What is the wild beast in Revelation that was, but is not?

//What is the wild beast in Revelation that was, but is not?

QUESTION: The Scriptures depicting the eighth king, seem more like a riddle, such as Samson’s riddle to the Philistines, than a statement. For instance, how can a kingdom “that was”, still not be around or already present? Since this takes a mind with wisdom, isn’t Revelation telling us that the 8th king is already here? Or that it has already been, but is cloaked so-to-speak, rather already setup?

ANSWER: The angel’s explanation of the 8th king is a riddle. And riddles require some thinking to solve. That is why the angel said that solving it required a mind with wisdom.

Here is the riddle of the harlot and the beast that “was, but is not.”

“Well, on seeing her I was greatly amazed. So the angel said to me: ‘Why is it that you were amazed? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the wild beast that is carrying her and that has the seven heads and the ten horns: The wild beast that you saw was, but is not, and yet is about to ascend out of the abyss, and it is to go off into destruction. And the inhabitants of the earth—those whose names have not been written in the scroll of life from the founding of the world—will be amazed when they see how the wild beast was, but is not, and yet will be present.

“This calls for a mind that has wisdom: The seven heads mean seven mountains, where the woman sits on top. And there are seven kings: Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet arrived; but when he does arrive, he must remain a short while. And the wild beast that was but is not, it is also an eighth king, but it springs from the seven, and it goes off into destruction.”

To properly understand the riddle it is important to realize that the angel is speaking in two spaces of time — both from the standpoint of the present. The main narrative is from the point of reference of John in the first century. Hence, the five kingdoms that had fallen and the “one is” are from John’s standpoint. 

However, the whole point of the Revelation given to John was to disclose the future. And John had just had a startling vision of this scarlet-colored, seven-headed monstrosity carrying the woman called Babylon the Great, and then the angel began to explain the things that he saw in the future speaking at times from the future, but in the present tense.

That is because the angel was not only speaking to the apostle John, he is really speaking to those who will be living in the future —at the moment the vision comes to life — a “John class” if you will. Hence, the focus of the vision is really at the point in time when the wild beast “is not.”

What is the significance of the wild beast not being? It represents the crash — the absolute collapse of the present governmental system that has existed for over three millennia.

Of course, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that all these things have already happened. The Watchtower teaches that the wild beast received a mortal head wound and recovered during the First World War. And the wild beast that “is not” is supposedly the League of Nations. The period when it did not exist was during the Second World War. But lo and behold! The beast emerged from the abyss in 1945 in the form of the United Nations!

So, yes, you would get no argument from Jehovah’s Witnesses that the 8th king is “already here.” That is what the Watchtower has been teaching for 70 years.

But there are many, many questions that arise if what the Watchtower teaches is true — questions that none of Jehovah’s Witnesses or their Governing Body can answer intelligently.

To demonstrate their fallacy, simply try to coherently explain how it is that people have already received the mark of the beast. After all, the Grand Climax book, the Watchtower’s last commentary on Revelation, states that people of the world first began receiving the mark of the beast in 1922, after the League of Nations came into existence.

Here are a few pertinent questions I have posed for Jehovah’s Witnesses already:

Question #3: The Revelation Grand Climax book says that people have already received the 666 mark of the beast because of supporting the UN and the political system in general, particularly since 1945. But doesn’t receiving the symbolic mark mean that a person is doomed to everlasting destruction? If people are already marked then what is the point of preaching to them? Can they lose the mark by repenting? And if so, what is the point of the mark in the first place?

Question #21: In the Revelation Grand Climax book in the chapter entitled Earthquakes in the Lord’s Day, it states: “Consider what John describes at the opening of the sixth seal: ‘And I saw when he opened the sixth seal,and a great earthquake occurred.’ This must fall within the same time frame as the opening of the other seals. Just when in the Lord’s day does this earthquake occur, and what kind of quake is it?”

The opening of the sixth seal describes a unique and horrifying development involving the luminaries of the heavens going dark and all the mountains crashing down. Jehovah’s Witnesses understand this symbolism to apply to the coming tribulation. Christ also spoke of similar phenomenon that would occur during the tribulation. But while the Grand Climax book rightly interprets the opening of the sixth seal to the great tribulation, it contradictorily states that the sixth seal has already been unsealed and that the world wars were merely preliminary tremors preceding the big one. But since the end of World War Two the world has enjoyed a prolonged period of relative peace and prosperity. That being the case, is it really a straightforward interpretation to suppose that an initial period of upheaval gives way to a prolonged period of stability after the sixth seal is opened?  And is it reasonable that a century or more passes from the time the seal is broken until the events depicted therein actually transpire?

Since the world-shaking tribulation has not begun, why ought Jehovah’s Witnesses continue to believe and teach that the sixth seal is already opened? Is the reason the Watchtower concocted the notion of a preliminary quaking a ploy to allow the Society to continue to assert the previous seals have already been opened?

Question #22: The 13th chapter of Revelation depicts one head of the seven-headed beast receiving a death-dealing blow, only to revive. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe the head of the beast is the Anglo-American power and that the beast received the mortal blow during the First World War. But how can that be reconciled with the fact that Great Britain and America were victorious?

The Bible’s symbolism of the head of the beast being slaughtered must surely depict the ruling powers ceasing to function for a time – even suffering a collapse. Yet, neither the United States nor Britain experienced anything even remotely close to instability. True, hundreds of thousands of men lost their lives in senseless slaughter, but that did not bring down the governments or lead to anarchy or economic collapse. Besides, America lost far more men and came closer to collapse during the Civil war than WWI. The facts of history simply do not justify the Watchtower’s interpretation. Isn’t it apparent that the beast has not been slaughtered yet?

The appearance of the eighth king will be something extraordinary. It will be the Phoenix-like resurrection of the political system from the ashes of disaster. People will be truly amazed and thrilled to have a functioning government again — even if it is a totalitarian nightmare. The world will have been so terrorized by the system’s collapse they will prefer anything other than anarchy.

That the rule of the 8th king has not commenced is evident from the fact that even though the angel speaks to us from the point when the beast “is not,” he speaks to the future kingdom of the 10 horns. That’s why we read: “The ten horns that you saw mean ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they do receive authority as kings for one hour with the wild beast. These have one thought, so they give their power and authority to the wild beast.”

The crash of the system will really commence judgment day for all people. That is because people will be judged as to how they respond to the calamity. Those who will admire the beast do not have their names written in the book of life, meaning they will have demonstrated to God that they prefer Satan’s rule to his. And because of that they will forfeit their lives.

2016-12-08T15:11:09+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Mailbag|44 Comments
  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    This is a fantastic explanation and it is also true because this explanation matches with the agendas of UNO as well as new world order, so there is no doubt. I have enquired with the other sources and also with a professor whom I know in my university who is presently researching on geopolitics. Yes Robert kings explanation is correct! So I highly recommend everyone to go through e-watchman’s website. I recognize that this website is better than JW.org. This website made my wife to understand the bible in depth though she is a pioneer since 1999. She always say to me that she understood the prophecies of Bible because of e-watchman.
    Deeply appreciated by JW Basavaraj of North Karnataka

  • Danny

    Dear Robert, you write: “Those who will admire the beast do not have their names written in the book of life, meaning they will have demonstrated to God that they prefer Satan’s rule to his. ”
    Question: will these multi billion people be utterly deceived (confused to the level they will panic, not knowing what’s going on), or will it be rather their deliberate, free act – final revolt against gods rulership, so to speak? Recollecting hier the connection to two witnesses comes to my mind.,thank you a lot for your your work.

    • ewatchman

      It requires a lot of faith to go against the tide. Jehovah’s Witnesses have demonstrated that faith to a certain degree, not saluting the flag, joining the military, forgoing holidays, blood transfusions, and all that kind of thing. But during the last hour it will be a whole lot more difficult to be true to the faith. Then it will be a Tsunami – not a gentle tide we must go against. For those who have no knowledge of the great issues that confront us now it will be virtually impossible for them to acquire the knowledge during the time of the end. That is why Paul said: “Today is the day of salvation”

      • Jonah Peter Paul

        So just to clarify this, since we (me and my husband) are still debating about this, do you mean that most people who will accept the mark will accept it “without knowing” that it is an act of revolt against God or that somehow it is wrong to have it? If that is the case it is impossible for people, even JWs who are not aware of the specifics about the mark of the beast to avoid it? To be honest while I was serving as a regular pioneer, I didn’t even know that the mark of the beast was mentioned in the bible. I was never interested nor inclined to prophecies I think for most part because the Society’s explanations were so confusing that you cannot actually comprehend how a petty or an extremely insignificant event is a fulfillment of a big bible prophecy- as they always teach. “This is the fulfillment of that, that incident is a fulfillment of this” etc. If that is the case then it is safe to assume that if we never researched about some conspiracy stuff or found your website, we might never have learned about the mark nor will we be able to avoid it when the time comes.

        • e.v.g

          Most people are not seeking God’s will, but they are knowing that they are doing wrong (Romans 2:15) some people are rich, they prefer whatever thing, much less to obey God. (Luke 12:19) on the other hand many people are poor and suffering in this unfair world (Luke 16:22) Christ will judge all things with justice because His justice is perfect, when the wild beast arises He will have many reasons to judge the unfair.

        • Bklyn Kevin

          And they took “no note” until the ‘Flood’ came and swept them all away. Matthew 24:39

    • Brian

      This will really come into it’s own when the overwhelming evidence that the Kingdom has arrived, everybody will know! This will be the final deciding point to decide to go with the newly arrived Kingdom of God or run with the false Kingdom of Satan, everybody will have made there choice in full knowledge.

  • John

    Now is the 70th General Assembly at UN and UN is very much paralized. Because Nato drives expansionist agenda. And tries to squeece out Russia from for example Syria. So UN can not do anything here when 2 of its major member nations are disputing.
    The General secretary just a few days ago warned that UN could become irrelevant because of that. Putin also warned about that in his speech.

    So I think this is what will happen. UN will disappear during the coming global war. Then nations will fight till exhaustion. Then those “smart” guys who in first place wanted a world government will step in and say, would it not be better to stop fighting and resurrect UN in a reformed shape and let it rule the world without nations interfering with veto rights?

    That will be the eight beast, returned from the abyss like condition.

    • ewatchman

      I think you are right, John

      • Bklyn Kevin

        How can John be right in view of Revelation 13 :/ 17:, I mean where in the bible does it say the eighth king go’s in to the abyss and then revived, it sounds like what the watchtower has been teaching concerning the League of Nations who supposedly had a sword stroke
        and then revived as the United Nations, isn’t it the Anglo-American seven headed wild beast that has the sword stroke and then springs in to the eighth king ?.

        • ewatchman

          The WT has muddied things all up. They do not teach that the League suffered a fatal wound. They actually teach that there are two separate seven-headed wild beasts. They claim that the scarlet-colored beast was the League and it peacefully passed into the abyss when the League went under at the outbreak of WWII and then reemerged as the UN. JW’s have been led to assume that the seventh and eighth king rule concurrently, that the eighth king does not succeed the seventh.

          • Dennis the Menace

            The JW’s do teach that the League disappeared at the start of WWII thus receiving a death stroke. It then came back “from the abyss of non-existence” as the UN. However the scarlet colored beast is a representative of world governments. The seven heads representing all the world governments leading to the 7th king who was to come and the 10 kings were governments that had not yet come into existence but would co-exist with the 7th king. The 8th king would spring from the wild beast in that it (all the nations supporting UN) would give all of their power and authority to the beast (the UN) for the sole purpose of the destruction of Babylon the Great and only that purpose. Consequently the 7th king, the 10 kings and the wild beast (8th king) would all be contemporary to each other.

            • ewatchman

              That is not really what the WT teaches. But your confusion is totally understandable. The WT actually teaches that there are two different seven-headed beasts. The beast that receives the mortal head wound is not the same as the scarlet-colored beast that comes up out of the abyss.

              The seven-headed beast whose head recovers from the mortal blow happened back during the First Word War, supposedly. Although they are skimpy on the details, for obvious reasons, the WT teaches that WWI delivered a mortal blow to the seventh head, which is the Anglo-American duo. No one seems to be aware of the fact that the Americans and British were on the winning side of that war. Oh well.

              I know it is hard, anyone who delves in and tries to sort this mess out is likely to feel that they have received a mortal blow to the head. Hopefully, though, you will recover too.

            • maybe you can show the pages in the (anti)Climax book. just tryin to be helpful

            • Song of Hannah

              Bwahahaha! Oh my, I was into the seriousness of your reply, and wasn’t expecting that! Too funny! But TRUE! ??

            • lol, i didnt read the end part yet, ha

        • the “two separate seven-headed wild beasts” thing had escaped my attention a long time ago too

        • Southern ShaSha

          Dear Kevin, came to this article trying to understand just exactly the meaning of Rev. 17:12. I also read Johns comment, I was totally thrown off on who had received the head wound or sword stroke, not at all what I understood, my believing it to be Anglo-American seven headed wild beast, thus recovering, becoming the eighth King, with many, most, following it for the only salvation for mankind! Anyway, I’ll get past that, still wondering who and what is the 10 horns meaning 10 kings, receiving authority as kings one hour with the wild beast! Would appreciate your input! Thank you.

          • Bklyn Kevin

            Hello ShaSha, I’m glad to see that you’re making sure all things.

            Yes It’s thanks to the watchtower that many brothers and sisters are confused concerning the sword-stroke/ head wound – due to their artfully contrived story in order to support their 1914 scenario.

            However you are right when you said it’s the Anglo-American seven headed wild beast that receives the sword-stroke and moths into the eighth king however it has not happened just yet and is still a future event.

            Now concerning the ten kings, Robert has written some wonderful articles concerning that subject and when I find those article I will surely posted them for you. Thank you fear inquire.

            • Southern ShaSha

              Thank you Kevin, so much appreciate your help in understanding, what can be difficult for me scripturally! JEHOVAH has given us the information needed, some just need to struggle a little harder to get the full understanding, I am one of those for sure. Again, thank you!!

            • Bklyn Kevin

              You’re very welcome. I just posted some articles for you and if you still have questions about any particulars, just let me know and I will assist you further.

          • Bklyn Kevin

            What Will Jehovah’s Day Reveal?
            Now consider the closing verses of the 17th chapter of Revelation: ‘“And the ten horns that you saw mean ten kings, who have not yet received a kingdom, but they do receive authority as kings one hour with the wild beast. These have one thought, and so they give their power and authority to the wild beast. These will battle with the Lamb, but, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, the Lamb will conquer them. Also, those called and chosen and faithful with him will do so.’ And he says to me: ‘The waters that you saw, where the harlot is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues. And the ten horns that you saw, and the wild beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her devastated and naked, and will eat up her fleshy parts and will completely burn her with fire. For God put it into their hearts to carry out his thought, even to carry out their one thought by giving their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will have been accomplished. And the woman whom you saw means the great city that has a kingdom over the kings of the earth.”’

            According to verse 12 the ten horns of the wild beast mean ten kings that receive authority to rule for one hour along with the beast. However, the 17th verse states that the ten kingdoms give their kingdom to the wild beast.

            As Jehovah’s Witnesses know, each head of the seven-headed wild beast represents an empire that has ruled over God’s people. Egypt was the first followed by Assyria, then Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome and the present Anglo-American dual world power. The ten horns of the beast represent all of the individual kingdoms of the world – the number ten signifying earthly completeness. But in what sense do those kings receive authority to rule for one hour? It has to be something extraordinary – a development that has not taken place yet. But according to the Watchtower the United Nations became the eighth king upon its creation. But have all the nations of the earth given their authority to the UN? Hardly!. Read more>

            Search results for: ten kings.
            Read a lot more> https://e-watchman.com/?s=ten+kings

            • Southern ShaSha

              Dear Kevin, read over ALL the articles, referencing the scriptures. Enormously helpful. My problem always is locating the various articles dealing with the subject matter of interest. I will go back over each of them, I do believe it all makes a lot of sense to me now.
              Getting there, again, appreciate your help!!!

            • Bklyn Kevin

              Hello again ShaSha.

              There are many ways we can do research and everyone has their own methods and of course we choose what works best for us personally.

              Now one of the methods I use is very efficient for me – I go to the bottom of this page where you will find a (Search site ) box and you can type in your subject (Ten kings) in that box and it will bring you to to a page where you will find many articles concerning the (Ten kings).

              Now when you get to that page please take note that the words that you typed in the search site box will be highlighted in a darker colour of black thus making it a lot easier to find your subject in question.

              Now if you use this methods I guarantee that 9 times out of 10 you will find the information you are looking for.

              However if you still can’t find what you need you should always feel free to ask and I will be more than happy to assist you.

            • Southern ShaSha

              Wow, Kevin, I’m as happy as a kid in a candy store! Seriously, I never realized what that was for. Pretty new on all this, pretty afraid to touch what I don’t understand, not sure I mean that as a, ha ha! I’m sincerely grateful for your help and consideration, and I do know others on this site feel as I do. Again, thank you so much!!! I tried it out and it works.

            • Bklyn Kevin

              “POW” glad it helped you out. Yes please share that method with everybody who inquires thank you.

    • Brian

      It could go something like what you are saying, post that period resurrecting this thing would certainly come with the words of “peace and security” as well which would be fitting in their minds, especially exiting the worst destruction man has ever committed upon himself.

    • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

      To dear brother John
      Yes I also have the same idea as I clarified with the author of a magazine called Great Game India who deals with geopolitics and NWO. Yes what you say seems to be true. But one thing the Satan has deceived many of the JWS through WTS, as brother Robert has pointed out in this website (that is deluding influence).

  • MMW

    There will
    be no such thing as accepting the mark 666 “without knowing.” The 2-witnesses will give an overwhelming amount of witnessing to the nations and obviously including Jehovah’s Witnesses – and showing their abilities of their POWER – including being resurrected. That’s one of the purposes of JEHOVAH – to sent them during that time for ALL mankind: to hear IT and see IT – in order “to snuch them out of the fire”. All mankind will be witnesses themselves – in order to make the

    During that time Jehovah’s Witnesses will have the same changes as everybody else outside. At present time brothers and sisters refuse to hear this (don’t confuse that with – having no opportunity to hear this..).
    Even if you would never have chance to learn about the mark the 2 witnesses powerful works will
    testify ITSELF for God’s favor. Also, during that time most of the worlD will be clueless about 666, yet at the end the great crowd will will be made up from 2 groups. Why? Because even the some from the world will recognize the right from the wrong.

    • John

      I too want to see 2 literal witnesses giving an irrefutable witness to the entire world the final 3,5 years. That would be very faith strengthening. And to see the miracles against the wicked, just as Moses performed miracles before the exodus, so that they will have no excuse for their disbelief and disobedience to God’s will as written in the Bible.

      • Brian

        If there is to be judgment for the resurrected that lasts a thousand years, the lead up to the final days of this system will surely be an intensive revelation of what the alternatives are for everybody to make in affect, a judgement on themselves by following or going towards the Kingdom or Satan’s promise of a Kingdom that will ultimately lead to permanent death. You would have to wonder why some would make that decision!?

        • why indeed! that’s a very interesting question i mean think about it during one thousand years satan and his demons removed and Jehovah gradually lifting mankind out of sin back to perfection no preditors of any kind to menace mankind and plenty of ministering under the rule of jesus Christ. many will have this undeserved chance to redeem them selfs and know Jehovah and jesus and many will have even survived through the great tribulation and yet after all of jehovahs Miracles and love many will still be lost and many dying the second death. when i think of this question it brings me right back to adam and eve in the garden of eden.

      • Besorongola Rainisoa

        this is also my understanding. else there is no explanation of the role of the 2 witnesses.

        • the 2 literal witnesses giving will be nothing short Meracules and stunning no doubt but i often go over these scriptures and i think of mankinds disobedience to Jehovah and the fear he will put into there hearts.

          Ezekiel 25:11

          11 And I will execute judgment in Mo′ab, and they will have to know that I am Jehovah.’

          Ezekiel 30:19

          19 I will execute judgment on Egypt, and they will have to know that I am Jehovah.’”

          Ezekiel 16:62

          62 “‘And I myself will establish my covenant with you; and you will have to know that I am Jehovah.

          Ezekiel 12:20

          20 The inhabited cities will be devastated, and the land will become a wasteland; and you will have to know that I am Jehovah.”’”

          Ezekiel 22:16

          16 And you will be dishonored before the nations, and you will have to know that I am Jehovah.’”

          Ezekiel 26:6

          6 And her settlements in the countryside will be slaughtered by the sword, and people will have to know that I am Jehovah.’

          • Leighton Williams

            You know the two witnesses reminds me of Moses and Aaron witnessing and proclaiming Jehovah’s judgments against Pharaoh in the ten plagues. I don’t know if anyone has listened to Jehovah’s name will be declared in all the earth audio drama. It’s a very dramatic, well produced and acted story.

            There seems to be many similarities between that time and the end of this system. It makes me wonder if that audio drama was telegraphing in a subtle way the end of this system.

  • e.v.g

    The apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians:
    among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God.
    Although people are doing wrong and also they are knowing that, they are blind like the apostle Paul was too, a great tribulation would be good enough to wake them from sleep, but the fleshly and ungodliness attitude will prevail. The great tribulation will be the sign of the end of the system of things, something never seen before, many will still clinging to this system of things during that period of time, Jesus said: But pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with overeating and heavy drinking and anxieties of life, and suddenly that day be instantly upon you. Sadly people are doing opposite to God’s will, Jehovah knows how to make them see reason.

    • e.v.g

      I think about the evildoer who was in the stake next to Jesus, he knew that it was the end of his life, he was not Jesus follower, but when he starts to see the signs that Jesus is the Son of God he repented, probably Jehovah will accept true repentance during the GT, at least that’s what I think.

    • amen

  • MMW

    Brother Robert,

    In regards to Your
    commentary for October 9th. Just to make clear: to whom You refer as
    the false prophets and antichrists ?(I know the scriptural definition..). Are not
    currently the called ones/slaves that themselves acting as the prophets? And is not only ONE ‘communications channel’ for them all? In addition Currently they are not under government influence-except in the past with the UN-affair…

    And so in regards to the time during the great tribulation are You saying that the false prophets and antichrists will be the Wild Beast that is represented by the Gog and so will be the one that will mislead Even God’s called ones(slaves)?

  • Dennis the Menace

    I have to apologize for my late reply, unfortunately certain other matters required much of my attention this last month. But onto my reply:

    There are 3 “beasts” described in the Book of Revelation. Let’s take them in order of appearance.

    The first beast which ascends from the “sea” representing the “sea of mankind”, has 7 heads and 10 crowns. Crowns represent kingdoms or political authorities in the Bible. These parallel the beast in Daniels visions. They represent world empires that had direct contact or influence upon Jehovah’s people. John states “5 have been, one is, and one is yet to come”. The government in power in John’s day was of course Rome which eventually fell leaving the world awaiting the 7th world empire. WWI changed the entire face of the globe. The great European nations were shattered. This is symbolized by the head that received the death stroke, primarily Britain (the sun never sets on the British empire) never recovered fully. Only the action of the United States brought the War to a close when it entered WWI on the British side. This act was the beginning of the 7th king, the Anglo American world power.

    The next “beast” is the two horned dragon like beast. It comes “out of the earth” meaning again, the worlds political systems and ruleships It would exercise its power in the sight of all authority of the first beast, namely that it would become the preeminent world power. WWII was the stage for this when once again the United States came to the aid of Great Britain to beat back the German war machine. During that war the United States revealed its tremendous military capability by engaging both the Japanese Empire and Germany at the same time, defeating both. This beast even made “fire come down from the heavens”, which may or may not describe the use of atomic weapons. The American power joined with Britain to become the “two headed” beast, the Anglo-American world power, the 7th king.

    The Scarlet colored wild beast which is an “image” of the first beast (world governments’) represents the United Nations. It is an image of the first in that it “represents” a cooperation of sorts of all the worlds governments’. The 7th king gives it power and authority to act (the USA provides the bulk of financing and exercises great influence in this body, especially during its early years). That power was demonstrated in the Korean conflict, when UN forces killed over one million Chinese soldiers stopping their invasion of Korea. Ultimately President Truman had to threaten to use the atomic bomb to bring the N Koreans and Chinese to the negotiating table. This act made it clear that the 7th king was giving its power and authority to the Scarlet colored beast to act in its behalf.

    This is a brief description of what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe regarding the prophesies in the Book of Revelation regarding the “beasts” of Revelation. I do not represent the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society in any way or form. This is a paraphrased condensation of the information in the book, Revelation’s Grand Climax at Hand. For more detailed and accurate information, this book should be consulted.

  • Bklyn Kevin

    Robert If that is true what the Watchtower has claimed in regards to the mark of the wild beast in Question #3: ,then that would mean they themselves the Watchtower would have the mark due ttheir support of the United Nations by becoming a NGO affiliate back in October 8, 2001.
    For those who would want the facts. Read more> Chapter 11 – Strange Bedfellows. http://jehovah-is-king.com/strange-bedfellows/

    Question #3: The Revelation Grand Climax book says that people have already received the 666 mark of the beast because of supporting the UN and the political system in general, particularly since 1945. But doesn’t receiving the symbolic mark mean that a person is doomed to everlasting destruction? If people are already marked then what is the point of preaching to them? Can they lose the mark by repenting? And if so, what is the point of the mark in the first place?

    • Ha ha. Good point. It is a good thing for them the eighth king has not come to life yet. Maybe a good thing for all of us.

      • Bklyn Kevin

        It just goes to show how ridiculous their interpretations really is because their own interpretation convicts themselves / Watchtower of having the mark of the wild beast, quite counterproductive as it were.

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