Will the average Christian recognize the Mark of the Beast?


In the past several years we have seen a flood of publications and television programs concerning the End of Days, the construction of the Jerusalem temple, Armageddon, and the arrival of the Antichrist. Only a toddler would not know what the number 666 is all about. Many rulers of our past have been called “the Antichrist,” but when the real Antichrist mounts his beastly throne, will the average Christian immediately recognize him for what he is?

Lest we forget, the Antichrist will receive his powers from Satan – the master of cunning and deception. There will be those who will recognize him, but who will nevertheless accept his stamp, saying: “What am I to do? I must feed my family.” Others will dismiss the possibility that he is indeed the beast by saying: “I don’t see the number 666 on his seal or name.” But the real danger is that there may yet be something so diabolically clever that the average person will not realize to whom he has sworn his allegiance. Let us explore one such possibility: The Book of Revelation tells us that there will be a forerunner to the Antichrist.  This “forerunner” will serve some, unknown to us, purpose. Perhaps his existence is being revealed to us by the scriptures so that we do not fall for the deception of finding the number 666 cunningly attached to the forerunner’s name, and denounce him – only to then accept the real beast and Antichrist as the savior of the world from Armageddon!

Apostle Paul rightfully warns: “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:15-16). -and the most evil days still lie ahead!

Below is a somber lesson and reminder of how the average person can fall prey to a diabolical deception and sell his or her soul without even realizing it.


- April 15, 2010

7,500 Online Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls

A computer game retailer revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers, thanks to a clause in the terms and conditions agreed to by online shoppers.
The retailer, British firm GameStation, added the "immortal soul clause" to the contract signed before making any online purchases earlier this month. It states that customers grant the company the right to claim their soul.

"By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from gamestation.co.uk or one of its duly authorized minions."

GameStation's form also points out that "we reserve the right to serve such notice in 6 (six) foot high letters of fire, however we can accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by such an act. If you a) do not believe you have an immortal soul, b) have already given it to another party, or c) do not wish to grant Us such a license, please click the link below to nullify this sub-clause and proceed with your transaction."

The terms of service were updated on April Fool's Day as a gag, but the retailer did so to make a very real point: No one reads the online terms and conditions of shopping, and companies are free to insert whatever language they want into the documents.

While all shoppers during the test were given a simple tick box option to opt out, very few did this, which would have also rewarded them with a £5 voucher, according to news:lite. Due to the number of people who ticked the box, GameStation claims it believes as many as 88 percent of people do not read the terms and conditions of a Web site before they make a purchase.

The company noted that it would not be enforcing the ownership rights, and planned to e-mail customers nullifying any claim on their soul.