Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Did You Really Think It Would Start With A Headstamp?

"He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead 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" (Rev. 13:16-18).

So often we think of the "mark of the beast" as the number 666. While this phenomenon is sure to come, how do you suppose people will willingly accept this branding knowing this in advance? Have we all not seen The Omen and sworn we would never be marked like Damien? Certainly even unbelievers recoil at this blatant representation of evil.

A closer look at the scriptures reveals that the mark can also be "the name of the beast"; a closer look at Oprah's Boutique shows us how close she is. Here, "fans" of Oprah can willingly
purchase products displaying her name, her signature, her mark. Cleverly disguised in pajamas, baseball caps, and coffee mugs, unwitting millions are already marked, and Oprah has made her first move in penetrating the world's psyche and mesmerizing people with fashionable key chains and bath towels displaying her "logo."

Be on guard - The Oprah Winfrey Show Frosted Candle for $13.00 "will instantly create a warm and inviting atmosphere with this lovely white candle in a frosted glass holder. Features the elegant "O" logo on one side and the "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on the other, both in pretty blue-on-blue."

Is it pretty? Yes. Does it smell good? Absolutely. Does it BURN? You bet it does. Don't go down with it.

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