If those in the church face the Antichrist, this will be an essential question? Spiritual life or death. Saints will need to know if there is forgiveness after taking the Mark of the Beast.
This video/article is the first in a series about why the rapture debate is important. This video also explains who taking The Mark may also be the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit explained by Jesus in Luke 12.
Is there forgiveness after taking the Mark of the Beast?
In the video, we discuss how scripture is clear that anyone who takes the Mark of the Beast will “falls away” and then be cast into hell.
If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. (Rev. 14:9-10)
Worshiping the Beast or taking his Mark is an unforgivable sin. Why is this sin unforgivable? Simply because God’s Word says it is! We don’t have to understand why to have FAITH in what God’s Word says.
This particular Mark is different that any other false religions in the world today. It appears that the Tribulation has different rules. Today someone can worship a false god, repent, and be reconciled to God. But in the Tribulation, it appears that taking the mark of the beast will be a blasphemous act from which there is no return. Is it the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? Luke 12 seems to indicate it is.
Those taking it will essentially be worshiping Satan and permanently rejecting God. God will then allow them to get what they asked for by being eternally separated from Him.
Those with saving faith will not worship the Beast or take his Mark. Those without it who have weak faith may take it rather than face starvation or martyrdom. That may be why Jesus calls the Great Tribulation the “time of testing for the whole world” (Rev. 3:10). It will not matter whether those taking the Mark said the sinner’s prayer at one point in their lives. They will be lost if they take the Mark. It is a test of whether or not someone has “saving faith.”
False Teaching on the Mark
So many in our pews are at risk. Yet this is not what we hear from many of our pulpits! John MacArthur was asked if a person could be forgiven after taking the Mark. Here is his answer:
“Now, the question is, if you’re living in the Tribulation period, and you take this mark, in other words, you identify with the beast’s empire, will you still be able to be redeemed? And I think the answer to that is yes. Yes! Otherwise there would be no salvation of anybody in the end of the Tribulation; and you’ve got to have the salvation of folks in the end of the Tribulation (Jews).” John MacArthur
Set-Up for Destruction
Can you see how many of our churches are setting up their flock for falling away?
- They first tell them they will not face Antichrist. Don’t worry about it and don’t prepare.
- They then tell them, if they happen to face Antichrist, they can take the Mark of the Beast as long as they repent in the end.
This combination of doctrines is like a witch’s brew preparing vast multitudes to fall away by worshiping Antichrist and then be cast into hell. And the responsibility falls on all of our shoulders. We have this time prior to the Tribulation to prepare those who have been deceived in this way.