Wednesday 13 September 2017

The Mark of the Beast: What is it?

"Revelation 13:11 Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. 12 It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence,[c] and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. 13 It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, 14 and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of[d] the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. 16 Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave,[e] to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, 17 so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666."

In recent years, some Christians have panicked about microchips being the Mark of the Beast. The microchips essentially contain personal information of an individual including their bank details, enabling them to but or sell without having to carry around a credit or debit car or money.

This may be a shock or not depending on if you follow me on Facebook, but let me be very clear. The Mark of the Beast is not a microchip.

Those who present this have one gaping flaw in their theology and concerns which they overlook. To use the words of David Pawson when talking about the Beast, "The Anti-Christ, has to come before the Christ comes and the Anti-Christ hasn't come yet".

If the Anti-Christ isn't here yet and isn't worshiped yet, it follows logically that the Mark of the Beast does not exist yet.

Are there many Anti-Christs in the world? Yes. 

"2 John 2:18 Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour."

Could there be preludes to the mark, possibly. But overall, there is no cause for concern unless a Christian risks compromising his faith, meaning he is forced to do an evil task or be ousted.

The Mark does not exist yet and Christians need to stop panicking about taking the Mark for that reason. There are far greater concerns in the world, namely idolatry and witchcraft being encouraged as well as sexual deviation. Don't waste your time on nonsense about the Mark.

Answering Judaism.

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