Anchor 2016 Class 21
The Number of the Beast Part 1
Number of his name
Number of his name
The following transcript comprises the first few minutes of this Anchor 2016 Class 21 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
In the presentation that we’re going to study now, as well as our last one tomorrow afternoon we are going to take a look at the number of the beast, 666, and in your syllabus this is lesson #8.
For as long as I can remember, Seventh Day Adventist evangelists have applied the number 666 to one of the Latin titles of a succession of popes, namely the title ‘Vicarious Filii Dei’. They have claimed that this title which means ‘Vicar of the Son of God’ is one of the official titles that have been traditionally used by the Pope’s, and some of our evangelists have even affirmed that this title was once on the Pope’s tiara or triple crown, or on the Pope’s mitre.
The question is, have our evangelists been correct in this assessment, is this really one of the official titles that is borne by a succession of popes in the Roman Catholic Church, was this title really on the papal tiara or on the papal mitre?
21 The Number of the Beast Anchor Bible Study Secrets Unsealed
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Recently, several of our ablest scholars in the church have answered ‘No’ to all of these questions, a new view has appeared on the scene with defenders of high calibre such as Dr. William G Johnson, Dr. Beatrice Neill, Dr. Samuel bacchiocchi, Dr. John Pauline, Dr. Ranko Stefanovic, and Dr. NL Manuel Rodriguez.
The traditional view is very specific, it applies the name and the number of the beast directly to a succession of Roman Catholic popes, the new idea has removed this specific meaning from the Roman Catholic papacy and has applied it in general terms to an end-time alienation of the human race from God.Number of his name
Dr. Beatrice Neil who taught at Union College in Nebraska for several years articulated the new view, and so I’m going to read what she has to say about the number 666. It’s somewhat difficult to understand what she is actually getting at but I’m going to read it as she states it herself.