I have heard that Revelation was talking about the first centry, but that is b.s. No one world dictator was making people have a mark to buy or sell. Numerous other prophecies point to this time (and not in the first centry). I just think he is totally wrong to have this view.
Maybe the mark isnt like you think. Maybe the "mark" is a bank account, dna collection, be a certain race etc
I have heard at least once that the word translated as mark is more accurately translated as injection. Nowadays we have tech like the Digital Angel which is injected under the skin. Another point to ponder is the location-right hand or forehead. I understand that the body temperature there remains steady-with little to no variation. I won't say for sure that the above is absolutely true just yet, but it is worth consideration.
The "beast" was the Roman empire and between the years of 64-313 AD Christians were persecuted because they would not bow down and worship the Caesar's or take part in the pagan practices. Thus if crops were to "fail" pagans thought it was because Christians refused to worship their gods. Yes, Rome was the ruler of the known world at the time and they made it hard for people to buy or sell unless they had a certificate which was issued under the rule of Domitian: "To those who have been appointed to preside over the sacrifices, from *name of the petitioner*, from the village of *petitioner's village or place of residence*, together with his children, *names of all children and where they reside*. We have always sacrificed to the gods and now in your presence and according to the regulations, we have sacrificed and offered libations, and tasted the sacred things, and we ask that you give us a certification that states we have done so. May you fare well, *followed by the name of the petitioner.*"
The ten horns on the beast? Augustus set a rule that there were always 10 senatorial provinces in the Imperial government system. I bring this up to show you that these things were about the first century and on... these prophecies have already taken place thus they cannot be talking about today's events.
June 4, 2013 at 1:07pm
I ride a Harley Davidson motorcycle (An 88 Sportster 1100cc). I get about 45 miles to the gallon. In town I can get 50 mph – depending on how I drive.
Screw Hybrids! Everyone get a motorcycle!
April 26, 2013 at 2:59pm
Also, man made drugs have some serious side effects. People on anti-depressents commit suicide. People hooked pain meds (such as Vicodin) have liver problems.
April 26, 2013 at 2:57pm
Amen! Moderation is the key.
April 19, 2012 at 12:59pm
Why give this moron a microphone? Who CARES what this card carrying Communist says? Geez… you think something INTELLIGENT will come out of it?
January 27, 2012 at 2:45pm
I love it how Democrats say Republicans are racists, homophobes, they hate clean air, water, etc, and then they pull crap like this. Democrats are the racists, homophobes, and all the stuff they say about Republicans.
January 23, 2012 at 2:34pm
AND – make him do some strength training. Jump rope, running, push ups, lunges, and pullups. Get him strong. All it would take is one time for him to beat the snot out of a bully and no one would mess with him!
January 23, 2012 at 2:21pm
My 15 yr old cousin took her own life. Bullying was a major factor! This needs to be crimilized! The kid that is being bullied, parents, better do something before you have to pick out a casket!