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As the title says, Mark of the Beast. My dad recently purchased this particular CD from Shepherds Chapel and asked me to give it a listen. The first time I listened to it, I only got about 75% through it. Today, I listened to the whole CD. In reviewing this, a few things were raised that I question.
The speaker (I don't know his name as my dad has the CD in his car) seems to try and connect in some way the Mark of the Beast back to Cain. I'm not going to touch too much on this subject until I listen to the CD again so that I can make sure I ask the appropriate on this.
Anyway, one of the claims he makes is that decendants of Cain survived the flood. The scripture he uses is Genesis 6:19
And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
Now, in using just this verse, I can see where one could make that arguement. However, the arguement I have against this lies back in Genesis 6:5-7 which states:
v.5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
v.6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
v.7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
So, my understanding of this verse is that because of mankinds wickedness, God's original plan was to destroy mankind. But, as we all see, in Gen. 6:8, Noah found favor/grace in the eyes of the Lord, and so mankind was carried on through Noah and his sons and their wives. The question I would pose in relation to the CD is: If God told Noah that He would destroy mankind in a flood, and that only Noah, his wife, his sons and his sons wives would survive, why would He change His mind and say to take other humans on the ark with him? To me, this dosen't make any sense and would seem incorrect.
On the CD, he also refers to the Kenites as decendants of Cain (sons of Cain)
1 Chronicles 2:55 -And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
Would this be correct? Again, the only arguement against this would be Gen. 6:5-7.
There are other questions on this, but again, I will listen to the CD more to get more of an idea of what he is saying and ask more questions.
In another section of this presentation, he makes note of Ezekiel 28:14-15 that Lucifer was or was supposed to be one of the cherubs that were on the Mercy Seat.
v.14 Thou art the annointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
v.15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
In my limited knowledge in the bible, I would question this. Again, I would have to listen to the CD more to pose a better question on this. Perhaps someone could help on this.
The last item on this post is that in Revelation 13:16, it states:
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:
In the CD, he covered the mark in the forehead, however he made no mention of the mark in the right hand. I would think that if the speaker wanted to cover this topic (Mark of the Beast), that he would have covered this also.
If I'm wrong in anything in this post, please tell me. Thanks to all who respond to this.