Saturday, May 13, 2006

Mark of the Beast

Yet another sign of the impending Apocalypse.

First, a little bit of background.

Then, an observation.

We know Revelations speaks of the Mark of the Beast, which will be seen on the foreheads of the followers of the Antichrist:
11: Then I saw another beast which rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon.

12: It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed.
15: and it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast so that the image of the beast should even speak, and to cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.

16: Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead,
And the Number of the Beast is hexakosioi hexēkonta hex, DCLXVI, six-hundred three-score and six.
18: Then another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has power over fire, and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, "Put in your sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe."

19: So the angel swung his sickle on the earth and gathered the vintage of the earth, and threw it into the great wine press of the wrath of God;

20: and the wine press was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the wine press, as high as a horse's bridle, for one thousand six hundred stadia.
This is also known as trampling out the vintage where the Grapes of Wrath are stored.

Most end-times writers identify the Mark of the Beast with some kind of barcode or radio-frequency identity chip.

I think there's a simpler explanation staring us in the face.

Look at this guy's ugly mug.

What's that on his forehead?

It seems to change shape somewhat so it's probably not a birthmark.

I'll bet it's what muslims call the Mark of Prostration.

Oh yeah.

Hundreds of years after John wrote Revelation saying followers of the Beast (False Prophet) would be known by a mark on their foreheads, mohammed the false prophet narrates in the koran that allah's followers will be known by a mark on their foreheads!

It's a very important sign of devotion, developed from repeatedly banging one's head into the ground while praying towards mecca.

Which, I gotta tell ya, proves satan really has a sense of humor.
“Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are severe against the infidels but compassionate among themselves. You will see them bowing and prostrating, seeking His grace and pleasure. Their mark is on their faces (foreheads) from the effect of prostrations.” (Quran 48: Ayah 29)

Imam ‘Ali bin Abi Talib (as) has said,

“Verily I abhor a person whose forehead is clean and there is no mark of prostrations on it”. (Bihar al-Anwaar)
By the way, the core message of Jesus Christ, the Golden Rule, can be summed up as treat EVERYONE with the respect with which you yourself would like to be treated.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

mohammed's core teaching, on the other hand, directly contradicts this message; from the above it chauvinistically says to treat other muslims with compassion but to be severe with infidels.

This is directly anti to Christ's message.

I'm not a very religiously observant person. I am a physicist. But as a simple matter of logic and definition, identifying mohammed with the antichrist is elementary.

The Mark of Prostration is supposed to be a sign of salvation, of course:
Volume 9, Book 93, Number 532c:
Narrated 'Ata' bin Yazid Al-Laithi:
When Allah has finished His Judgments among the people, He will take whomever He will out of Hell through His Mercy. He will then order the angels to take out of the Fire all those who used to worship none but Allah from among those whom Allah wanted to be merciful to and those who testified (in the world) that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah. The angels will recognize them in the Fire by the marks of prostration (on their foreheads), for the Fire will eat up all the human body except the mark caused by prostration as Allah has forbidden the Fire to eat the mark of prostration. They will come out of the (Hell) Fire, completely burnt and then the water of life will be poured over them and they will grow under it as does a seed that comes in the mud of the torrent.
Is it a sign of the virtuous?
Imam ja'far al Sadiq (P) is also reported to have said:

"I see the Mahdi and his companions as if they are threatened by danger from all sides: their supplies have exhausted; their clothes have worn out; their foreheads bear the mark of prostration; during the day they are as courageous as a lion and during the night they are busy in the adoration of Allah; and their hearts are like solid pieces of iron".
Of the devout?
The mark of prostration should be visible on your forehead
and you must follow the Shariat perfectly;
Your beard should come up to the standard
And your trousers should be of proper length.
Or of the damned???

The Revelation of John the Apostle continues
1: Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, "Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God."

2: So the first angel went and poured his bowl on the earth, and foul and evil sores came upon the men who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
9: And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If any one worships the beast and its image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,

10: he also shall drink the wine of God's wrath, poured unmixed into the cup of his anger, and he shall be tormented with fire and sulphur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.

11: And the smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever; and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name."
And finally
19: And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who sits upon the horse and against his army.

20: And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had worked the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

21: And the rest were slain by the sword of him who sits upon the horse, the sword that issues from his mouth; and all the birds were gorged with their flesh.
Babylon will fall, and
1: Then I saw another portent in heaven, great and wonderful, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is ended.

2: And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.
A sea of glass mingled with fire?

You mean like this?


So it is written.

So shall it be done.


Anonymous Muslim said...

It is indeed sad to see what you have posted and tried to insult Islam and its messenger. The fact is we believe in people of other books that were by God almighty. Do you know that Muslims believe in the same god as the Jews and Christens do.

I have a small verse from the holy quaran.

Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer), seeking Bounty from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (foreheads) from the traces of (their) prostration (during prayers). This is their description in the Taurat (Torah). But their description in the Injeel (Gospel) is like a (sown) seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong, it then becomes thick, and it stands straight on its stem, delighting the sowers that He may enrage the disbelievers with them

I do have a mark on my forehead, but this dosnt mean that I am a beast. Please select your worlds.

I pray that god guides you towards the right path.


5:29 PM, September 29, 2006  
Blogger Tom said...

How many people would need to die in order to literally produce that much blood?

10:23 AM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger RDS said...

Have fun in Hell! Say hi to mohammed for me, you'll find him in the lowest circle, according to Dante.

4:38 PM, November 26, 2006  
Blogger RDS said...

My comment above was directed at a long post I just deleted, as I will not have islamic evangelizing here, but it began as follows:

An Invitation to Paradise

I performed the istikhaarah salaah on the evening of Thursday, 7th September 1995 and pleaded for guidance from Allah, The One Who Is Above weaknesses. By the Grace of Allah, The One Who Is Most Kind to His slaves, I had the most marvellous dream. In my sleep that evening, I saw myself standing in the venerated presence of, and about two metres away from our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (May Allah Convey His Peace and Blessings upon the Holy Messenger) in the Rauda al-Jannah. The Holy Messenger of Allah (May Allah Convey His Peace and Blessings upon the Holy Messenger) was immaculately dressed in pristine white apparel and white turban. I felt entirely insignificant. I was in the company of the fountainhead of virtue. I, also, was dressed in white robes and a white turban, and stood with my back towards the qiblah. Tears of happiness streamed down my cheeks. The Holy Prophet (May Allah Convey His Peace and Blessings upon the Holy Messenger), who was sent by Allah, The Creator and Cherisher of all things, as a Warner and a Mercy to the worlds, stood and looked at me. I said in Afrikaans: Yaa Rasulullaah, ek het vir U kom wys my familie Suleiman, Dawood, Rifdah, en Makkia. In English, this reads: O Messenger of Allah, I have come to show to yourself my family Suleiman, Dawood, Rifdah and Makkia.

I woke with a song in my heart. Allah had honoured me with the society of the best of mankind. The dream was etched in my memory with an astonishing clarity. I shall never forget it. It was, to me, a precognition of the predestination of Allah, The One Whose Will Reigns Supreme, and an invitation from al-Madinah al-Munawwarah.

And it went on like that for ten tedious paragraphs.

4:50 PM, November 26, 2006  
Blogger Henrik said...

Here's what Muhammad had to say about the mark, in a letter quoted by Ibn Ishaq in his Sirat Rasul Allah:

Ibn Ishaq:256
"Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah. Those with him are severe against the unbelievers. You see them bowing, falling prostrate, seeking bounty, and acceptance. The mark of their prostrations is on their foreheads."

I'd shred my clothes if I hadn't done so a few times already...

3:16 PM, August 29, 2007  
Blogger glavozija said...

Rev 7:3, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

rev 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

Blessed be the Prophet SAVS for giving us the solution to place the seal of God on our foreheads. For anyone interested in the subject- please read the book of Revelation.

3:57 PM, September 19, 2007  
Blogger glavozija said...

Rev 7:11
And all the angels stood round about the throne, and [about] the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,
Rev 7:12
Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, [be] unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

This is for those that don't like reading the complete books. But I'd advice to read the Revelation at least chapter 7 from the beginning because there is mentions of the Mark of God on their foreheads not long before this. And the first commentator had a quotation which I will quote partially:

"...The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (foreheads) from the traces of (their) prostration (during prayers). This is their description in the Taurat (Torah). But their description in the Injeel (Gospel) is like a (sown) seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong, it then becomes thick, and it stands straight on its stem, delighting the sowers that He may enrage the disbelievers with them"

(Qur'an) 48:29


12:03 AM, September 20, 2007  
Anonymous zk said...

are u referring to this beast?

The phrase appears in the Qur'an:
(Naml 27:82) And when the word is fulfilled against them (the unjust), We shall produce from the earth a dabba (beast) to face them. It will speak to them, because humankind did not believe with assurance in our signs.
The task of the Beast will be to distinguish the believers from the non-believers, with Prophet Moosa's(moses) staff it will draw a line on the forehead of every believer whereby his face will become bright and luminous and with the ring of Sulaman(solomon) it will seal the nose of every non-believer where by his whole face will become black. Thus there will be complete distinction between the Muslim and non-Muslirn, so that if many parties sit at a dinner table, the Muslim and non-Muslirn will be distinguished. (Abu Huraira-Musnad Ahmad/Tirmidhi)

The Beast will also talk to people. It will say, "Mankind had no faith in our revelations." (Ibne Kathir)
y dont u stop spreading hate.cant you just see by the way we talk politely,,,,just look into yourself n do som proper research on islam.

10:49 AM, May 16, 2009  
Anonymous Amrit said...

Dear Author,
If you read the Bible - you will see that even Jesus fell on his face in prayer, just like Muslims. May God guide you. Have some fear and know that you will have to answer to your Lord for each word that is expressed:

Genesis 17:1-4 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me and be thou perfect. 2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. 3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, 4 As for Me, behold, My covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

Psalm 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Note that both bowing and kneeling are mentioned in Psalm 95:6, the very order in which Muslims perform them.

Deuteronomy 9:24-25 Ye have been rebellious against the Lord from the day that I knew you. 25 Thus I fell down before the Lord forty days and forty nights, as I fell down the first; because the Lord had said He would destroy you.

Revelations 7:11-12 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Joshua 7:6-7 And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the Lord until eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads. 7 And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord God, wherefore hast Thou at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? Would to God we had been content, and dwelt on the other side of the Jordan!

Numbers 16:20-22 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, saying, 21 Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. 22 And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt Thou be wroth with the all of the congregation?

Numbers 20:6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto them.

Thus far, we have read that Moses, Joshua, Aaron, and Abraham (peace be upon them all) worshipped the One True God through prostration and bowing. The angels did the same. And in Matthew 26:39 Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) also puts his face to the ground in humility before God.

Matthew 26:36-39 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gesthemane, and saith unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be very sorrowful and heavy. 38 Then saith he unto them, my soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death; tarry ye here, and watch with me. 39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou Wilt.

One day, all of us will have to answer for the things we have done. Know that if you cannot see God, He can surely see you.

11:01 PM, June 01, 2009  
Anonymous Mark W said...

To Amrit,
It is true We all started with the same GOD. The non believing Jews will one day believe. You seem to know the Holy Christian Bible, but yet you call Jesus a Prophet, not the Son of The Living Lord.
Lets look at Hagar's Son Ishmael.
Gen.16 v 7 The angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. 8 And he said, "Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?"
"I'm running away from my mistress Sarai," she answered.

9 Then the angel of the LORD told her, "Go back to your mistress and submit to her." 10 The angel added, "I will so increase your descendants that they will be too numerous to count."

11 The angel of the LORD also said to her:
"You are now with child
and you will have a son.
You shall name him Ishmael, [a]
for the LORD has heard of your misery.

12 He will be a wild donkey of a man;
his hand will be against everyone
and everyone's hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
toward [b] all his brothers."

So you see God tells Moses His name is I AM, like I am the one true God. While you may have started out worshiping the same GOD, you denied His SON and your salvation in Christ Jesus. A free gift of love, grace for all peoples.
How can you read the Bible and not see the Lord as GOD. He has a name, it is Elohim, Yod-Heh-Vav-Heh. All fall on there faces before GOD, you can not see God and live. When Abraham was told that his wife would give birth, Abraham fell on his face and laughed.
Jesus was in torment over his passion, He being equal with GOD need not fall on his face, He was accepting sin into his body, not his, OURS. Seperated from His Father, not ALLAH.
If you read well, keep reading and the Spirit of The Lord will give you wisdom. I thought you were not allowed to read the Bible.

Mark W

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

my birthmark was a six point star the seal of solomonwat is ur opinions on that

2:23 AM, October 07, 2010  
Anonymous Mazhar said...

It should be noted that in the Grand Qur'aan there is no mention of marks or scar on the forehead. "Faces" does not mean "Forehead-Forelock" It is a known fact that the face has around 90 muscles in it, with about 30 of these purely for expressing and reflecting emotion. These facial marking send many non-verbal signals. The Angels will recognize the Criminals without questioning about their slander and sin. The facial expressions on the Day of Judgment are elaborately narrated in other places.

The criminals will be recognized [by the Angel "Police" who recognize by marks-non verbal expressions-3:25] with the identification mark of them, whereat they will be seized/arrested/chained by the forelocks and the feet. [55:41]

6:02 PM, February 05, 2012  

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