My own thoughts on the mark of the beast

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JesusWhereRU

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I think the beast is, basically, government

I mean, if you think about it... govt is where all the $$ is at.. so...

it stands to reason that all that money and power would end up corrupting everyone who touches it... human nature being what it is...

What to do... what to do?

(where's the hand-wringing smiley.?)
 

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I think the beast is, basically, government

I mean, if you think about it... govt is where all the $$ is at.. so...

it stands to reason that all that money and power would end up corrupting everyone who touches it... human nature being what it is...

What to do... what to do?

(where's the hand-wringing smiley.?)
I don't agree. We are supposed to obey the authorities and pray for them. All that is going on now is preparation for the Beast. Democracy has lost its gloss, especially for the young.

Authoritarian governments are rising while true democracy barely exists. The media is mostly controlled by the left and they control the news. There are still some sensible people and organisations. But the loony left is very strong. The situation is ripe for a world leader to arise who will seem to be able to resolve all the world's problems. Unbelievers will be delighted. The Beast will appear to be the saviour of the world, but we know how it ends up. We also know that the Lord Jesus will destroy the Beast and all the spiritual forces that are behind him. What to do? Rejoice. Our redemption is not far off.
 

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I was thinking about the beast and the mark recently and had some thoughts pop into my head that the beast would be a city or a country that was partially devastated by a war, perhaps a civil war, possibly a nuclear war. It was rebuilt but still showed the scars of it and became the leader and control center of the world.
 

JesusWhereRU

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I was thinking about the beast and the mark recently and had some thoughts pop into my head that the beast would be a city or a country that was partially devastated by a war, perhaps a civil war, possibly a nuclear war. It was rebuilt but still showed the scars of it and became the leader and control center of the world.
the Beast and the AntiChrist are not the same... that's about all I know... I don't like dealing w/ end times stuff bc..

Jesus said even HE doesn't know when the End will come.. only the Father

so why do we get into deep conversations about things we can never understand? seems like a waste o'time
 

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the Beast and the AntiChrist are not the same... that's about all I know... I don't like dealing w/ end times stuff bc..

Jesus said even HE doesn't know when the End will come.. only the Father

so why do we get into deep conversations about things we can never understand? seems like a waste o'time
Exciting if you ask me...will be seeing Jesus soon!!
 

JesusWhereRU

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Exciting if you ask me...will be seeing Jesus soon!!
a lot of "christians" probably do not really, really want to see Jesus soon

they may say they do but... Well, anyway..

like I said somewhere else .. I believe the fake christians will join forces, the Catholic and the Protestant while the true believers will be persecuted and no one likes being persecuted so some will join the ranks of the fake ones.. Hey, that may be happening already... do ya think?
 

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a lot of "christians" probably do not really, really want to see Jesus soon

they may say they do but... Well, anyway..

like I said somewhere else .. I believe the fake christians will join forces, the Catholic and the Protestant while the true believers will be persecuted and no one likes being persecuted so some will join the ranks of the fake ones.. Hey, that may be happening already... do ya think?
Folk are falling away and leaving the faith daily, unfortunately...
 
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There are so many direct and indirect references to the mark of the beast you can see in pop culture. Enough to say that even those who are not Christians also have a general idea of what it is about.

Talking from where I am from (India) and also what I believe, it is not evil to be a leftist any more than someone who is happy with the way things are. if you're an American, sure you're going to disagree with leftist views because you live in a capitalist country. Although what I think and also what has come to be around the world is wherever leftists have dominance in the world there is nothing but progress.

Take Cuba for example. It is a socialist country. Wherever there is an epidemic or a need for medical care in most parts of the world, Cuban doctors are among the first respondents to be seen there.

Take communist China for example. They were quick to recognise the threat of the coronavirus and take precautions. It doesn't mean that they got full control of the situation. At least they didn't do what the Trump administration did. Just being negligent and saying that by summer time, the virus will die away.

My country India is no better. It's right wing ruled country now. Never has there been such a worse implementation of anti people policies in Indian history. Like the CAA, NRC, etc. The Indian government would export vaccines to other countries but not have enough when it comes to the second wave for itself.

Socialism works on the principle where the least man in the society counts as much as a man who is well off. Socialism doesn't leave the 'have nots' and the poor to rot and die in the gutter. What Malcolm X, Mao and Che Guevara worked for was worthy of respect. The ideals they fought for and died for is nothing short of noble. But I digress.

This thread mentioned mainly about the mark of the beast. The Bible warns us to be wary of the Anti Christ and the mark. There are two realms according to our Lord Jesus. The earthly realm and the heavenly realm. That's how Jesus talks to us in the four Gospels. So while we would look at what happens on earth, we have to be aware of how things are spiritually for us in the life we live in this world. Right, left or pacifist, if you believe in Christ, you fight a spiritual war. That is not the same as what happens in this earth. You have to look towards saving your soul by end of your time of earth. May God help each and everyone of us to do that and fight that battle. For it is said in the Bible that He will come for us like a thief. We won't know which hour.
 

JesusWhereRU

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Folk are falling away and leaving the faith daily, unfortunately...
yes, both Catholic and non-Catholic

Some people leave the Catholic Church because it is becoming too liberal.. which doesn't make much sense in light of Mt 1618 which says that Jesus's Church will never succumb to the "gates of Hell" and Mt 28:20 which says He will "be with you always, even to the end"
 

JesusWhereRU

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There are so many direct and indirect references to the mark of the beast you can see in pop culture. Enough to say that even those who are not Christians also have a general idea of what it is about.

Talking from where I am from (India) and also what I believe, it is not evil to be a leftist any more than someone who is happy with the way things are. if you're an American, sure you're going to disagree with leftist views because you live in a capitalist country. Although what I think and also what has come to be around the world is wherever leftists have dominance in the world there is nothing but progress.

Take Cuba for example. It is a socialist country. Wherever there is an epidemic or a need for medical care in most parts of the world, Cuban doctors are among the first respondents to be seen there.

Take communist China for example. They were quick to recognise the threat of the coronavirus and take precautions. It doesn't mean that they got full control of the situation. At least they didn't do what the Trump administration did. Just being negligent and saying that by summer time, the virus will die away.

My country India is no better. It's right wing ruled country now. Never has there been such a worse implementation of anti people policies in Indian history. Like the CAA, NRC, etc. The Indian government would export vaccines to other countries but not have enough when it comes to the second wave for itself.

Socialism works on the principle where the least man in the society counts as much as a man who is well off. Socialism doesn't leave the 'have nots' and the poor to rot and die in the gutter. What Malcolm X, Mao and Che Guevara worked for was worthy of respect. The ideals they fought for and died for is nothing short of noble. But I digress.

This thread mentioned mainly about the mark of the beast. The Bible warns us to be wary of the Anti Christ and the mark. There are two realms according to our Lord Jesus. The earthly realm and the heavenly realm. That's how Jesus talks to us in the four Gospels. So while we would look at what happens on earth, we have to be aware of how things are spiritually for us in the life we live in this world. Right, left or pacifist, if you believe in Christ, you fight a spiritual war. That is not the same as what happens in this earth. You have to look towards saving your soul by end of your time of earth. May God help each and everyone of us to do that and fight that battle. For it is said in the Bible that He will come for us like a thief. We won't know which hour.
I am in the process of reading all of this,

back later...
 
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I am in the process of reading all of this,

back later...
You say that because I've written too much or because you might be genuinely busy. I'm good however you feel about it. Feel free. I just noticed that you started the thread. That's cool. Take your time. No Rush.
 
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What kicks off the end times is a huge cataclysmic event. We ease into it with the horsemen but immediately following them there is a huge event. I’m guessing it’s the flyby of what has been recorded as Nibiru. This is what causes islands to shift, and the stars to fall from the sky (huge meteor shower) and the sky (atmosphere) to roll back like a scroll. Then out of the rubble the one world government rises because there are no superpowers, just chaos. We are a ways out yet, however those who know it’s coming have been preparing.
 

JesusWhereRU

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You say that because I've written too much or because you might be genuinely busy. I'm good however you feel about it. Feel free. I just noticed that you started the thread. That's cool. Take your time. No Rush.
u wrote too much for the time I had

and yes, i am very busy most of the time and do not have my own computer.. have 2 depend on the charity of others who have one..

But I should be ready to respond to your whole post in... say, 2 minutes?

ok, I have read it

I do not agree w/ your assessment of socialism. I do not believe in unfettered capitalism either, but even unfettered capitalism is far superior to socialism..

socialists are destroying our country (USA)

If conservatives do not fight this with all they have... we are doomed.. and one day we will all look back nostalgically to the days long ago when we had (not only capitalism) but FREEDOM (that comes from that kind of system)
 

JesusWhereRU

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What kicks off the end times is a huge cataclysmic event. We ease into it with the horsemen but immediately following them there is a huge event. I’m guessing it’s the flyby of what has been recorded as Nibiru. This is what causes islands to shift, and the stars to fall from the sky (huge meteor shower) and the sky (atmosphere) to roll back like a scroll. Then out of the rubble the one world government rises because there are no superpowers, just chaos. We are a ways out yet, however those who know it’s coming have been preparing.
I don't claim to be an expert on end-times stuff. I don't think the Catholic Church has any set in stone view on this kind of thing... or the particulars anyway

However, what u say here sounds plausible.. I never heard this theory before but yeh... makes sense..

Again, it is hard to say what will happen in the future.. which is why I don't pursue more info and commentary on "end times"

My thing is: following facts

facts RE what is actually going on now..

which has led me to be quite disheartened... about Trump "losing" (ha ha.. NOT) and etc...
 
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I don't claim to be an expert on end-times stuff. I don't think the Catholic Church has any set in stone view on this kind of thing... or the particulars anyway

However, what u say here sounds plausible.. I never heard this theory before but yeh... makes sense..

Again, it is hard to say what will happen in the future.. which is why I don't pursue more info and commentary on "end times"

My thing is: following facts

facts RE what is actually going on now..

which has led me to be quite disheartened... about Trump "losing" (ha ha.. NOT) and etc...
What is going now is that Vatican built the worlds largest infrared telescope and nicknamed it the LUCIFER lens. When asked why they built it they said it’s because they know what’s coming. I’m pretty sure that was what the third secret of Fatima was. They were supposed to reveal it but never did. They claimed it’s inevitable and will only cause panic.
 

JesusWhereRU

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What is going now is that Vatican built the worlds largest infrared telescope and nicknamed it the LUCIFER lens. When asked why they built it they said it’s because they know what’s coming. I’m pretty sure that was what the third secret of Fatima was. They were supposed to reveal it but never did. They claimed it’s inevitable and will only cause panic.
well, i have said for a long time that the hierarchy in the RCC is corrupt and despicable.

also said that I believe Catholic and Protestant people will join together in one "church" in the end times and persecute the true lovers of Christ, which will include both C and P and those not calling themselves either

just my thoughts on the end times stuff... for whatever they are worth. Of course the Word tells us that even Jesus does not know the actual TIME of the end.. only the Father..

and of course if Jesus doesn't know

neither do His human followers..
 

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I think the beast is, basically, government

I mean, if you think about it... govt is where all the $$ is at.. so...

it stands to reason that all that money and power would end up corrupting everyone who touches it... human nature being what it is...

What to do... what to do?

(where's the hand-wringing smiley.?)
Greetings JesusWhereRU,

While it is true that the beast is referred to as a kingdom/government, it also refers to the beast as an individual, as revealed in the following:

"They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer)."

"The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go into destruction"

"The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction."

"And the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet, the one having done the signs before him, by which he deceived those having received the mark of the beast and those worshiping its image. The two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone." - Revelation 19:20

So, the fact that the beast is referred to as coming up from the Abyss, that he is referred to as an eighth king and that he along with the false prophet (the two of them) are cast alive into the lake of fire, would demonstrate that the beast is also an individual i.e. the angel that is currently in the Abyss.
 

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Your post was " your thoughts on the MARK of the beast " and you launch into who or what you think the beast is ?
 

Gideon300

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the Beast and the AntiChrist are not the same... that's about all I know... I don't like dealing w/ end times stuff bc..

Jesus said even HE doesn't know when the End will come.. only the Father

so why do we get into deep conversations about things we can never understand? seems like a waste o'time
Yes, speculations and arguments are not helpful, especially when people are adamant. And possibly adamantly wrong.
 
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u wrote too much for the time I had

and yes, i am very busy most of the time and do not have my own computer.. have 2 depend on the charity of others who have one..

But I should be ready to respond to your whole post in... say, 2 minutes?

ok, I have read it

I do not agree w/ your assessment of socialism. I do not believe in unfettered capitalism either, but even unfettered capitalism is far superior to socialism..

socialists are destroying our country (USA)

If conservatives do not fight this with all they have... we are doomed.. and one day we will all look back nostalgically to the days long ago when we had (not only capitalism) but FREEDOM (that comes from that kind of system)



Your country spends or at least used to spend 300 billion on the military as opposed to 2 or 3 billion dollars for human development areas like education and health care. This was way back in 2008 or 2009. By now it will be way more for your military.

The wage inequality between the have nots and those who have is widening more and more in The USA since the Ronald Reagan reforms.

I will talk more simply so that you would understand.

United States is considered the model for capitalism in the world among all countries.

For such a developed country and superpower, do all your people have access to affordable and equitable education? No they do not.

Do they have access to affordable healthcare? Can all the people of your country afford healthcare when they are sick? No they cannot.

Then what good is such a freedom? where is the freedom for such people who really need that help? Such an economy is bound to come to a standstill and a demand for reforms.

That's the socialism I'm talking about. That is the socialism that's necessary. That's also the socialism that Jesus himself would want.





("I was Hungry and you gave me to eat. Thirsty and you gave me to drink. Sick and in prison and you visited me. Now enter into my kingdom"

People: Lord when did we see you hungry, thirsty ... when did we do these things?"

Jesus: " Whenever you did this to the least of my brethren, you did it to me")

AND

(Jesus would say to the bad people:

"Depart from me you cursed. For I was Hungry..... You will be cast into the eternal fire."

The evil people: Lord when did we see you hungry, thirsty, naked, sick or in prison.....

Jesus: Whenever you did not do it to the least of these you did it to me.)



This is something that Jesus Himself talks about in the Bible. Read the Gospel of Matthew. This is one of the main ways if not the main way of God's judgement on all people.

It's okay if you don't agree. We need not agree on our views as long as we can show each other what we really want to convey to one another clearly.