The well-known theologian Hank Hanegraaff says that it is a mistake to believe that the “mark of the beast” is a vaccine.
Hank Hanegraaff, a theologian and host of the “Bible Answer Man” program in the United States, stated that the Covid-19 vaccine is not the “mark of the beast”.
The Scripture scholar made the claims in response to statements made by rapper Kanye West.
During an interview with Forbes magazine, the rapper said he was “extremely cautious” about the Coronavirus vaccine. “That’s the mark of the beast,” he said.
“That’s the mark of the beast. They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of Heaven.”
“And the sad thing is that, the saddest thing is that we all won’t make it to Heaven, that there’ll be some of us that do not make it.”
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Regarding to this, Hanegraaff is “as misleading as it is dangerous.”
“I say this because biblically, the mark of the beast is symbolic is quite obviously a parody of the mark of the lamb,” he stressed. “Biblical interpretation matters. If we interpret the Bible incorrectly, we’ll think the Bible is a bunch of nonsense.”
Similarly, he pointed out that the mark described in Revelation 13 symbolizes identity with the beast. This means that whoever bears it will be identified with Satan.
Therefore, the theologian believes that the mark of the beast is not a vaccine or a microchip. “Taking on the mark of the beast is the intentional denial in thought, in word, in deed of the Lordship of Jesus Christ.”
As a final point, the theologian concluded by advising Christians that instead of avoiding vaccinations, they should, with “fear and trembling” resist temptations that might lead them away from God.
Kanye West says COVID-19 vaccine is ‘mark of the beast;’ Hank Hanegraaff responds
Hanegraaff warned that West’s interpretation of Scripture is “toxic” and “tenuously tethered to thin air.”https://t.co/GXtKKNEu6V
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