Nero 666 Was Not the
Antichrist of Revelation

A Preterist Error

Dan Corner

The Antichrist and the Mark of the Beast is Future from January 2021

At this point, preceding the actual and imminent issuing of the mark of the beast, mankind certainly doesn't need more confusion as to its identity. Nonetheless, such disarray, concerning the mark of the beast (or the mark of the anti-Christ), is flourishing. One such view is: Nero was the antichrist.

The impossibility of Nero Caesar, who died in 68 AD, being the antichrist and of the alleged "ash marks" on the foreheads of people who exchanged their coins for Nero coins (if such occurred at all) are unrelated to the reality of what is coming soon. The following are numerous reasons why the mark of the beast is yet future from this point in time:

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

To argue that Jesus already came from the following is flawed:
"I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom" (Mat 16:28).
The chapter division can throw the readers off from noticing the fulfillment. The following verses immediately explains it, that is, Peter, John and James saw Jesus transfigured before them and he was talking with Moses and Elijah (Mt. 17:1-8).

Consequently, what Jesus said would happen was fulfilled 6 days later to just "some" (Peter, John and James) who heard him speak to Elijah and Moses. Mt. 16:28 was NOT a "promise to return during the lifetime of people listening to him" as some have wrongly concluded. In fact, that is impossible, because Jesus stated how Peter would glorify him in his death (Jn. 21:18,19).

Scoffers ask, "Where is this coming he promised?" (2 Pet 3:3,4). The answer is, "But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day" (2 Pet 3:8). Hence, from God's infinite eternal perspective 2,000 years is like a mere 2 days.

The belief that Jesus has already returned is unsubstantiated and definitely unproven. Additionally, God's word depicts future events much different from the account of Nero and his persecutions, further demolishing the whole "Preterist" Nero-was-the-antichrist view.

To believe that Jesus already returned can not be proven with scripture. The Preterist view embraced by John Wesley, John Calvin, Hank Hanegraaff, etc. is wrong and such proponents have adopted an definite errant position.

The infamous mark of the beast is not metaphorical, symbolic or a figurative 'mark'. It is a literal mark on the physical body (right hand or forehead) needed to literally buy or sell and will be placed on the body at the same time as the microneedle "smart patch" covid vaccine. Click this to get MUCH MORE on the mark of the beast,

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