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Originally posted by EricD
If you believe that observing an improper Sabbath day is a sign of the beast, how do you reconcile that with:
Col 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath [days]
Originally posted by AshleyD
reply to post by birchtree
I never figured out why people always point to Nero equaling 666. Revelation was written approximately 20 years after Nero died. The one John refers to is futuristic. I point this out to Preterists all the time and they still say it was a hidden code for Nero.
Originally posted by darkelf
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: Revelation13:16
The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon
Mark: Strong's Number: 5480; Original Word cavragma; Transliterated Word Charagma.
1. a stamp, an imprinted mark
a. of the mark stamped on the forehead or the right hand as the badge of the followers of the Antichrist
b. the mark branded upon horses
2. thing carved, sculpture, graven work of idolatrous images
The Greek word for mark is defined as an actual mark or stamp (possible tattoo?) that can be seen. Anything else is simply speculation. It may be used in conjunction with an RFID chip.
There are many places where you cannot buy without showing an ID card (Costco, military stores, etc. . .)
Originally posted by The time lord
The beast is a government system, all religions and nations and people will come as one.
Originally posted by jpm1602
This reminds me of God in the box Simpson thing, licking psychodelic frog ooze. I would very much appreciate less demonized secular chatter and a more holistic one. One that does not pervay Christian, Islam, or Freakism as the issue. But the probability that at some point soon, big players are going to want to chip your ass, even if your wiccan. Ain't happening here, not today, not tomorrow, and 'they' are going to have a very serious non compliance from ME!