As an evangelical theologian I acknowledge the Bible places significance on numbers (7 - perfection, 10 -complete, 40 – in all directions (North, South, East and West – High, Deep, Wide and Long) complete).
Much has been written about the truth there are no numbers in the Hebrew and Greek character set _ that context determines if a character is a letter or a number. A well known example is the Greek word for Our Lord Jesus (6k. iasou - - 1 - 10, a - 8, 5 – 200, 0 -70, u – 400) 5 – 200 = 888).
The Bible uses numbers for perfection, completeness, unity, divisions as mentioned. Astronomy has been noted the alignment of planets in our solar system and the effect of star definition on human condition, affairs and relationships. Barry’s work clearly defines his concept and calculation on end times.
We know from the Holy Scripture we are in the end times - especially when it is evident that attitudes to our Christian civilization, heritage and way of life are being disestablished (Romans 1:18-32); 1 Timothy 6:3-10; 2 Timothy 3:1-9; 2 Peter 2:1-22; 3:1-10). Barry has spent a great deal of his work examining the evils of the love of money mentioned in the above references.
It is necessary for salvation to submit to the Roman Pontiff.
Christians must keep the law and do good works to be saved.
Anyone who says they are certain they are saved and going to heaven is anathema (cursed, damned as a heretic).
Mary was immaculately conceived, remained a virgin her whole life, never sinned, was taken up body and soul into heaven, and exalted as the “Queen of Heaven.”
Only priests can forgive sins after one confesses to them.
Christians must purge some of their sins in Purgatory.
Some people in non-Christian religions will be saved.
But are these, and many other Catholic dogmas, biblical?
The Truth About Roman Catholicism examines several key doctrines of the Catholic Church (as stated in the official Catechism of the Catholic Church) in light of the Bible. The reader will be shown the difference between the gospel of Christ and the gospel of Rome, and the crucial choice that must be made to obtain eternal life.