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12Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
me is used for everything which the name covers, everything the thought or feeling of which is aroused in the mind by mentioning, hearing, remembering, the name, i.e. for one's rank, authority, interests, pleasure, command, excellences, deeds etc.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: Raggedyman
I understand Jesus never demanded us to worship him, he only urged us to love others as ourselves.
That leads to a question though: why do people worship him and ignore his teachings? If we are sent to hell for not worshiping him (church dogma) then that implies that he demands it.
Either way, the "beast system" has been in place for thousands of years now and Jesus has been a facilitator of it. Look at the churches fortune for proof of that, they even have their own country, all because they teach people to worship Jesus as God and that those who don't suffer for eternity.
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: drevill
Yes, they worry about it because they have convinced themselves they can pick up the mark "accidentally", without even knowing about it, let alone consenting. This comes from modern speculation attaching it to things like social security numbers and credit cards. I tried to deal with that fear in my own thread on the subject.
You are right. They can't receive the mark, because they've already been given the seal of Revelation ch7, marking them as God's property.