Get Vaxxed, It’s Not the Mark of the Beast, at Least For Now
Let’s just put it out there right away…is the COVID vaccine the mark of the beast? While there are thousands of trained theologians out there that can answer that better than I, having a layman’s point of view can’t hurt either. So in a word…No, the vaccine is not the mark of the beast. Yet.
We’ll explain that caveat ‘Yet’ in a bit, but for now, all of you baby boomer kids like me that got enough shots as kids to create that funny scar on our arms without thinking about it…just go get your COVID vaccine. You same boomers, as parents, had no trouble making your kids get vaxxed to get into elementary and middle school for 12 years. Why now, suddenly, are you resistent to the vaccine? I’ll tell you why.
The Face of Things To Come
The vaccine by itself isn’t all that troublesome. However, coupled with the political upheaval and social unrest we are seeing, as well as a skewed moral compass, suddenly it feels a lot like the end times, and that’s when we get scared. Rest assured you are safe to get the vaccine, for now.
While not yet the mark of the beast, what the vaccine DOES do however, is prepare society for the inevitable. Three years ago we would have laughed at the notion that someone might have to prove they are vaccinated to fly, go to work, eat at a restaurant, or make purchases.
16 Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave,[e] to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, 17 so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.Revelation 13, 16-17 ESV
Right now that proof is a paper vaccine card. The latest build of Apple IOS allows that card to be digital on your phone, and likely eventually…your Apple watch. Tattoos are more acceptable than ever, paving the way for a small tattoo or “mark”. Perhaps not on your forehead, but certainly your wrist would be an “acceptable” option. We’ve been “chipping” dogs for years…it’s not a stretch to imagine a chip being inserted in your right hand, or under your scalp…near your forehead.
An Unbelievably Rapid Desensitization
The point is, in just two years time…ideas that for 2000 years people couldn’t imagine easily acquiesing to, are now being readily accepted. This is also what scares believers, unknowingly accepting a mark and potentially NOT being one of those mentioned in Revelation 20, verse 4.
4 Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.Revelation 20:4 ESV
Should Christians Get the Vaccine?
For now…yes. Be smart, be safe, and get the vaccine. However, you should also stay plugged into your church, read your bible, and pay attention to what respected bible teachers are saying. Greg Laurie, Jack Hibbs, Mark Hitchcock, Tom Hughes, & JD Farag are a few of my recent favorites that are staying on top of bible prophecy. Pay attention to the world around you, it IS changing.