The Jab is The ‘Mark Of The Beast’ Revelation 13:16-18.

The Jab is The ‘Mark Of The Beast’ Revelation 13:16-18.

 

In the early days of this year, when the COVID vaccine was becoming more widely available, one of my church family posed an honest question: “Pastor, is the COVID vaccine the mark of the beast? I’ve been told it is.”  The “Mark of the Beast” is an apocalyptic biblical reference drawn from Revelation 13. Their question was an honest and heartfelt one, and clearly, they were anguished about it. In kindness, I answered no and thought little more about it. Until the question came again. And again. And again. Not just from Midland, but from friends and acquaintances from all over. The question caused me to go back to Revelation 13, where the reference appears.

What is the “Mark of the Beast?” What is the “Mark of the Beast?” In Revelation 13:16-18, the Apostle John speaks of an apocalyptic pair of beasts who will rule the earth with vengeance, cruelty and animosity. Their severe manner and harsh rule will inflict pain and grief on all those on the earth at the time. Their sovereign reach will require that all those who desire to transact commerce or business – buying or selling anything – to bear the mark of the beast. Should they fail to have the mark, they will be ostracized. The Apostle John does not reveal what the mark looks like or how it will be ascertained (must it be visible to the naked eye? John doesn’t say.). , the Apostle John speaks of an apocalyptic pair of beasts who will rule the earth with vengeance, cruelty and animosity. Their severe manner and harsh rule will inflict pain and grief on all those on the earth at the time. Their sovereign reach will require that all those who desire to transact commerce or business – buying or selling anything – to bear the mark of the beast. Should they fail to have the mark, they will be ostracized. The Apostle John does not reveal what the mark looks like or how it will be ascertained (must it be visible to the naked eye? John doesn’t say.).

 

Via MRT 

 

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