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. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
ESV - 17 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.
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I humbly submit my opinion that in and of itself NO. But it is one more spiritual step from the lab coat prophets toward that future prophecy. Simply stated the fearful don't see this simple truth; first comes the benign weakness of the mind, then the soft coercion and capitulation to foreign gods, and then the final prostration with mark. (Amos 7:15; Acts 24:5) The Principle Of Sowing And Reaping The Holocaust came to pass after it's seeds were planted in 1916 when Madison Grant a relative of DARWIN published "The Passing of the Great Race" which would become a guiding light in the mind of an unknown little person. Later he included whole sections of Grant’s book calling it "my Bible” in his own 1925 book, Mein Kampf. What Grant had called the Nordic race, Adolf Hitler called the Aryan race. (Ezekiel 33:6) Many today are dismissive of this simple Bible principle and may later windup weeping. Question why are free citizens coerced or not permitted to freely consider for themselves any planting and just what their future harvests might be or birth? (Acts 26:22; Galatians 4:16) Many church folks have disregarded the final Bible book Revelation because of this or that reason. But it is so important because it's the only book that begins by blessing it's reader (Revelation 1:3) and then ends cursing anyone who changes it's words (Revelation 22:18-19) And the "SOD" hidden deep treasure in between comes from the MASTER HIMSELF, endeavor friend. (Hosea 4:6; 1 Timothy 6:20) "To expect bad men not to do wrong is madness." ~Marcus Aurelius “He who thinks reasonably must think morally.” ~C.S. Jack Lewis In the Lord's Freedom and common sense.....warrior on
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