The Beast and Kings of the Earth (Part II)

Question: Please explain Revelation 19:19 and Revelation 20:9. Answer (part 2): It is clear that the double symbol we have here (the beast and the woman riding on it) identifies a political/religious system and indicates that they are intertwined in each other. It identifies Rome as the seat of government and the Roman Empire as…

The Beast and Kings of the Earth (Part I)

Question: Please explain Revelation 19:19 and Revelation 20:9. Answer (part 1): Revelation 19:19 reads thus: “And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.” The first point to consider in this text is the…

The Kings and Kingdoms of this World

Question: Please explain Revelation 11:15. Answer: I will explain this text to the best of my understanding, but I promise you that it will not be according to the general interpretation of this text in most religious circles. I do not understand this text to refer to a future time when Jesus Christ will come…

Numbering Systems (A Sign of the Mark of the Beast?)

Question: Is all this numbering system and everything and everybody having a number and the computerizing of all transactions, banking, etc., which seems to be coming in the near future, the mark of the beast spoken of in the Bible? Answer: No. To my understanding it is not and for the following reasons. The “Mark…

Mark of the Beast

Question: Please comment on the “mark of the beast.” Answer: To intelligently discuss the “mark of the beast” it will be necessary to understand what the beast is. In the 13th chapter of Revelation there are two beasts brought to view. Also, in the 12th chapter “a great red dragon” is introduced. This dragon and…

Battle of Armageddon

Question: What is the Battle of Armageddon? What is its nature, its beginning and its ending? Answer: Let us first consider the term “Armageddon” and its significance. In the dictionary Armageddon is defined as: “1. The scene of a final battle between the forces of good and evil, prophesied in the Bible to occur at…