When the apostle John wrote in the book of Revelation telling us of the `number of the beast`, he wrote it in the Greek language. As a logical conclusion, anybody interested in coming to the true identity of the beast should look for the name and the number of the beast using the Greek language and notthe Latin language.
The Roman `numerals` are familiar to most of us, letters are used instead of numbers,
for instance: V equates to 5, X represents 10.
What most people fail to realise is that the Greek language also uses letters to represent numbers.
In the Greek language the `name` of the beast is `LATEINOS`. This signifies LATIN MAN or the name `LATIUM`, which is the region where the Romans derived their origins and their language.
`LATEINOS` also signifies `ROMAN`, or of Roman origin.
In the Greek, L equates to 30, A=1, T=300, E=5,
I=10, N=50, O=70, and S=200.
If we add up all of these figures,
the sum (the number) comes to exactly 666!
Because `Roman` is a word used to describe a whole race, religion and culture of people it is no coincidence that the name of the (Beast`s)KINGDOM, its` founder and first KING, and each man in the kingdom counts as being an integral part of the 666.
The beast is now identified.
It is the Roman Empire and all that it entails.
`What empire`? some may reasonably ask, `it no longer exists`. Well, certainly not physically, but more damningly it still very much exists spiritually in the shape and form of the pernicious religion of the Roman Catholic Church which pervades and influences more than 99.9% of the so-called `christian` churches of this world . . . and these churches have a leader!!!