QUESTIONS and ANSWERS
As time permits, we will answer questions presented to us.
The following comment and question came from a visitor in a Middle Eastern country. Some people are afraid to get the Covid vaccine because fearful it is the Mark of the Beast. Is it the Mark of the Beast.
The short answer is No it is NOT the Mark of the Beast.
What is known as the Mark of the Beast is spoken of in the thirteen chapter of the Book of Revelations. When it comes no one can buy or sell without having the Mark of the Beast in their hand or on their forehead attesting to their commitment to worship the Beast. Therefore, the Mark of the Beast is a religious issue enforced by governing powers and the Covid vaccine is simple a none religious issue. However, it may well be a conditioning factor to prepare the masses to submit to draconian conditions.
This will occur during what many bible scholars will be a seven year period of time when Satan will have complete control of the earth. Some people believe that Christians will be here and have to deal with this time and other do not believe that but believe the church shall have been raptured out in advance, which what I believe; however, saints are mentioned being here and waring with the beast which may be the 144,000 mentioned in the fourteenth chapter of Revelation.
Several scriptures are relevant to understand the schools of thought regarding this subject. First, Christ said, "But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Matt. 24:37
"And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them, and behold I will destroy them with the earth." Gen. 6:13
Christ also said, "And knew not until the flood came and took them all away, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Matt. 24:39
Christ having mentioned twice that this coming would be liken to the days of Noah and the flood and the saving of Noah and his family from the destruction of the flood is very strong evidence that the Christians will be spared the tribulation period detailed beginning with the fourth chapter of Revelation. Several events shall occur before the rising of the beasts resulting in billions of deaths and will climax when Christ shall slay the wicked when he comes as "KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS." Rev. 19L16
"And I saw an angle standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fouls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, . . . and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great." Rev. 19:17-18
These events appear to end the existence of man on the earth just as the flood ended man on the earth, except Noah and his family in the Ark and the saved shall be safe in heaven when these awful events occur.
Footnote: Russian President Putin reportedly remarked that war between the U.S> and China would end the human race. Christ addressed this issue: "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." Matt. 2422