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THE SIGN OF THE BEAST

Posted by catholicfaithdefender on February 3, 2009

THE SIGN OF THE BEAST

By Fr. Abe Arganiosa

Link: http://thesplendorofthechurch.blogspot.com/2008/09/sign-of-beast.html

Bro. Franz Luigi Lugena with Fr. Abe Arganiosa in The Splendor of the Church TV program discussing the issue: THE SIGN OF THE BEAST

Last August 24, 2008 our program received a text message from Mr. Jerry of Casiguran requesting us to discuss the ‘Mark of the Beast‘ from the Book of Revelation. He states that it is frequently presented in the Hope Channel and is eager to know the answer of the Catholic Church. As a response we decided to dedicate our next program on the topic. What is presented here is a mere portion of what we discussed on air but we hope to provide the basic answer to our readers.

THE TESTIMONY OF THE SACRED SCRIPTURE:

This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666.” [Revelation 13:18 New International Version]

Based on the above citation the Mark of the Beast corresponds to a man’s number or the number corresponds to the name of a human person.

Among the anti-Catholic religious groups, there are two very prominent in accusing the Catholic Church of being the anti-Christ by associating to the Church Rev. 13:18 particularly to the Pope. These two are the IGLESIA NI CRISTO [INC] and SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST [SDA]. They claim that:

The Pope is the Beast because of the Papal Title Vicarius Filii Dei which corresponds to the number 666 when their Roman numerals are counted:

VICARIUS FILII DEI

V = 5

I = 1

C = 100

A

R

I = 1

V = 5

S

F

I = 1

L = 50

I = 1

I = 1

D = 500

E

I = 1

__________

TOTAL 666

• As a proof they claim that the title Vicarius Filii Dei is written in the tiara of the Pope.

When Catholic apologists demand that they show proofs of this claim, specially that of the Pope wearing a Tiara with inscription: Vicarius Filli Dei, they presented these two bogus drawings which only fools shall accept as evidence:

CATHOLIC ANSWER:
• The Book of Revelation refers to a name of a person, not a Title. • Vicarius Filii Dei is never a Papal Title but VICARIUS CHRISTI. • None of the Papal Tiaras bear the words: Vicarius Filii Dei. To prove our assertion here are one fresco and numerous genuine photographs of the recent Popes wearing various Tiaras. Not a single tiara contain their self-invented Title:

Pope Innocent III [1198-1216] Blessed Pope John XXIII [1958-1963]
WIKIPEDIA:
•”Vicarius Filii Dei” is, in fact, not one of the pope’s titles, though the Donation of Constantine (a medieval document forged in the name of the Emperor to legitimate the temporal power of popes) does use it to refer to Saint Peter specifically. [Note: If vicarius filii dei is truly the sign of the anti-Christ then the anti-Christ will be St. Peter. This is preposterous. Because it will mean the Holy Spirit descended on the Anti-Christ during Pentecost and that 2 Epistles on the Bible bears the name of the Anti-Christ.]

Blessed John XXIII

Blessed John XXIII

Pope Paul VI [1963-1978]

Pope Paul VI

WIKIPEDIA:

• Four sources are sometimes given to back up the claim, including two witnesses who claimed to have seen Pope Gregory XVI wearing a tiara with Vicarius Filii Dei on it in 1832 and 1845, the purported existence of a photograph of an early twentieth century papal funeral showing a tiara with the writing, and the assertion that the tiara with the writing was used to crown Eugenio Pacelli as Pope Pius XII in 1939.

Venerable Pope Pius XII [1939-1958]

Pope Pius XII

Pope Pius XII in Sedia Gestatoria & with the Tiara

WIKIPEDIA:

•None of the claims holds up to scrutiny. One of the occasions where the Pope was “seen” wearing the tiara was supposedly during a Pontifical High Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. In fact popes never wore tiaras during Mass. It was never used as a liturgical item. In addition the tiara used for Pius XII’s coronation in 1939 could not have been worn by Gregory XVI as it was manufactured thirty-one years after Gregory’s death. All the tiaras potentially worn by Gregory still exist; none have writing, nor does the tiara worn by Pius in 1939.

WIKIPEDIA:

•Finally, no evidence as to the existence of the supposed photograph has been produced, nor is it credible that a black and white photograph, taken from a distance inside a darkened St. Peter’s Basilica, in the absence of modern photographic technology or even zoom lenses, could have picked up writing on a far-away tiara, had such writing existed. A photograph of a tiara supposedly on the High Altar behind the coffin of Pope Pius X, at his canonization in 1954 decades after the supposed original photograph, could not see the jewels on the tiara, much less any supposed writing.

The Tiara of the Servant of God Pope VI on display at Immaculate Conception Basilica museum in Washington DC

WIKIPEDIA:

Contrary to claims of a cover-up, all tiaras manufactured since 1800 still exist and are on public display, with a number being sent around the world as part of the Saint Peter and The Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes exhibition which visited the United States in 2005. Only a handful, notably the Belgian Tiara of 1871 and the Gold Tiara of 1903, have any writing at all. The 1871 tiara’s inscription is not Vicarius Filii Dei or anything that could be confused with it, but CHRISTI VICARIO – IN TERRA – REGUM (To the earthly Vicar of Christ).

Pope Leo XIII [1878-1903]

Pope Leo XIII

WIKIPEDIA:

•Many historians, academics and mainstream religious leaders view the story as a classic anti-Catholic myth, a story for which no evidence has been found. Even some Seventh-day Adventist scholars no longer support the view that the “666” of Revelation relates to any inscription on a papal tiara.

WHO IS THE BEAST?

•Nero – Scholars who believe that the Book of Revelation refers to historical people and events argue that the number represents Nero. In Hebrew gematria, every letter has a corresponding number. Summing these numbers gives a numeric value to a word or name. The Greek spelling, “Neron Caesar,” transliterates into Hebrew as “נרון קסר” or “nrwn qsr”:

Resh = 200

Samekh = 60

Qoph = 100

Nun = 50

vav = 6

Resh = 200

Nun = 50

______________

TOTAL 666

Pope Pius XI [1922-1939]

• DOMITIAN The German Protestant theologian Ethelbert Stauffer, arguing that gematria had been the most popular form of numerology not only among Jews but also in the Graeco-Roman world, conceived a Greek gematrical procedure to explain the number 666. Judging from the precise information that the Book of Revelation gives about the person behind the number 666, Stauffer concluded that the “beast” can in general only refer to a Roman emperor and that this Emperor must be Domitian, because he had reigned during the proposed time of origin of the Apocalypse and supposedly was called “The Beast” as a “secret derisive nickname” by Romans, Greek, Christians and Jews.

Α = 1

Κ = 20

Α = 1

I= 10

Δ = 4

Ο = 70

M = 40

Ε = 5

Τ = 300

Σ = 200

Ε = 5

Β = 2

Γ = 3

E = 5

____________

TOTAL 666

Pope Saint Pius X [1903-1914]

THE PROBLEM OF THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO:

* The INC must have realized that their attacks had boomeranged on them because nowadays there are many calculations of the name FELIX YSAGUN MANALO that sums to the number 666. On the part of Catholic Apologists, it is not the official doctrine of the Catholic Church that Felix Manalo or Ellen Gould White are Anti-Christs. However, we are showing their followers calculations of their founders’ names in order to show the ridiculous nature of their accusations against the Catholic Church especially to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on Earth.

•FELIX [5 letters] because Felix is Latin but if it is translated to Tagalog: PELIKS = 6 letters]

•YSAGUN [6 letters]

•MANALO [6 letters]

= 666 ERAÑO GUZMAN MANALO [translated to Filipino] IRANYO GUSMAN MANALO

IRANYO: 6 Letters

GUSMAN: 6 Letters

MANALO: 6 Letters

_________________

666

The Founder of SDA

ELLEN GOULD WHITE

E

L = 50

L = 50

E

N

G

O

V = 5

L = 50

D = 500

W [V + V] = 10

H

I = 1

T

E

______________

TOTAL 666

IN ONE OF THE BLOGS LISTED IN OUR LINKS ENTITLED PASUGO BLOGSPOT OR SAVINGTHE RAINFORESTS THE BLOGGER GAVE US A MORE SCHOLARLY CALCULATION OF THE NAME OF FELIX MANALO USING THE GREEK AND ROMAN NUMERIC VALUE. We were not able to present this calculation on TV because I only learned of SAVING THE RAINFORESTS the first week of September.
Here are the calculations:
Using the numeric value as listed in the photo text above:
FELIX in Greek: 605
FELIX in Roman: 61
605 + 61 = 666

YSAGUN in Greek: 660
ISAGUN in Roman: 6
660 + 6 = 666

SUMMARY:

• Year INC was founded: 1914

• Ysagun [in Roman]: 6

• Manalo [in Greek]: 192

• Manalo [in Roman]: 1050

TOTAL 1914 – (6 + 192 + 1050)

1914 – 1248 = 666

The live telecast of The Splendor of the Church as seen inside the Control Room

11 Responses to “THE SIGN OF THE BEAST”

  1. aljon said

    pwede po bang paki translate sa tagalog yung mga nakalagay d2?

  2. Philans57CFD said

    Bro aljon,

    Hindi ko pweding e-translate yang articles na yan sapagkat kay Fr. Abe yan…

  3. dhugz said

    Mga bro, nalulungkot ako sa mga nagsusulputang mga sekta ngayon. . . Hindi nila alam ang mga sinasabi nila at ang mga totoong doktrina mula nung kapanahunan ni Cristo. Unang una sa lahat ang Bibliya ay binuo ng mga paring katoliko, e ang basehan nila ng kanilang doktrina ay ang bibliya mismo. Dahil sa ganang kanila pagkamatay ng mga apostol, ang Catholic Church ay nakaranas ng total apostasy pagkatapos ng First Century. . Tapos na ang debate sa kanila, bakit? Kung ang Catholic Church ay huwad sa kanila, e di huwad ang bibliyang gamit nila ngayon. Dahil wala pang bibliya nung 1st century, matagal ng patay ang mga apostol at dumaan ang hundreds of years bago nabuo ng Catholic Church ang Bibliya. . . . . Sa mga kapatid na katoliko kung may umakay o mangaral sa inyo tungkol daw sa katotohanan, gamitin lang natin ang argumentong aking sinabi sapagkat para sakin sapat na iyon upang matigilan sila. Dahil kung kukunin at makipagpaliwanagan tayo sa kanila base sa kanilang mga piniling texto sa bibliya na ayon kuno sa kanilang aral. . . The Bible is a Catholic Property in the sense that our Church compiled it! Now, Martin Luther rejected the deuterocanonical books that which are included by the Canon of Scripture in the Bible, thus their bible Contains 66books. Honestly, kung binawasan natin ang original na Bibliya ay hindi na iyon Bibliya . . . . . . . Ang lahat ng ito ay nangyayari, ang pagsulpot ng mga bulaang propeta, mga ibang Cristo o magtuturo ng ibang Jesus mula sa Turo ng Simbahan atbp. . . Dahil lahat ng iyon ay kelangang mangyari upang matupad ang mga hula ng Bibliya at Upang lalong Mapatunayan na ang Catholic Church ay ang true Christ’s Church. . . .Amen!

    • Peter said

      opo, sang ayon ako sa inyo. ang daming sekta na ang nagsisilaganap. at ang mga tinuturo nila na mula sa biblia ay nag iiba. may nadadagdag at nababawas.. Kaya bilang Kristiyano po, dapat din nating suriin kung may mga gawa tayong iba ayon sa bibliya o labag sa bibliya..

  4. ABMONTEALBUR said

    Sumangayon po ako sa iyo Bro. Dhugz, sa pangunguna kasi ni St. Jerome dahil sautos Pope Damasus nilikom kasi nila ang lahat na mga manuscripos @ itrenanslate sa latin kaya nagkakaroon po tayo ng kaunaunahang bibliya na tinatawag “LATIN VULGATE” @ diyan na nagsimula ang lahatkung bakit nagkakaroon ng mga ibat ibang translation ng bible. Salamat sa inyong mga pangaral gaya nito na mababasa na sa internet. Ako’y nagkakaroon din ng pagkakataon dati na maibahagi ang mga salita ng DIOS sa pamamagitan ng CFLAMP/CFD. Thanks a lot & more power.GOD BLESS

  5. Dodge said

    The beast is not pertaining to the Pope.

    First, Revelation 13:7 says; “Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them…”

    On this verse, we understod that the Pope has no one killed. The Pope does always is “to tend the flock of Christ”, calling for peace to the world. In fact, there were many priests and faithful servants of God were killed by Pagan of Rome, Hitler, Calvinists and also, under the command of Luther.

    Second, regarding the “The Great Whore and the Beast” in Revelation 17:5 doesn’t pertain to the Catholic Church.
    The phrase “Babylon the greek”. (Greek: Babulon a megala) occurs several times in Revelation like; (14:8; 16:9, 17:8, 18:10, 16, 18, 19, 21). Other than these, there is only one reference to “the great city.”
    That passage is 11:8, which states that the bodies of God’s two witnesses “will lie in the street of the great city, which is allegorically called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified.”

    So, “the great city” is symbolically called Sodom, a reference to Jerusalem; symbolically called “Sodom” in the Old Testament, see (Isaiah 1:10, Ezek. 16:1-3, 46-56). We also know Jerusalem is “the greeat city” of Revelation 11:8 because the verse says it was “where the Lord was crucified.”
    Revelation consistently the same as the great city mentioned in the other seven texts – Babylon. Additional evidence for the identity of the two is the fact that both are symbolically named after Old Testament enemies of the faith: Sodom, Egypt and Babylon.

    Finally, the angel described to John (the writer of Revelation) and said: that “the woman that you saw is the “great city” which has dominions over the kings of the earth.

    So, the Holy Scripture emphasized that the “Great Whore and the Beast” are not pertaining to the Pope and the Catholic Church.
    Christ Himself instituted the Church and promised, ” and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).
    “And behold, I am with you always to the close of the age” (Matthew 28:20).

    God bless to all and Pax!

  6. Eliane Rocha Mota said

    meu amigos o nome da ELLEN NÃO TEM GOULD, E SIM, ELLEN GOLD WHITE,por favor parem de botar uma letra a mais,para dar o que vocês querem,sou da IASD,E SEI MELHOR DO QUE TODOS VOCÊS QUE O NOME DELA NÃO É ELLEN GOULD WHITE ,E SIM ELLEN GOLD WHITE.

  7. william said

    oha and truth finaly prevailed!..
    kahit siguro mga Chinese master numerologist pa
    yung pagcalculahin natin sa issue na yan ang lalabas
    at lalabas na beast ay si PELIKS YSAGUN MANALO. . .

    poor souls. .

    *kawawa rin yung fam. ng gf ko*

    a self proclaimed angel kuno
    and messenger of god😛
    kawawa naman sila..

    kanino sila aanib?..
    sa isang nagkukubling demonyo?..
    na binabato ang santopapa??

    tinutuligsa ang tunay na ral ng panginoon?..

    nakakaawa..

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  9. lharry said

    what can u say bout angelica zambrano, story! is she lying?

    • catholicfaithdefender said

      yes she is lying………. there are no valid reasons and arguments and scientific facts regarding her story…..

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