Uploaded on May 20, 2008
Mark of the Beast - This video will answer many questions and speculation regarding the mark of the beast, how do we accept or reject it, and is it something out there in the future somewhere.
Regarding your post...
Here is the point I am trying to make about the chip. First of all, it would have to be 100% global. We can't say the mark is the chip, and that only applies to hi-tech countries. There are 1 billion people in the world living on $1 a day in 3rd world countries. There are billions living in homes without running water and electricity. US bankers may have ambitious goals, but that does not mean they speak for God. I do not believe what-so-ever that technology is the mark of the beast.
Secondly, I could go out tomorrow and have a RFID or Verichip implanted with all my banking, personal info, and GPS tracking. How is this in and of itself accepting the mark of the beast? What if I just want to do it because I tend to lose my wallet daily and I get tired of worrying about CC fraud.
I could get the chip, live by the Gospel, and preach the Good News of salvation. Am I doomed to spend an eternity in the lake of fire because I elected to use hi-tech electronics instead of a plastic ATM card? People had these same wary ideas when cash was set aside for use of personal checks.
There must be much more than just a chip. It must be an open and conscious decision to accept what God prohibits.
Revelation 13:16-17 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."
Revelation 14:9 "And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,"
Revelation 14:11 "And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name."
Revelation 15:2 "And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God."
Revelation 16:2 "And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image."
Revelation 19:20 "And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone."
Revelation 20:4 "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years."
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