6/6/06


In case you haven’t heard it, tomorrow is the sixth day of the sixth month of the sixth year–6/6/06. NPR ran a story about it. People are speculating whether it has religious significance. 666 is the famous number from the book of Revelation.

It sounds to me like everyone knows about this number whether they have read the Bible or not. When I say “know” about it, I mean they’ve heard about it, but they don’t really know its significance.

I’m amused by it. Such energy spent on something that has no significance! John wrote his “Revelation” to a group of Christians who were being persecuted by the Roman emperor, Domitian. His Revelation was written in code language and meant for the eyes and understanding of Christians in the 90’s AD.

Revelation was for the encouragement of beleagured Christians, not to give people in the 21st century a horoscope for the future. I’m going to plan a typical day tomorrow. The gates of Hell cannot prevail against God’s Kingdom.

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