A recent video by Armageddon News claims Bible and Middle Eastern scholars are noting a grim similarity between the Arabic name for Allah and the Greek letters naming the Beast of Revelation.
Former PLO operative turned Christian and peace activist Walid Shoebat says the conclusions are likely correct.
Shoebat, author of “God’s War on Terror,” says there’s evidence to support the concept that the name of Allah in Arabic is what John actually saw in his vision of the Antichrist’s name in Revelation. Yet, because John didn’t know Arabic, he transcribed the name of the Beast – as nearest he could – into Greek letters. In other words, the unfamiliar, Arabic name for “Allah” and its accompanying symbols resembles the ancient Greek script for “666.”
“It seems that more Bible prophecy students are coming to grips with what we stated years ago in ‘God’s War on Terror,’” Shoebat said. “Skeptics argue that the three Greek letters are Greek and not Arabic, yet none deny that these three Greek letters do read in Arabic. I find that interesting. In other words, we have been telling the truth.
“Some die-hard skeptics will ignore the very symbols given by John, and people will always try to poke holes into any theory,” Shoebat said, “but the evidence is overwhelming.”
Shoebat says a key to understanding the theory connecting the name of Allah to the Beast is the fact that the issue concerns the names themselves.
“Many doubt, but the important thing regarding the Mark of the Beast isn’t only the mark, but the name as well. So we need to ask ourselves, what is in a name?” Shoebat said.
Shoebat quotes from Revelation 13:7: “And that no man might buy or sell, save that he had the mark, or the name of the Beast, or the number of the name.”
“Indeed, we have three flavors: mark, name and number,” Shoebat said. “Yet most focus and argue over the mark while they ignore the name.”
Shoebat focuses on the power of names.
“As we study the Bible, a name is a title or creed,” Shoebat explains. “For example, Jesus was called Emmanuel, ‘God with us.’ While His name is not literally Emmanuel, its meaning is. He is God with us. Similarly, the name of the Beast is his title and creed and not a literal name.”
Shoebat says the most compelling case for the similarity between the Greek name for the Beast and the name for Allah is how Muslims wear the name of Allah.
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