13.8.2. A Lamb and a Beast

An intentional contrast is seen between the Lamb and the Beast.

The Lamb versus The Beast
SimilarityLambBeast
SlainBefore history (1Pe. 1Pe. 1:17-20) At the end of history (Rev. Rev. 13:3+)
Arose from the dead Rom. Rom. 1:4Rev. Rev. 13:3+, Rev. 13:14+; Rev. 17:8+, Rev. 17:11+
WorshipedMtt. Mat. 2:2; Mat. 8:2; Mat. 14:33; John John 5:23; John 20:281 2Th. 2Th. 2:4; Rev. Rev. 13:4+, Rev. 13:8+, Rev. 13:12+, Rev. 14:9+; Rev. 16:2+; Rev. 19:20+; Rev. 20:4+

These similarities are developed further in our discussion of Master Imitator.


Notes

1 Concerning the worship of Jesus: Mtt. Mat. 2:2; Mat. 8:2; Mat. 9:18; Mat. 14:33; Mat. 15:25; Mat. 28:9, Mat. 28:17; Mat. 20:20; Mark Mark 5:6; Luke Luke 24:52; John John 5:18, John 5:23; John 9:38; John 20:28; Acts Acts 7:59; Ps. Ps. 31:5; Php. Php. 2:9; Heb. Heb. 1:6; Rev. Rev. 5:13+; Rev. 7:10+.