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Spaniard VIII Warns People to Not Take the Mark of the Beast

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Spaniard VIII (Sp8 for short) warns people such as myself that we can’t be saved if we take the mark of the beast:

Once the person receives the mark of the beast, there will be no more hope of salvation for him or her. The reason is, that the Bible clearly states that worship of the beast is involved with the acceptance of the 666.

Finally, a sure-fire way to let Evangelical zealots know that we are no longer saveable. Praise Satan!

Bruce Gerencser, 63, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 42 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen awesome grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist. For more information about Bruce, please read the About page.

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      Bruce Gerencser

      I try to send commenters his way, 😀 but he typically deletes comments he disagrees with. John Arthur has commented some on his site. I appreciate John fighting the good fight.

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        John Arthur

        Hi Bruce,

        Spaniard blocked me from his website some time back. In spite of this, I leave loads of comments which he refuses to publish, excepts when he thinks he can get some mileage out of what I wrote to him.

        He still allows Neil to comment but I suppose Neil is much more polite than I am and Neil’s comments are devastating to Spaniard’s position. Perhaps I tell him too much that large sections of the bible were written by very barbaric, bloodthirsty, violent and ignorant savages who created god in their own likeness.

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    ObstacleChick

    Where can one obtain one of these marks? I hope it’s a good design that doesn’t clash with my fashion.

    I started thinking that the mark of the Beast might refer to the tiny boxes of scripture that Orthodox Jews wear on their forehead and hand – an “evil” substitute for that. I haven’t gotten around to researching that idea, but the idea came to mind when I was watching a documentary about Orthodox Jews.

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    Brian Vanderlip

    I get up very early every day and begin my devotions with coffee and Bruce Almighty. The sight of this before sun-up made me spit my coffee and have a fine giggle into the day. Thank-you!
    Sp8 is yet another homogenized generic loon for Jesus. His great commission is to confirm himself as Kool-aid King and he is doing a pretty good job of it. I have read his stuff, given it five good minutes before realizing the very real danger of rabies and fleeing.

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    Michael Mock

    I just… I can’t even with the whole Mark of the Beast thing. It just… you have to make such a deliberately strained reading to even get there, it makes no sense as an interpretation in context with the rest of Revelation, and on top of everything else it just sounds to me like “as a Christian I am not allowed to fantasize about helping Katniss through the Hunger Games, so I will write fanfic about this instead.” It’s one of those assertions where I honestly have trouble trying to stop giggling long enough to even attempt to address it seriously.

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    BJW

    I like the meme going around that the red MAGA caps are the mark of the beast. Not that I believe in that nonsense, but the MAGA cult seems to be on a path antithetical to what Jesus would like his followers to do.

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    Sarah

    Well if you get the Mark of the Beast you’ll never know you got it for sure since we don’t know what it is.

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    Karen the rock whisperer

    I get the Mark of the Beast frequently. Two beasts, actually. Tells me it’s time to clip kitty claws.

    Seriously, I suspect panicky Christians have been seeing the Mark of the Beast in all kinds of things over the ages. That newfangled fashion thingy? Mark of the Beast! King has new coins minted? Mark of the Beast! A better strap system for carrying a load on your back? They’ll leave the Mark of the Beast!

    And now that long-term-dispensing capsules for some medicines can be injected under the skin (birth control being the most famous example), Mark of the Beast!

    It would be funny if these people didn’t vote.

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    Charles S. Oaxpatu

    Right now. It appears to me that face masks to protect a person from COVID-19 infection are fast becoming the “Mark of the Beast” in our current time and situation.The emergency room and ICU at your local hospital are staffed by throngs of demons who wear the “Mark of the Beast” all day long. Any person named “Mark” who works in the emergency room or ICU is the Head Demon, and if a staff member is named Archibald, then he is an Arch-Demon. Any ordinary person in public who is seen social distancing, washing their hands often, wearing a face mask, etc. is exhibiting sure signs of being sold out to the Beast or the “Annie-Christ.”

    After watching CNN and MSNBC for three days and catching up on our current COVID-19 situation—which is moving fast toward totally out of control like it was in March 2020—it appears to me that the ordinary man and woman on the street (especially if they have a fundie background) is moving toward some totally weird direction as President Trump (The Anointed One of the Lord) looks less, and less, and less anointed. Did you see those weird people testifying to the County Commission in West Palm Beach, Florida, about the evils of mask wearing? It was like an LSD trip—although I must admit to never have taken such a trip.

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    John Arthur

    Hi Bruce,

    Spaniard’s next post is called “Satan is Like a Roaring Lion”. He says ‘Apostates like Bruce Gerencser, John Arthur, and Bart Ehrman, to name a few, have committed themselves to attack the person of the Lord Jesus Christ whom they claim is not real and His followers,…’

    This guy is either so ignorant or he lies for Jesus. Neither you not Bart Ehrman claim that Jesus of Nazareth was not a real person. You both believe that Jesus was a historical person. What we all agree on is that Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee is not the Jesus of the NT. The Jesus of the NT was turned into a miracle worker by many in the early Christian church as the story of Jesus was embellished with legends that grew up after his death.

    Spaniard fails to deal with many criticisms of his view by progressive and liberal Christians as well as criticisms from atheists and agnostics as well as criticisms from religious views that are non Christian.

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    Gregory Farra

    Don’t take scientific advice from people who ascribe to rapture theology. It’s like asking Trump for advice on how to be compassionate and empathetic.

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    John Arthur

    In his post, “Satan Is Like A Roaring Lion”, Spaniard says this. “The world through atheism, satanism, occultism, which all three are the same, are in full steam ahead in its attack against the truth, the Word of God.”

    I don’t know of any atheists who who are occultists nor do atheists believe that Satan exists except in the mind of some religious fanatics. I can hardly believe that Spaniard is this ignorant. I think it’s more likely that he is lying. He thinks that his lies bring glory to Jesus. Maybe this Spaniard is the beast who will be thrown in the lake of fire. Meeting him would be hell. This fanatic is a complete loon.

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    John Arthur

    In his post, Satan Is Like A Roaring Lion, Spaniard says: ” Christians, you will always be a target. Anything you do for God’s glory will always be met with hostility. The devil will send his followers like atheists, liberals, cults, who teach a different Jesus, and with other groups, [activist organizations] who are attacking Christianity.”

    Spaniard claims that Christians are being attacked and persecuted. What utter nonsense! Atheists are not attacking or persecuting Christians. What we are doing is showing that Fundamentalist Christianity is without any solid foundations in reason or has no basis in empirical evidence.

    Spaniard knows that your website, Bruce, has many progressive and liberal Christians as well as atheists and agnostics and some of other religions who are readers and respondents. He continues to lie for Jesus, thus is bringing praise to the Jesus of his imagination (i.e. The Jesus of his particular interpretation of the bible).

    What are these activist organizations that Spaniard is referring to? Does he mean political liberals and subgroups like the Democratic Socialists of America? This guy is completely “off the planet”.

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