This page tells the truth about the "Mark of the Beast". Everything in it is proven from the Bible. If you doubt anything, then you may look up the scripture references and prove the truth for yourself. Please read it carefully. This great crisis is almost upon us! We must be prepared to face it, but the only way we can really do this, is by obeying God, and God alone. Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
We read about the Beast in Revelation chapter 13. First of all we must understand something; is this a real beast? A real animal, or is it just a symbol?
So this is not a real beast, but is in fact, a kingdom. To find out which kingdom this is, we need to look at some of the things which the beast did, and then see if we can find any kingdom which did such works.
1. He spoke blasphemies against God. (Rev.13:5,6)
2. He made war with the saints, and overcame them. (Rev.13:7)
3. All that dwelt on the earth worshipped him. (Rev.13:8)
4. He tried to change God’s law. (Dan.7:25)
5. He sat in God’s temple, exalting himself above God. (2 Thess.2:4)
6. His number is 666. (Rev.13:18)
There is not enough space in this tract to deal with all the evidence, but when we look at the six points above, we realize that there is only one kingdom in the world which could possibly be the beast. Let us now identify this beast:
THE BEAST IS: The Roman Catholic Church-kingdom, which is partly a church, and partly a political state. The head of the kingdom is the Pope, and the headquarters is the little state of the Vatican which may be found in Rome. Let me prove it: Just look at the six points I mentioned before and compare them with these facts:
So then, the beast kingdom is the Roman Catholic Church kingdom, which is often called the Papacy, and the head of that kingdom is the Pope! God’s word condemns the system. It is anti-Christ, even though there are many sincere persons in it who truly believe that they are following the true way of God, but they must leave it and turn to the truth in order to be saved.
Now, here is the vital question: What is the "Mark of the Beast"?
* It is not a literal mark. God’s people are also said to get a mark in their foreheads. It is a symbolic mark. (Rev.7:3; Rev.14:1; Exek.9:4)
* It is not the number 666. That is the number of the beast, not the Mark of the beast.
*Take careful note of this point:
The mark of the beast will involve the breaking of God’s law.
The Catholic church says that it is the only true church. They say that they have the power to change even the laws of God. Can they prove it? They say that they can prove it. How? By the fact that they were able to change the Sabbath from the Seventh day, to the first day of the week. It was not changed in the Bible, but the Catholic church changed it, and everybody has followed their example. They say that this proves that they have the power to change even the laws of God. They say that this is A MARK of their authority. ( You may find these claims in a book entitled, "An Abridgement of Christian Doctrine."). So you see, the mark of the authority of the Roman Catholic Church, is the observance of Sunday as the Sabbath, rather than the Seventh day which the Bible commands. Therefore, since the Roman Catholic Church is the Beast organization, then THE MARK OF THE BEAST IS....SUNDAY OBSERVANCE!!
Sunday worship has always been the mark of false worship in all ages. People who worshipped the sun, set aside the first day of the week in honour of this false god. The Egyptians, the Romans, the Greeks and many others, worshipped the sun on this day. The Roman Catholic Church carried this heathen practice into Christianity many years ago, and gradually, the First, instead of the Seventh day came to be regarded as a holy day. They changed the Sabbath (but God never changes).
Soon it will become a law that Sunday should be set aside as a holy day. There are many religious groups who are trying to get this law passed. Soon, those who do not keep Sunday holy will not be able to buy or sell anything (Rev.13:17). God’s law says "the Seventh day is the Sabbath," but the "Beast Kingdom" will demand that you observe the first day.
Will you love God best of all? Will you obey Him even when your life is threatened? Even now the Pope of Rome is travelling from country to country becoming more and more popular. Everybody admires him, "and all the world wondered after the beast" (Rev.13:3). Very soon now, he will influence the governments of the world to make a law, that all men, "small and great, rich and poor, free and bond", shall keep the Sunday holy. The Pope is the only leader in the world who has strong influence in every country in the world, and we can see by this, how he will be able to bring about this law.
"All shall worship him whose names are not written in the book of life ...." (Rev.13:8), but, "if any man worship the Beast ... the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God ..." (Rev.14:9,10), "here is the patience of the saints, here are they that keep the commandments of GOD (not the commandments of men!), and the faith of Jesus." (Rev.14:12)
Where do you stand? It is time now to choose whether you will obey God, or man. Whether you will receive God’s seal, or the Mark of the Beast.
May God help you to make the right choice.
The beast is Satan, claiming that he is God. Revelation 13:4 reveals how people will react when he appears.
“So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?’
The beast will be extremely powerful. He is the Satan, the Devil, the dragon, and the Serpent of old. He has spent thousands of years developing and strengthening his deceptive powers.
Very soon Satan will transform himself into an angel of light. When he appears as an angel of light he is called the beast.
“For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.” 2 Corinthians 11:14
When Satan comes as the beast he will have so much power and authority that the whole world will marvel.
“And all the world marveled and followed the beast.” Revelation 13:3
Almost everyone in the world will worship the beast.
A few people will choose to worship the Lamb instead of the beast. Jesus is called the Lamb and Satan is called the beast. The people who choose to worship the Lamb will have their names written in the Lamb’s book of life. Everyone else will worship the beast.
“All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Revelation 13:8
The Bible gives a severe warning against worshiping the beast and receiving his mark:
“If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath.” Revelation 14:9,10
If you worship the beast and receive his mark you will receive the complete wrath of God.
Read on to find out how to avoid being deceived by the beast. How can I know the beast isn't God?