Perhaps the best known end times Bible prophesy is known as “the mark of the beast”. Speaking of the end times the Bible says this:
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. Revelation 13:17
Until recently, it was hard to imagine this level of control. But recent technological advances make it easy to see that the ability to track everyone and control their ability to buy or sell is where we are heading. COVID-19 is a monumental leap in this direction with billions of people willing to trade freedom for security. Billions of people across the world believe it’s okay for leaders to force us to take a vaccine. Is it hard to see a vaccine mandate conditioning people to take the next step?
Here is the part that is hard to ignore. A cartoon on Netflix conditions children to take the “smart mark”, and says “a new world order is inevitable”, also an end times Bible prophesy. Click below to see Netflix video.
This cartoon tells children how wonderful the “smart mark” is. Why? You might be tempted to think this is just a coincidence. But history has proven hundreds of Bible prophesies have been fulfilled exactly as we were told.
The question then arises as to whether a person who has received the mark of the beast can be forgiven. The answer to this question seems to be “no.” Revelation 14:10–11, describing the fate of someone who takes the mark of the beast, declares,
He also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.
The eternal destiny of those who take the mark of the beast is the lake of fire. Why is taking the mark of the beast a damnable sin against God? Why would God condemn a person to hell for taking the mark of the beast? It would appear that taking the mark of the beast will be a blasphemous act of willful defiance against God. Receiving the mark of the beast is essentially worshiping Satan. Those who take the mark have made the choice to serve Satan rather than obey God and receive Christ as Savior. When people make that decision during the tribulation, God will grant their request to be eternally separated from Him.