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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

What If 666 Is Really 616?

Here is a funny post. As you know there has been a breakthrough on reading a huge amount of old manuscripts by infrared methods. The manuscripts were found in a dump near Oxyrhynchus in Egypt. Some of the manuscripts are fragments of the books of the New Testament and are older than any current fragments. The report is that this fragment shows the number of the beast in Revelation to be 616 not 666. Oops!
You can read about it here.
Now before you sell all of your heavy metal albums lets wait to see if this proves to be a valid report and if there is any other evidence that confirms this report. But somehow, 666 just doesn't have the clout it used to have.


Blogger Ted said...

Ehhnn... I don't know. I doubt God would have left us for all these years with a faulty Bible. Our understanding of the Bible can be faulty, but it seems like 666 is probably the right number.

2:45 PM, May 05, 2005  

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