|Originally Posted by tetelestai
Futurism/Dispensationalism has done this to Christians.
It's created a bizarre genre of science/biblical fiction so convoluted, so intricate, so utterly without actual biblical merit, that it really takes some effort to dig through the layers of fiction and speculation and figure out the barely-biblical-basis for the insanity.
|The beast, 666, mark of the beast, etc. is all ancient history. All the events described in Revelation happened 66AD - 70AD |
Agreed that it's done; still up in the air about when it was written, although Gentry and others make a very
strong case for a Neronic date.
|Apparently, Futurists/Dispensationalists and heavy metal bands enjoy trying to guess who/what the "666 beast" is and what he looks like. |
There is a weird, grim, bizarre, morbid fascination Christians have with their end-of-the-world revenge fantasy, made even weirder by obsessing over the Antichrist's identity, date of the rapture, mark of the beast, etc.