Taking the Name, The Mark The Number:
Putting It Together
It should be very obvious that no
Christian could take a mark, chip or tattoo or any other thing in their
forehead, hand or arm.
However, that thinking is being
usurped by the false doctrine found throughout CNP member Tim
LaHaye's un-Biblical Left Behind fictional series.
People are being duped into
thinking that if they have the Holy Spirit they can actually take the mark.
Unbelievable, except far too many go by what they are told the Bible says,
instead of reading it themselves.
Christians must be careful to use the
correct Name of our Saviour and the Father in light of the fact
that prophecy has been corrupted in modern translations. Notice
the difference in translations of the verse that prophetically
speaks of the Name with which God sealed the 144,000 in the book
of Revelations. The King James Bible states that only the Father's
name is written in their foreheads, while the modern versions
state that two names will be used. It cannot be both ways.
In the KJB " . . . having his Father's name written
in their foreheads."
In the NIV " . . . who had his name and his Father's
name written on their foreheads"
In the Gideons 1986 NT ". . . having His name and
the name of His Father written on their foreheads"
New Revised Standard ". . . had his name and
his Father's name written on their foreheads"
misapplying that verse and making it that all Christians will have His name
physically on their foreheads. Hence that is giving misguided permission to
tattoo and so on.
It is also imperative to realize that there
are three forms of allegiance to the beast besides open worship--the mark, or the name or the number
of his name. However, the modern versions again change
these very significant verses to be two issues, those being the
name or the number of the beast's name. Of the various related
verses, we shall also compare Revelation 13:15-17 in
light of the Name.
In Strong's Concordance we find that the
definition for "mark" in Revelation 13:16-17 applies
exclusively to all references of "the mark" in the book
of Revelation. This definition does not apply to the term "mark"
as it is found in any other book of the Bible.
5480- charagma, (khar'-ag-mah);
from the same as 5482; a scratch or etching,
i.e. stamp (as a badge of servitude), or sculptured figure (statue):-graven
charasso-(to sharpen to a point, akin to 1125
through the idea of scratching)...
graf-o); a prim. verb; to "grave", espec. to write;
fig. to describe:-- describe, write(-ing,-ten) [Eng.
Dictionary def.-- "grave" --Archaic. engrave;
carve; sculpture. 2.impress deeply; fix firmly]
Something being scratched or etched, as a
stamp, hardly sounds like a computer chip implant, but it could be. Especially when one evaluates
the mark in relation to the number. Time will tell. As we consider the application of the Name, Mark and
Number of the Beast, we note that Revelation 13:17-18 have
also been altered in the new versions.
In the KJB "And that no man might buy or sell, save
he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number
of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding
count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a
man; and his number is Six hundred
threescore and six."
In the NIV " So that no one could buy or sell, unless
he had the mark, which is the name of the beast, or
the number of his name. This calls for wisdom. If
anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast,
for it is man's number. His number is 666."
In the New Revised Standard
"So that no one can buy or
sell, who does not have the mark, that is, the name of
the beast, or the number of is name." This calls
for wisdom: let anyone with understanding calculate the
number of the beast, for it is the number of a person. Its
number is six hundred sixty-six."
We know that God alone can supply what is
needed to comprehend the meaning of His Word and these verses in
particular. Referring to wisdom, Proverbs 2:4-6 promises:
"If thou seekest
her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the
knowledge of God. "For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of
his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding."
The term, " 'count' the number
of the beast", is of interest
because, according to Strong's Concordance, this particular
definition applies only to this verse of Scripture.
5585-- psephizo, (psay-fid-zo);
from 5586: to use pebbles in enumeration, i.e.(gen.) to
(psay-fos); from the same as 5584; a pebble (as worn smooth by handling), i.e.
(by impl. of use as a counter or ballot) a verdict (of acquital) or
ticket (of admission); a vote:--stone,
--pselaphao (psay-laf-ah-o) . . . (comp. 5586); to manipulate, i.e.
verify by contact; to search for:--feel after, handle, touch.
By these definitions it would appear we are
to search for and verify the meaning through counting or
computing or adding together the digits which relate to "a man's number,"--- that number being
"six hundred threescore and six." Why does the King James Bible write the
number as six hundred, threescore and six, when other versions
write the number as being 666? To determine this, we will be
computing and verifying the factors which must be considered.
Strong's Greek Dictionary reveals the
numerical definition for "six" is used for all verses
in the New Testament (eg., Mark 9:2 and John 2:20)
except for two verses, Rev.14:20
1803 . . . hex..--a
prim. numeral; six--six.
The Harvest Judgment in Revelation 14:20 has the only verse definition related to it's
particular "six hundred". "And the winepress was trodden without the city,
and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles,
by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs."
1812-- hexakosioi (hex-ak-os'-ee-oy)
plur. ordinal from 1803 and 1540;
six hundred-six hundred [Note: ordinal number is a number
that shows order or position in a series. First, second,
third,etc . . .]
--hex--, a prim. numeral; six---six.
( hek-at-on) of uncertain affin; a hundred---hundred
The Greek definition that is related for
"six hundred threescore and six" in Revelation
13:18 is also unique. It does not
connect to any "six" numbers in any other verses in the
New Testament. The fact that the definition for "six hundred threescore and six" uses the Greek Alphabet rather than the
numerical "six" used in other verses helps one
understand that these are not simply numbers, as the newer
versions state i.e. 666., although that is the actual associated
5516-- chi xi stigma (khee
xee stig'-ma); the 22d, 14th and an obsol. letter (4742
as a cross) of the Greek Alphabet (intermediate
between the 5th and 6th) used as numbers; denoting
respectively 600, 60 and 6, 666 as a numeral--six hundred
threescore and 6.
(stig-mah);from a prim . . . stizo (to "stick", i.e.
prick); a mark incised or punched (for recognition of
ownership) i.e. (fig.) scar of service:--mark [Dictionary def. of "stick" is, " . . .
pierce with a pointed instrument . . . set into or adorn the
surface of . . . impose upon. . ." 1.]
'Stigma' is a Greek word that has been
adopted into the English language, and which helps provide a
clearer understanding of these meanings.
stigma--(stig-ma) n. .
. . 1. a mark of disgrace; a stain or reproach on one's
reputation. 2. a distinguishing mark or sign . . . 6. Archaic. a special mark burned on a slave
or criminal [<L<Gk.] 2.
These definitions give greater credence to
the application of the Mark via tattooing or branding, but again doesn't mean a
micro-chip could be used. As we have
seen, the Dictionary definition of "tattoo" is " . . . mark (the skin) with
designs or patterns by pricking it and putting in colors . . .
" and we learned in Part 2 that
tattooing and branding are related. Historically, people have,
and scarification to indicate social rank and affiliation" and "
. . . primarily as proof of ownership."
Marking the skin with a "stick"
or "prick," is precisely how tattoos are applied. When
we consider the combination of these word meanings, "a scratch or etching, i.e.
stamp (as a badge of servitude)"
which is thought "to indicate rank" but is really a
"sign of disgrace," the true end-time scenario begins to
emerge. Perhaps the "computer chip" propaganda has been diseminated to mislead the masses, who will believe that by
avoiding the same they are free to receive God's special mark,
which is really an occult symbol of blasphemy and disgrace.
Update: I received the
following information from a reader. Clothing, people and
animals are being 'chipped'. Some are using security as the
issue. This reader noted.
"As a software engineer
working with computers and working with the hardware I felt
that I needed to enlighten you to a little bit of research
information that you might have overlooked. The following is
what you stated on your site:
"Something being scratched or etched, as a stamp, hardly
sounds like a computer chip implant, but it could be.
Especially when one evaluates the mark in relation to the
number. Time will tell. As we consider the application of the
Name, Mark and Number of the Beast, we note that Revelation
13:17-18 have also been altered in the new versions."
"These definitions give greater credence to the application of
the Mark via tattooing or branding, but again doesn't mean a
micro-chip could be used. As we have seen, the Dictionary
definition of "tattoo" is " . . . mark (the skin) with designs
or patterns by pricking it and putting in colors . . . " and
we learned in Part 2 that tattooing and branding are related.
Historically, people have, "use[d] tattooing and scarification
to indicate social rank and affiliation" and " . . . primarily
as proof of ownership."
Marking the skin with a "stick" or "prick," is precisely how
tattoos are applied. When we consider the combination of these
word meanings, "a scratch or etching, i.e. stamp (as a badge
of servitude)" which is thought "to indicate rank" but is
really a "sign of disgrace," the true end-time scenario begins
to emerge. Perhaps the "computer chip" propaganda has been
diseminated to mislead the masses, who will believe that by
avoiding the same they are free to receive God's special mark,
which is really an occult symbol of blasphemy and disgrace. "
When a microchip is going through it's stages of creation it
is etched much like a circuit board is etched. The etching is
what carries the signal throughout the "circuit board".
The sticking or pricking is similar to a needle sticking into
the skin, or feeling the prick of the needle in your skin....
As someone who is always on the cutting edge of technology, I
find it hard to believe that in order to buy or sell you would
need to have a tattoo or a marking of some sort on your skin.
That is not in vogue to my generation or the one after when it
comes to technology.
Having a chip that can store your financial information is
something that my generation would most likely use. It
eliminates the need for multiple credit cards, debit cards,
check book and cash. Have you ever watched the episode of
Seinfield where George has an overloaded wallet? The chip
itself is an RFID chip that transmits a small radio frequency
to a receiver in close proximity.
I wouldn't rule out the microchip. I would actually look more
into the microchip and look at it's potential."
The following excerpt from the May 1999
newsletter "Yavoh is Coming", whose editor is Monte
Judah, is a good example of such disinformation.
"Oh, by the way,
did I mention that God intends to do something really special
with about 144,000 Sons of Israel during the Great
Tribulation. You will note that it is not 144,000 Jews that
are to be called. Jews are considered to be the tribes of
Judah, Benjamin, and Levi. The other nine tribes are called
the House of Israel. Therefore, the 144,000 are called "Sons
of Israel," not Jews. I heartedly recommend that all
believers in these days find out who you are and who you
believe in. I am afraid there will be a whole bunch of folks
meeting Gabriel face-to-face, getting the seal in their
foreheads and being very confused. Many will say, "But,
I'm not a Jew." And we will have to explain that they
are of Ephraim and that they have been joined together with
Jews to become one in the hand of the Lord. The day sequence
of their sealing will determine which tribe they are
What greater disgrace could there be than
worshiping and taking the mark, name and number of the anti-christ
-- the ultimate blasphemy, totally rejecting God for Satan?
Through Scripture we know that the anti-Christ will be steeped in
the occult and blasphemy. Daniel 11:36-39 reminds us:
". . . and he
shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god,
and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods,
. . . Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers . .
.for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his
estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom
his fathers knew not . . . "
A man named Eric Jewel sent me
the following email in which he recounts his experiences on the Left Behind
The Left Behind Series
"Are Tim Lahaye and
Jerry Jenkins Herding Christians Into Acceptance of the N.W.O. and the Mark of
...The story begins about a year ago when I
began to uncover and expose the relationship between Tim Lahaye, co-author
with Jerry Jenkins of the Left Behind Christian fiction series, the Reverend
Sun Myung Moon, and U.S. Intelligence agencies. What resulted from this was
the 4 part series "Christianity and the N.W.O. The Unholy Alliance".
During this time, Jenkins frequented Tyndale
publishing's official "left behind" message board. For various
reasons I had several debates with him in his "author's forum".
There was the discussion of Lahaye’s relationship with Rev. Moon and
intelligence personnel, which was at first denied until I began to publicly
produce the evidence of these relationships, and then little by little
individual facts were admitted to while still denying the relationship.
This was only part of the story however, and
as Paul Harvey would say, and now for... the rest of the story.
While in the process of discussing and
debating the merits of Lahaye’s relationship with US intelligence and the
cult leader Rev. Moon, a second debate arose. This second debate could very
well shed more light on the agenda of the authors and many of our religious
leaders and their strange relationships with a man claiming to be messiah and
the intelligence community.
The Chang Scenario
- Introduced into the series we see a
character by the name of Chang. According to the series, Chang hangs with
the hated Christians. At the same time however, he is living in a society,
which is administering the Mark of the Beast, and imprisoning, torturing,
and killing those who have confessed Christ. He rides the fence and though
he had not received the mark as yet, neither had he confessed Christ. The
reason he gives for not receiving the mark is that it looks
"painful". His father takes him to a medical facility where he
is given the mark. Feeling doomed, he then finds his Christian friends who
inform him that since he had been marked first by God, (???) the mark of
God overcame the mark of the beast and he was now bearing both marks.
Being somewhat brought up in an evangelical church, this was certainly
struck me as a strange comment coming from 2 men who assume the roles of
The same bible that Lahaye and Jenkins claim
to be teaching is very clear concerning the mark of the beast and the fate of
those receiving the mark. It is the book of Revelation, chapter 13 that warns:
 And he causeth all, both small
and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right
hand, or in their foreheads:
 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or
the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number
of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred
threescore and six. (666)
It is this very passage that even
non-Christians stand on when here on this site and many more some are sounding
off concerning VeriChip and Digital Angel warning that this will indeed
progress until it becomes mandatory thereby becoming the mark of the beast.
Though Lahaye is closely associated with Rev
Moon and US intelligence through the organizations he founded such as the CNP,
he is also a political activist and helped co-found the Pre-Trib
Research Center (PTRC). He is hailed by many Christians as a
prophecy scholar, so ignorance of the scriptures cannot be an excuse for
leading the Christian right into such justification for taking the mark or
"getting Chipped". Could it be that the bible he claims to believe
is vague concerning this issue? Again, and this is why so many are raising
their voices about VeriChip, His bible and mine are very clear concerning the
fate of those who will be "chipped".
 And the third angel followed
them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image,
and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
 The same shall drink of the wine
of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his
indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence
of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
 And the smoke of their torment
ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who
worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of
There are several other passages as well
which are just as descriptive.
Has this premise effected
Five years ago, if anyone in the church had
been asked if they could bear both the mark of the beast and the mark of God,
I would have felt confidant that no one in the church who knew anything about
Revelation would have endorsed such an idea. The sad truth is however that
there are now many on Tyndale's Left Behind message board have began to accept
the idea that if they or someone "left behind" are chipped they will
be just fine because they were marked by God first. Given the popularity of
the series in the western world, it could be conjectured that the Church is
indeed being primed to accept that they can be "chipped" and still
be spiritually safe because they were marked by God first. As strange as it
may sound coming from such men Jenkins has actually stated this.
The questions I am raising here are not
theological. Even many people of other religions are warning about VeriChip.
The questions I am raising are more of the conspiratorial nature. Let's
examine a few points that few will argue against.
#1 There are people of many differing belief
systems who would agree that we are living in what is commonly called
"the last days".
#2 There are many who believe that the
worlds leaders, including and especially our own, have sold out constituency
and have been knowingly leading us into a New World Order.
#3 In order to usher in a one world
government it is absolutely necessary to bring in as many individuals as
possible from every segment of society.
For instance, if only Republicans were
bringing in the N.W.O., the Democrats would rebel against it and there would
be quite a scrap and too much time, effort and expense would make it a
fruitless effort that in the end, even many N.W.O. pundits would condemn. It
is necessary for republicans, democrats, and independents to back entering
into the N.W.O. If it only included the non-religious, then the religious
would rebel on a large scale and likely prolong its ushering in, if not
completely defeating it. So yes, especially taking into account that much of
the western world calls itself Christian, it is an absolute necessity to bring
in the bible believer, as well as a majority from every religion possible for
the smoothest of transitions.
Bearing these common sense facts in mind the
next logical conclusion is that it is necessary to infiltrate the leadership
of the church. From pulpits, to cemetar... I mean seminaries, to councils, to
religious books. The church attendee has for 2000 years been commonly called
"sheep" because they follow the teachers of the scriptures. It is
necessary to the agenda of the N.W.O. that they be given leaders who practice
the art of "appearing" to expound on the teachings of Christianity,
while in reality they are leading them into acceptance of a one world
government and the acceptance of "getting chipped". What is the
reward to those who take these leadership positions? Reverend Moon gives gold
watches, all expense paid trips, and most formidably hard cash. The left
behind series has netted the authors well over 10 million dollars apiece, and
this figure was a few books ago. Since then Lahaye and Jenkins have
renegotiated their contract with Tyndale, and you can be assured it wasn't
because they felt they were receiving too much money.
These men were behind the scenes planning
and carrying out the dirty work since the Nixon administration, and their
efforts have been untiring. If it can be said that the agenda of the United
States is the bringing in of the N.W.O. then it can certainly be said that
these men have all been instrumental in it's shaping. Just 1 decade from the
time Lahaye formed the ACTV (another conservative religious activist
organization) and much less than a decade from the time he helped found the
CNP, he teamed with Jenkins to begin the left behind series.
Could this be the reason that when Jenkins
was faced with this statement, "It is not my assertion that one with the
mark would be lost, it is God's", his reply was "I disagree"?"
on Mr Jewel's email I responded with this: A couple of thoughts. I dealt with a
couple who had been Satanists and had pentagram tattoos, etc on their torsos,
etc. They read my article on Taking the Name the Mark and the Number and
wondered if after receiving Christ, were they still condemned because they bore
the mark of satan. Interesting question.
can’t take the mark of the beast if a Christian, but can someone repent before
the forced marking? Obviously it’s not the same thing.
also interesting in the concept of the verichip, etc. In my mind there’s no
way a servant of Jesus Christ could take anything—tattoo, chip or anything in
the forehead or in their right hand. However, the thinking of being sealed by
God first and then taking the mark could very easily contribute more to the
great falling away than one might think. In fact I address that concept in my
mark article. It’s astonishing to me how easily people are accepting false
doctrine and false teachers.
are no non-religious people. Every single person has a religious belief. It
doesn’t matter who they are. Even an atheist or the most morally liberal
person in the world is religious. And yes all will accept and worship the beast.
Only those who belong to Jesus Christ will not accept or worship him.
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are
written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
will be no option but to worship it. And people need to fully understand there
are 3 issues regarding the beast/mark. It is not just taking something in the
forehead or hand.
is also important to note that the Bible versions change the information, even
regarding being sealed by God, which might be why some are accepting the idea
that they can have both.
Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
August 24, 2003
of Isaiah 44:5 reveals these most important variations in
Scripture concerning the mark, the name and tattoos.
Isaiah 44:5 in the King
James Bible says,
"One shall say, I am
the LORD'S; and another shall call himself by the name of
Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto
the LORD, and surname himself by the name of
The NIV reads: "One
will say, "I belong to the LORD"; another will call
himself by the name of Jacob; still another will write
on his hand, "The LORD'," and will take the
The NASV, NIRV, NLT, ASV (in
the footnotes), NWT, Bible In Basic English, RSV, all
The TEV (Good News Bible)
has: "...They each will mark the name of the LORD on
The Amplified Bible:
"...and another will write [even brand or tattoo] upon
his hand, I am the Lord's..."
Jewish Publications Society Bible "One shall say, "I
am the Lord's"
Another shall use the name of "Jacob", Another shall
mark his arm "of the Lord's" And adopt the name
on mark his arm - customary for slaves to be marked with
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