UPDATE – Sculpture mirroring End Times “Beast” removed from UN headquarters

by Seth Udinski
UPDATE – Sculpture mirroring End Times “Beast” removed from UN headquarters

Seth Udinski, FISM News


In December, FISM News reported on a controversial statue outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Hailed by some as a “guardian of peace,” many Christians took notice of the statue’s oddly specific similarities to the “beast” described by the Apostle John in Revelation 13 and the prophet Daniel in the Old Testament.

Sources now confirm that the statue was removed on Dec. 20. It is reported that the statue was never meant to remain in front of the building and was removed on schedule, but some claim it was removed due to public outrage.

According to the statue’s benefactors, it is representative of an “Alebrije,” a mythical figure from pre-Christian Central American folklore. Ricardo Angeles, one of the statues designers, said,

I love New York and its architecture, especially the Art Nouveau styles and the gargoyles of some buildings. I decided to create fantastical beings that also symbolized empathy and solidarity from us, the artisans who didn’t immigrate, toward our family members who are here in the United States…It’s very much a symbol of the present, mixed with my family’s very traditional symbolism.

According to these statements, the statue’s designers did not intentionally create the artwork to look like the beast from Revelation. Still, regardless of the statue’s intended symbolism or its relationship with biblical eschatology, it is another reminder that Christians must be ready for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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