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posted on Jul, 8 2020 @ 10:21 AM
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originally posted by: whereislogic
a reply to: Asktheanimals

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From a comment of mine in the thread How do Christians justify their taking the mark of the beast already?


In his inspired Word, God provides the needed clues with regard to the mark of the wild beast of Revelation chapter 13. Naturally, to understand those clues, we need to identify the beast itself and learn about its activities.

The Bible book of Daniel sheds much light on the meaning of symbolic beasts. Chapter 7 contains a vivid tableau of “four huge beasts”​—a lion, a bear, a leopard, and a fearsome beast with big teeth of iron. (Daniel 7:2-7) Daniel tells us that these beasts represent “kings,” or political kingdoms, that rule in succession over vast empires.​—Daniel 7:17, 23.

Regarding the beast of Revelation 13:1, 2, The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible points out that it “combines in itself the joint characteristics of the four beasts of Daniel’s vision . . . Accordingly, this first beast [of Revelation] represents the combined forces of all political rule opposed to God in the world.” This observation is affirmed by Revelation 13:7, which says of the beast: “Authority was given it over every tribe and people and tongue and nation.”

Why does the Bible use beasts as symbols of human rulership? For at least two reasons. First, because of the beastly record of bloodshed that governments have accrued over the centuries. “War is one of the constants of history,” wrote historians Will and Ariel Durant, “and has not diminished with civilization or democracy.” How true that “man has dominated man to his injury”! (Ecclesiastes 8:9) The second reason is that “the dragon [Satan] gave to the beast its power and its throne and great authority.” (Revelation 12:9; 13:2) Accordingly, human rulership is a product of the Devil, thus reflecting his beastly, dragonlike disposition.​—John 8:44; Ephesians 6:12.

Now that we have identified the beast, we are in a position to determin what the mark of the beast is. Those having the mark of the beast proclaim their servitude to the beast. Thus, the mark, whether on the right hand or on the forehead, figuratively speaking, is a symbol that identifies its bearer as one who gives worshipful support to the beastlike political systems of the world. Those having the mark give to “Caesar” that which rightly belongs to God. (Luke 20:25; Revelation 13:4, 8; 14:1) How? By giving worshipful honor to the political state, its symbols, and its military might, to which they look for hope and salvation. Any worship that they render the true God is merely lip service.

In contrast, the Bible urges us: “Do not put your trust in nobles, nor in the son of earthling man, to whom no salvation belongs. His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground; in that day his thoughts do perish.” (Psalm 146:3, 4) Those who heed that wise counsel are not disillusioned when governments fail to deliver on their promises or when charismatic leaders fall from grace.​—Proverbs 1:33.

This does not mean that true Christians sit back and do nothing about mankind’s plight. On the contrary, they actively proclaim the one government that will solve mankind’s problems​—God’s Kingdom, which they represent.​—Matthew 24:14.

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not wage warfare* [“We do not wage warfare.” [Lit., “we are not doing military service.” Lat., non . . . mi·li·ta'mus.] according to what we are in the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful by God for overturning strongly entrenched things. For we are overturning reasonings and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God.”—2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-5
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You said:


People are obviously so driven by patriotism that wars of states will surely break out.


War is already “one of the constants of history”. Nothing needs to “break out”. ...

Some of those who claim to be Christians tend to use the argument that military service is justifiable and needed in service to your country in order to defend it and its people from tyranny or those who want to harm your loved ones, to defend one's freedoms and democratic culture, etc. But in response to that notion I would like to quote a line from the Stargate SG-1 show: “Maybe one day you will learn, that your way, is not the only way”. (I'm hinting at what's mentioned above in 2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-5) Context:




posted on Jul, 9 2020 @ 07:37 PM
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originally posted by: CIAGypsy
a reply to: kwakakev

I will address this (or the general concept of it) in a dossier that I am hoping to present in the near future.


Just want to let you know I appreciate the thread, agree with what you've been saying, and am very interested in whatever else you're planning to post here..



posted on Jul, 15 2020 @ 05:27 PM
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originally posted by: KansasGirl

a reply to: CIAGypsy

What are some concrete things we can do? What do you suggest?


Several months ago, the foxnews site ran a story about alternative s to the drudgereportwhen it went rogue - suggesting instead people check out citizenfreepress.com or the bonginoreport.com.

The same thing needs to happen to google, they have way more control than you think being able to censor search results and youtube videos. SkepticOverlord had direct emails from google concerning the ant-hillary threads on this site, they think they can throw their weight around since they have crushed the competition.

Ive gotten several people to switch to duckduckgo.com as an alternative and written every conservative outlet I can discussing the issue. This page gives an illustration of exactly how much influence they wield in the health care industry.

Feel free to modify or distribute the following as you see fit - Defund Google : Support alternative search engines



posted on Jul, 16 2020 @ 05:19 PM
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You are not the only one CIAGypsy

Conservative group launches ‘DivestU’ to redirect donations away from liberal colleges

Conservative group Turning Point USA launched a new initiative Thursday encouraging college and university donors who believe their values no longer align with their alma maters to "de-commit" their gifts and redirect the money to different causes – rather than fund “left-wing indoctrination.”

Turning Point USA founder and President Charlie Kirk dubs the initiative “DivestU,” which the organization calls their “most aggressive project yet to combat rampant Leftism at universities by striking where they are most vulnerable: their wallets.”



posted on Jul, 16 2020 @ 05:33 PM
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Ephesians 6:12: "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."


If they know you know, it is intensified 10 fold.
If you speak out, 10 fold more
If you act out, 10 fold more
Pick your battles,
Rest your spirit.
The road is still long.
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posted on Jul, 18 2020 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: 111DPKING111

I switched to duckduckgo years ago



posted on Jul, 18 2020 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: 111DPKING111

I switched to duckduckgo years ago



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