It’s possible that one of the hardest books to interpret is the book of Revelation. There is so much imagery that is used that it becomes difficult to know what exactly is literal. We know that Revelation is apocalyptic literature, and we know that apocalyptic literature is not all literal. But, how much of it is literal?
At a recent youth event, I was asked a question about the mark of the beast? Who gets it and can you get it and still go to heaven? I wouldn’t say that we know a lot about this issue, but there are a few verses we look at to base our theology. Here are a few:
 Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead,  so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. (ESV)
 So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. (ESV)
 And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.  And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse, and all the birds were gorged with their flesh. (ESV)
So, how do we explain these? Here is my attempt at a short answer.
What do you think the mark of the beast is? Comment below!
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March 8, 2019 at 11:42 am
You kind of have to consider the symbolic nature of the placement. What do the forehead and right arm represent in Scripture? What does the number 6 represent in Scripture, and why is it presented in the form of a trinity? My suspicion is that it isn’t an actual mark, but rather your fruits, or your behavior. In the simplest form, it may well be reference to those who cling to Sin the way we cling to the Lord. I’m not entirely convinced of the idea, but that’s what I’ve been able to come up with.
February 11, 2021 at 11:10 pm
The entire book of ‘Revelation’ is false and was never intended to be scripture. Do some honest digging to learn. While you’re digging, Daniel’s prophecies were largely ‘misguided fiction’; he got most things entirely wrong.
July 26, 2021 at 1:19 pm
How did you come to this conclusion?
July 26, 2021 at 3:47 pm
i 4got the most impt thing —the temple 2 b rebuilt is in u, u r the beast & the 666 is a system…initially, they’re rolling out 5g not 4 cell use, but a kill grid (depopulation — they want 900,000,000 people in the us killed (it’s on the the georgia stones)…initially, the test & vax also makes u magnetic (there r video’s & pix out) & some of he chips will hook u up 2 the beast system once they turn on the 5gn– they’re slowly rolling it out now…anyway once they turn on the 5g, it will eventually kill u — they do that in china…also, the dna change no longer makes u human (transhumanism = chimera, cyborg, artificial intellegence — a nephelum or fallen angel)…so, as ur no longer human, than jesus won’t save u as he only died on the cross 4 humans…then, when the 5g is activated, u basically worship the image of the beast, as the marks destroy ur god gene…in turn, u initially turn away from god & don’t repent, which is another reason u can’t b saved…also, there is no rapture in the pre trib, so it will most likely be post trib as we r abt 3.5 yrs into it…i hope i’m wrong on this info, but that’s what it’s looking like…
July 26, 2021 at 2:50 pm
what makes u think that…i don’t mean 2 sound critical, but as an aspie, one of my limitations is 2 only process/understand the literal parts (& i can’t even understand all that) & symbolism, imagery, #’s, codes, etc r 2 hard 4 me…
May 21, 2021 at 7:09 am
I would be extremely cautious in thinking that a Christian can’t be deceived into receiving the mark.
July 26, 2021 at 1:19 pm
Why is that? I’m looking at what Scripture says.
July 26, 2021 at 2:56 pm
u can if u have a disability under the age of accountability that includes asd (any type of autism) cognitive or intellectual disabilities, mental challenges (people who r unable 2 understand the gospel ) babies or children who haven’t heard the gosple or make their own choices, as well as adults w’ the above challenges…
June 25, 2021 at 8:43 am
that’s not true – u can unknowingly get it (it’s the covid test & vax) – the bible has been altered since it’s 1st translation from the original languages…there is no pre-trib (rapture wise)& yes, u can loose ur salvation
July 26, 2021 at 1:19 pm
How did you come to these conclusions?
July 26, 2021 at 2:46 pm
1st, as an aspie (asperger’s) i tend 2 have a closer sense 2 the spiritual world & as such, i’ve had several spiritual encounters…2ndly, i felt the chips being implanted & the vax (medicine) going in my nose – so yes, the test does inject u w’ the vax — the shots r actually based from the tests as they do the same thing, except u need the test once & the shots 3x…look up bill gates, who admits it himself, luciferious, quantum dots, micro needles (which r placed the in the 4 head along w’ other chips), invisible ink tattoo, experimental gene test, transhumanism (chimera, cyborg, artifical intelligence — dna change), depopulation, georgia stones, agenda 21/20, crisper, rockerfeller, rothchild, the who, cdc (who & the cdc r involved as there is no true covid, as it’s a bio-weapon, the #’s have been inflated & in reality, it’s no worse than the flu…it’s been proven that the tests r fake & that masks don’t work 4 viruses period — it says so on the packages…initially, this is a scam demic & it’san event they’re using 2 distract us from what’s really happening — the settin g up of the nwo…the un just made it offical a couple days ago that it is the mark & that these people who they’re trying 2 get 2 go house 2 house 4 the jab r fema people & they’re now getting ready 2 go cashless…as 4 the test — the swab is not is not a typical swab, but a 6′ wand that cones in 2 parts — the swab itself & what looks like a tongue depresser when put together w’ some chips going down ur throat…there’s more, but this is just the basics…they don’t even show the true picture/image of what the test looks like, only that it’s a cotton swab, which it’s not…he wand goes up ur noise 2 the brain stem & from there the chips go into the lobe (4head)…there have been articles of people leaking brain fluid afterwards, as well as a long headache & once that finally stops, they continue 2 get headaches constantly…like i said, there’s alot more, but i’d write a book if i mentioned everything, but hopefully those words that i’d mentioned should b a place 2 start…however, i don’t know how much truth is left out there what w’ things being censored & all…