The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
Believe it or not, a similar thing happened to me.
I first learned about Revelation during a boyscout camping trip, late at night sitting around the camp fire. I had a long night of expecting some
“beast” to come into the tent and cut my head off
. Of course what they told me ended up not only being exaggerated in the typical “camp
fire scary story” manner, but also after years of researching is mostly based on a false school of prophetic teaching.
While the overall message may be correct, it will be much more subtle and over a much longer period of time. As a matter of fact, the “end of the
world” has been going on for close to 2000 years. We are finally getting to the “end” of the “end”.
What you are showing is called Jesuit Futurism, it was created by Jesuit Theologian Francisco
as part of the Counter-Reformation
, under the
Council of Trent
. Out of that council, the Jesuit Order came up with two competing schools of
, and Preterism
oppose protestant Historicism
. It should be somewhat telling that the
writers of Futurism are the Catholic Church, and yet even they reject this school in favor of Preterism (which is much more similar to
Will there be an antichrist?
There are many antichrists, not just one. Anyone that rejects Christ is an antichrist according to the Bible. There will be one figure in history
which is described in Daniel as the “little horn” whose station would be that of an antichrist. Historicists agree that this is the station of the
Pontifex Maximus or Holy Pontiff. All the original protestant founders came to the same conclusion about the antichrist.
What are the beasts?
The beasts are all countries. Specifically world dominating countries of their age. The two beasts in Revelation are Rome, and now, years later, we
can identify the second beast as the United States. John Wesley almost had this figured out back in 1760, when he wrote his explanatory notes on
Revelation, in which he stated; “Where is the second beast, I cannot see him yet, but he cannot be far off”. Of course the US became a nation in
1776, right after Wesley wrote that quote.
What is the mark?
It has to be something that the last beast put into effect that will make you into a “number of a man”, state your allegiance to them, put them
into a position of supplying your needs instead of god, and limits your ability to do commerce without it. I have often written on ATS that I believe
this to be the new International Biometric ID Cards (UN ICAO format biometric ID's) that all countries are putting in effect, specifically in the US
it would be the Real ID. Humorously enough, even the DHS calls that little star on the new license a “Mark”, not a symbol, logo, stamp, or
otherwise... A “Mark”...
Will you be beheaded?
It may someday come to that, but not right now. As of the moment refusing the get the new ID will limit your ability to survive very drastically.
Without that ID it is not possible to drive, fly, go in a federal building, leave/enter the country, go into a courtroom, open a new bank account, get
certain medications, buy anything over a certain amount of money, etc... It is also difficult to get medical treatment, get a job, vote, buy
restricted items, etc... They wish to make healthcare benefits, and even social security require that you have this new ID.
I suspect that the day is not far off where you will end up in a place like Guantanamo for refusing to have this ID card... That is unless the public
start to put their foot down to the government about it.
Hope that helps you some...
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