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How is the first beast related to the name of blasphemy? Is there an intimate relation between the first beast and the second beast, which are described in Revelation 13? How about the second beast? Is it likewise related to the name of blasphemy?
Well, Catholics, Orthodox believers and Christians may not be aware of their connections. But if these issues are studied deeper, it will consequently result in their getting out of their belief system. It is because they will realize that they are serving and worshipping the second beast. It is however almost impossible for them to know the truth because of their strong delusions to believe in a lie, as prophesied in 2 Thessalonians 2:11.
The relation of the first beast to the name of blasphemy is stated in Revelation 31:1. It states:
13 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
Byzantine Emperor Constantine the Great is nicely featured by some writers as the first Emperor, who was Christianized and the one who stopped Christian persecution, which was brutally done by his predecessor Roman Emperor Diocletian. However, if Daniel 7 is thoroughly reviewed by relating it to history, it will show that he was actually the little horn prophesied in Daniel 7:8.
In Daniel 7:6, the third beast, which looks like a leopard, is described as having four wings and four heads, which was given authority to rule. It states:
6 “After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.
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