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Help! Have I taken the mark of the beast? Please help me?

Discussion in 'Eschatology - Endtimes & Prophecy Forum' started by Susan, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Not sure

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  1. Susan

    Susan 退屈させた1 つ (bored one)

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    I read on someone's Christian website that to give your right thumbprint is to take the mark of the beast. In California, you must give a right thumbprint to get a driver's license or ID. I didn't know this about the mark possibly being that until just now, and I gave the print for my ID about 2 years ago.
    Have I taken the mark? I did not intend to or mean to do so! :help: :help: :cry: :help:
     
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  2. Tristan

    Tristan Chilling out

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    Hi Susan,

    The short answer is 'no'.

    The detailed answer is as follows:

    Here's some of what Revelation says about the mark.

    Rev 13:16-17

    16 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:"
    17 "And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."


    You can't buy or sell without taking the mark - obviously everyone buys and sells in various means at the moment, and that thumbprint has no bearing on your purchasing ability.

    I believe that the choice to receive the mark will be as such that you will *know* (as a Christian) that you would be choosing eternal damnation should you choose to accept it.

    Many people think that the mark will be a bar-code, or an implanted microchip. This is because these seem like realistic ways that you would be able to buy & sell.

    I would reccomend reading through revelation - it took me a while to try to face reading it because I thought it would be so full of symbolism that I wouldn't be able to understand any of it. While there is a lot of symbolism in it, it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought, and I actually enjoyed reading it!

    I hope that relieves your fears - you definitely have NOT taken the mark of the beast.

    God bless,

    Tris
     
  3. Mandy

    Mandy Well-Known Member

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    No Susan, the mark is something that people will have to receive to buy or sell during the tribulation.
     
  4. ZiSunka

    ZiSunka It means 'yellow dog'

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    Oh Gosh! who would spread such nonesense?! Giving a fingerprint is not the mark of the beast.

    Whoever told you that just wanted to scare you and make himself seem knowledgable and important.
     
  5. Kristen

    Kristen Blah Blah

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    I agree, don't worry Susan it's not the mark.
     
  6. Susan

    Susan 退屈させた1 つ (bored one)

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    Thank you. When I saw that I feared for the worst. Now I feel a little better. :)
     
  7. paulewog

    paulewog Father of Insanity; Child of Music.

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    One other thing.... if you haven't noticed, this is *not* the Tribulation, why would we wory about getting the mark of the beast if the beast isn't here yet? =P

    Of course, all true Christians will be taken out before the Tribualtion ... only the ones that get saved after teh rapture have to worry about the mark :)

    I gave my right thumb too. I even wrote my name with that digital pen thing. man that thing is so hard to write with ;)
     
  8. NumberOneSon

    NumberOneSon The poster formerly known as Acts6:5

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    Some type of indentification "printing" is already standard in the US, I think. A month ago my wife gave birth to our first son, and he was only a few minutes out of the womb when they wisked him over to a table and took footprints (more sanitary then fingerprints at that point). I don't think you're given a choice in the matter, so if finger or footprinting is connected to the mark of beast then most people born in the US are in trouble. But then again the concensus here seems to be against the idea. Rightly so, I imagine. :)

    In Christ,

    Acts6:5
     
  9. Blessed-one

    Blessed-one a long journey ahead

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    as said in the bible, u need the mark to buy and sell stuff, we're not up to that stage of time yet.
    No, it's certainly not the Mark of the beast.
     
  10. Blynn

    Blynn Well-Known Member

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    My answer is no too Susan.

    It is also not uncommon Susan to go to many banks in the US to cash a check and be asked for a thumb or fingerprint. I have done this.

    God bless
    Roberta
     
  11. ex_christian

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    ummm... I am not TECHNIHALLY supposed to be in here but since I am not saying anything UNchristian, I guess its ok...

    I agree with everybody else here but I was just wondering who voted yes on the poll... I voted no and I assume everyone else who posted here voted no b/c thats what they are saying, but there is one yes...Is there someone who ACTUALLY believes that that is the mark of the beast?
     
  12. NumberOneSon

    NumberOneSon The poster formerly known as Acts6:5

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    I actually just thought the same thing. Who voted "yes"?

    In Christ,

    Acts6:5
     
  13. joyfulnoise

    joyfulnoise Jer 29:11

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    I'm new here, but my thinking is if fingerprints are the mark of the beast, then why did God create us with them? He wouldn't. That's as ludicrous as saying that because someone is born with a mole or a birthmark that they are of the devil or possessed. Nonsense. I'm with the others on this one. The mark is something you receive. I'm sorry that someone caused you to be fearful. :pink:
     
  14. Susan

    Susan 退屈させた1 つ (bored one)

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    I didn't vote at all yet. I was leaning toward no.
     
  15. paulewog

    paulewog Father of Insanity; Child of Music.

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    leaning towards no?

    Please, fall over towards no.

    :-D
     
  16. Kristen

    Kristen Blah Blah

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    [updown]Hi Paul!!! Nice to see you!! :wave: [/updown]
     
  17. paulewog

    paulewog Father of Insanity; Child of Music.

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    [align=center][GLOW=royalblue]Hi Kristen!!! :wave: [/GLOW][/align]

    hehe, I keep coming and going don't I :) school school school. sigh. ;) :sleep:
     
  18. Mandy

    Mandy Well-Known Member

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    Blessings Paul!!:)
     
  19. paulewog

    paulewog Father of Insanity; Child of Music.

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    Whoa, I just got majorly blessed.

    ;)

    hehe, hi to you too Mandy :)
     
  20. Mandy

    Mandy Well-Known Member

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    Hi! :wave:
     
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