Hello again Tim,
I sure enjoy your (in)site.
Months back, using gematra, I found (Vicenti) Fox being a 666. However when I did this I read it left to right rather than right to left. Don’t know if it means a thing. Many bad guys add up to 666. I was looking at the details of the flag of Mexico, curious as I am, and a part of their diadem is an eagle holding a snake in its mouth.
Have any thoughts on these thoughts?
Thanks for writing.
My thoughts are this: if you are finding “many bad guys” satisfying the Antichrist identification of Revelation 13, then I would suggest you are not applying it rigorously enough. There needs to be one correct method of gematria used on the one correct (official) version of each person’s name to be fair.
I’ve seen “Antichrist calculators” that will use dozens of contrived formulas from caculating the ASCII values of the letters, multiple methods of computing a Greek or Hebrew transliteration of the English name (something that can only be done accurately by hand really), etc, to enable them to come up with 666 for a high percentage of the names entered. This is amusing but it’s not scriptural.
Rather than using a contrived formula, the scriptural method of calculating a number from a name is the ancient Greek/Hebrew Gematria alone should be used. This is what the text itself employs in how it records “six hundred sixty and six” using gematria (three letters whose values add up to 666).
Then there’s the name used. You mention “Vicenti” as his first name but it’s really listed in the news as “Vicente” (e not i). So I wonder if you are breaking the obvious rule of only using the person’s actual name in official usage, not some variant just because you cannot get his official name to work.
Prince Charles of Wales official name works without changing it to Prince Chuck of Wales, etc. And I do not know of anyone else who this works for using their proper name (untampered with) and only the ancient gematria system used in Revelation 13:18 who. Therefore it’s all the more fascinating and significant that Prince Charles’ name does so in two languages, English and in Hebrew.