There are regular reports about technology that could be used to prohibit buying and selling. How do these apply to the mark of the beast of Revelation?
Will we trust God in the basic areas of life—food, clothing, and water—or compromise, accepting the mark of the beast to save our physical lives?
The first beast rises out of political turmoil, while the second rises out of an entrenched, worldwide religious system, totally opposed to God's laws.
Scripture prophesies that the Beast's empire will subjugate 'the whole earth.' But if we are waiting for the entire globe to be conquered, we will be deceived.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on Wanted posters in the Post Office and missing children's pictures on the side of milk cartons, asks if we would recognize Jesus Christ if a description were given describing Him. The depictions of Jesus Christ (illegitimate, blasphemer, rabble-rouser, rebel, troublemaker, cannibal, etc.) were …
We must realize we are walking on a razor's edge, with the Kingdom of God on one side and the world with all its sensual magnetic charms on the other side.
Mankind has a problem with finality, especially the prospect of eternal death. Those who reject the Gospel are choosing the second death in the Lake of Fire.