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A method is presented for facilitating sales transactions by electronic media. A bar code or a design is tattooed on an individual. Before the sales transaction can be consummated, the tattoo is scanned with a scanner. Characteristics about the scanned tattoo are compared to characteristics about other tattoos stored on a computer database in order to verify the identity of the buyer. Once verified, the seller may be authorized to debit the buyer's electronic bank account in order to consummate the transaction. The seller's electronic bank account may be similarly updated.
Another group is founded on the observation that "the Beast controls who buys and sells". But that observation's inaccurate as well. The restriction in the text is a way of penalising the stubborn believers, who are "behaving in a consciously negative manner". It is a means to an end, not an end in itself.
Nevertheless, there are people finding the Mark in anything to do with trade and commerce, from Barclaycards to barcodes. But I must ask- do any of these suggestions pass the test of "conscious loyalty" relating to a public individual resembling the Beast?
Originally posted by standrewscross
the Sunday observance. I fear it is the celebration of other gods and will be judged that way. Do you think the current church can be the Bride with such disobedience?
Originally posted by ziplogan
While the bible does talk about a mark on believers in the end times as well... it also speaks about how they are already Sealed by the Holy Spirit - Eph 1:13
It is a kind of mark but only God can see it.
Originally posted by Senser
The beast is a metaphor for the darkside (dreamstate) inside ourselves that has kept us from seeing the truth about ourselves