There are many suspicions as to what the mark of the beast is. Some of those are: it is a tattoo of 666, it is a supercomputer in Russia, it is a chip beneath the skin, or even some strange barcode on the forehead, etc. However, no matter how crazy or plausible these suspicions may sound, there is only one meaning to this text. God is the author of absolute truth, and we seek to reveal that truth through this study, the real meaning of the mark of the beast.
Many may have read this passage but was unclear to the meaning of it. The book of Revelation is ofcourse written in symbols as stated in Revelation 1:1 by the word signified, which means to put into symbols.We will identify in this study the real meaning of this symbolic language.
A frequently asked question, or I should say, a hot button in Christianity, whether a Christian man or woman becoming of modesty should wear makeup and/or jewelry. In this postmodern age, it is almost as if when you touch someone’s preferences, you do not have love. The church have gone into a state of relativism, rather than the self denial that Jesus speaks about in Matthew 16:24, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” We should not be asking, what is the least that I can do to be saved, but rather, what can I do to please my Lord. If it is not church policy, but a biblical principle, a self-denying Christian should not have a problem with obeying a thus saith the Lord.
Sprinkling of water or aspersian, is used as an alternate mode of baptism. This act is also performed as a reminder for people of their baptism, such as the renewal of baptismal vows performed by the Roman Catholic Church on Easter. “The church (Roman Catholic) at one time practiced immersion. This was up to the thirteenth century. The Council of Ravenna, in 1311, changed the form from immersion to pouring.” (Our Faith and the Facts, p. 399). Many other religions have adopted this mode of baptism, especially for infants. Is sprinkling the biblical mode of baptism?
Many scholars are now debating whether the creation account was literal days or not, in order to prove the earth to be billions of years and other scientific theories. This belief tends more towards the evolution side, counteracting biblical truths the Lord has established in the beginning. We will allow the bible to answer this question!
Tongues, is this biblical, is this some sort of language that only God understands? It is almost as if your spiritual walk is determined by if you have received the Holy spirit, by that they mean have you experienced a dose of glossolalia. Not that your sins are being overcome, but are you talking in an unintelligible speech unknown to both themselves and others. let us get into the word of God and see what it has to say about this subject.
Many now believe, Christians are no longer forbidden to eat unclean meats which is pronounced as an abomination unto God in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. We will use romans 14 out of context to prove this theology; but is that really what Paul was conveying to us?
The commandments is nailed to the cross is almost a universal cry within Protestantism today. From the clergy down to the regular member, all excuse themselves from keeping the law of God. However, ideologies, being popular, does not make it right. But some seeker of truth might be asking, what does this text really mean? What does the bible teach?
Many religionist today use this as a reason to eat anything as long as it is prayed over, and keep any day “holy” as long as they are praising God. This text is often used as a rebuttal to continue down their path to perdition. Per contra, what does this text really mean, does it agree with popular belief, or is the meaning deeper than meets the surface.