Couldn't agree more.
I can't help noticing that the first of only two times, (and 4 passages because of parallel books), that 666 is mentioned in the Bible is where it mentions Solomon's tribute of 666 talents of gold in 1 Kings 10:14; and also that Solomon was the wisest man at that time (let him who is wise); and likewise 666 in Revelations is right before Revelation 14:1; and also that Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, redeemed us - and redemption is a word involving a price, to redeem something, to pay off the debt of sin, to recover something that is in debt.
When I am reading these passages and looking for something deeper than the banking system, I can't help noticing that GUILT is a word that originally meant how much you owed in gold for what you did wrong. And this is how the world seems to be operating. Everyone is demanding tribute of everyone else - they aren't forgiving them. The world seems to be running on guilt, not forgiveness. Worldly ideas, not mercy, forgiveness, or love. And here, Jesus Christ loved us to his death to redeem us, and now sits on his Father's throne, the King of Kings.
There is, in other words, something very wrong in the worldly system. It is not at all how it should be.
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