Study for the Month of February 2015
The Image of the Beast-Part VI
By Nathaniel Fajardo
Whole Gospel Ministries
References on the Image of or to the Beast-Part II
This is a continuation from last month’s study, focusing on who, what, where, when, and how the Image of the Beast is formed. Image is the Greek eikon, meaning “a likeness,” “an image.” In 2 Cor. 4: 4 and Col. 1: 15 Christ is spoken of as the eikon of God. An eikon implies an archetype and in many respects is like its archetype. An image to the first beast would be an organization functioning on much the same principles as that beast’s organization. Among the principles by which the first beast operated was the use of the secular arm to support religious institutions. In imitation the second beast will repudiate its principles of freedom. The church will prevail upon the state to enforce its dogmas. State and church will unite, and the result will be the loss of religious liberty and persecution of dissenting minorities. Compare on Revelation 13: 12; see Great Controversy 443-448.” – Footnote on Revelation 13: 14, An Exhaustive E. G. White Commentary on Revelation, Vol. 2, p. 872.
“And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth…That they should make an image to the beast. Rev. 13: 14.
“Here is clearly presented a form of government in which the legislative power rests with the people, a striking evidence that the United States is the nation denoted in the prophecy. Read more