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The Trinity Doctrine and the Mark of the Beast

Updated on September 1, 2018
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There is no doubt that many have heard about the mark of the beast and the warnings that are written in the passages of Scripture. The book of Revelation gives a dire warning concerning the mark of the beast that will incur God’s wrath. The problem with the many teachings within the realm of Christianity is the never ending confusion on the subject. However, God wants us to be able to understand Scripture by the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those WHO HEAR, AND WHO KEEP WHAT IS WRITTEN IN IT, for the time is near. – Revelation 1:3

We are living in a time of great deception where many are worshiping a god of their own making. They are part of a man-driven religious system called 'Christianity' worshipping the god of the Catholic Church.

The Mark

And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the MARK OF THE BEAST and those who WORSHIPED ITS IMAGE. – Revelation 19:20

The entire world is deceived in this end time delusion as the religious majority worship a Trinity. They rely on the religious elite to tell them what to believe from man-made religious creeds as their sources of truth.

Modern Christendom fails to understand that the number and mark of the beast applies today just as it did when John wrote down the revelation of Jesus Christ. Many look to a future event where the government officials will mandate everyone to receive a technological implant (the mark of the beast) as the fulfillment of what the number of the beast means. Many of the problems in their interpretation comes from failing to examine the original languages of Scripture. Unfortunately, most English versions of the bible have mistranslations that do not represent the true intended meanings. Today, we don't have an excuse to rely on salaried church officials to be our supposed beacons of truth. We have all the resources available to is to search the Scriptures to see whether church doctrines hold up to scrutiny.

For example, the following words in the KJV Bible have been incorrectly translated. This is why many suppose the mark of the beast is an implant, tattoo, bar code, etc, that will be imposed upon the masses.

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: – Revelation 13:16

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark **IN** his forehead, or **IN** his hand – Revelation 14:9

…and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or **IN** their hands… - Revelation 20:4

Interlinear Bible - Revelation 13:16
Interlinear Bible - Revelation 13:16

The problem with the word 'in' is that it does not represent the correct meaning interpreted from the Greek word 'epi' to 'on' or 'upon.'

The KJV is correct using 'upon' in the first part of the verse, but mistranslated as 'in' in the latter half.

…and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark **UPON** their foreheads, or **IN** their hands… - Revelation 20:4

The mark of the beast when correctly translated is 'on' or 'upon' the hand or forehead, not 'in' as many suppose.

If we assume that the mark of the beast is some sort of device that is put 'in' an individual, then is the seal of God an implanted device also?

“Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God **ON** their foreheads.” – Revelation 7:3

We can establish first that the seal of God is not 'in,' but 'on' (epi) our foreheads, but to assume that it is some form of technology that is directly put 'in' a person is a speculative popular notion from the teachings in the church system.

When the proper rendering of the verse is discovered, the meaning of the mark of the beast is more likely about allegiance to, or the worship of something.

Kingdoms and Allegience

The term 'beast' is used consistently in Scripture in reference to a kingdom and is associated with or symbolic of a certain animal. For example, a lion is symbolic of the first beast mentioned in the book of Daniel.

The first was like a LION and had eagles’ wings. – Daniel 7:4

The beasts that are symbolic in prophecy are kingdoms.

‘These FOUR GREAT BEASTS are FOUR KINGS who shall arise out of the earth. – Daniel 7:17

“Thus he said: ‘As for the fourth beast, there shall be a FOURTH KINGDOM on earth, which shall be different from all the KINGDOMS, and it shall devour the whole earth, and trample it down, and break it to pieces. – Daniel 7:23

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Many attribute the 'beast' to Satan, but this is not the case as he is symbolic of a serpent or dragon who is distinct from the 'beast' that is a kingdom. The beast and Satan are two different entities.

And the great DRAGON was thrown down, that ancient SERPENT, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world – Revelation 12:9

And he seized the DRAGON, that ancient SERPENT, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years – Revelation 20:2

And the DEVIL who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the BEAST and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. – Revelation 20:10

The identity of the Great Whore who rides the 'beast' (Rome) is the Roman Catholic Church and all her harlots who have deceived most of the world in accepting the their mark.

666 is of Mind and Action

The Papal Church and her harlot’s central doctrine is the of worship of god called the 'Trinity' Most of all of modern Christendom is in bed with the kingdom of the beast where they allow esteemed elitist religious men have usurped the role of Christ as the mediators and Head of God's people.

Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now MANY ANTICHRISTS HAVE COME. – 1 John 2:18

Who is the liar but he who DENIES THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST? This is the antichrist, he who DENIES THE FATHER AND THE SON. – 1 John 2:22

Worship of Satan
Worship of Satan
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666

The modern church system today has nothing in common with the testament of the early ekklesia. The manifestation of the Roman Catholic Church and every other Christian denomination (harlot daughters) that has spawned from her have assimilated her practices, beliefs and ideologies that go all the way back to ancient Babylon. The three supreme gods in one 'God' (Nimrod, Tammuz, and Semiramis) originated from ancient Babylon. Today, being renamed they are known as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit as a Trinity.

666 is an association with the works of a kingdom where religious men make themselves a 'Christ' who believe they can claim authority over people to suit their own purposes. God is going to bring His wrath upon the counterfeit church system and her doctrines. The return of Christ will bring a conclusion to the religious beast kingdom and her religious works of iniquity. The power of the beast has been in effect for a long time as the mark on the people pertains to what they worship and to whom their allegiance is to. The manifestation should be obvious, but most are blind to the principles of the Kingdom of God and have accepted antichrist doctrines instead.

The Kingdom of God and the kingdom of the beast has been at war for thousands of years.

“How you are fallen from heaven,

O Day Star, son of Dawn!

How you are cut down to the ground,

you who laid the nations low!

You said in your heart,

‘I will ascend to heaven;

above the stars of God

I WILL SET MY THRONE ON HIGH;

I will sit on the mount of assembly

in the far reaches of the north;

I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;

I WILL MAKE MYSELF LIKE THE MOST HIGH.’ – Isaiah 14:12-14

The clear distinction between those who are part of the Kingdom of God versus those who are of the beast kingdom are the differences of mind (forehead) and action (hand).

Those who are part of spiritual Babylon are part of a system that robs God of true worship and gives allegiance to a man or men to be worshipped His place. In doing so, the indoctrinated masses break the commandments of God.

And he said with a loud voice, “FEAR GOD AND GIVE HIM GLORY, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.” – Revelation 14:7

The power of the beast makes those within her clutches believe that they are following God’s laws. However, in their actions and behaviours they break every single one of them. The fact is that they do not have God's laws written on their hearts (2 Corinthians 3:2-3).

He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think TO CHANGE THE TIMES AND THE LAW – Daniel 7:25

A different "Jesus."
A different "Jesus."

Those within the harlot church system are in the dark behind the veil in a religion of bondage that keeps them from discovering the truth.

In the third chapter of Daniel, the king commanded that all bow down and worship the golden image. It was only a few who refused because they understood the implications of breaking God's law. They are the examples of obeying God instead of of men. It all comes down to who your allegiance is to. The mark of the beast applies to the mind and actions that ultimately reveals who they worship.

The seal of God and the mark of the beast are symbolic of the saved and unsaved. It is the difference between the ekklesia that Christ is building and those who belong to the religious beast system that men are building.

“Hear, O Israel: THE YAHWEH OUR GOD, YAHWEH IS ONE. You shall love the Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise...

...YOU SHALL BIND THEM AS A SIGN ON YOUR HAND, AND THEY SHALL BE AS FRONTLETS BETWEEN YOUR EYES. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. – Deuteronomy 6:5-8

You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your HAND, and they shall be as frontlets BETWEEN YOUR EYES. – Deuteronomy 11:18

In these verses there is a connection between the counterfeit mark on the hand and forehead stated in Revelation and the true mark (seal) of God in these verses from the Old Testament.

The worship of the one true God is a sign of our actions on how we live our lives in obedience to our Father by following the example of His Son. The seal of God means being allegiant to God's ways. The worship of a Trinity is a counterfeit that defies the one true God by making Him into a triune hypostatic union.

666 = the beast religion
666 = the beast religion

The mark of the beast is worship and allegiance to a Trinity, the triune god of the beast kingdom.

The seal of God is the seal on those who worship the Father as the only one true God.

Here is a call for the ENDURANCE OF THE SAINTS, THOSE WHO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD AND THEIR FAITH IN JESUS – Revelation 14:12

We must carefully consider that everyone on this planet will receive either the seal of God or the mark of the beast. The responsibility rests on whether we allow the Holy Spirit or ecclesiastical men to guide is into the truth.

For this is the love of God, that WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS. And his commandments are not burdensome. – 1 John 5:3

Blessed are they that DO HIS COMMANDMENTS, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. – Revelation 22:14

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      graceinus 

      3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      PandN- Thank you for clarifying and I agree. I also think Rich kelley brings up some good insight in his comment.

      God bless both of you.

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      PlanksandNails 

      3 years ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ

      Rich,

      The deception that is going in the Church system is not much different from the past, but as you said the deception is getting greater.

      How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart, who think to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, even as their fathers forgot my name for Baal? - Jeremiah 23:26-27

      Precisely because they have misled my people, saying, ‘Peace,’ when there is no peace, and because, when the people build a wall, these prophets smear it with whitewash - Ezekiel 13:10

      For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. - Matthew 24:24

      The 666 deception is attested throughout the Old Testament and into the New. Unfortunately theses above verses are the foundation of modern Church system.

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      PlanksandNails 

      3 years ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ

      Graceinus,

      You are correct that the beast in Revelation 11 refers to Satan. However, I believe that the spiritual nature of Satan is symbolic of a serpent, or dragon, but the manifestation of Satan (beast) is a kingdom(s) in its visible form. The beast religion, “Churchianity,” or spiritual Babylon is a spiritual kingdom(s) that allows Satan to be “God” appearing in physical forms as ecclesiastical men who make themselves as “God” (Antichrists).

      AND TO IT the dragon gave his POWER and his THRONE and great AUTHORITY. – Revelation 13:1-2

      Right now we can see Satan, the king of "Churchianity," a kingdom where Satan has transformed himself into a beautiful angel of light where the demonic inhabits and controls the masses. Satan has given power to many religious men who sit on their thrones and have been given great authority over the people. This has gone on all throughout history. Today, the image of the beast is most likely the Church/ Temple building (Babel system) where men make names for themselves.

      In contrast, the image of Christ are the Ekklesia, who are living stones.

      For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. – Romans 8:29

      It is quite evident that Satan and his evil minions already inhabit the physical, visible bodies of many religious people. The Holy Spirit (Trinity) appears to them as “God,” or an “angelic” being that tells them deceptive and enticing words to tickle the ears. They perform miracles in front of the people to deceive the masses to conform to the number of the beast (mind and actions).

      IT PERFORMS GREAT SIGNS, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, and by the signs that it is allowed to work in THE PRESENCE OF THE BEAST it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an IMAGE FOR THE BEAST that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast – Revelation 13:13-15

      I believe the precursor, or signs leading to the future fulfillment of this prophecy is manifesting today in the Church system. All the glitter and gloss of organized religion is a beautiful shining body that claims to be the body of Jesus Christ, when in fact they are part of Satan’s beast kingdom.

      Satan is described as a beast with seven heads and ten horns. All of these heads and horns are parts of a kingdom(s). In the spiritual, Satan is a dragon, but in the physical he is a beast, a kingdom full of people with the mark 666.

      That is my perspective.

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      Rich Kelley 

      3 years ago from The Ekklesia

      Exodus 13:9 This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that this law of the LORD is to be on your lips. For the LORD brought you out of Egypt with his mighty hand.

      Exodus 13:16 And it will be like a sign on your hand and a symbol on your forehead that the LORD brought us out of Egypt with his mighty hand."

      The first time I remember hearing something about markings on your hand or forehead was when reading Revelation. The mark of the beast is mentioned eight times in the book of Revelation. Revelation 13:16, 13:17, 14:9, 14:11, 15:2, 16:2, 19:20, and 20:4. The thing about darkness is that it tries to copy the light. God told Moses to pass on the rules about the “Passover” so they would do it and remember it. I’m sure darkness came up with a counter fit shortly after that.

      I think the reference to the hand is about the things Moses told them to do, with the lamb, the blood, etc. The hand is the action part. The mention of the forehead or between the eyes to me is about things you are to think about. If you think about something long enough it will make it into your heart.

      The dark side of the hand and the forehead would be doing things of the flesh and your thinking is all about this world. In time there may actually be the demand for markings on your hand or forehead, but the work up to that point is already well underway. People are already running to and fro doing the works of this world or religion. The thought process is changing before our eyes. Children that we have raised are saying and doing things of this world as though God could care less. His laws are not being written on their minds or in their hearts.

      If the mind is not open to the things of God then they are open to the things of darkness. The deception has become such that the apostate church buildings are the breeding grounds for the works of darkness as though it was light. The speed of the deception is increasing the closer we get to the return of Christ. Scripture tells us of the mark and the flesh runs down the rabbit holes to figure out what the mark is so we won’t get it. What the Disciple of Christ needs to do is become aware of the great falling away that is happening right before our eyes, and make sure we are not sucked up in the deception. I truly believe that if we decrease and allow Christ to increase we will be protected just like Gods people in Egypt when the angel of death came.

      The Passover has been observed every year starting with the exodus from Egypt, let us make sure that we have the blood of Christ over our hearts so that the second death will not touch us.

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      graceinus 

      3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      PandN- I believe you are very much correct when it comes to the issue or subject of the mark of the beast and the number 666. The KJV may have translate the meaning of some of the words that changed the context in Chpter 13 of Revelation as you have proven. And as you are well aware Chapter 13 describes only two beasts. Neither of which describes satan himself. However, the Book of Revelation mentions three beasts, not two. The third mentioned is Satan. I now draw your attention to Revelation 9:11 (NKJV) which states: 11 And they had a KING over them the "ANGEL" of the bottomless pit, who name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek his name in Apollyon. Most would understand this to be Satan. Now we go to Revelation 11.7 (NKJV) which states: 7 "When they finish their testimony, the BEAST that ASCENDS out of the bottomless pit will make war with them, and overcome them, and kill them." In this verse it does describes satan.

      The angel of the bottomless pit is described as a King as mention in Revelation 9:11. Therefore Satan's does have a Kingdom even though he is in the bottomless pit. But later he is released and ascends out of the bottomless pit to make war with the two witnesses. We must not confuse the third beast (satan) with the other two mentioned in Revelatoion 13.

      I also should mention that the beast in Revelation 11:7 is also the same beast (satan) described in Revelation 17:8 (NKJV) which states: " The BEAST that you saw was, is not, and will ASCEND out of the bottomless pit and go into perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel whose names are not write in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the BEAST that WAS, IS NOT, AND YET IS.

      So clearly satan is desrcibed as a beast, but again he should not be confused with the other two in chapter 13.

      Many blessings to you.

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      graceinus 

      3 years ago from those of the Ekklesia

      PandN- You bring up some very enteresting and valid points. I would like to provide a more detailed comment when I have more time. But for now I would like to say that the book of Revelation is the book I enjoy studying the most. The beast and the number 666 is an important issue, but it seems that this subject is avoided by many christians.

      God Bless

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