By: Robert Serreyn
Question? I know you have covered this before I still don’t understand If a person DOES take the Mark of the Beast how can they be saved after that?
Let me explain it this way… As I stated in in my Q & A #432 I do believe a person CAN BE saved after the fact IF they should later on believe that the Lord Jesus Christ paid their sins and place their trust in him as their saviour.
TAKE NOTE of a single word in 2 Thessalonians 2:11, the word SHOULD
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.
The word SHOULD denotes the possibility of the opposite action taking place, In other words “The Changing of ones Mind” later or after.
Lets look at V12 of 2 Thessalonians Chp. 2
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Take Notice of those (the damned) that take the Mark seal their eternal destiny in hell BECAUSE they choose to BELIEVE NOT THE TRUTH.
Question? What is that Truth?
Answer: That Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, WHO came to this earth to Die and shed his blood as the payment for their sins, BECAUSE they “Believe Not” they believe the Lie (The Antichrist who is indwelt by Satan) is God (Jesus Christ) in the flesh and in consequence take his mark 666.
Revelation 13:16 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.
If a person could not be saved AFTER they took the Mark It would be like saying a person CANNOT be saved AFTER they had become a Atheist, Satanist, or joined a Cult Religion, NOTHING could be further from the truth.
In my understanding of the scriptures a person that takes the Mark of the Beast is NO DIFFERENT than a person WHO DOES NOT place their Trust in Christ Alone for their salvation they are both unbelievers who will go to hell if they die in that unbelief.
The Bible states in John 3:18…
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
TAKE NOTE of the words “He that BELIEVETH NOT is condemned already” in other words the Judgement of GOING TO HELL is sentenced against them BECAUSE OF their unbelief BUT if they SHOULD BELIEVE then they are NO LONGER under that Condemnation (Sentence) but has as John 5:24 says…
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH