The Mark of the Beast
"Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six." Revelation 13:18.
The significance of the Name of the Beast is that it is The Name of Blasphemy (Revelation 13:1). Blasphemy is an anti-Yahuah or anti-Christ word or deed—to claim the attributes of God, claim to be Messiah, deny the Holy Spirit, the cross, or even denying God’s declarations—are all blasphemy. Satan blasphemed when he said, “I will be like the Most High,” (Is. 14:14). Satan has always wanted to be like God. He wishes to be considered equal to or even greater than God. The name Allah in Islam is always used in conjunction with the word Ta’ala, The Most High. If we look at the verse, we see that the Name of the Beast is not simply a name of blasphemy, but it is the name of blasphemy. It is the highest blasphemy—it claims to possess the attributes or nature of the God of the Bible. The Name of the Beast is a claim to be equal to or greater than God and the Messiah. The Name of the Beast will contain or imply some form of Anti-Christ doctrinal or creedal language that will exalt another above God.
We know that the Antichrist will be the premiere representative of a faith that worships not the God of the Bible, but the adversary, Satan disguised as God. The god of the Antichrist will not only be God’s enemy, but he will masquerade as the Most High God.
This masquerading serves two purposes. First, it fulfills Satan’s desire to be like God. Secondly, it confuses and deceives mankind into offering their worship to him instead of God.
Beyond denying the Father and the Son, Islam totally rejects the Trinity, Islam also denies the Divine Incarnation of Jesus Christ as the Son of God, as well as his death, burial and resurrection. But beyond all of this, Islam has memorialized its anti-Christ theology specifically in a creedal formula, The Shahadatan which is the Islamic creed or declaration of faith “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is The One sent by Allah [The Messenger of Allah]”
The Schahada (Declaration of Faith)
The Schahada (Declaration of Faith)
Schahada has 2 parts:
1) There is no god but Allah
2) Mohammed is His Messenger
Let me elaborate on the first part:
It means to deny any false deity (make kufr in it), accept Allah Ta'ala as the only God, accept His beautiful names and attributes, worship Him alone, believe that He is the sole Creator, Provider, Sustainer...
Rule only by His laws, believe that only His system is right and that islam is the only true religion.
The second part means to believe that Mohammed is the last Messenger, that he delivered words of Allah, and that his traditions are part of the Revelation.
The Shahadatan is blasphemous toward the God of the Bible because it attempts to place Muhammad in the position that only Jesus the Messiah can fill and even give Muhammad attributes that belong to deity, as Al-Insan Al-Kamel, the perfect man; Rahmatan-lil-A’alameen, a mercy to all mankind; Al-rasul Al-A’tham, greatest of all sent by God; Shafi, Healer; Munji, saviour; Mahdi guided one/deliverer; Mustafa, chosen;Amir, the prince; Awal, first; Akher, last; Rasul Al-Malahim, messenger of the Last-Days battles, and finally Muhammad, the praised one.
When the Muslim Mahdi sits in the Temple of God and while he declares that he is God (2 Thessalonians), he also worships “honours a god” (Daniel 11) and “advances its [this god’s] glory” (Daniel 11:39) and will not “honour the god of his fathers”, there's an ancient Bible that tells the name of the god of the Antichrist, Douay-Rheims Bible But he shall worship the god MAOZIM in his place: and a god whom his fathers knew not, he shall worship with gold, and silver, and precious stones, and things of great price (Verse 38).
(The Douay-Rheims Bible (1609) is the oldest full Roman Catholic Bible translation in English, making it older than the KJV).
Maozim is both a literal name and as in all semitic names, also has meaning (which the other translations state) also applies: “defense,” “fortress,” “fortresses,” “helmet,” “protection,” “refuge,” “safety,” “strength,” “strong,” “stronghold,” and “strongholds” “Allah Al-Mu’izz” can examine, not just that this is one of the names of Allah, but is also the same meaning which exactly matches the hebrew Maozim.
Indeed, he is Maozim (Al-Mu’izz), for the Antichrist “honors a God of fortresses,” who is a God of war and the sword while his name, literally in Hebrew, Moazim, a semitic name, is also in the Arabic Al-Mu’izz (Allah Al-Mu’izz الله المعز) is one of the ninety nine official names of Allah in Islam and Maozim also has the exact meaning in the Arabic: “to be mighty, potent, strong, powerful …”
While many spiritualize the mark, they need to look at the language. When we come to the biblical Greek word “charagma,” used for “mark” means “a stamp, an imprinted mark.”So a follower of Antichrist will have a stamp on some sort of material as a badge to be placed on the forehead or arm. In John’s time, the use for “charagma” was reserved for slaves in what was called a badge of servitude.”
So it’s a literal badge that declares slavery and ownership by the master and followers use it to demonstrate allegiance to this master. This would fit with Islam since according to Islamic theology, Muslims are “slaves of Allah.” Islam, after all, is the religion of submission.
These followers have an option to either place this badge of servitude on the foreheads or the arms. Western analysts think that the mark is placed on the hand. This is not necessarily the only spot. We know from the Greek word “DEXIOS,” which could also be translated “right side”, “right arm” or “right shoulder”.
To become a Muslim (literally means submitter), one must confess the Shahadatan declaration to demonstrate allegiance and servitude to Allah and Muhammad. This submission is always combined with commitment to fight the world, and this dear reader you know what it means ..
This declaration is worn by millions of Muslim Jihadists and it is fairly unique to Muslims and is becoming a prominent feature of the Jihadi movement.
Muslims also mention the number 666 in their writings :
Muslims also mention the number 666 in their writings :
"The truth is that This Quran is the 666 , The Book from The Lord of the Universe.
GOD made His Messenger a witness with the letter Qaf and the number 666."
"This book is the Quran; and the Quran is '666.'" "They say, '666 is the sign of the Anti Christ, the sign of the Anti Church.' Obviously the Church has recognized the importance of the 666, they believe that the number represents a force that shall rise against them."
Surah 4:157 That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:-
Surah 9.29 Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. 30 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!
"The sum of sura numbers from Sura 1 to Sura 36 is 666 (Table 7)."
Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.
Not such a surprise for a Christian to find an association when we learn that the single most egregious and only unforgivable sin in Muhammadanism, is committed if a Muslim were to confess that Jesus is the Son of God or even pray in Jesus' name. As compared to child rape or cold-blooded mass murder, for example, which may be forgiven.
"The number 666 is highly publicized all over the world and it is associated with evil and danger.
However, it is not what it seems. It was a Satanic trick.
The trick was to prevent the people approaching the 666.
Satan knew that the 666 is the book of GOD and the people should be kept away from it.
According to his plan, he placed a bad image to the number 666."
"The truth is that This Quran is the 666 , The Book from The Lord of the Universe."
"The First Sura in the Quran, 666, is Praise. This sura is the gift of GOD to us to establish Contact with Him through our daily Contact Prayers. "
"...for it is the number of a man..."
"GOD made His Messenger a witness with the letter Qaf and the number 666."
Exposing Muhammad as the "man" referenced, but not only him but also al Mahdi who they claim will be named after Muhammad like their "Prophet".