With COVID-19, mask mandates, compulsory vaccinations, some are speculating that we could be entering the era of the Mark of the Beast and the (always) “rapture of the church.” Revelation 13 is not about vaccinations. For those who claim to interpret the Bible literally, we would be seeing the number 666 everywhere. I’d be willing to wager that there are some prophecy pundits right now who are trying to link 666 with the vaccine. There is this: https://bit.ly/3k4oTtE
I wrote “Buying and Selling and the Mark of the Beast” in response to a sermon that David Jeremiah preached:
In a recent sermon, Pastor David Jeremiah called the COVID-19 pandemic “the most apocalyptic thing that has ever happened to us.” Really? Not the black plague that killed 30 to 60 percent of Europe’s population, two world wars, (Some 75 million people died in World War II, including about 20 million military personnel and 40 million civilians, many of whom died from deliberate genocide, massacres, mass-bombings, disease, and starvation.) the economic crisis of the Great Depression, the Dustbowl of the 1930s, or the Spanish Flu that killed 50 million people at a time when the world population was less than two billion?
We do not need a particular Bible prophecy to tell us what our government is doing regarding the original COVID-19 and subsequent actions are not governmental overreach, tyranny, totalitarianism, and despotism. We can add Critical Race Theory, the Green New Deal, government education (indoctrination), the LGBTQ+ forced agenda, the further rise of creeping socialism, the transgender movement, Planned Parenthood, abortion and the selling of aborted baby body parts, and so much more. These are real and tyrannical and totalitarian.