The Mark of the Beast
Rev. 13:16,17-"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:
"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."
Translation Error in the King James Bible
Revelation 13:16 and 14:9 contain a serious translation error which will hinder the identification of the Mark of the Beast. Instead of "to receive a mark 'in' their right hand, or 'in' their foreheads," the correct translation is "on" their right hand and "on" their foreheads.
translation errors will cause many Christians to be deceived into
believing that the Mark of the Beast is a computer chip, rather than a
tattoo or brand. These errors could very well affect the salvation of
To read a very thorough explanation of these translation errors read #9 here.
The "Seal of Solomon" is the Mark of the Beast
The Flag of the Zionist State of Israel Displays the Mark of the Beast
falsely believe that the 6-pointed star on the flag of the Zionist
State of Israel is the Star of David. King David, being a man after
God's own heart, never worshiped such a star, but King Solomon, who led
Israel into idolatry, used and did worship this pagan symbol. The
6-pointed star is actually the Star of Remphan, which Israel worshiped
in Egypt, and also in the wilderness on their way to Canaan.
"Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon." (Acts 7:43)
went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the
abomination of the Ammonites ... Then did Solomon build an high place
for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before
Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon." (1
The star of Remphan is a graphical representation of 666.
"Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (Revelation 13:8)
There are hints in Scripture which point to Solomon's Seal:
"Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold," (II Chronicles 9:13, I Kings 10:14)
For a complete study of this important issue please read Six-Pointed Star: The Mark of the Beast by Janet Moser.
James Knox is Deceptive Regarding the Mark of the Beast
In his study on the Book of Revelation, Knox makes no mention that the Mark of the Beast will be a brand/tattoo of the Star of David/Star of Remphan, nor does he mention the translation errors in Rev 13:16 and Rev 14:9. Instead, he hints that the Mark of the Beast may be a computer chip by stating that the end times Satanic system may involve "computer chips under the skin, and the use of DNA readers." Knox concludes, "There is no reason to believe that the mark of the beast will not be accepted as readily as any other 'helpful, humanitarian' government program." Knox is stating that people will accept the Mark of the Beast as readily as they will accept a food stamp card, however, there is biblical reason to believe otherwise due to the stern warnings given by God's angelic witnesses (Rev 14:9). (Knox, James W., The Book of Revelation, (Christ-Honoring Commentary Series) (pp. 455-456).
Understanding the Mark of the Beast Deception
To avoid losing your soul, it's of extreme importance to understand that the Mark of the Beast will be a brand/tattoo ON the hand or forehead and not a computer chip IN the body. The microchip deception is today being advanced world-wide by the media and by many false teachers. Once it's widely accepted that the computer chip is the Mark of the Beast, the Antichrist will be able to deceive the public into taking the true Mark of the Beast (The Star of David/ Star of Remphan) which he'll declare to be The Mark of God. This diabolical deception will result in the damnation of many.
Christians need to heed God's word and to pray for wisdom and discernment considering that so many pastors today, like James Knox, are children of the Devil.
"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." (2 Cor 11:13-15)