Technology continues to advance towards a future literal mark on the right hand or forehead needed to buy or sell, which is known as the mark of the beast (Rev. 13:16,17).
The Angelic Warning of NOT Receiving the Mark of the Beast
A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.” This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus. (Rev 14:9-12)
NOTE: the SDA people wrongly interpret the mark of the beast to be Sunday worship of God to magnify their distinctive Saturday Sabbatarian belief! It is only from their founder and false prophet Ellen G. White that such a weird belief could originate. By twisting the scriptures as they do, they have set up each of their faithful members to receive the real mark of the beast when it comes into existence.
In contrast to Rev. 14:9-12, wolf in sheep’s clothing John MacArthur teaches that one can take the mark and still get forgiven! Other dangerous teachers do the same, including Chris Pinto and Mike Desario! Our days are dark. If you are alive when the real mark of the beast is issued, for your soul’s sake do not take the mark!