The Mark of the Beast

16. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17. and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

Revelation 13:16-18 (NKJV)

The mark of the beast: dispelling the lies & escaping the mark

The Mark of the BEAST: Dispelling the Lies & Escaping the Mark

It is an excellent book that will help anyone who wants to know what the Mark of the Beast is and how to escape it. The Kingdom of God awaits all who escape this Mark, but only by taking the necessary steps will anyone be able to enter.

A detailed look at all aspects, including the Name, Number, Right Hand, Forehead, and the man whose number is 666 and why. Don’t hold your breath for any of the fanciful ideas of the Mark such as CERN, Sunday Sabbath, Genetic Modification, COVID-19, and so any more, but expect extraordinary revelations.

One of the foundations of this book is Scripture explains scripture. Without this, then everything is speculation and founded on sand. There is a mountain of evidence provided, and those who know their scriptures will find it as clear as the sunrise and as refreshing as the morning breeze. It is also an excellent platform to launch anyone deeper into the knowledge of God and the journey to him.

The mark of the beast: dispelling the lies & escaping the mark

The Mark of the BEAST: Dispelling the Lies & Escaping the Mark

It is an excellent book that will help anyone who wants to know what the Mark of the Beast is and how to escape it. The Kingdom of God awaits all who escape this Mark, but only by taking the necessary steps will anyone be able to enter.

A detailed look at all aspects, including the Name, Number, Right Hand, Forehead, and the man whose number is 666 and why. Don’t hold your breath for any of the fanciful ideas of the Mark such as CERN, Sunday Sabbath, Genetic Modification, COVID-19, and so any more, but expect extraordinary revelations.

One of the foundations of this book is Scripture explains scripture. Without this, then everything is speculation and founded on sand. There is a mountain of evidence provided, and those who know their scriptures will find it as clear as the sunrise and as refreshing as the morning breeze. It is also an excellent platform to launch anyone deeper into the knowledge of God and the journey to him.

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Tracy-Ann Ottley
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Philippians 3:12-14: Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Cara L
Cara L
Simply awesome. A must read.
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The book is compelling and does not draw the usual conclusions such as COVID-19 or Genetic modification. It provides a breakdown of each part of the passage in Revelation 13, which speaks about the mark of the best using scriptural evidence. Then draws a conclusion based on the evidence, which leads to a stunning revelation (see the pun--revelation). If you like evidence, then this book of for you. If you want speculation, then this book isn't for you. If you are nailed only to the protestant Christian Bible, this book isn't for you since it draws evidence from other scriptural sources. In my opinion, the Biblical sources sufficiently prove the point, but some people may not like using different references.
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  1. For starter “The Mark Of The Beast” is not a book for everyone. First, you need to know a little about the bible and the scripture. Second, you must have an open mind, because if you see the world in just one way without getting the chance to know there some more in this world, you will disagree with the book all time long.
    The book talks about how all things have a reason. All that happens in our world has already been written in the bible between the scripture. All the war, tsunami, digital inventions, and the corona, all that have a reason and it didn’t come from anywhere.
    The book explains all the things that happen in our world and gives an explanation of why this is happening and gives you guidelines on what you can do to become a better you and the world a better place. In addition, the book presents you with another way to learn about God. The religious way is not the only way to be close to God and be a better person.
    The most essential aspect of the book is chapter 12: “The Sum”; because it reflects on your actions. It says, in the end, you define yourself with your actions, what you eat and etc.
    “You are what you eat, and whatever you ingest will be a testimony or evidence of who you are.”
    So no matter what kingdom you choose, it is in your hands, but with all the decisions still have consequences.
    Quotes from the book:
    “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”- I still in shock that the number of the devil is written there too.
    ” And I said, “How hast thou said to thy servant that thou wilt certainly give life at one time to thy creation? If therefore all creatures will live at one time and the creation will sustain them, it might even now be able to support all of them present at one time.” 46. He said to me, “Ask a woman’s womb, and say to it, ‘If you bear ten children, why one after another?’ Request it therefore to produce ten at one time.” 47. I said, “Of course it cannot, but only each in its own time.” 48. He said to me, “Even so have I given the womb of the earth to those who from time to time are sown in it.” – That example was incredible! Because in our life we can’t do everything together we also doing step by step, like god spread his work, not for everyone but just who really want and can accept to go after him. And there are not many people that can do it.
    Praise and Critique:
    The book presents you, that you know God is not the only way and even this is a misleading way. What the church and Christians teach you is not the way of God. The author presents that there has another way to go after God. You need to listen to yourself in the first place and to choose what way you want to go in life, but it hasn’t been a religious person, but you need to go after your intuitions and go after God’s guidelines.
    Recommendation:
    I recommend this book. I discover a lot of new things that I didn’t know about before, like 666 (number of the devil in the bible), the corona. I enjoy reading about the aspect of the author about God, I was really surprised about his opinion of religion.

  2. For starter “The Mark Of The Beast” is not a book for everyone. First, you need to know a little about the bible and the scripture. Second, you must have an open mind, because if you see the world in just one way without getting the chance to know there some more in this world, you will disagree with the book all time long.
    The book talks about how all things have a reason. All that happens in our world has already been written in the bible between the scripture. All the war, tsunami, digital inventions, and the corona, all that have a reason and it didn’t come from anywhere.
    The book explains all the things that happen in our world and gives an explanation of why this is happening and gives you guidelines on what you can do to become a better you and the world a better place. In addition, the book presents you with another way to learn about God. The religious way is not the only way to be close to God and be a better person.
    The most essential aspect of the book is chapter 12: “The Sum”; because it reflects on your actions. It says, in the end, you define yourself with your actions, what you eat and etc.
    “You are what you eat, and whatever you ingest will be a testimony or evidence of who you are.”
    So no matter what kingdom you choose, it is in your hands, but with all the decisions still have consequences.
    Quotes from the book:
    “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”- I still in shock that the number of the devil is written there too.
    ” And I said, “How hast thou said to thy servant that thou wilt certainly give life at one time to thy creation? If therefore all creatures will live at one time and the creation will sustain them, it might even now be able to support all of them present at one time.” 46. He said to me, “Ask a woman’s womb, and say to it, ‘If you bear ten children, why one after another?’ Request it therefore to produce ten at one time.” 47. I said, “Of course it cannot, but only each in its own time.” 48. He said to me, “Even so have I given the womb of the earth to those who from time to time are sown in it.” – That example was incredible! Because in our life we can’t do everything together we also doing step by step, like god spread his work, not for everyone but just who really want and can accept to go after him. And there are not many people that can do it.
    Praise and Critique:
    The book presents you, that you know God is not the only way and even this is a misleading way. What the church and Christians teach you is not the way of God. The author presents that there has another way to go after God. You need to listen to yourself in the first place and to choose what way you want to go in life, but it hasn’t been a religious person, but you need to go after your intuitions and go after God’s guidelines.
    Recommendation:
    I recommend this book. I discover a lot of new things that I didn’t know about before, like 666 (number of the devil in the bible), the corona. I enjoy reading about the aspect of the author about God, I was really surprised about his opinion of religion.

  3. Brief Summary

    The author of The Mark of the Beast, Menachem Rae, discusses a Biblical truth and how it has been misinterpreted by some religious groups. He also takes a whole different dimension in trying to dispel the lies that have been propounded by many in the world at large.

    The author of this paragraph is discussing the mark of the beast and how it relates to Scripture. He establishes that the mark of the beast is based on biblical evidence and that to understand it one must seek wisdom from God.

    He explains how crafty attacks are conducted to sway man from a right understanding of the truth from conception to the destruction of his soul.
    In chapter four, he discusses the meanings and etymology of particular words used in the Bible. This is purposefully to establish a basis for understanding the primary terms/words used in the context of the mark of the beast in the forthcoming chapters. Revelation 13:16-18

    In chapter five, the author discusses worship. He identifies three significant things that humans relate to the body, spirit, and soul. He states that “God requires worship in the Spirit…” The author explains that worshipping God must be done by listening to His Spirit and following His instructions. The chapter discusses the concept of worship and how humans should approach it. The author identifies three things that make up a human: body, spirit, and soul. He states that worshipping God must be done by listening to His Spirit and following His instructions.

    Chapter six looks at prophecy in the book of Daniel concerning the beast in sync with the scenes in Revelation 19:19-20. We realize that beast can span from a country to many kings, even many, and the world.
    Chapters 7,8, and 9 look at the etymology and meanings of the words forehead, right hand, and buy or sell, which symbolize how one can acquire the mark of the beast.

    The author of the paragraph identifies the forehead as representing the mind and explains that a decision made in this area is considered to be core. He also says that one’s right hand represents power, and refers to biblical passages about God’s right hand and his mighty power. The author goes on to say that one has to make a choice between occupation or salvation by separating from the beast; chapter 10 discusses what this means, while chapter 11 provides more detail.

    “The name is identity, power, command, or instructions of who is your commander.” Talking about 666, he explains that the man in Revelation 13 is Solomon because of the number of talents he received from Sheba, queen of the South.
    Chapter 12 sums up the discourse on the mark of the beast, primarily about who we worship in thoughts and actions between God and this world.
    In chapter 13, Menachem makes a passionate appeal to all people of the world to make choices about who’s side they will take in this battle against the lies and how to escape the mark of the beast.
    Concluding, he compares the judgement with the days of Noah, and Sodom and Gomorrah. In the end, for us not to be destroyed, he admonishes the reader to make a right choice.

    Most Essential Parts
    The most essential parts of the book are found in chapters 4 to 12, which discusses the meanings of various words, how they are used, and how these chapters apply to human relationship with God, worship, the mind, decision making, the meaning of worship and who we are to worship. At the core of this book is the idea that the mind is the citadel of the power we worship or subscribe to. Chapter 13 is also an essential part, which discusses the solution to escaping the mark of the beast as stated earlier.

    Quotes From The Book
    Job 28:28
    And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
    To worship God is to do God’s will, and thus, to worship anything is to do the will of the thing.
    The waters are so rough that it takes someone who knows the way and is a master navigator to get through this journey.
    Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
    ​Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
    Revelation 13: 16-18
    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. 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.
    “To worship God is to do God’s will and thus, to worship anything is to do the will of that thing. Worshipping Satan is to do his will, to honor yourself is to do your own will (if that’s possible since our identity is defined as either for God or against Him), and to worship anyone is to do their will. If we do the will of this world, then we are indeed worshipping this world.”
    “Your right-hand equals your works or actions through the power you possess. These works can either be good or evil, where God defines good and bad goes against God.”

    Praise
    This book, The mark of the Beast, is worthy of appraisal for its in-depth explanation of the terms used in the text which sometimes do have allegorical meanings. The book clearly identifies the lies about the mark of the beast. It is fascinating how Bible truths relate to each other coherently and establish the explanations given in this book. This book will help the reader in understanding what lies are being spelled out by various persons concerning the mark of the beast. I love how the book admonishes the reader to seek out true wisdom in the Scriptures.

    Critique
    The author embeds the book with lots of Biblical text, which makes it unappealing to basic non-Christian persons. It is limited to Christians and persons who seek to know the truth with the Bible as their basis.
    Another aspect is the book does not cover all essential theories in the Bible that can lead to a concrete understanding of what the mark of the beast is.
    Well, I find it interesting to say that divulging the book from its author is not possible. With the Bible as its core basis, it is demanded of the author to refer to all essential passages of the Bible that clearly explain the mark of the beast. An example is a discourse about Jesus and God, where he separates the two, claiming one demands that worship is due to the other. Consider the book of Hebrews about worship and the deity.
    In explaining the concept of the number, 666, he alludes to a preterism and literal view. Only considering an etymological analysis of the concepts really diminishes the quality and spirituality of the Biblical text. There is the need to consider this from a theological standpoint also for a clearer understanding.
    One thing I that I don’t appreciate about this book is the fact that it tends to divulge the Book(Holy Scriptures) from its own people. The Bible is the Word of God, which is Christ. Christ is the founder and owner of the religion of the Bible. Why will the author use the Bible as his strongest reference and yet disapprove of its people? In this reading, I see the dispelling of lies, but not the affirmation of thoroughly explained truths about the mark of the beast.

    Recommendation
    I will actually recommend this book only to theologians since it lacks a thorough exegesis of the Biblical text and concept in question.

    Suggestion
    Consider other Bible texts that are more related to the end-time events, like Matthew 24, Daniel 7, Daniel 12, and others. Also, consider a review and re-edit by a theologian or biblical researcher for exegetical purposes. The concept of body, spirit, and soul, in relation to worship needs a thorough examination and expansion of that chapter. I’ll suggest taking out the criticisms against the religion of the Bible and replacing them with a meaningful discourse like the sovereignty of God over humans and why humans need to truly understand the mark of the beast and its implications.

  4. The book begins with an explanation of what the Mark is and all the basic Knowledge about the Mark, it also tells us the emotions the topic awakens. The author gives us more insight on the Mark, he lists a number of things happening in our time that we are speculating is the Mark
    In the chapters that follow the author breaks down series of topics that further explains the Mark of the beast
    He talks about, Worship,The Beast,The Forehead,Right Hand,Name.
    He gives a thorough explanation and complete biblical references, of this topics above.
    The author also admonishes us to be steadfast in God and keep in his service and worship him.
    Lastly,we are encouraged to keep in mind that the end is coming.

    The most essential aspect of the book is the deep insight the author gives us on the topic of worship, we are told that worshipping God is committing to his will whole heartedly

    A quote that stood out to me during the course of my reading this book is “…… requires the reader to examine the truth,what they know,and how they got that knowledge…..”

    This book is a book that breaks down and explains a topic that many people shy away from, it gives a thorough explanation with biblical basis

    If you’re looking for a book to gain more understanding on Christianity and the end, this is a perfect book for you.

  5. The book begins with an explanation of what the Mark is and all the basic Knowledge about the Mark, it also tells us the emotions the topic awakens. The author gives us more insight on the Mark, he lists a number of things happening in our time that we are speculating is the Mark
    In the chapters that follow the author breaks down series of topics that further explains the Mark of the beast
    He talks about, Worship,The Beast,The Forehead,Right Hand,Name.
    He gives a thorough explanation and complete biblical references, of this topics above.
    The author also admonishes us to be steadfast in God and keep in his service and worship him.
    Lastly,we are encouraged to keep in mind that the end is coming.

    The most essential aspect of the book is the deep insight the author gives us on the topic of worship, we are told that worshipping God is committing to his will whole heartedly

    A quote that stood out to me during the course of my reading this book is “…… requires the reader to examine the truth,what they know,and how they got that knowledge…..”

    This book is a book that breaks down and explains a topic that many people shy away from, it gives a thorough explanation with biblical basis

    If you’re looking for a book to gain more understanding on Christianity and the end, this is a perfect book for you.

  6. This was a thought-provoking read, and like others have said, it may be short, but the content is heavy. For someone who is not well-versed in scripture, this could be a bit confusing. However, for those who know scripture well, it’s a quite fascinating journey.
    I’ve never seen this particular take on a lot of aspects of this topic, but can say that I read with an open mind and am definitely going to be digging deeper into it.

    4.5/5 stars for sure. The only complaint I have is that I wish there would’ve been a bit more detail, only because my mind was hungry for more information.

  7. Brief Summary & Most Essential Aspects.

    The Mark of the Beast written by Menachem Rae is based on the search for the truth Although many worldly views on the subject are often circulating, this book pursues the truth which God’s Word itself confirms.

    This book encourages us to re-examine the mark of the beast and the ideas related to it that are present in our minds, which we have been believing in.

    This book asks every reader where their beliefs came from about the mark of the beast. Do you understand these things with the same meaning as the Bible?

    Chapter 2 mentions 25 things that are usually associated with the Mark of the beast.
    And then this chapter clarifies 7 essential things that are necessary for every believer to know with the correct meaning.
    Chapter 3 draws our attention to the key point. The point that is important to understanding God’s Word is “wisdom.”
    Chapter 4 beautifully presents today’s ideas, biblical statements, traditional thinking, and original meaning.
    The main message of the book of Ecclesiastes is also very accurately stated in it. Vanity which the author laments throughout the book of Ecclesiastes. At the end of the book of Ecclesiastes, despite all that is meaningless, the author is talking about the real purpose of human life. And that goal is not vanity.
    Chapter 5 “What is Worship” and “How Worship Should Be Done” unveils these points.
    Body, soul, and spirit
    An explanation of all three was also given.
    Is there is any difference between the worship that Jesus Christ spoke of, the worship that Jesus said to promote, and the worship of today, and if there is, then how much difference is there? This fact also confronted the reader.
    What is a temple? And what is the true meaning of worshiping God?
    Chapter 6 begins with the Bible’s verses about the beast, verses that are rich to give us much information about the theme.
    The 7 things mentioned in Chapter 2to understand the Mark o the Beast. These seven things are described in different chapters of this book, deviating from traditional thinking.
    Chapter 8 expose the meaning of the Right hand and its role in believers’ life.
    Chapter 9 explains why we cannot think that just going to work is not choosing the world and then In which matters we have to be careful.
    Chapter 10 discusses the role of the “Name” and what is the meaning of this that Jesus Christ came in the name of Heavenly Father, and why we need to walk in the instructions of God.
    Chapter 11 describes the connection between the Mark of the Beast and Revelation 13.
    And last three chapters are based on practical application/appeal for all the readers.

    The most beautiful thing about this book is that it does not accept anything interfering with human thinking about the Mark of the Beast. After reading this book, people will stop associating different things with the Mark of the Beast. This book explains this complex subject so simply that it will be easy for the reader to recognize, understand and avoid the Mark of the Beast.

    Quotes
    Matthew 13:10-11 (KJV)
    10. And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in
    parables?
    11. He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the
    mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them, it is not given.

    John 14:13-15 (KJV)
    13. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be
    glorified in the Son.
    14. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.
    15. If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

    Matthew 19:17 (KJV)
    “And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is,
    God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.”

    Exodus 15:6 (KJV)
    “Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath
    dashed in pieces the enemy”

    2 Corinthian 6:14 (KJV)
    “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath
    righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”

    John 5:43 (KJV)
    “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his
    own name, him ye will receive.”

    2 Timothy 2:19 (ESV)
    But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are
    his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”

    Appreciation for this book

    I love the way truth is uncovered in this book. This Book is a Beautiful Gift for Today’s Church. So many Bible Verses are there to seal this truth. As we know Bible is not originally written in English, Bible is written in Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic, and in this book, some original language words are exposed with actual meanings, I feel it will help many people to understand the Biblical text in true sense. This is the best approach to walk with truth. I really appreciate it.

    Recommendation

    I recommend this book to anyone who is searching for the truth about the Mark of the Beast and whose mind is full of questions. Bless you, more.
    5/5 Stars

  8. Brief Summary
    When will the world end? With the wars currently going on around the world and other human disasters, are we at the end of the world?

    Menachem Rae opens the book with a caveat on how best to read the book for optimal assimilation. Since it’s a contrarian body of work, it goes against previously held notions and beliefs about the Christian faith.

    He briefly delves into the scriptural interpretation and the dangers of biblical interpretation from today’s cultural perspective and language. I mean, If the Bible were to be written today, I bet the authors would make references to iPhones, jets, moon landings, social media, and the latest technological innovations.

    The mark of the beast is borne out of the biblical accounts of the end days in the bible. With current happenings in the world today? Is the end of the world near?
    Are we to expect the actual mark of the beast as written in the bible, or there are other metaphorical marks in our present-day?

    His chapters on each precept pose throbbing questions on previously conceived beliefs in the Christian faith, as propagated by the custodians of the faith.

    Essential Aspects of the book
    The chapter on guidance highlights careful introspection on the scriptures and the doctrines of the Christian faith as practiced in this day and age. This is summed up in the quote below:

    Examine the doctrines, and you see that the instructions given by God create a fair world where we all live together in harmony without war and suffering. Examine deeper, and you will see that is just the beginning. Understand him before criticizing out of ignorance.

    Sample Quotes from the book
    “So many people latch on to the current trends without little thought. Others who are genuinely searching get confused through the abundance of misinformation parading as truth. The scriptures are a puzzle that only God can unlock, and only those who seek him with all their hearts will be privy to its understanding through him—a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.”

    “We live in a world where people are treated as merchandise (2 Peter 2:1-312, Wisdom of Solomon 15:12-13), using divisive tactics to keep them blind while manufacturing every conceivable avenue to sell them another product and monetize their entire existence.”

    “The name is the identity, power, command, or instructions of who is your commander.”

    Praise and Critique
    While the author’s ideas and precepts may be foreign to the general “Christian” populace. The idea of his book is specifically to scrutinize the scriptures and religious doctrines available today, concerning the apocalyptic end of the world.

    The author goes ahead to provide references and cross-references from the scriptures, supporting his opinions.

    Recommendation
    I recommend this book if you have burning questions about certain concepts in your spiritual journey. Especially as it relates to the end of the world, the mark of the beast, and apocalyptic prophesies.

    Rating: 4/5 Stars.

  9. I want to start off by saying this; this is not a book I would recommend to anyone who is not already familiar with scripture. Whilst it is short in length, it is heavy with scripture. Scripture features on every single page so if you’re not familiar with religious texts, it’s not going to be the easiest read. That being said, if you are familiar with reading the Bible or other religious texts, it is an interesting and enlightening read. The Mark of the Beast offers unique insight into one of the most interesting – yet controversial – symbols in the Christian religion. Author Menachem Rae seeks to explain what they think the mark truly is, citing things such as COVID 19 and Bitcoin.

    For me, Chapter Seven ‘Forehead’ was the most interesting part of the book. Particularly this line – ‘The forehead is our mind, which represents us as individuals—souls. Our identity is shaped by what we mentally consume and speak with our mouths. These become the acts of what we teach and the philosophies we live by’. As aforementioned, this book is extremely heavy on scripture. And whilst this is expected from such a book as this one, it did feel as though some of them were included just for the sake of being included. For example, in Chapter Seven, Deuteronomy 6:6-8, Exodus 13:9 and Hebrews 10:16 are not followed by an explanation of what they mean and why they are there. If more explanations were given – or indeed, if some pieces of scripture were left out – then it would be a more accessible read for all.

    Overall, I rate it 3 stars out of 5. It was an enjoyable and informative read, but would I necessarily recommend it to anyone I know? I’m not sure that I would, unless I knew that they were comfortable with reading so much scripture. Furthermore, there were moments where I felt it bordered on something close to Right-Wing conspiracy theories, especially with the mention of Covid-19 and Bill Gates.

  10. This book from my perspective, and speaking from growing up in a catholic household, finding and being curious into new perspectives of what the Lord has to say to us is incredible. I gained plenty of new passages that provided me with a more clear vision of how God wants me to look into his figure.

    Let me tell you, if you are not coming from a Christian background, at some point, it could be confusing by the way of reading the book. Clearly, the author created a narrative including specific passages along with the book for providing perspective into what he was trying to be transmitted. The main idea of the book is to provide you with the essential tools for each of the readers to decipher where in their daily lives they could see the mark of the beast and how are they able to address it by what is shared in the scriptures.

    From previous books with multiple cites from different books, I believe for the reader it could have been more clear to read the whole chapter and at the end find all the references that inspired each paragraph, it made me feel lost reading between citations.

    Something else that is valuable to share is how inspired is the tone developed by the author during the entire book, something that would make you connect with his main idea, and the idea of God that you already have. Nevertheless, it could be a book that I would recommend specifically to friends and family that have a close relationship with the Lord at the moment because I’m sure the title could inspire rejection to agnostics.

    At the end, the closing is up to the reader on how it would like to continue from now on after the words that have been shared. This was a great personnel touch to close such rich words.

    ‘To receive anything in scriptures requires a genuine desire for God, followed by action’

    • Mark of the Beast: Dispelling the lies& escaping the mark

      The Mark of the Beast: Dispelling the lies & escaping the mark is a book that was written to unravel the mystery behind it’s name; using the scriptures to backup the writer’s statements. The author pens down his words into a total of 14 chapters; each chapter playing a role in the explaining and teaching of what the scriptures have to say about the “mark of the beast”. Chapter One, true to it’s title, is a stepping stone meant to prepare the reader as to the things the author is about to open their eyes to; to give us the push to question and examine what we’ve always known and to ask ourselves the proper questions. The importance in knowing about the “mark of the beast”, finding out the truth and facing the truth. The book opens our eyes to understand the evils the mark of the beast has wrought on the world and brings us to know that without having a proper understanding for the scriptures we may as well be living blind. The image of the beast is highlighted in a chapter and another gives us, the readers, clarity on certain things going on in our world; all with the backing of the scriptures. According to the writer, when we use “our power” that is our right hand in opposition to the things of God, we are a working for a kingdom that doesn’t worship God. Finally, in the last two chapters, the writer employs us to seek guidance from God, to put our purpose here on earth before anything else. To trust in God and fight for his kingdom, no matter how deplorable the situation may be.

      The most essential aspects of this book are chapters 4, 5, 6, and 13. These chapters respectively play different roles in bringing readers to understand the point the author was trying to put across. Chapter 4 talks about understanding the scriptures, without having adequate knowledge and understanding you won’t be able to access the spiritual wisdom of God’s kingdom. You will be like a blind man in a room full of treasures. Chapters 5, and 6 should be termed the climax of the book while Chapter 13 is the solution to everything.

      “Revelation 13:16-18
      “18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast for it is the number of a man; and the number is six hundred threescore and six.”

      “The name represents under whose power and doctrine you subscribe whose instructions you follow; and who is your master or leader.”

      “The Mark of the beast boils down to who you worship in thoughts and actions between God and this world.”

      The Mark of the Beast is a book the whole needs to read, to know the lies that we’re being baked in so that we can begin to find the one and only way, God. This book is much needed to open the eyes to the spell we’ve been put under so as to conquer it. I loved the scriptural backing and the references. This book is a must read for people who want to see the kingdom of God.

      The author was straight to the point and didn’t try to explain in layman’s terms. I felt like it was rushed for people who are not heavily versed in the scriptures and would have been much better if he gave everything in details

      I recommend anything by the author
      3/5 stars

  11. PROMISE FULFILLED!!!
    Menachem Rae’s “Mark of the beast” delivers with aplomb on it’s objective of bringing the reader to a state of complete understanding of what the “Mark of the beast” is, as referred to in the book of Revelations chapter 13 of the bible as well as what it takes to avoid the mark, all the while basing the logic of it’s discourse strictly on scriptural references and avoiding bias by cutting out secular interpretations and implied meanings.

    “The premise held from cover to cover is that scripture explains scripture and unlocks the overall puzzle when the understanding is combined”.
    The author proceeds to shed light on the 13th chapter of the book of revelations by first identifying the most ambiguous terms and phrases from the chapter and then subjecting each one to a scriptural litmus test using texts drawn from relevant religious texts including the protestant christian bible, the Apocrypha, Apocalypse of Paul, testament of the twelve patriarchs and the book of Jasher to draw clear, unequivocal translations.
    Armed with a now decrypted version of the controversial chapter as a precedent which explains “the beast” to be a representation of the non-Godly aspects of our existence/world in it’s entirety and the “mark of the beast(on the forehead and right hand)” to represent the adherence in thoughts and actions to the non-Godly, the author is then able to relate the prophetic message to modern times as well as explain how to avoid the mark.
    The book is written in a semiformal style, it presents it’s primary objective and scope in a straightforward and easy to follow manner with ideas progressively gliding over one another to present a very compelling case, with a soft yet firmly persuasive tone maintained throughout.

    “To find out things about God, this is where you go to church right? Definitely not”

    While I admire the book’s bold approach in distancing it’s message from the church and Christianity in general; in my opinion, there isn’t sufficient justification for this general view and it just comes off as overly ambitious . Also, since the backbone of it’s argument rests on the sovereignty of the scriptures referenced, I don’t think enough was explained to clarify the legitimacy of some of the widely controversial scriptures referenced such as texts from the Book of Jasher and the testament of the twelve patriarchs.

    Still a very interesting and enlightening take on an exciting topic.

    I highly recommend for all open minded individuals in general pondering this subject.

    4/5 stars

  12. PROMISE FULFILLED!!!
    Menachem Rae’s “Mark of the beast” delivers with aplomb on it’s objective of bringing the reader to a state of complete understanding of what the “Mark of the beast” is, as referred to in the book of Revelations chapter 13 of the bible as well as what it takes to avoid the mark, all the while basing the logic of it’s discourse strictly on scriptural references and avoiding bias by cutting out secular interpretations and implied meanings.

    “The premise held from cover to cover is that scripture explains scripture and unlocks the overall puzzle when the understanding is combined”.
    The author proceeds to shed light on the 13th chapter of the book of revelations by first identifying the most ambiguous terms and phrases from the chapter and then subjecting each one to a scriptural litmus test using texts drawn from relevant religious texts including the protestant christian bible, the Apocrypha, Apocalypse of Paul, testament of the twelve patriarchs and the book of Jasher to draw clear, unequivocal translations.
    Armed with a now decrypted version of the controversial chapter as a precedent which explains “the beast” to be a representation of the non-Godly aspects of our existence/world in it’s entirety and the “mark of the beast(on the forehead and right hand)” to represent the adherence in thoughts and actions to the non-Godly, the author is then able to relate the prophetic message to modern times as well as explain how to avoid the mark.
    The book is written in a semiformal style, it presents it’s primary objective and scope in a straightforward and easy to follow manner with ideas progressively gliding over one another to present a very compelling case, with a soft yet firmly persuasive tone maintained throughout.

    “To find out things about God, this is where you go to church right? Definitely not”

    While I admire the book’s bold approach in distancing it’s message from the church and Christianity in general; in my opinion, there isn’t sufficient justification for this general view and it just comes off as overly ambitious . Also, since the backbone of it’s argument rests on the sovereignty of the scriptures referenced, I don’t think enough was explained to clarify the legitimacy of some of the widely controversial scriptures referenced such as texts from the Book of Jasher and the testament of the twelve patriarchs.

    Still a very interesting and enlightening take on an exciting topic.

    I highly recommend for all open minded individuals in general pondering this subject.

    4/5 stars

  13. PROMISE FULFILLED!!!
    Menachem Rae’s “Mark of the beast” delivers with aplomb on it’s objective of bringing the reader to a state of complete understanding of what the “Mark of the beast” is, as referred to in the book of Revelations chapter 13 of the bible as well as what it takes to avoid the mark, all the while basing the logic of it’s discourse strictly on scriptural references and avoiding bias by cutting out secular interpretations and implied meanings.

    “The premise held from cover to cover is that scripture explains scripture and unlocks the overall puzzle when the understanding is combined”.
    The author proceeds to shed light on the 13th chapter of the book of revelations by first identifying the most ambiguous terms and phrases from the chapter and then subjecting each one to a scriptural litmus test using texts drawn from relevant religious texts including the protestant christian bible, the Apocrypha, Apocalypse of Paul, testament of the twelve patriarchs and the book of Jasher to draw clear, unequivocal translations.
    Armed with a now decrypted version of the controversial chapter as a precedent which explains “the beast” to be a representation of the non-Godly aspects of our existence/world in it’s entirety and the “mark of the beast(on the forehead and right hand)” to represent the adherence in thoughts and actions to the non-Godly, the author is then able to relate the prophetic message to modern times as well as explain how to avoid the mark.
    The book is written in a semiformal style, it presents it’s primary objective and scope in a straightforward and easy to follow manner with ideas progressively gliding over one another to present a very compelling case, with a soft yet firmly persuasive tone maintained throughout.

    “To find out things about God, this is where you go to church right? Definitely not”

    While I admire the book’s bold approach in distancing it’s message from the church and Christianity in general; in my opinion, there isn’t sufficient justification for this general view and it just comes off as overly ambitious . Also, since the backbone of it’s argument rests on the sovereignty of the scriptures referenced, I don’t think enough was explained to clarify the legitimacy of some of the widely controversial scriptures referenced such as texts from the Book of Jasher and the testament of the twelve patriarchs.

    Still a very interesting and enlightening take on an exciting topic.

    I highly recommend for all open minded individuals in general pondering this subject.

  14. I’m not sure where to post a review, but here are my thoughts on this book:

    The Mark of the Beast by Menachem Rae is a book that explores the contentious concept of — like the title suggests — the mark of the beast mentioned in the thirteenth chapter of the Book of Revelation. It begins by outlining the concept from the standpoint of scripture before delving into the “wild deceptions” that the author believes deceive the masses and treat people as merchandise. Rae gives several examples of these false marks, many of which are widely circulated images such as COVID-19 vaccines, tattooed barcodes, and bitcoin. Personally, I thought that the reference to these topics was a bit disingenuous, as they were never mentioned past Chapter 2, but that didn’t take away from the rest of the text.

    Readers: be aware that this is a scripture-heavy book! I mean it: there are quotes from early Christian texts on every single page. This shouldn’t be a surprise given that The Mark of the Beast is a book about scripture, but be prepared to analyze the presented passages. This isn’t a “light” read — you’ll want to take notes and pause to reflect on some of the author’s points. The good news is, the texts are always cited and available in the end notes for further reference.

    All of this isn’t to say that the book is all doom and gloom — there is humor and sarcasm sprinkled here and there, which helps make the material easily digestible. I found the diagrams and the text boxes with summaries helpful. The chapter on Worship was particularly insightful; I liked how the author broke down common 21st-century methods of worship and explained his thoughts on what true worship looks like. The reference to today’s circular definitions of religion and worship really made me pause and reflect on what the concept means to me.

    There are a few things that could stand to be improved: I thought that some of the precept definitions were a bit dense and difficult to understand for the uninitiated. Similarly, there are references to things that an average non-religious or lightly religious person would not know about, such as the I AM movement, which I had to google. The author overuses italics, which can be confusing, and there are inconsistencies in capitalization. Etymological diagrams are not cited (though I’m pretty sure they came from Google).

    Would I recommend this book? It honestly depends. If you’re a nonbeliever looking to understand the concept of the mark of the beast, this book might not be the best starting point for you. Many of the sections can also be quite repetitive. On the other hand, if you’re already familiar with modern Christian movements and are looking for someone to take you through what the scripture says about the mark of the beast, this might be a good read.

    3/5 stars

    • The Author strives to provide a clear argument that above all you should follow the word of God and fear the mark of the beast, while at the same time providing a clear outline for non-believers.

      At times the author takes a firm stance, (which I very much appreciate) condemning both sinners, and churches, for straying from the true word of God. While I was able to grasp the authors message, at times this book became hard to follow and a bit repetitive, even though I followed the directions, and implemented the reference system.

      Alternating between personal points of view and scriptured passages, this book does a well enough job explaining what the mark of the beast is. Though I would consider this more of a personal perspective piece, almost reading at times like an exploratory college essay. I wish the author would have included more original text, possibly including interviews or quotes by other like minded peers on the subject.

      Overall I believe you will enjoy this book if you are already a devout member of the faith looking for a detailed explanation on Revelations, The Antichrist, or The Mark of the Beast. Or if you’re simply someone who enjoys reading others perspective on the matter, then this is probably a good choice for you.

      • A book trying to warn people that they have been marked by the devil from birth and the ways to avoid continuing down this path of devil-worship in order to avoid damnation. Christian scripture is used heavily throughout as the writers claim of evidence. However, the Bible is (in my opinion) being used at its most extreme.

        I would only advise reading this book if it is a topic you are already “knowledgable” about it. The purpose / message of the writing is conveyed in a rather unclear way. I found the writing did not flow well or connect in order to build from chapter to chapter- despite having well organised chapters. Instead, each section was more standalone rather than combining into one flowing text.

        In addition to this, the writing could very easily offend readers (both religious and secular). The book states that “the mark of the beast is said to be many things “a world payment system, a cashless society, Facebook, electrical power and covid vaccines”. And further states that these are “wild ideas”. Even the television is described as “one of the greatest transmissions of filth and deception ever invented”. It seems entirely hypocritical to write a book (presumably using electrical technology), convert it to pdf and have people review it online whilst telling said people they are devil worshipping by doing so.

        Further insult comes through the statement that the only people who understand the bible are “those with wisdom given by god” – presumably this means fundamentalist Christians. I have no issue with Christianity in the slightest. My issue lies with the insults given in this book towards anyone not Christian to the same extreme level as the writer.

        Additional comments come on page 39 when people who go to work are accused of not being good Christians. “One might assume that just going to work is not choosing the world… if you take part in their ungodly activities, no matter how small, you choose the world. If you break the instructions of God, then you join their kingdom”.

        Page 44 encourages us to “look around.. see the disease, this obsession with money and worldly things that have gripped your body and those around you”. This is rather patronising. And tells us that televisions teach us to “hate god, love money”. So, are Christian people who own a TV set bad Christians?

        I cannot honestly say I would recommend this book, even to Christian people. Unless you already share this author’s views or would like to use this book as evidence in your own paper (whether to support or to contradict). Perhaps academic writers within the theology field are the only people I would recommend this text to.

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  1. For starter “The Mark Of The Beast” is not a book for everyone. First, you need to know a little about the bible and the scripture. Second, you must have an open mind, because if you see the world in just one way without getting the chance to know there some more in this world, you will disagree with the book all time long.
    The book talks about how all things have a reason. All that happens in our world has already been written in the bible between the scripture. All the war, tsunami, digital inventions, and the corona, all that have a reason and it didn’t come from anywhere.
    The book explains all the things that happen in our world and gives an explanation of why this is happening and gives you guidelines on what you can do to become a better you and the world a better place. In addition, the book presents you with another way to learn about God. The religious way is not the only way to be close to God and be a better person.
    The most essential aspect of the book is chapter 12: “The Sum”; because it reflects on your actions. It says, in the end, you define yourself with your actions, what you eat and etc.
    “You are what you eat, and whatever you ingest will be a testimony or evidence of who you are.”
    So no matter what kingdom you choose, it is in your hands, but with all the decisions still have consequences.
    Quotes from the book:
    “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”- I still in shock that the number of the devil is written there too.
    ” And I said, “How hast thou said to thy servant that thou wilt certainly give life at one time to thy creation? If therefore all creatures will live at one time and the creation will sustain them, it might even now be able to support all of them present at one time.” 46. He said to me, “Ask a woman’s womb, and say to it, ‘If you bear ten children, why one after another?’ Request it therefore to produce ten at one time.” 47. I said, “Of course it cannot, but only each in its own time.” 48. He said to me, “Even so have I given the womb of the earth to those who from time to time are sown in it.” – That example was incredible! Because in our life we can’t do everything together we also doing step by step, like god spread his work, not for everyone but just who really want and can accept to go after him. And there are not many people that can do it.
    Praise and Critique:
    The book presents you, that you know God is not the only way and even this is a misleading way. What the church and Christians teach you is not the way of God. The author presents that there has another way to go after God. You need to listen to yourself in the first place and to choose what way you want to go in life, but it hasn’t been a religious person, but you need to go after your intuitions and go after God’s guidelines.
    Recommendation:
    I recommend this book. I discover a lot of new things that I didn’t know about before, like 666 (number of the devil in the bible), the corona. I enjoy reading about the aspect of the author about God, I was really surprised about his opinion of religion.

  2. For starter “The Mark Of The Beast” is not a book for everyone. First, you need to know a little about the bible and the scripture. Second, you must have an open mind, because if you see the world in just one way without getting the chance to know there some more in this world, you will disagree with the book all time long.
    The book talks about how all things have a reason. All that happens in our world has already been written in the bible between the scripture. All the war, tsunami, digital inventions, and the corona, all that have a reason and it didn’t come from anywhere.
    The book explains all the things that happen in our world and gives an explanation of why this is happening and gives you guidelines on what you can do to become a better you and the world a better place. In addition, the book presents you with another way to learn about God. The religious way is not the only way to be close to God and be a better person.
    The most essential aspect of the book is chapter 12: “The Sum”; because it reflects on your actions. It says, in the end, you define yourself with your actions, what you eat and etc.
    “You are what you eat, and whatever you ingest will be a testimony or evidence of who you are.”
    So no matter what kingdom you choose, it is in your hands, but with all the decisions still have consequences.
    Quotes from the book:
    “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”- I still in shock that the number of the devil is written there too.
    ” And I said, “How hast thou said to thy servant that thou wilt certainly give life at one time to thy creation? If therefore all creatures will live at one time and the creation will sustain them, it might even now be able to support all of them present at one time.” 46. He said to me, “Ask a woman’s womb, and say to it, ‘If you bear ten children, why one after another?’ Request it therefore to produce ten at one time.” 47. I said, “Of course it cannot, but only each in its own time.” 48. He said to me, “Even so have I given the womb of the earth to those who from time to time are sown in it.” – That example was incredible! Because in our life we can’t do everything together we also doing step by step, like god spread his work, not for everyone but just who really want and can accept to go after him. And there are not many people that can do it.
    Praise and Critique:
    The book presents you, that you know God is not the only way and even this is a misleading way. What the church and Christians teach you is not the way of God. The author presents that there has another way to go after God. You need to listen to yourself in the first place and to choose what way you want to go in life, but it hasn’t been a religious person, but you need to go after your intuitions and go after God’s guidelines.
    Recommendation:
    I recommend this book. I discover a lot of new things that I didn’t know about before, like 666 (number of the devil in the bible), the corona. I enjoy reading about the aspect of the author about God, I was really surprised about his opinion of religion.

  3. Brief Summary

    The author of The Mark of the Beast, Menachem Rae, discusses a Biblical truth and how it has been misinterpreted by some religious groups. He also takes a whole different dimension in trying to dispel the lies that have been propounded by many in the world at large.

    The author of this paragraph is discussing the mark of the beast and how it relates to Scripture. He establishes that the mark of the beast is based on biblical evidence and that to understand it one must seek wisdom from God.

    He explains how crafty attacks are conducted to sway man from a right understanding of the truth from conception to the destruction of his soul.
    In chapter four, he discusses the meanings and etymology of particular words used in the Bible. This is purposefully to establish a basis for understanding the primary terms/words used in the context of the mark of the beast in the forthcoming chapters. Revelation 13:16-18

    In chapter five, the author discusses worship. He identifies three significant things that humans relate to the body, spirit, and soul. He states that “God requires worship in the Spirit…” The author explains that worshipping God must be done by listening to His Spirit and following His instructions. The chapter discusses the concept of worship and how humans should approach it. The author identifies three things that make up a human: body, spirit, and soul. He states that worshipping God must be done by listening to His Spirit and following His instructions.

    Chapter six looks at prophecy in the book of Daniel concerning the beast in sync with the scenes in Revelation 19:19-20. We realize that beast can span from a country to many kings, even many, and the world.
    Chapters 7,8, and 9 look at the etymology and meanings of the words forehead, right hand, and buy or sell, which symbolize how one can acquire the mark of the beast.

    The author of the paragraph identifies the forehead as representing the mind and explains that a decision made in this area is considered to be core. He also says that one’s right hand represents power, and refers to biblical passages about God’s right hand and his mighty power. The author goes on to say that one has to make a choice between occupation or salvation by separating from the beast; chapter 10 discusses what this means, while chapter 11 provides more detail.

    “The name is identity, power, command, or instructions of who is your commander.” Talking about 666, he explains that the man in Revelation 13 is Solomon because of the number of talents he received from Sheba, queen of the South.
    Chapter 12 sums up the discourse on the mark of the beast, primarily about who we worship in thoughts and actions between God and this world.
    In chapter 13, Menachem makes a passionate appeal to all people of the world to make choices about who’s side they will take in this battle against the lies and how to escape the mark of the beast.
    Concluding, he compares the judgement with the days of Noah, and Sodom and Gomorrah. In the end, for us not to be destroyed, he admonishes the reader to make a right choice.

    Most Essential Parts
    The most essential parts of the book are found in chapters 4 to 12, which discusses the meanings of various words, how they are used, and how these chapters apply to human relationship with God, worship, the mind, decision making, the meaning of worship and who we are to worship. At the core of this book is the idea that the mind is the citadel of the power we worship or subscribe to. Chapter 13 is also an essential part, which discusses the solution to escaping the mark of the beast as stated earlier.

    Quotes From The Book
    Job 28:28
    And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
    To worship God is to do God’s will, and thus, to worship anything is to do the will of the thing.
    The waters are so rough that it takes someone who knows the way and is a master navigator to get through this journey.
    Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
    ​Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
    Revelation 13: 16-18
    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. 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.
    “To worship God is to do God’s will and thus, to worship anything is to do the will of that thing. Worshipping Satan is to do his will, to honor yourself is to do your own will (if that’s possible since our identity is defined as either for God or against Him), and to worship anyone is to do their will. If we do the will of this world, then we are indeed worshipping this world.”
    “Your right-hand equals your works or actions through the power you possess. These works can either be good or evil, where God defines good and bad goes against God.”

    Praise
    This book, The mark of the Beast, is worthy of appraisal for its in-depth explanation of the terms used in the text which sometimes do have allegorical meanings. The book clearly identifies the lies about the mark of the beast. It is fascinating how Bible truths relate to each other coherently and establish the explanations given in this book. This book will help the reader in understanding what lies are being spelled out by various persons concerning the mark of the beast. I love how the book admonishes the reader to seek out true wisdom in the Scriptures.

    Critique
    The author embeds the book with lots of Biblical text, which makes it unappealing to basic non-Christian persons. It is limited to Christians and persons who seek to know the truth with the Bible as their basis.
    Another aspect is the book does not cover all essential theories in the Bible that can lead to a concrete understanding of what the mark of the beast is.
    Well, I find it interesting to say that divulging the book from its author is not possible. With the Bible as its core basis, it is demanded of the author to refer to all essential passages of the Bible that clearly explain the mark of the beast. An example is a discourse about Jesus and God, where he separates the two, claiming one demands that worship is due to the other. Consider the book of Hebrews about worship and the deity.
    In explaining the concept of the number, 666, he alludes to a preterism and literal view. Only considering an etymological analysis of the concepts really diminishes the quality and spirituality of the Biblical text. There is the need to consider this from a theological standpoint also for a clearer understanding.
    One thing I that I don’t appreciate about this book is the fact that it tends to divulge the Book(Holy Scriptures) from its own people. The Bible is the Word of God, which is Christ. Christ is the founder and owner of the religion of the Bible. Why will the author use the Bible as his strongest reference and yet disapprove of its people? In this reading, I see the dispelling of lies, but not the affirmation of thoroughly explained truths about the mark of the beast.

    Recommendation
    I will actually recommend this book only to theologians since it lacks a thorough exegesis of the Biblical text and concept in question.

    Suggestion
    Consider other Bible texts that are more related to the end-time events, like Matthew 24, Daniel 7, Daniel 12, and others. Also, consider a review and re-edit by a theologian or biblical researcher for exegetical purposes. The concept of body, spirit, and soul, in relation to worship needs a thorough examination and expansion of that chapter. I’ll suggest taking out the criticisms against the religion of the Bible and replacing them with a meaningful discourse like the sovereignty of God over humans and why humans need to truly understand the mark of the beast and its implications.

  4. The book begins with an explanation of what the Mark is and all the basic Knowledge about the Mark, it also tells us the emotions the topic awakens. The author gives us more insight on the Mark, he lists a number of things happening in our time that we are speculating is the Mark
    In the chapters that follow the author breaks down series of topics that further explains the Mark of the beast
    He talks about, Worship,The Beast,The Forehead,Right Hand,Name.
    He gives a thorough explanation and complete biblical references, of this topics above.
    The author also admonishes us to be steadfast in God and keep in his service and worship him.
    Lastly,we are encouraged to keep in mind that the end is coming.

    The most essential aspect of the book is the deep insight the author gives us on the topic of worship, we are told that worshipping God is committing to his will whole heartedly

    A quote that stood out to me during the course of my reading this book is “…… requires the reader to examine the truth,what they know,and how they got that knowledge…..”

    This book is a book that breaks down and explains a topic that many people shy away from, it gives a thorough explanation with biblical basis

    If you’re looking for a book to gain more understanding on Christianity and the end, this is a perfect book for you.

  5. The book begins with an explanation of what the Mark is and all the basic Knowledge about the Mark, it also tells us the emotions the topic awakens. The author gives us more insight on the Mark, he lists a number of things happening in our time that we are speculating is the Mark
    In the chapters that follow the author breaks down series of topics that further explains the Mark of the beast
    He talks about, Worship,The Beast,The Forehead,Right Hand,Name.
    He gives a thorough explanation and complete biblical references, of this topics above.
    The author also admonishes us to be steadfast in God and keep in his service and worship him.
    Lastly,we are encouraged to keep in mind that the end is coming.

    The most essential aspect of the book is the deep insight the author gives us on the topic of worship, we are told that worshipping God is committing to his will whole heartedly

    A quote that stood out to me during the course of my reading this book is “…… requires the reader to examine the truth,what they know,and how they got that knowledge…..”

    This book is a book that breaks down and explains a topic that many people shy away from, it gives a thorough explanation with biblical basis

    If you’re looking for a book to gain more understanding on Christianity and the end, this is a perfect book for you.

  6. This was a thought-provoking read, and like others have said, it may be short, but the content is heavy. For someone who is not well-versed in scripture, this could be a bit confusing. However, for those who know scripture well, it’s a quite fascinating journey.
    I’ve never seen this particular take on a lot of aspects of this topic, but can say that I read with an open mind and am definitely going to be digging deeper into it.

    4.5/5 stars for sure. The only complaint I have is that I wish there would’ve been a bit more detail, only because my mind was hungry for more information.

  7. Brief Summary & Most Essential Aspects.

    The Mark of the Beast written by Menachem Rae is based on the search for the truth Although many worldly views on the subject are often circulating, this book pursues the truth which God’s Word itself confirms.

    This book encourages us to re-examine the mark of the beast and the ideas related to it that are present in our minds, which we have been believing in.

    This book asks every reader where their beliefs came from about the mark of the beast. Do you understand these things with the same meaning as the Bible?

    Chapter 2 mentions 25 things that are usually associated with the Mark of the beast.
    And then this chapter clarifies 7 essential things that are necessary for every believer to know with the correct meaning.
    Chapter 3 draws our attention to the key point. The point that is important to understanding God’s Word is “wisdom.”
    Chapter 4 beautifully presents today’s ideas, biblical statements, traditional thinking, and original meaning.
    The main message of the book of Ecclesiastes is also very accurately stated in it. Vanity which the author laments throughout the book of Ecclesiastes. At the end of the book of Ecclesiastes, despite all that is meaningless, the author is talking about the real purpose of human life. And that goal is not vanity.
    Chapter 5 “What is Worship” and “How Worship Should Be Done” unveils these points.
    Body, soul, and spirit
    An explanation of all three was also given.
    Is there is any difference between the worship that Jesus Christ spoke of, the worship that Jesus said to promote, and the worship of today, and if there is, then how much difference is there? This fact also confronted the reader.
    What is a temple? And what is the true meaning of worshiping God?
    Chapter 6 begins with the Bible’s verses about the beast, verses that are rich to give us much information about the theme.
    The 7 things mentioned in Chapter 2to understand the Mark o the Beast. These seven things are described in different chapters of this book, deviating from traditional thinking.
    Chapter 8 expose the meaning of the Right hand and its role in believers’ life.
    Chapter 9 explains why we cannot think that just going to work is not choosing the world and then In which matters we have to be careful.
    Chapter 10 discusses the role of the “Name” and what is the meaning of this that Jesus Christ came in the name of Heavenly Father, and why we need to walk in the instructions of God.
    Chapter 11 describes the connection between the Mark of the Beast and Revelation 13.
    And last three chapters are based on practical application/appeal for all the readers.

    The most beautiful thing about this book is that it does not accept anything interfering with human thinking about the Mark of the Beast. After reading this book, people will stop associating different things with the Mark of the Beast. This book explains this complex subject so simply that it will be easy for the reader to recognize, understand and avoid the Mark of the Beast.

    Quotes
    Matthew 13:10-11 (KJV)
    10. And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in
    parables?
    11. He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the
    mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them, it is not given.

    John 14:13-15 (KJV)
    13. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be
    glorified in the Son.
    14. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.
    15. If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

    Matthew 19:17 (KJV)
    “And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is,
    God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.”

    Exodus 15:6 (KJV)
    “Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath
    dashed in pieces the enemy”

    2 Corinthian 6:14 (KJV)
    “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath
    righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”

    John 5:43 (KJV)
    “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his
    own name, him ye will receive.”

    2 Timothy 2:19 (ESV)
    But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are
    his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”

    Appreciation for this book

    I love the way truth is uncovered in this book. This Book is a Beautiful Gift for Today’s Church. So many Bible Verses are there to seal this truth. As we know Bible is not originally written in English, Bible is written in Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic, and in this book, some original language words are exposed with actual meanings, I feel it will help many people to understand the Biblical text in true sense. This is the best approach to walk with truth. I really appreciate it.

    Recommendation

    I recommend this book to anyone who is searching for the truth about the Mark of the Beast and whose mind is full of questions. Bless you, more.
    5/5 Stars

  8. Brief Summary
    When will the world end? With the wars currently going on around the world and other human disasters, are we at the end of the world?

    Menachem Rae opens the book with a caveat on how best to read the book for optimal assimilation. Since it’s a contrarian body of work, it goes against previously held notions and beliefs about the Christian faith.

    He briefly delves into the scriptural interpretation and the dangers of biblical interpretation from today’s cultural perspective and language. I mean, If the Bible were to be written today, I bet the authors would make references to iPhones, jets, moon landings, social media, and the latest technological innovations.

    The mark of the beast is borne out of the biblical accounts of the end days in the bible. With current happenings in the world today? Is the end of the world near?
    Are we to expect the actual mark of the beast as written in the bible, or there are other metaphorical marks in our present-day?

    His chapters on each precept pose throbbing questions on previously conceived beliefs in the Christian faith, as propagated by the custodians of the faith.

    Essential Aspects of the book
    The chapter on guidance highlights careful introspection on the scriptures and the doctrines of the Christian faith as practiced in this day and age. This is summed up in the quote below:

    Examine the doctrines, and you see that the instructions given by God create a fair world where we all live together in harmony without war and suffering. Examine deeper, and you will see that is just the beginning. Understand him before criticizing out of ignorance.

    Sample Quotes from the book
    “So many people latch on to the current trends without little thought. Others who are genuinely searching get confused through the abundance of misinformation parading as truth. The scriptures are a puzzle that only God can unlock, and only those who seek him with all their hearts will be privy to its understanding through him—a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.”

    “We live in a world where people are treated as merchandise (2 Peter 2:1-312, Wisdom of Solomon 15:12-13), using divisive tactics to keep them blind while manufacturing every conceivable avenue to sell them another product and monetize their entire existence.”

    “The name is the identity, power, command, or instructions of who is your commander.”

    Praise and Critique
    While the author’s ideas and precepts may be foreign to the general “Christian” populace. The idea of his book is specifically to scrutinize the scriptures and religious doctrines available today, concerning the apocalyptic end of the world.

    The author goes ahead to provide references and cross-references from the scriptures, supporting his opinions.

    Recommendation
    I recommend this book if you have burning questions about certain concepts in your spiritual journey. Especially as it relates to the end of the world, the mark of the beast, and apocalyptic prophesies.

    Rating: 4/5 Stars.

  9. I want to start off by saying this; this is not a book I would recommend to anyone who is not already familiar with scripture. Whilst it is short in length, it is heavy with scripture. Scripture features on every single page so if you’re not familiar with religious texts, it’s not going to be the easiest read. That being said, if you are familiar with reading the Bible or other religious texts, it is an interesting and enlightening read. The Mark of the Beast offers unique insight into one of the most interesting – yet controversial – symbols in the Christian religion. Author Menachem Rae seeks to explain what they think the mark truly is, citing things such as COVID 19 and Bitcoin.

    For me, Chapter Seven ‘Forehead’ was the most interesting part of the book. Particularly this line – ‘The forehead is our mind, which represents us as individuals—souls. Our identity is shaped by what we mentally consume and speak with our mouths. These become the acts of what we teach and the philosophies we live by’. As aforementioned, this book is extremely heavy on scripture. And whilst this is expected from such a book as this one, it did feel as though some of them were included just for the sake of being included. For example, in Chapter Seven, Deuteronomy 6:6-8, Exodus 13:9 and Hebrews 10:16 are not followed by an explanation of what they mean and why they are there. If more explanations were given – or indeed, if some pieces of scripture were left out – then it would be a more accessible read for all.

    Overall, I rate it 3 stars out of 5. It was an enjoyable and informative read, but would I necessarily recommend it to anyone I know? I’m not sure that I would, unless I knew that they were comfortable with reading so much scripture. Furthermore, there were moments where I felt it bordered on something close to Right-Wing conspiracy theories, especially with the mention of Covid-19 and Bill Gates.

  10. This book from my perspective, and speaking from growing up in a catholic household, finding and being curious into new perspectives of what the Lord has to say to us is incredible. I gained plenty of new passages that provided me with a more clear vision of how God wants me to look into his figure.

    Let me tell you, if you are not coming from a Christian background, at some point, it could be confusing by the way of reading the book. Clearly, the author created a narrative including specific passages along with the book for providing perspective into what he was trying to be transmitted. The main idea of the book is to provide you with the essential tools for each of the readers to decipher where in their daily lives they could see the mark of the beast and how are they able to address it by what is shared in the scriptures.

    From previous books with multiple cites from different books, I believe for the reader it could have been more clear to read the whole chapter and at the end find all the references that inspired each paragraph, it made me feel lost reading between citations.

    Something else that is valuable to share is how inspired is the tone developed by the author during the entire book, something that would make you connect with his main idea, and the idea of God that you already have. Nevertheless, it could be a book that I would recommend specifically to friends and family that have a close relationship with the Lord at the moment because I’m sure the title could inspire rejection to agnostics.

    At the end, the closing is up to the reader on how it would like to continue from now on after the words that have been shared. This was a great personnel touch to close such rich words.

    ‘To receive anything in scriptures requires a genuine desire for God, followed by action’

    • Mark of the Beast: Dispelling the lies& escaping the mark

      The Mark of the Beast: Dispelling the lies & escaping the mark is a book that was written to unravel the mystery behind it’s name; using the scriptures to backup the writer’s statements. The author pens down his words into a total of 14 chapters; each chapter playing a role in the explaining and teaching of what the scriptures have to say about the “mark of the beast”. Chapter One, true to it’s title, is a stepping stone meant to prepare the reader as to the things the author is about to open their eyes to; to give us the push to question and examine what we’ve always known and to ask ourselves the proper questions. The importance in knowing about the “mark of the beast”, finding out the truth and facing the truth. The book opens our eyes to understand the evils the mark of the beast has wrought on the world and brings us to know that without having a proper understanding for the scriptures we may as well be living blind. The image of the beast is highlighted in a chapter and another gives us, the readers, clarity on certain things going on in our world; all with the backing of the scriptures. According to the writer, when we use “our power” that is our right hand in opposition to the things of God, we are a working for a kingdom that doesn’t worship God. Finally, in the last two chapters, the writer employs us to seek guidance from God, to put our purpose here on earth before anything else. To trust in God and fight for his kingdom, no matter how deplorable the situation may be.

      The most essential aspects of this book are chapters 4, 5, 6, and 13. These chapters respectively play different roles in bringing readers to understand the point the author was trying to put across. Chapter 4 talks about understanding the scriptures, without having adequate knowledge and understanding you won’t be able to access the spiritual wisdom of God’s kingdom. You will be like a blind man in a room full of treasures. Chapters 5, and 6 should be termed the climax of the book while Chapter 13 is the solution to everything.

      “Revelation 13:16-18
      “18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast for it is the number of a man; and the number is six hundred threescore and six.”

      “The name represents under whose power and doctrine you subscribe whose instructions you follow; and who is your master or leader.”

      “The Mark of the beast boils down to who you worship in thoughts and actions between God and this world.”

      The Mark of the Beast is a book the whole needs to read, to know the lies that we’re being baked in so that we can begin to find the one and only way, God. This book is much needed to open the eyes to the spell we’ve been put under so as to conquer it. I loved the scriptural backing and the references. This book is a must read for people who want to see the kingdom of God.

      The author was straight to the point and didn’t try to explain in layman’s terms. I felt like it was rushed for people who are not heavily versed in the scriptures and would have been much better if he gave everything in details

      I recommend anything by the author
      3/5 stars

  11. PROMISE FULFILLED!!!
    Menachem Rae’s “Mark of the beast” delivers with aplomb on it’s objective of bringing the reader to a state of complete understanding of what the “Mark of the beast” is, as referred to in the book of Revelations chapter 13 of the bible as well as what it takes to avoid the mark, all the while basing the logic of it’s discourse strictly on scriptural references and avoiding bias by cutting out secular interpretations and implied meanings.

    “The premise held from cover to cover is that scripture explains scripture and unlocks the overall puzzle when the understanding is combined”.
    The author proceeds to shed light on the 13th chapter of the book of revelations by first identifying the most ambiguous terms and phrases from the chapter and then subjecting each one to a scriptural litmus test using texts drawn from relevant religious texts including the protestant christian bible, the Apocrypha, Apocalypse of Paul, testament of the twelve patriarchs and the book of Jasher to draw clear, unequivocal translations.
    Armed with a now decrypted version of the controversial chapter as a precedent which explains “the beast” to be a representation of the non-Godly aspects of our existence/world in it’s entirety and the “mark of the beast(on the forehead and right hand)” to represent the adherence in thoughts and actions to the non-Godly, the author is then able to relate the prophetic message to modern times as well as explain how to avoid the mark.
    The book is written in a semiformal style, it presents it’s primary objective and scope in a straightforward and easy to follow manner with ideas progressively gliding over one another to present a very compelling case, with a soft yet firmly persuasive tone maintained throughout.

    “To find out things about God, this is where you go to church right? Definitely not”

    While I admire the book’s bold approach in distancing it’s message from the church and Christianity in general; in my opinion, there isn’t sufficient justification for this general view and it just comes off as overly ambitious . Also, since the backbone of it’s argument rests on the sovereignty of the scriptures referenced, I don’t think enough was explained to clarify the legitimacy of some of the widely controversial scriptures referenced such as texts from the Book of Jasher and the testament of the twelve patriarchs.

    Still a very interesting and enlightening take on an exciting topic.

    I highly recommend for all open minded individuals in general pondering this subject.

    4/5 stars

  12. PROMISE FULFILLED!!!
    Menachem Rae’s “Mark of the beast” delivers with aplomb on it’s objective of bringing the reader to a state of complete understanding of what the “Mark of the beast” is, as referred to in the book of Revelations chapter 13 of the bible as well as what it takes to avoid the mark, all the while basing the logic of it’s discourse strictly on scriptural references and avoiding bias by cutting out secular interpretations and implied meanings.

    “The premise held from cover to cover is that scripture explains scripture and unlocks the overall puzzle when the understanding is combined”.
    The author proceeds to shed light on the 13th chapter of the book of revelations by first identifying the most ambiguous terms and phrases from the chapter and then subjecting each one to a scriptural litmus test using texts drawn from relevant religious texts including the protestant christian bible, the Apocrypha, Apocalypse of Paul, testament of the twelve patriarchs and the book of Jasher to draw clear, unequivocal translations.
    Armed with a now decrypted version of the controversial chapter as a precedent which explains “the beast” to be a representation of the non-Godly aspects of our existence/world in it’s entirety and the “mark of the beast(on the forehead and right hand)” to represent the adherence in thoughts and actions to the non-Godly, the author is then able to relate the prophetic message to modern times as well as explain how to avoid the mark.
    The book is written in a semiformal style, it presents it’s primary objective and scope in a straightforward and easy to follow manner with ideas progressively gliding over one another to present a very compelling case, with a soft yet firmly persuasive tone maintained throughout.

    “To find out things about God, this is where you go to church right? Definitely not”

    While I admire the book’s bold approach in distancing it’s message from the church and Christianity in general; in my opinion, there isn’t sufficient justification for this general view and it just comes off as overly ambitious . Also, since the backbone of it’s argument rests on the sovereignty of the scriptures referenced, I don’t think enough was explained to clarify the legitimacy of some of the widely controversial scriptures referenced such as texts from the Book of Jasher and the testament of the twelve patriarchs.

    Still a very interesting and enlightening take on an exciting topic.

    I highly recommend for all open minded individuals in general pondering this subject.

    4/5 stars

  13. PROMISE FULFILLED!!!
    Menachem Rae’s “Mark of the beast” delivers with aplomb on it’s objective of bringing the reader to a state of complete understanding of what the “Mark of the beast” is, as referred to in the book of Revelations chapter 13 of the bible as well as what it takes to avoid the mark, all the while basing the logic of it’s discourse strictly on scriptural references and avoiding bias by cutting out secular interpretations and implied meanings.

    “The premise held from cover to cover is that scripture explains scripture and unlocks the overall puzzle when the understanding is combined”.
    The author proceeds to shed light on the 13th chapter of the book of revelations by first identifying the most ambiguous terms and phrases from the chapter and then subjecting each one to a scriptural litmus test using texts drawn from relevant religious texts including the protestant christian bible, the Apocrypha, Apocalypse of Paul, testament of the twelve patriarchs and the book of Jasher to draw clear, unequivocal translations.
    Armed with a now decrypted version of the controversial chapter as a precedent which explains “the beast” to be a representation of the non-Godly aspects of our existence/world in it’s entirety and the “mark of the beast(on the forehead and right hand)” to represent the adherence in thoughts and actions to the non-Godly, the author is then able to relate the prophetic message to modern times as well as explain how to avoid the mark.
    The book is written in a semiformal style, it presents it’s primary objective and scope in a straightforward and easy to follow manner with ideas progressively gliding over one another to present a very compelling case, with a soft yet firmly persuasive tone maintained throughout.

    “To find out things about God, this is where you go to church right? Definitely not”

    While I admire the book’s bold approach in distancing it’s message from the church and Christianity in general; in my opinion, there isn’t sufficient justification for this general view and it just comes off as overly ambitious . Also, since the backbone of it’s argument rests on the sovereignty of the scriptures referenced, I don’t think enough was explained to clarify the legitimacy of some of the widely controversial scriptures referenced such as texts from the Book of Jasher and the testament of the twelve patriarchs.

    Still a very interesting and enlightening take on an exciting topic.

    I highly recommend for all open minded individuals in general pondering this subject.

  14. I’m not sure where to post a review, but here are my thoughts on this book:

    The Mark of the Beast by Menachem Rae is a book that explores the contentious concept of — like the title suggests — the mark of the beast mentioned in the thirteenth chapter of the Book of Revelation. It begins by outlining the concept from the standpoint of scripture before delving into the “wild deceptions” that the author believes deceive the masses and treat people as merchandise. Rae gives several examples of these false marks, many of which are widely circulated images such as COVID-19 vaccines, tattooed barcodes, and bitcoin. Personally, I thought that the reference to these topics was a bit disingenuous, as they were never mentioned past Chapter 2, but that didn’t take away from the rest of the text.

    Readers: be aware that this is a scripture-heavy book! I mean it: there are quotes from early Christian texts on every single page. This shouldn’t be a surprise given that The Mark of the Beast is a book about scripture, but be prepared to analyze the presented passages. This isn’t a “light” read — you’ll want to take notes and pause to reflect on some of the author’s points. The good news is, the texts are always cited and available in the end notes for further reference.

    All of this isn’t to say that the book is all doom and gloom — there is humor and sarcasm sprinkled here and there, which helps make the material easily digestible. I found the diagrams and the text boxes with summaries helpful. The chapter on Worship was particularly insightful; I liked how the author broke down common 21st-century methods of worship and explained his thoughts on what true worship looks like. The reference to today’s circular definitions of religion and worship really made me pause and reflect on what the concept means to me.

    There are a few things that could stand to be improved: I thought that some of the precept definitions were a bit dense and difficult to understand for the uninitiated. Similarly, there are references to things that an average non-religious or lightly religious person would not know about, such as the I AM movement, which I had to google. The author overuses italics, which can be confusing, and there are inconsistencies in capitalization. Etymological diagrams are not cited (though I’m pretty sure they came from Google).

    Would I recommend this book? It honestly depends. If you’re a nonbeliever looking to understand the concept of the mark of the beast, this book might not be the best starting point for you. Many of the sections can also be quite repetitive. On the other hand, if you’re already familiar with modern Christian movements and are looking for someone to take you through what the scripture says about the mark of the beast, this might be a good read.

    3/5 stars

    • The Author strives to provide a clear argument that above all you should follow the word of God and fear the mark of the beast, while at the same time providing a clear outline for non-believers.

      At times the author takes a firm stance, (which I very much appreciate) condemning both sinners, and churches, for straying from the true word of God. While I was able to grasp the authors message, at times this book became hard to follow and a bit repetitive, even though I followed the directions, and implemented the reference system.

      Alternating between personal points of view and scriptured passages, this book does a well enough job explaining what the mark of the beast is. Though I would consider this more of a personal perspective piece, almost reading at times like an exploratory college essay. I wish the author would have included more original text, possibly including interviews or quotes by other like minded peers on the subject.

      Overall I believe you will enjoy this book if you are already a devout member of the faith looking for a detailed explanation on Revelations, The Antichrist, or The Mark of the Beast. Or if you’re simply someone who enjoys reading others perspective on the matter, then this is probably a good choice for you.

      • A book trying to warn people that they have been marked by the devil from birth and the ways to avoid continuing down this path of devil-worship in order to avoid damnation. Christian scripture is used heavily throughout as the writers claim of evidence. However, the Bible is (in my opinion) being used at its most extreme.

        I would only advise reading this book if it is a topic you are already “knowledgable” about it. The purpose / message of the writing is conveyed in a rather unclear way. I found the writing did not flow well or connect in order to build from chapter to chapter- despite having well organised chapters. Instead, each section was more standalone rather than combining into one flowing text.

        In addition to this, the writing could very easily offend readers (both religious and secular). The book states that “the mark of the beast is said to be many things “a world payment system, a cashless society, Facebook, electrical power and covid vaccines”. And further states that these are “wild ideas”. Even the television is described as “one of the greatest transmissions of filth and deception ever invented”. It seems entirely hypocritical to write a book (presumably using electrical technology), convert it to pdf and have people review it online whilst telling said people they are devil worshipping by doing so.

        Further insult comes through the statement that the only people who understand the bible are “those with wisdom given by god” – presumably this means fundamentalist Christians. I have no issue with Christianity in the slightest. My issue lies with the insults given in this book towards anyone not Christian to the same extreme level as the writer.

        Additional comments come on page 39 when people who go to work are accused of not being good Christians. “One might assume that just going to work is not choosing the world… if you take part in their ungodly activities, no matter how small, you choose the world. If you break the instructions of God, then you join their kingdom”.

        Page 44 encourages us to “look around.. see the disease, this obsession with money and worldly things that have gripped your body and those around you”. This is rather patronising. And tells us that televisions teach us to “hate god, love money”. So, are Christian people who own a TV set bad Christians?

        I cannot honestly say I would recommend this book, even to Christian people. Unless you already share this author’s views or would like to use this book as evidence in your own paper (whether to support or to contradict). Perhaps academic writers within the theology field are the only people I would recommend this text to.

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