Revelation 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Revelation 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
And the numbers of the beast is six hundred and sixty-six, wrote out in the—in the Latin…Roman alphabet, is six hundred and sixty-six, is VICARIVS FILII DEI, which is, “In stead of the Son of God,” on a pope’s throne. And his chair, got a triple crown.
61-0806 – “The Seventieth Week Of Daniel”
Rev. William Marrion Branham
The Pope is placing himself as the representative of Jesus on earth, but in fact, the Papacy is responsible for creating a system which takes people away from the word of God. They made Mary into the mother of God, which is not in the Bible, they made a Trinity of three persons, which is not in the Bible, they turned baptism into the Name into baptism into titles and they demanded conformity to their system for salvation. This Latin word, as you can see in the picture adds up with the numerals in it to 666. To take this system instead of the word of God is to take the mark of the beast. The Seal of God was in the forehead of believers in Revelation 7:3 and the Name of the Father was written upon their foreheads in Revelation 14:1, which we can understand is their revelation concerning the Name. So we understand that the mark of the beast is then taking the understanding given by the beast system.