reply to post by ahnggk
You got it right! Or at least almost right!
The way I see it, the mark of the beast is MONEY!!
We value and love money well above everything else. It's always in our minds (how to make more of it and spend it better) and our actions (most of
what we do every single day, is to work for money and then spend that money). Money consumes almost every minute of our day, leaving no room for God
At the time the Book of Revelations was written, the mark of the beast on our forehead and our hand was just an allegory for the mark to be in our
minds (our foreheads) and our actions (our hands -what we use to build and create things). It's not a real, visible mark.
Think about it!! No one, nowadays, at least not in our society, can buy or sell anything, without MONEY. Just as it is written in the B of R.
That is it!
The anti-christ is no individual. The anti-christ is an idea, a worldview, a paradigm.
Western culture and worldview is completely built around money and the economy -both entirely human creations. That is why the Apostle John said that
the mark of the beast was the number 666 and it was the sign and number of a MAN. We have replaced our love of God for the love of MEN's creation:
That is why Jesus told the rich young man "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in
heaven. Then come, follow me." (Matthew 19:21).
And this ties neatly with with your "love of the world" idea. Just imagine what it would be like if you went out on any street and told people to
reject money for the love of God. You would be labeled as a raving lunatic, persecuted and institutionalized! Indeed, you would be persecuted for his
We are all in it. There's no way out.
Try to live without money.
Good luck with that.
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