more proof of what the mark of the beast is:
Acts 8: 18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given,
he offered them money,
19 saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee,
because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.
24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.
he thought the gift of God could be purchased with money.
Peter condemned him for this….the mark of the beast…
study the word of God a little and you will not fall into these foolish lies of man.
why do so many ponder, without understanding, as to what or who the Scriptural ‘beast’ is? it is so clearly taught:
Jude 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. 9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
brute beast… running greedily after REWARD. preachers, taking pay…. mark of the BEAST.
lt another apostle of Jesus tell us what the BEAST IS: (WHY BE CONFUSED?
2 Peter 2 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
2 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you:
12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
13 and shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
14 having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
15 which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; (loved wages…of unrighteousness… = being paid to preach, prophesy or anything else called the work of God…why are you so confused about this MARK?
16 but was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.