"If any man worshippeth the beast and his image, and receiveth a mark on his forehead, or upon his hand, he also shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is prepared unmixed in the cup of his anger; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb...."
So God will torture those who do have the mark. It's hard to tell one Beast from the other without a program.
Every tribe, tongue and nation and the terms buying and selling clearly implies a global monetary system.
By that standard, we've had a "global monetary system" for centuries: gold."It appears that many of you turn to Hebrew to escape the English...." -- Joseppi
... simple language comprehension in Revelation 13 leaves no doubt that the chip is now HERE and starting to be used by the dumb and dumber.
Revelation 13 doesn't say anything about a cashless society.
quote: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.
It's about permission to do business. And it isn't something that "dumb" people are dumbly choosing - it's forced on everybody.
IN the seven years since you started this thread, the prophesied means and methods of this MARK in the hand or forehead is in place and starting to be used, and will be installed once there is a one world government.
A mark is a mark. It doesn't need to be a "chip" or anything else that you project on it. There is nothing in Revelation 13 that points directly to today or our near future.
And those that are afraid and gutless and whimps, and want to get food and not die, just accept the MARK of the world leader ******** and his priest *********, and then turn on their neighbors who dont have the MARK, and start hunting them down as if they are the traitors to the cause.
You're not reading Revelation 13. It says that everybody, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, will get the mark. The only exceptions will be outlaws, hiding in the hills eating roots and berries. We already have those guys but not all of them are prophecy nuts. Some of them are just nuts.
Yes, be a so called outlaw and run to the hills as Jesus said.
Jesus didn't say any such thing. He said, "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." (Matthew 22:21) He advocated compliance.
But you're still missing the point of Revelation 13. it's a message to Christians. It's the prophecy-believing Christians who are more likely to fall for the Anitchrist and accept the mark of the Beast - because they're gullibble.
...true Christians who have love and brains and courage will NOT.
True Christians who have love and brains and courage are not taken in by foolish interpretations of prophecy (such as yours) either.
You're old enough to remember when the Soviet Union was supposedly the fulfilment of a lot of prophecy. Every generation seems to think that the Revelation is aimed directly at them - and every generation has been wrong.
Yes an even more vile world power will take over from the vile rulers of the three countries, that now rule (England, France and the US) and its Russia.
That's what the prophecy nuts always say. For a while it was the Soviet Union. Before that it was Hitler. Before that it was Napoleon. Before that it was the Turks. Before that it was Genghis Khan. Whoever they are currently demonizing perfectly fits the prophecy.
A hundred years from now it might be Botswana. The prophecy always fits if you use a big enough shoehorn.
I didnt know Botswana has nuclear weapons and exactly matches all the exact direct prophesies.
Prophecy nuts didn't know about the Soviet Union in 1800 either. That's why the prophecy "exactly matched" Napoleon at that time. It's only with 20-20 hindsight that they realized that the Soviet Union was a better "exact match". So who's to say that something else won't be an even better "better exact match" in the future?
When you're grasping at straws, you're likely to find them.
Yes, chips make it easier, dont you know this Ringo ?
No they don't. The mark is only one bit of information, true or false, yes you can buy and sell or no you can't. That information can be conveyed by a tattoo or a brand and those technologies have been around forever.
Electronically anyone with the reader can know everything about you, your medical records, financial records, your youve been, your browsing history....
Who cares? The mark is about buying and selling, yes or no.
Before microchips, the prophecy nuts thought debit cards were the mark of the beast. Before that it was credit cards. Before that it was personal cheques. Before that it was paper currency. Before that it was yada yada yada.
Prophecy nuts have always been so arrogant as to assume that the prophecies in the Bible were aimed specifically at them in their time. They've always been wrong. So why should we believe that your arrogance is different?