I may or may not have written about this but, for what it’s worth, I thought I’d put in my two cents (because I haven’t done that in a while).
There has been talk in some faith circles whether or not the vaccine is the mark of the beast.
I’m not going to name names here but I’ve seen a video of a pastor who told his congregation that if you take the vaccine, he doesn’t want to have anything to do with you anymore. I’ve also seen a video of someone who stated that if you take the vaccine, it will change your DNA and that will make you unredeemable.
I’ve been doing the research and checking other people’s videos and opinions (and really looking at Revelation 13) before I formed an opinion and stated it here. So here goes:
The ‘vaccine’ is not the mark of the beast. Period. To state otherwise, in my opinion, is heresy. Just a simple review of Revelation 13:16-17 will bear that out:
“Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.”
There are a few things in this passage that can easily explain why this isn’t the mark:
The first is that there is no beast to worship. None. Nowhere to be found.
In order for this to be the mark of the beast, you need to have a beast to worship. Someone taking the mark needs to consciously make the decision to worship the beast (that doesn’t yet exist).
Okay, that’s pretty much it for the first one. Now for the second one.
Those who do not take the mark will be unable to buy or sell. I have not taken the vaccine (and won’t be taking it, I can assure you) but I just went to the grocery store this week and bought food. Kind of takes the wind out of the sails of someone who believes this is the mark.
And to those who say that if you take the vaccine, you are unredeemable in the eyes of God I say..bull!
To say that a righteous Christian is condemned to Hell because they don’t watch YouTube or possess the latest “secret knowledge” that the vaccine is the mark of the beast is a dangerous stance to take.
Don’t think for a minute that the Holy Spirit will allow those loyal prayer warriors to be deceived. They will know it in their spirit when the time comes, but this isn’t the time.
Sorry but I’m not buying what you’re selling. And I think you need to be a better Berean and check your theology before declaring someone ineligible to enter God’s Kingdom.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12 KJV)