muslim who happened to see the name of his former god, “Allah,” mirrored in the Greek characters to solve this riddle. One wonders what John must have been thinking as he gazed as the symbols for “Allah” and “jihad” nearly six centuries before the religion of Islam came into existence.

    One last observation regarding the verse we opened with, Rev. 13:18: The word “count” (from the Greek, “psephizo”) in this verse may also be translated as “reckon” or “decide.” The word “number” (from the Greek, “arithmos”) may also refer to a multitude (as in peoples or nations). Had the original Greek-to-English translators interpreted this passage with the benefit of context, perhaps they would have transliterated it thusly:

    “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding reckon the multitude of the beast; for it is the multitude of a man; and his multitude is in the name of Allah.”

    The multitude of the “beast” (Islam) is the multitude of a “man” (Mohammed); and this multitude comes “in the name of Allah.”

    The Bible says that the beast and his followers are bent on world domination: “…the beast commanded that anyone refusing to worship it must die…And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark…” (Rev. 13:15-17).

    But take heart: There is only one who will reign over the world. He is coming to destroy the beast, and set up an everlasting Kingdom.

    And He is coming very soon.

Re 14:9 A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand
10 he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.
11 And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.”