Q. Do you think tribulation believers might be able to counterfeit “The Mark” for survival? I’m sure it will have some sort of electronic fields associated with it, but from a distance the anti-Christ police would never know the difference. Believers would still not be able to buy and sell, but it could afford them some protection. And since they would not be putting it on to indicate their loyalty to and worship of the anti-Christ, do you think this may be possible?
A. Rev. 14:9-10 is a strong warning. “If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb.”
If I was going to be on Earth at that time (and I don’t intend to be) I would not want to take the risk that God would look the other way while I took a counterfeit mark to avoid capture by the authorities, even though I knew it didn’t mean anything.