In this podcast episode, JB Shreve looks at the idea among some Christians that the coronavirus vaccine could be the mark of the beast mentioned in Revelation. I deliberately seek to avoid a debate in this podcast and my hope is to approach the topic more from a considerate position of questions and Biblical searching.
Biblical Passages Referenced in This Podcast Episode On the Mark of the Beast:
Revelation 13:11-18 (NIV) 11 Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. 12 It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.
- Revelation 14:9-12
- Revelation 15:2-3
- Revelation 16:1-2
- Revelation 19:19-21
- Revelation 20:4
- Deuteronomy 6:1-9
Colossians 2:17 (NIV) These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
As mentioned in the episode, the hope is that people will follow their convictions when it comes to the vaccine. JB talked about that in last week’s perspectives podcast episode with Dr. Lofton. Be sure to check that out if you have not already.
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