The Coronavirus Vaccine And The Mark Of The Beast (Six)

It is written:

He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads. 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. (Revelation 13:16-18)

Having determined that the two beats of Revelation 13 are Rome and the false religions which sprang forth from Rome (especially Roman Catholicism), let’s now turn our attention further to examining whether or not the mark of the beast is the coronavirus vaccine.

What does the word “mark” mean?

“The word for the mark of the beast is charagma, and it could come from more than one ancient custom. (1) Sometimes domestic slaves were branded with the mark of their owner. But usually they were branded only if they had run away or had been guilty of some grave misdemeanour. Such a mark was called a stigma; we still use the word in English. If the mark is connected with this, it means that those who worship the beast are his property. (2) Sometimes soldiers branded themselves with the name of their general, if they were very devoted to him. This, to some extent, corresponds to the modern custom of tattooing upon one’s person the name of someone especially dear. If the mark is connected with this, it means that those who worship the beast are his devoted followers. (3) On every contract of buying or selling, there was a charagma, a seal, and on the seal the name of the emperor and the date. If the mark is connected with this, it means that those who worship the beast accept his authority. (4) All coinage had the head and inscription of the emperor stamped upon it to show that it was his property. If the mark is connected with this, it again means that those who bear it are the property of the beast. (5) When worshippers had burned the pinch of incense to Caesar, they were given a certificate to say that they had done so. The mark of the beast may be the certificate of worship, which Christians could obtain only at the cost of denying their faith.” (William Barclay, The New Daily Study: The Revelation. Of John-Volume Two, 112-113 (Kindle Edition); Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press)

The mark is a symbol of devotion and loyalty, not of medical health. Consider that those who take the mark of the beast are identified as those who reject God (Revelation 13:3-4), and who have no trouble persecuting the people of God (Revelation 13:7-10). More to the point, those who take the mark of the Beas at are described as those who have been deceived by the beast and the false prophet (Revelation 13:13-15).

Now, what does any of this have to do with a coronavirus vaccine?

Is there anything in Revelation 13 to suggest that the mark of the beast has anything to do with medicine?

Have those who have taken the vaccine rejected God?

Do the recipients of the coronavirus vaccine declare war against God and His church?

Have those who have taken the coronavirus vaccine declared allegiance to the nation of Rome and to the false religions of the world?

These are some of the reasons why we know that the coronavirus vaccine is not the mark of the beast; and as we consider further, we will see many other reasons why this is the case!

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen.

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