Nice replies, thank you. I am more at ease now. You're right, it isn't the mark. It has been an interesting experiment though, because now we can see with our own eyes just how many are totally brainwashed and under the spell of the beast system. Of course there was a great consolidation of power during this time as well.
>type and shadow
Could you elaborate on this interesting phrase? I was not aware of this phrase in scripture. It certainly does give us a window of what is to come. The "COVID Science Progressive Cult" as some like to call it has really begun to come into its own as a full-fledged religion. I have been thinking about the rituals involved like washing ones hands, wearing the "sacred" mask, the vaccine as a form of baptism, and the rules and laws of Progressive/Liberal ideology. I could write a book on this subject, and I just might. It really is becoming a full religion, with the high priests wearing white lab coats... the whole bit. Only they can commune with "God" and decide what is real, what becomes "law." It is very interesting to consider the detail it has achieved as a false religion.
>The individuals receiving the mark in the future when it comes will very clearly know what they are doing and why.
You're right. At least we can be grateful our family has not already been tricked into taking the mark or something, although I am disappointed that all but my grandmother have taken the vaccine.