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Mark of Beast AntichristHaterFortnitePlayer69 01/11/2022 (Tue) 06:55:11 No.2752
"And the second beast required all people small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark— the name of the beast or the number of its name. Here is a call for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and that number is 666. " -Revelation 13 BSB ok so lets decode this, the mark will be "on the right hand or on the forehead", well the right hand in middle eastern cultures was the dominant hand because the left hand was used to wipe when you went to the bathroom and the forehead obviously symbolizes your thoughts. So its safe to say that the Mark of the Beast will have something to do with your thoughts and actions, but how exactly can the beast prevent you from buying or selling based off your thoughts and actions? Social Credit System. "Here is a call for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and that number is 666." the number 666 is often associated with king Solomon which is backed up by the fact that the Bible then says "for it is the number of a man" Other than his wisdom what was Solomon known for? His many wives (degeneracy) and idolatry. What would this look like in a modern context? Well degeneracy would look the same as it did back then but idolatry would be a bit different, instead of bowing down to or giving sacrifices to idols it would instead be look more like prioritizing worldly things over God and worshipping the beast. So tl;dr The Mark of the Beast will likely be some kind of social credit score system that adds and subtracts points from your account based off your thoughts and actions, you will likely receive points for taking part in degeneracy and idolatry and be negated points for worshipping God and not conforming to the beasts system.
>>2752 Interesting name. >So its safe to say that the Mark of the Beast will have something to do with your thoughts and actions I've also thought this. It seems to me that the mark is something that would mark you out as an idolator, particularly an idolator towards the state. "Buying and selling" can probably be understood as meaning any kind of interaction with society so dissidents will be completely ostracised. What I want to ask is this. We know that there is not one single antichrist but many. Does a similar situation exist for the mark of the beast? Should we be talking about "a" mark of the beast instead of "the" mark of the beast?
>>2753 >What I want to ask is this. We know that there is not one single antichrist but many. Does a similar situation exist for the mark of the beast? Should we be talking about "a" mark of the beast instead of "the" mark of the beast? i think you might be getting confused with some of the terminology when it comes to the word "antichrist", in Revelation the "antichrist" is just referred to as the beast, it wasnt until later that he became known as the "antichrist". as a matter of fact a couple of verses in the NT before revelation (i think Peter?) use the word to describe Jews and Pagans who rejected or persecuted Christians as for there being multiple marks, i dont think thats the case, i could be wrong but it just seems more likely that it wont be. If there are then id imagine they all get merged into one system at some point
>>2754 I think we're saying the same thing, aren't we? That an antichrist is anyone who sets himself up against Christ? That would mean there is more than one. I was aware that the word comes from a different book and that's what I was trying to get at. I thought it might be similar for the mark of the beast in that it would refer to any mark that fits the description. I don't know much about this but I thought the beasts were supposed to be kingdoms or governments so "getting the mark" would mean worshipping the state in the sense that you turn to the state to solve all your problems and bring about a utopia. The mark itself would be some physical proof of this. I think there have been a few such marks recently but maybe they will get combined. Has there ever been a previous time where they've tried to isolate you from society if you didn't get something indicating your allegiance to the state? Perhaps under communists? I guess I'm just not 100% sure that the appearance of the mark of the beast is a one time event that signals the imminent second coming. Especially since much of Revelation prophecy was about the Roman Empire and was fulfilled a long time ago.
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>>2755 >I thought the beasts were supposed to be kingdoms or governments there are only two beasts to my knowledge, the Antichrist and the False Prophet. > so "getting the mark" would mean worshipping the state in the sense that you turn to the state to solve all your problems and bring about a utopia. thats basically what it means, likelihood is that the Antichrist will come after a time of great suffering in the world and will exploit the crises to gain power, its basically proof that you are weak minded >Has there ever been a previous time where they've tried to isolate you from society if you didn't get something indicating your allegiance to the state? Perhaps under communists? communist countries would be the closest to fit that bill which isnt surprising since the Antichrists world government will likely be some kind of communism that utilizes corporations as a kind of "right arm" of the state >Especially since much of Revelation prophecy was about the Roman Empire and was fulfilled a long time ago. glad im not the only one who noticed that, lots of stuff mentioned in revelation either happened not long after John received the visions or within the last few centuries. >pic rel
>>2756 >communism that utilizes corporations as a kind of "right arm" of the state That's called fascism.
>>2778 It wasn't communism or old republicanism which won the war of ideas, that's for sure.
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