Mark of the Beast.
The Mark of the beast. This is a very highly debated topic. It’s also one of severe importance.
The Bible says that whoever has the Mark of the beast will receive the wrath of God and will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and the lamb.
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, 10The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
So very clearly receiving this mark or infact to be more precise NOT receiving this mark would therefore be of utmost importance.
So what exactly is this mark of the beast that we MUST avoid receiving.
The main idea postulated when it comes to the mark of the beast is that it will be a literal physical mark of some sort.
Proponents of the physical mark believe that the mark will be physical based primarily on 2 things, the word “mark” and the fact the mark will be received in the hand or forehead.
The Greek word translated as mark is Charagma χάραγμα properly, an engraving (etching); (figuratively) a mark providing undeniable identification, like a symbol giving irrefutable connection between parties.
So they say that this is clearly meant to represent a physical mark and then from this belief that the mark will be physical many,many people have tried to interpret what the mark will be and have come up with all kinds of fanciful ideas and theories as to what this mark will be. I’ve lost count of the different videos I’ve watched from those that believe they have solved the riddle, have cracked the code, deciphered the Bible’s hidden message and have shocking revelation as to the mark of the beast. Many of these have vastly differing ideas and theories and most make wild claims that cannot be substantiated although I must admit sound very fascinating and thought provoking.
A smaller group of people who reject that the mark of the beast will be physical mark believe that the mark is actually sunday worship.
The main proponents of the mark of the beast being sunday observance are the 7th day adventists
The Bible very clearly says that the saints are the ones who keep the commandments of God
Revelation 14- 12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
And so they theorize the ones not keeping the commandments (the Sabbath, the 4th command ) are the ones who will receive the mark
Ellen G White stated that the mark of the beast was the observance of Sunday as the sabbath.
In 1898 she wrote:
“John was called to behold a people distinct from those who worship the Beast and his image by keeping the first day of the week. The observance of this day is the mark of the Beast.”
It is claimed by the 7th day adventists who promote this idea that the beast is the Catholic Church and it was the Catholic church who changed the sabbath from saturday to sunday and the Mark of the Catholic Church is the change of the sabbath and so the Mark of the beast (Catholic Church) is sunday observance
“Of course the change (from Sabbath to Sunday) was her act …. and the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical power and authority in religious matters.” (signed by H.F.Thomas, Chancellor for Cardinal Gibbons, in a letter dated Nov. 11, 1895)
“Sunday is our MARK of authority ….. the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact.” (Catholic record of London, Ontario, Sept. 1, 1923)
I believe that both of these theories are incorrect.
If it is a physical mark we must ask which physical mark is it? With such a vast array of “candidates” for such a physical mark how can we know which one is the actual one? How do we siv through all the contenders? Tattoo, barcode, microchip, I.D card, Mobile phone and the list goes on, all of which are and can only be assumptions of what the physical mark if the mark were physical, would be and how it would be implemented. What if we believe it is the tattoo but it turns out to be the microchip will we be tormented in brimstone for not guessing the correct mark? For not watching the correct youtube video that revealed the “secret” truth? Should we reject all of these as to be sure not to receive the mark? What if it’s the mobile phone? I’m sure most people have one of those, I do, does this condemn me now?
This isn’t a guessing game, God isn’t going to play a game with us having to guess what is or isn’t the physical mark of the beast and then torment us in brimstone for failing to distinguish between a tattoo and a microchip or a barcode none of which are mentioned in the Bible. If that’s the god that you believe in then you do not know the Biblical God.
Furthermore and this is vitally important to showing the error of accepting a physical mark if we MUST take the Mark to be a literal physical mark because mark means an engraving then we must take beast as being an actual literal physical beast as the word beast is the Greek θηρίον thérion means a physical wild beast or animal.
It’s inconsistent and a little disingenuous to say part of the mark of the beast is literal but the other is not.
I personally have never seen or heard anyone who claims a literal physical mark also claiming a literal physical beast.
As for the mark of the beast being Sunday worship while I do not believe in the “sunday” sabbath it must be pointed out that Saturday has NEVER EVER EVER been the sabbath and CANNOT EVER EVER be the sabbath. Saturday is part of the gregorian calendar where one day starts at 12am and finishes at 11.59pm. When God created the days he created them SUNDOWN (approx 6pm to SUNDOWN see Genesis 1. God’s days do not line up with the man made created time that we use to count days today..The Jewish people today observe the Sabbath friday sundown until Saturday sundown. Part of “Saturday” constitutes part of the sabbath, but saturday itself is not the sabbath. Therefore keeping saturday as the Sabbath is also not keeping the correct Sabbath and would therefore be just as incorrect using their own argument as Sunday keepers.
Also the SDA teach that it is the first beast who they say is the Catholic church that gives the mark, however scripture says that it is the SECOND BEAST that causes the mark who the SDA claim is America …i wont get into who the beasts are in this writing I shall save that for another, but clearly the SDA have got things slightly confused. Now if the CC is the first beast and not the second and it is the second that causes the mark then the CC changing the Sabbath couldn’t possibly be the Mark of the second beast. But hey why let logic and the Bible get in the way of a belief.
I believe the real answer to the Mark of the beast can be found in scripture. It is not logical or in my opinion, although it is my opinion, sound to believe that God would not give us the answer in scripture to such an issue as this. We don’t have to go beyond the scriptures to get answers. We do not need a youtube video to tell us not to take a microchip or any other mark in order to know what the mark will be. Every word of scripture is given for us for doctrine and instruction
2 Timothy 3-16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
This isn’t every word is given to a select few who will tell us what this mark is. Its for everyone to be able to study and find out for themselves.
2 Timothy 2- 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
So what does the Bible have to say about the mark of the beast.
Apart from the passage in chapter 14 of Revelation there are only two other times that this mark is mentioned.
One in the next chapter where we are told of those that have gotten victory over the beast and his mark.
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.
And once in the preceding chapter, chapter 13
Revelation 13- 16 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: 17 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. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
*This is where the number 666 comes from. However the number 666 is NOT the mark of the beast it is the NUMBER of the beast. It identifies the beast. The beast is also not a man but the 666 is the number of a man. Which again we will deal with in a later writing.
The SDA and now many others believe the Pope is this man, although this has been calculated for just about everyone from Nero to Obama…there are a lot of people now claiming this is Donald Trump.
So this vitally important issue gets just 3 passages. This mark with such dire consequences for those who would receive it has just 3 direct references in the whole Bible. Why would such an issue have such little reference? Actually it doesn’t, this mark is constantly referenced throughout the Bible. But in order to understand this we must understand what the mark is. As already stated there really are thousands upon thousands of sources that are available all with supposed proof of what the mark of the beast is, I guess this one could simply be added to the list. Hopefully this one might be a little more biblical than the others although again most claim to be biblical as well.
So let’s start our investigation into the mark of the beast.
The mark of the beast is specifically received in or on either the hand or the forehead.
The hand or forehead in this context are mentioned numerous times in the Old Testament (as i said we can answer this question with the Bible) and never do they refer to a literal mark, they are symbolic, figurative, they represent a person’s actions (hand) and beliefs (forehead).
Ecclesiastes 9-10 10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
Exodus 13-9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD’S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.
Deuteronomy 6-8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
Deuteronomy 11- 18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
Ezekiel 9- 4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. 5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: 6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which werebefore the house.
The Hebrew word translated as mark in Ezekiel 9-4 and 6 is תָּ֫וִי tav, very froward thing, perverse thing
From tavah; a mark; by implication, a signature — desire, mark…. mark on forehead, sign of exemption from judgment
This word is translated as desire in Job
Job 31- 35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire [is, that] the Almighty would answer me, and [that] mine adversary had written a book.
So this “mark” in Ezekiel which actually was given in order to spare them rather than condemn them (yes there is a mark of God also) can also mean a desire. A person’s desire is not physical. Those that received the mark of God were marked with their desire. (which we will see later means their desire for God)
Notice that the ones who receive the wrath of God who have received the mark of the beast don’t in fact just have the mark but they also worship the beast
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, 10The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
ALL of those that do not have their names written in the book of life will worship the beast.
Revelation 13- 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9If any man have an ear, let him hear. 10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
So clearly the mark of the beast and worship are connected.
Worship is spiritual not physical it’s about a person’s beliefs.
How will the beast implement this worship of itself. How will the billions of professing non christians that make up over 2/3rds of the world’s population including Muslims and atheists suddenly come to have “faith” in this beast and worship it? The answer is simple by NOT worshipping the true God. Those that do not worship the true God worship the beast.
Romans 1- 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
So the people will worship the creature when they don’t believe in the true creator,its automatic, it’s the opposite of belief in the true God.
If we do not serve God then you serve sin
Romans 6-16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
And we must ONLY serve God.
Luke 4-8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Joshua 24-24 And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.
What many people miss, but as I have already shown is that along with the Mark of the beast there is also the seal of God. They only refer to the mark of the beast and do not realise that there is a mark of God. The seal of God is his own “mark” as we saw in Ezekiel. They are in fact the same but in opposition to one another.
Those that believe in the Sunday mark of the beast believe that this seal of God is actually keeping the sabbath. Again the saints are the ones keeping the commandments of God which they believe is the Saturday Sabbath.
“If the light of truth has been presented to you, revealing the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, and showing that there is no foundation in the Word of God for Sunday observance, and yet you still cling to the false sabbath, refusing to keep holy the Sabbath which God calls ‘my holy day,’ you receive the mark of the beast. When does this take place? — When you obey the decree that commands you to cease from labor on Sunday and worship God, while you know that there is not a word in the Bible showing Sunday to be other than a common working-day, you consent to receive the mark of the beast, and refuse the seal of God. If we receive this mark in our foreheads or in our hands, the judgments pronounced against the disobedient must fall upon us. But the seal of the living God is placed upon those who conscientiously keep the Sabbath of the Lord.”
–Ellen G. White, Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, April 27, 1911, paragraph 26. Article Title: A Study of Principles — No. 8 (Who will Receive the Mark of the Beast)
So those that believe in God will keep his commandments and those that either do not believe in God or who have been deceived will not.
The Sabbath however is not nor has EVER been the seal of God. In the OT the seal of God the seal of the righteousness of faith was circumcision.
Romans 4-11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
Those that were sealed were to keep the commandments which included the Sabbath but the Sabbath was not the seal but a sign that it was the Lord God who sanctified them..
Exodus 31-13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.
Today the seal or mark of God which is given through faith is the receiving of the holy spirit.
Ephesians 1- 13In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 4- 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
In the very next verse after we are first introduced to the mark of the beast we are introduced to a group of people, 144,000 who receive their own “branding” in their
foreheads. God’s name WRITTEN in their foreheads.
revelation 14-1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
Do the proponents of the physical tattoo or microchip believe that these will also have a tattoo or microchip but representing God instead, with God’s name written ? Like an evil and good tattoo or evil and good microchip?
We are told that God had declared he would write his laws in the minds of his people
Hebrews 10- 16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
This is clearly spiritual it would be simply ridiculous to take the written laws in the minds as literal.
We first find out about these 144,000 in revelation chapter 7. The angels were not allowed to inflict any hurt upon the earth until these 144,000 had been sealed in their FOREHEADS.
Revelation 7-1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
These 144,000 unlike what some denominations who believe that they are the 144,000, the Bible clearly states that these will come from the tribes of ISRAEL. These are Israelites that are being sealed in their FOREHEADS.
Revelation 7- 4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
5 Of the tribe of Juda
were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. 6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. 7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. 8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
There really is no denying unless of course you are trying to deceive that these are 144,000 from the tribes of Israel. We can make these people anyone we want to but in order to do that we have to deny the very clear biblical passage that even takes the time to name all 12 tribes.
Now notice that these are SEALED in their foreheads,
Sealed is the Greek word σφραγίζω sphragizó
sphragízō (from 4973 /sphragís, “a seal”) – properly, to seal (affix) with a signet ring or other instrument to stamp (a roller or seal), i.e. to attest ownership, authorizing (validating) what is sealed.
4972 /sphragízō (“to seal”) signifies ownership and the full security carried by the backing (full authority) of the owner. “Sealing” in the ancient world served as a “legal signature” which guaranteed the promise (contents) of what was sealed.
This seal represents ownership. Who a person “belongs” to.
Romans 8-9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Galatians 3-29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
1 corinthians 3- 23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.
If we go back and look at the The Greek word for mark Charagma χάραγμα which we already saw is an engraving, we will also see that was actually originally an owners branding
/xáragma (“brand-mark”) was originally any impress on a coin or a seal, used by an engraver on a die (stamp, branding iron). 5480(xáragma) later became “the identification-marker” (like with an owner’sunique “brand-mark”).
Again it actually represents ownership. A stamp or seal to identify the thing being stamped with the owner.
So the 144,000 are being sealed or marked through their beliefs as we know with the non literal but symbolic written name of God. And the forehead represents a person’s beliefs. Being sealed through their faith in the one true God with the Holy Spirit. Owned by God.
God’s seal or mark of ownership and the beasts mark are the exact same type of mark, they represent a person’s beliefs. The mark of the beast like Gods seal represents “ownership” Neither of which will be a physical mark.
So using the Bible alone we can see how the mark of the beast will be Spiritual and NOT physical. We will be sealed or marked by our beliefs. The Mark of the beast is non belief in the one true God.
So how will this stop people from buying or selling without the mark. (A question ignored by most of the SDA as clearly worshipping on sunday isn’t going to stop you from buying or selling) This is actually where technology will more than likely come to play its part although the technology itself won’t be the mark it will likely play a part in how the mark will be enforced.
There will come a time that christians will undergo a period of time when they are persecuted beyond anything that has gone before….they may even be killed.
Matthew 24-9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
It will be a time when they will have to choose their faith or the world. In order to remain as part of society they will have to denounce their faith and take the mark of the beast ..the mark of the worldly system which is NON belief .
When we look back at the issue in physical Babylon it wasn’t over the sabbath day but rather over worship. Worship of the image or the worship of God.
In Daniel we are told that Nebuchadnezzar set up a system by if you did not worship the image he set up, which meant worship to him then they would be cast into the fire….sound familiar.
The worship of the beast (false worship) can be found in actual babylon
Daniel 3- 1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. 2the Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellers, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. 3 Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellers, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. 4then herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: 6 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.7 Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of musick, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow down to the image and were sentenced to death….this is what will happen. People will have the choice to denounce their faith or being unable to be part of society, maybe being imprisoned or they may even face being literally killed.
But BLESSED be those at that time who die IN the Lord
Revelation 14-13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
The Bible very clearly tells us that the ONLY sin that cannot be forgiven is Blasphemy against the Holy spirit
Mark 3-28 28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: 30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
How do we Blaspheme against the spirit? We deny Jesus (if you have read my writing on who is the comforter then you will understand what the Holy spirit is)
If we deny Jesus he will deny us to the father.
Matthew 10-33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Jesus tells us we will be hated because of him. But we must stay faithful to the end
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Even if this means we will lose our lives because by doing so we will find life. Denouncing him to save our lives means will lose it.
Matthew 16-25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
The Bible tells us that there already antichrists. An anti christ is simply one who DENIES that Jesus is who the Christ, the son who has come in the flesh.
1 John 2-18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
1 john 2-22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
1 john 4-2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
2 john 1-7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
And who is it that overcomes the world? Who has God dwelling in them? Who is it that obtains life eternal? Those that proclaim that Jesus is the son of God, that he is the Christ.
1 John 5-5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
1 John 4-15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
John states the reason for writing his Gospel is so that we will know that Jesus is the Christ the son of God
John 20- 31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Jesus even goes as far to say that eternal life is to know the father who sent Jesus and Jesus.
John 17- 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Jesus said that nobody comes to the father but by him
John 14-6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
We come to God, we believe in the one true God through Jesus when we believe that he raised Jesus from the dead.
1 Peter 1-21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
Those that do not believe in the son do not have the word in them.
John 5-38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.
Which is why both Jews and Muslims do not believe in the one true God. Both Jews and Muslims reject the true God because they reject that Jesus is the son.
Unlike what the SDA claim it those that are following the commandments of God won’t be the ones keeping a Saturday sabbath but those that love God and love one another as these are what the commandments for those who have faith in the blood are.
Jesus stated
Matthew 22 36 Master, which isthe great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
There are just 2 to love God with all our hearts,soul and Mind and a NEW command.
John 13- . 34A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
And how do we love God? Simple we love Jesus , we believe in the son Jesus the Christ.
John 8-42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
1 John 5-1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
And because we love his son God loves us
John 16-27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
John tells us that we must keep the commandments
1 john 2-3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
1 John 3- 1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
But he also tells us EXACTLY what these commands are …and they are not the 10
1 John 3-21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given you
For love fulfills the law.
Romans 13-8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
Romans 13-10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
.Galatians 5-14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Galatians 6-2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
So we have seen that the Mark of the Beast will be NON belief in God through the rejection of his son Jesus the Christ.
Do not take the mark of the beast ….take the seal of God instead. Accept Jesus as the son of God, Gods Christ.

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