Receive The Mark And Still Be Saved? Follow Up

Q. In your reply to the above question, you quoted Rev. 14: 9-11…”If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath…. and said, “There are three acts mentioned here and any one of them will result in eternal damnation. Whether they 1)worship the beast (anti-Christ) or 2) worship his image, or 3) receive the mark of his name it’s all the same.”

I disagree with your conclusion. The Bible uses the word “and”, which is inclusive, meaning if you did ALL of the three things you would lose your eternal life. If you would only have had to do one of those three things then the Bible would have used the word “or”.

A. Here’s the entire quote I used.

“If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.” (Rev. 14:9-11)

The first part of the passage uses only “and” as you indicated. But the last part uses “and” for worshiping the beast and his image, but then says, “or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.” So based on your logic a person would have to worship both the beast and his image, or take the mark to be condemned.

Therefore I guess you’re saying it will be OK to worship the beast, and OK to worship his image, but you can’t do both. Since in both cases a person would essentially be doing the same thing, that doesn’t make any sense to me. I stand by my interpretation.

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