IMAGE OF THE BEAST
The False Prophet will entice mankind to build the greatest statue in history, the image of the Antichrist. This montrosity will be placed in the Jewish temple. Since the image speaks and is built by mankind, it may well be the ultimate achievement of our present-day computer systems. There is, at present, a master computer in Luxembourg that can handle facts and figures on everyone in the world. Anitichrist will most certainly use it, or a similar computer.
There is the likelihood that the number six was the base of civilization's first system of computation (Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible
, Vol. 4). Add to this the fact that every language of the world had a common source. A gematria has been formed by adding the number "6" to each letter of the alphabet (A=6, B= 12, C = 18, etc.). Using this system, words can be computed. On the instruction of Ravelation 13:18, it is interesting to note that mark+of+the+beast equals 666 as does [the word] computer . . . interesting! (Rev. Jerry R. Church, founder and director of Prophecy in the News
, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
Nineteen hundred years ago, when God told the Apostle John that the endtimes would produce an image that spoke, it was beyond his comprehension, but today we witness its beginning. Professor Seymour Wolfson has featured a talking robot, in a science seminar, whose brain capacity equated that of one trillion human beings.