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." Rev. 13:16.
What will be the result? "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." Rev. 13:17.
How much power is to be given to the image of the beast?" And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed." Rev. 13:15.
NOTE.- The image of the beast is to have the same power as the beast itself has had to kill those who will not obey its dogmas.
After uttering His warning by the third angel against all this, what does God offer instead, as that which will manifest the patience of the saints? "Here is the patience of the saints; here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." Rev. 14:12,
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