Hypocrisy in Overdrive and the Enigmatic Mysteries in Calvinism
Enigmatic Mystery #1
John MacArthur and his Mark of the Beast Doctrine
Phil Johnson, Executive Director of Grace To You (Media)
One of the most enigmatic mysteries surrounding the Reformed position (Calvinism) is that most of its champions contradict one another in overdrive most of the time. In his rebuttal of the many Christians’ criticism of John MacArthur’s infamous public statement that it’s OK to take the mark of the beast because Jesus will pardon and save you, Phil Johnson wrote the following in defense of his guru, John MacArthur.
Revelation 19:20 indicates that multitudes will take the mark of the Beast because they are deceived. Scripture does not say that they are thereby automatically hardened forever against repentance. That is not the point of the strong warnings.
This whole issue suddenly became a matter of intense controversy when it was mentioned on a provocative radio program. It’s certainly not worth all the ink that has been wasted and all the bandwidth that has been consumed by angry people demanding explanations and retractions.
This much should certainly be clear from the biblical text (and I think would be affirmed by all sides): Taking the mark of the Beast is high treason against Christ and will be judged by God accordingly. Meanwhile, the Lord is “good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon [Him]” (Psalm 86:5). (Read here). (Emphasis added).
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I was sent a link to an article called the “The Beast, The Dragon and The Woman” by Joe Crews from Amazingfacts.org. I started to read this article and was very intrigued at the first few pages on his historical background information regarding who the antiChrist could be. But when I continued to read, everything came to a screeching halt. Mr Crews believes that the Mark of the Beast will be those who keep Sundays holy during the tribulation instead of Saturdays (the Sabbath): He says;
The Seal of God
“A seal is something that has to do with legal affairs. Official documents are always stamped with the seal of the governing body. Every government has a seal that is placed upon its legal documents…..
“Does God’s seal have to do with His law also? If so, how and where is it impressed? Let’s read Isaiah 8:16, “Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.” This proves that the seal is connected with the law. In fact, His law is sealed among the disciples of God. But where is the law actually placed upon those who are faithful? The answer is found in Hebrews 10:16, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them.” » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »
Monster Energy has taken off like hot cakes, you see people wearing their branded clothing in the malls. Monster Energy endorses racing teams; if it’s fast and it’s fun, they will endorse it. I always looked on in amazement as to what on earth their logo meant because it did not look good.
You will be shocked, just as I was to realised that the Monster logo is a ‘type‘ of a Mark of a Beast. I compared the 3 lines that appear to make up the letter M (note the lines in the Monster logo are not joined together) to the Hebrew alphabet and this is what I discovered; the Hebrew letter Vav (which has a numerical value of 6) was a match. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »
GRI’s eye scanning devices are set to launch in Mexico. You can bet they’ll be coming to you, soon.
Iris Scanning Set To Secure City in Mexico, Then the World
September 26th, 2010 by Aaron Saenz – singularityhub.com
The million-plus citizens of Leon, Mexico are set to become the first example of a city secured through the power of biometric identification. Iris and face scanning technologies from Global Rainmakers, Inc. will allow people to use their eyes to prove their identify, withdraw money from an ATM, get help at a hospital, and even ride the bus. GRI’s eye scanning systems aren’t more secure than others on the market, but they are faster. Large archway detectors using infrared imaging can pick out 50 people per minute, even as they hustle by at speeds up to 1.5 meters per second (3.3 mph). The first phase of the Leon iris and face scanning project has already begun. It is estimated to cost around $5 million and focuses on law enforcement agencies’ security check points. Over the next three years commercial uses will be rolled out with banks leading the charge. Check out the videos below to see GRI’s wide range of iris scanning stations in action. Whether you’re jealous or intimidated by Leon’s adoption of widespread eye identification you should pay attention to the project – similar biometric checkpoints are coming to locations near you. Some are already in place. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »
In the Debate Over RFID Tracking, Children are The Testing Ground
RFID tags are already embedded in millions of products you buy…and your children could be next. In the ongoing debate over privacy and surveillance, Radio Frequency ID tags occupy a very interesting position. They are invaluable when tracking goods, allowing modern corporations like Wal-Mart to manage their inventories quickly and cheaply. If applied to humans, such ID tags could help with disaster relief, security, and emergency healthcare . Yet privacy advocates worry that tracking humans with this technology could also lead to major abuses by governments, criminals, and businesses. Even trusting individuals baulk at the idea of tagging people like cattle. Unless, of course, it’s for a really good cause. Which is why, inevitably, we see so many programs looking to test RFID tags on children, often to prevent them from being abducted. Schools the world over continue to toy with the ideas of placing tags on students to help monitor their attendance and keep them safe. Are we raising a generation that feels comfortable being tagged and tracked? » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »
Chipped, Fingerprinted and Eyeballed
One day, you will receive an option; ‘Do you want to continue buying and selling? If so, a microchip is available to be implanted in your right hand. Technology has even advanced to such a degree that a microchip is even available to be place into tattoo’s. Are you read to be chipped?
Revelation 13:15-18; “He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”
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Tech enthusiasts and futurists think implantable radio chips, such as those embedded in Amal Graafstra’s hands, could mean safety, security and convenience. But civil libertarians are concerned about privacy. XRay picture of Amal Graafstra hands
Where’s Jimmy? Just Google His Bar Code
By Gene J. Koprowski – © 2010 FOX News Network, LLC
Updated May 14, 2010
Scientists currently tag animals to study their behavior and protect the endangered, but some futurists wonder whether all humans should be tagged too.
Scientists tag animals to monitor their behavior and keep track of endangered species. Now some futurists are asking whether all of mankind should be tagged too. Looking for a loved one? Just Google his microchip.
The chips, called radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, emit a simple radio signal akin to a bar code, anywhere, anytime. Futurists say they can be easily implanted under the skin on a person’s arm. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »
See DTW article: You can drive, but you won’t get very far! on the exact same subject regarding Smart Cards that was posted last year and updated today (15 Apr 2010). Contains new info on microchip, South Africa’s new Toll system and the FIFA world cup soccer tournament to be held in South Africa in 2010.
Smart ID cards next year
by Michael Hamlyn – © 2010 24.com
Cape Town – The smart ID card, which will encode personal and biometric information on a credit-card-sized identity document, is to be revived next year according to the Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »
It’s coming folks. The day where people are going to be tagged like cattle is almost upon us. The Word of God says that you are NOT to accept this Mark…
Revelation 13:16 [AMP] 16 Also he compels all [alike], both small and great, both the rich and the poor, both free and slave, to be marked with an inscription [stamped] on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 So that no one will have power to buy or sell unless he bears the stamp (mark, inscription), [that is] the name of the beast or the number of his name.
Revelation 13:16 [KJV] 16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
So there are 2 types of marks: One being in or on the forehead and the other being in or on the right hand.
South Africa will progress to the Smart Card when Home Affairs soon rolls out to the New Smart ID that will replace our green ID books. And then there will be the Smart Card Drivers Licenses. Let’s not forget the Smart Medical cards that will contain all your ICD-10 codes that sort us into different categories of illness. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »