Will coronavirus introduce the mark of the beast?

Will coronavirus introduce the mark of the beast?
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Will coronavirus introduce the mark of the beast? That has become a common question in some circles.

The idea is that, soon, lockdowns around the world will be lifted—but only for those immune to the coronavirus. You will have to be tested to see if you’ve had the disease or be given a vaccine. Once that’s happened, you’ll be issued a certificate, identity card or tattoo. To travel and work freely, you’ll have to show this proof that you’re not infectious. In this way, millions will be tricked into receiving some kind of mark. Could this be the “mark of the beast”?

It’s a critical question. The Bible promises terrible curses for those who receive the mark of the beast. Revelation 14:9-10 warn, “If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation ….” So, what is this mark?

We don’t have to guess. The Bible tells us exactly what the mark is. But we must be willing to look “here a little and there a little,” considering all the relevant scriptures.

Consider the idea that the mark is something brand new—to be unveiled in the near future. Is that true?

Revelation 20:4 describes John seeing in a vision all those who have been killed for Christ. He wrote: “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands ….”

Note, John saw all martyred Christians. Many were killed hundreds of years ago. Yet some of these Christians also refused the mark of the beast in their day. That tells you that the mark is not a new invention. True Christians are not generally being put to death right now, so those who reject this mark are not being executed right now. But ancient Christians who rejected the mark were killed—and it will soon be enforced again.

The Bible also makes clear that this mark revolves around obedience to God and His law. The same passage in Revelation 14 that warns of the dire curses for those who accept the mark, tells us what is different about those that who refuse it. They “keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus” (verse 12). Other scriptures state that the wrath of God falls on those who disobey (Ephesians 5:6; Colossians 3:5-6). Those who reject the mark, and thus are targeted by the beast, are those who “keep the commandments of God” (Revelation 12:17).

This mark revolves directly around the question of whether you will accept or reject God’s commandments.

Does this mean that we should ignore the heavy-handed response to coronavirus? Certainly not.

Coronavirus has led to a massive intrusion into people’s personal lives. Governments are increasingly dictating where people go, where they live, and how they worship. Neighbors are being encouraged to snitch on neighbors. The kind of phone tracking and surveillance systems being discussed and even rolled out are exactly what would be needed to enforce the mark of the beast.

Those worried about this surveillance and increased government powers are right—there is a real danger. But the mark of the beast is not some kind of certificate of immunity.

In fact, many of those warning that coronavirus will lead to the mark of the beast are themselves accepting the mark of the beast right now.

The mark revolves around which day you worship God.

Do you obey God’s command to remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy? For hundreds of years, true Christians have been put to death for keeping Saturday and not Sunday.

It is the test commandment. Who will you obey—the Bible or man? Will you keep the day Jesus Christ kept (Mark 1:15, 38-39; Luke 4:16), the day that the first-century Church kept (Acts 13:14-15, 42-44; 16:12-15; 17:2), or will you follow the churches and governments of today?

That’s a very different view of the mark from the one held by most Christians. The mark of the beast is either ignored completely or described as some kind of secret tattoo or symbol. But you can prove that the mark of the beast revolves around the Sabbath day.

Herbert W. Armstrong proved this thoroughly in his free booklet Who or What Is the Prophetic Beast? Part 2 of the booklet deals with this subject specifically. It’s a short section—barely longer than some Trumpet articles. I urge you to read it for yourself. The punishments for accepting the mark of the beast are dire. You need to prove exactly what it is for yourself.

29 Comments

  • Randy Henson
    Reply May 23, 2020

    Randy Henson

    The character of satan is pride he wants you and God to know you choose by your free will to serve him by taking the mark it wont be a suprise

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 23, 2020

      Troy Day

      corona vaccine is NO surprised GATES has worked on it for over a decade now But does this yet mean the beast?

    • Doyle Rogers
      Reply May 23, 2020

      Doyle Rogers

      I do not believe that it will be the virus that will usher in the mark of the beast. The mark will be a transponder to establish identity. It will probably a tiny transponder inserted in the forehead or the back of the hand. I believe it will be ultimately a product of emigration identity.

    • Isara Mo
      Reply May 23, 2020

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day
      Why does the name GATES crop more often when the virus is mentioned and yet he is no scientist or doctor or a virologist?
      If GATES has a vaccine (and I know he has it even before the virus broke out and you never see him put a face mask) I still don’t believe Satan will use THAT to mark people.
      I have already testified here that I have encountered people with the mark of the beast during deliverance not once or twice but oftentimes.
      The marking is so subtle that even the elect can be fooled. It doesn’t come nor will come through a vaccine. That I know.
      There are markings done every time one joins a secret society. That I know.
      There are markings made each time a person gets involved in the occult and new age stuff.
      I know of those who are marked for being in certain Christian denominations (no need of names some are big and popular)
      There is one religion whose adherents are unknowingly marked by the beast..
      Ever wondered if you might be marked for purchasing an item in a supermarket?. I speak of what I know that is why it is a must for a child of God to pray whenever thru do their purchases..
      Can eating a meal given to idols make one a candidate for the mark?..
      If you think Corona is an issue by which the beast will mark people you might have arrived late on the scene.
      The marking has been going on quietly and subtly.
      Troy the next time someone comes for a deliverance try to deliver them from the mark of the beast and see if what I am saying is true or not.
      Perishing for lack of knowledge isn’t as serious as perishing because of wrong knowledge.
      I have seen and met some dogmatic people whose mindset is so fixed like a round about on. what they believe to be true and would want others to accept their viewpoint as the standard mark. Dangerous breed these are.
      Why don’t people just step out of their closets and go out into the mission fields and establish for themselves the “reality” of these things.
      The beast, the whore, the false prophet are not matters of mere talk or discussion.. Just touch the live wire and see how the electricity shock works.
      666 is not only a number of a man but a mammoth Satanic communication code by which principalities powers rulers of darkness in the heavenly and earthly realms communicate…

    • Roger L. Frederick
      Reply May 26, 2020

      Roger L. Frederick

      I am 77 years old! From the age of 6. In the Pentecostal Church! We were told by Preaches, Evangelist, Messages In Tongues, with Interpretations, as well the Gift of Prophesies: “The Rapture would happen any minute!” Over the years most anything associated with a number. We have been told it was for sure the “Mark of the Beast!”
      So as a result one has to assume: “Someone was wrong or we somehow, “Missed It!”

    • Gregory Camp
      Reply May 29, 2020

      Gregory Camp

      Roger L. Frederick Exactly. From colonial times to the present, usually every 20 years or so, American believers have been certain theirs was the end of days, their candidate for Antichrist was right, and the Mark of the Beast imminent. I am 63, and in that time period I have seen many instances where conservative Christianity has pronounced “the end is here!” Christ was supposed to come back by 1988…remember that? Then the end-times hawkers said the countdown was no longer from 1948, but 1967 when Israel took control of Jerusalem and the West Bank–so the new date “had” to be no later than 2007. Of course, there was the frenzy of end-times pronouncements before the year 2000 (remember Y2K and the preachers and “prophets” who contended the end was neigh?). Then we had the Blood Moons and people like John Hagee and Jonathan Cahn breathlessly announcing the end of days. And now we have the Bill Gates/George Soros/Anthony Fauci conspiracies about a pending vaccine being the Mark of the Beast. Is it any wonder that the world, who does not love us anyway, sees us as witless rubes willing to believe any conspiracy that comes down the pike? Some of my Christian brethren even endorse the QAnon fantasy and virtually worship Mr. Trump as an erstwhile Messiah, as a Cyrus or Chosen One. They also seem to mix together the Kingdom of God with the United States…Christ will indeed return some day; I just will not take the word of the often wrong “prophets” as to when it is, especially when it seems to favor a political ideology.

  • Troy Day
    Reply May 23, 2020

    Troy Day

    Frances Strickland Peter Vandever Have you build a border around your HEAD?

    just a FEW conspiracy sparks this AM William DeArteaga Ray E Horton Jim Price Ricky Grimsley Isara Mo

    SO we fight NOT against flesh and blood
    the CHURCH has been battling this INVISIBLE enemy for 2000 yrs NOT since march 2020

    pollution in the AIR by the PRINCE of the air?
    virus participles that we cannot see but KILL – like demons
    G5 waves that fry your brains – you cant see but they are there
    a vaccine that can radio locate you and download DNA sequence in your blood from the air via 5G waves #hello
    WHO polluted the air with such?

    tell us more Neil Steven Lawrence Joe Absher Robert Cox

    BTW if Trump was thinking churches were essential WHY did he not order that 3/13/20 but waited till Memorial Day? Nelson Banuchi Daniel J Hesse Danny Kircharr

    • Frances Strickland
      Reply May 23, 2020

      Frances Strickland

      Troy Day what? “Have you build a border around your head”?

      And what’s all the rest of the stuff you’re saying? Slow down and write about one thing at a time. Make some sense. Calm down first, then write it.

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 23, 2020

      Troy Day

      Frances Strickland take your foil cap off pls 🙂 Cant calm down I am pentecostal

    • Frances Strickland
      Reply May 23, 2020

      Frances Strickland

      Troy Day what are you saying now? Insinuating that I’m nuts doesn’t clarify what you are trying to communicate.

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 23, 2020

      Troy Day

  • Frances Strickland
    Reply May 23, 2020

    Frances Strickland

    Troy Day why did you tag me (and others)in a rambling post that makes no sense? Are you trying to tell us something? Are you ok?

  • Frances Strickland
    Reply May 23, 2020

    Frances Strickland

    Troy Day spit it out! I have to go make breakfast for the troops.

  • Troy Day
    Reply May 23, 2020

    Troy Day

    Frances Strickland you are SO constructive to this discussion coming here just for the fish breakfast

  • Frances Strickland
    Reply May 23, 2020

    Frances Strickland

    Troy Day thank you. You still haven’t clarified.

  • Louise Cummings
    Reply May 23, 2020

    Louise Cummings

    The Bible talks about many things happening. But it’s getting worse. It is I believe it sure makes it close. Or the Rapture even closer.

  • Jim Price
    Reply May 23, 2020

    Jim Price

    We have already accepted several vaccinations as a society and I think we are better off for it. No I don’t think the mark of the beast has anything to do with keeping the sabbath on Saturdays. The trains and the planes and hospitals all must work seven days a week. It’s time we stop looking under every rock for something to scare our followers and keep them from living an abundant life. The church should be built on faith and courage! The church has to long been built on guilt and fear.

  • Troy Day
    Reply May 24, 2020

    Troy Day

    Jim Price seniors can take the vaccine either way but for the younger crowd this would become a real issue you know

  • Nikki Yowell Gourley

    Watch this video and see for yourself. I think the “chip” is the mark. Do research because many people are ok with taking a vaccine.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om5XkjZ_vKI&feature=share

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 29, 2020

      Troy Day

      This guy from the video comes with this charts and stuff What is he really saying I dont think hes got a clue Ricky Grimsley

    • Ricky Grimsley
      Reply May 29, 2020

      Ricky Grimsley

      Troy Day he was hard to follow.

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 29, 2020

      Troy Day

      ha the prodigal Grimsley has returned 🙂 Do you have time to pick it up on our recent gray state convos? President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting social media companies on Thursday, days after Twitter called two of his tweets “potentially misleading.” “A small handful of social media monopolies controls a vast portion of all public and private communications in the United States,” he claimed. “They’ve had unchecked power to censor, restrict, edit, shape, hide, alter, virtually any form of communication between private citizens and large public audiences.”
      The executive order tests the boundaries of the White House’s authority.

  • Troy Day
    Reply May 29, 2020

    Troy Day

    when the prophets have spoken Joe Absher Ray E Horton

    • Joe Absher
      Reply May 29, 2020

      Joe Absher

      Luke 6:25 KJV — Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 29, 2020

      Troy Day

      Joe Absher such great prophecies in this group coming to realization and some GRACE when they dont 🙂

    • Joe Absher
      Reply May 29, 2020

      Joe Absher

      Acts 17:21 KJV — (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)

  • Nathaniel Merritt
    Reply May 29, 2020

    Nathaniel Merritt

    A Woman Rides the Beast by Dave Hunt is available as a free PDF online. You will discover who the Scarlet Harlot of Babylon is and who is the Beast (the Antichrist) she rides. This is the Reformation view. It was universally agreed upon and believed by all the Reformers to a man. This was the Protestant-Evangelical-Fundamentalist view until the end of the 19th century when the Futurism of Francisco Ribera infected the church and Futurist ideas began to take over.

    • Troy Day
      Reply May 29, 2020

      Troy Day

      so you are a Calvinist and want us to believe as you The reformed view was the RCH is the harlot and pope was the anti-Christ Whats the NEW in all this? .Everyone knows it What else you got that we have not heard yet?

  • Troy Day
    Reply May 29, 2020

    Troy Day

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeDNKc0OLLg&t=7s Ricky Grimsley Joe Absher William DeArteaga WHO – not fake news

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