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Why are the numbers 666 linked with Lucifer?


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#1    Magic Stars

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:59 PM

Apologies if this is posted in the wrong section.

Can someone shed any light for me please on why the numbers 666 are linked with Lucifer?

I haven't read the bible but presume it is a reference from that?

The only thing I know about Lucifer is he was an angel, cast down (And apparently it only says he was cast down, not actually into hell) from heaven because he refused to obey God in bowing down to us when it came to God creating us, as well as that the Horseman of the apocalypse rise when Lucifer does. He was the Serpent in the garden of Eden and tempted Adam and Eve into eating the forbidden fruit, thus temptation, so they were then banished. And that he supposedly punishes the evil. Though that one always confused me on why someone supposedly evil themselves, would punish evil. And Lucifer does encourage evil, does he not?

Anyway, I'm not particularly interesting in whether God exists, etc, just more on why 666 is linked with the devil. I'm curious as I have seen it some movies, like the Omen, though I can't remember the explanation on it. Only Damian is Lucifer's.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:15 PM

Your mileage will vary depending on what part of the internet you search, for a less scholarly/dry explanation, free from dogma you can go here

http://www.straightd...rk-of-the-beast

Edited by Duck33, 11 January 2014 - 10:16 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:16 PM

I'm not sure.. but it's supposed to be a spooky number

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:21 PM

Well guys, I'd suggest you read the last chapter of the Bible and you will know why.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:35 PM

View PostDuck33, on 11 January 2014 - 10:15 PM, said:

Your mileage will vary depending on what part of the internet you search, for a less scholarly/dry explanation, free from dogma you can go here

http://www.straightd...rk-of-the-beast

Thanks for the link Duck33. The first part made me lol.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:42 PM

View PostMagic Stars, on 11 January 2014 - 09:59 PM, said:

Apologies if this is posted in the wrong section.

Can someone shed any light for me please on why the numbers 666 are linked with Lucifer?

I haven't read the bible but presume it is a reference from that?

The only thing I know about Lucifer is he was an angel, cast down (And apparently it only says he was cast down, not actually into hell) from heaven because he refused to obey God in bowing down to us when it came to God creating us, as well as that the Horseman of the apocalypse rise when Lucifer does. He was the Serpent in the garden of Eden and tempted Adam and Eve into eating the forbidden fruit, thus temptation, so they were then banished. And that he supposedly punishes the evil. Though that one always confused me on why someone supposedly evil themselves, would punish evil. And Lucifer does encourage evil, does he not?

Anyway, I'm not particularly interesting in whether God exists, etc, just more on why 666 is linked with the devil. I'm curious as I have seen it some movies, like the Omen, though I can't remember the explanation on it. Only Damian is Lucifer's.

Thanks. :)
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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:51 PM

In answer to your question, quite simply the number 6 is used in the bible to signify imperfection 7 is used for heavenly completeness. So the creator used and assigned the number 6 to the third degree to describe the devil.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:00 PM

The number might actually be 616.  The may have been errors in translating the Greek.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:06 PM

Thanks Bens for your comment.

And Mangoze, that's interesting. If there was an actual mistake with translation what does 616 mean then? Would like to hear more about that.

So I presume Hollywood plays a big part in the number 666 and the stories behind it, with no links or ties to the actual bible? The whole thing with the Omen, and the 666 imprinted within the back of Damien's head...Is that hollywood make up? Or actually from the bible? I'm pretty sure also they have used 666 with werewolves in Hollywood but I may be wrong.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:12 PM

View PostMangoze, on 11 January 2014 - 11:00 PM, said:

The number might actually be 616.  The may have been errors in translating the Greek.

I was about to say this.
The original 'number of the beast' was 616.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:21 AM

View Postacute, on 11 January 2014 - 11:12 PM, said:

I was about to say this.
The original 'number of the beast' was 616.
Which changes the gematria - if that is even the intent of the number.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 01:20 AM

I was always told that it was the Mark of the Beast, that when the last incarnation of the anti-Christ rose to power this would be his mark and all who did not take the mark upon themselves would be denied human rights or some such, while those who did would be denied salvation in the afterlife.
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Posted 12 January 2014 - 01:35 AM

If 666 is the number of the beast, then........

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:25 AM

I think st. Irenaeus said the 616 thing was a typo ...


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:59 AM

666 is a Christian fiction.
And Lucifer? In ancient Rome an astral god of Venus.





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