With every significant technological change and advancement comes a hint or sometimes a load of apprehension from those coined as conspiracy theorists or those who binge on the latest doomsday prophecies. Take, for instance, the Covid-19 vaccination; some swear by heaven and earth that it is beyond a shadow of a doubt the mark of the beast while others feel it should be mandatory. It is understandable why so many are running to get the covid 19 vaccination; with approximately 21 million cases and nearly 350k deaths, it seems like a no-brainer, but the reason why some swear it is the mark of the beast is also understandable. One of the things that have people on edge is that the covid 19 vaccinations contain RNA. RNA (Ribonucleic acid ) replaces DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) as a genetic code carrier in some viruses. There is a valid concern on how RNA affects DNA, particularly mRNA. It’s hard for the average person to understand what RNA is. More so, it is alarming to see the amount of effort put into proving the vaccine is safe, such as seeing medical professionals get the vaccine on TV. Despite their efforts to prove the vaccination is safe, a different message was conveyed.
One nurse took the vaccine and passed out immediately afterward, and another doctor pretended to get the vaccine with the top still on the needle. He knew he wasn’t getting the vaccine, and so did the man pretending to give him the injection. Although these acts are very questionable, we can rest for sure and know that the covid 19 vaccine is not the mark of the beast.
Those using the Holy Bible to back this accusation should know the Bible does not support such a claim. The Bible says in the book of Revelation 13:8 , And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. In Revelation 14:9-14 it reads, 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,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
In these passages, it proves the Covid 19 vaccine is not the mark of the beast. The mark of the beast includes worship and a mark. Part of receiving the mark of the beast is worshipping the beast, not just receiving the mark. This is further supported in Revelation 19:20 – it says, And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Worship is perhaps the single most important part of receiving the mark of the beast because it involves an intimate connection. To worship means to express reverence and adoration for. Even though this loyalty will be the result of deception, it is a deception that is chosen. The scriptures say in Timothy 4:4-6 They will reject the truth and chase after myths. This is further illustrated in Romans 1: 17-32 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but have pleasure in them that do them.
The Covid 19 vaccine is not the mark of the beast. So we can rest easy in that regard. The mark of the beast involves the choice of rejecting the truth and choosing to be deceived by worshiping the beast and loving the evil that it is and receiving its mark.