Can someone be saved by taking the Mark of the Beast? The answer is a catergorical no.
This is what Revelation 14 says:
14:9 A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone
worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead
or on their hand, 10 they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury,
which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will
be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and
of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and
ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast
and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.” 12
This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who
keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.
13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”
“Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”"
the nature of the mark as to whether it's physical or spiritual is
disputed, one thing is as clear as day, those who are deceived by the
Anti-Christ themselves shall not be saved.
The context is not a
question of whether or not someone who has taken the mark has the
oppotunity to repent, is an irrelevent point in the first place, because
those who follow the Anti-Christ at the end of days will not have the
incentive to actually repent.
There is a difference between an
unforgivable sin and a sin that a person is not forgiven of because of
their no repentance or lack thereof.
The people who take
Anti-Christ's mark, do not have forgiveness robbed from them for one
simple reason, They will not repent anyway and because they will not
repent, they will not be forgiven.
The question of being
forgiven after turning away from Anti-Christ is not even raised by the
author of the book of Revelation, simply due to the fact that those are
decieved by him will not seek forgiveness, hence it would be pointless
to even suggest or entertain that idea.
Whether John Macarthur
teaches this or not is another question but if this he is what he is
teaching that one can be saved despite taking the mark, he has (I am not
trying to be offensive towards him here) missed the point that the
passage is trying to make.