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We Do Not ‘Need To Live in Fear’ of the Mark of the Beast, Says Allen Parr

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In a recent video, Christian YouTuber Allen Parr explored the topic of taking the Mark of the Beast, as outlined in Revelation.

“You can’t mistakenly, unknowingly take the Mark of the Best,” assured Parr. “It’s something that you would make a conscious choice.”

Allen Parr Explores 5 Theories To Identify the Mark of the Beast

One of the dozens of videos within “THE BEAT by Allen Parr” explores the topic of the Mark of the Beast and the number 666—both identifiers of the end times in the book of Revelation. As an engineer turned pastor, Parr has taken to YouTube to “help equip Christians with the tools, training and teaching they need to live a victorious life and fulfill God’s purpose for their life.”

Revelation 13:16-17 explains that the “second beast” would “force all people…to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark,” said Parr. This mark, or the Mark of the Beast, “was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name.”

Parr went on to explain five popular theories of what the Mark of the Beast could be.

1. Is the Mark of the Beast Nero Worship?

The first theory lies in history. Nero was a corrupt leader who persecuted Christians in vile ways—including burning, death, and dismemberment. “I mean, this guy had it out for Christians,” explained Parr.

Nero blamed Christians for the devastating fire in Rome in A.D. 64 and continued the tradition of requiring all people to bow down and worship the emperor of Rome. Even basic tasks like buying and selling goods required one to worship the emperor.

Further, Parr defined the concept of “gematria, the practice of assigning a numerical value to a name.” Using gematria, a numerical value is assigned to every letter in the Hebrew language, and the numerical value of “Caesar Nero” in Hebrew adds up to 666.

2. Is the Mark of the Beast RFID Chips?

The second theory of what the Mark of the Beast is focuses on technology. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips and barcodes are already used throughout society—including the chips in credit cards or keycards and barcodes on products and books at the library.

Parr explained that the argument for this theory is that “RFID technology could be a precursor to the technology that the Antichrist will use one day in order to issue the Mark of the Beast.”

3. Is the Mark of the Beast Microchip Implants?

Similar to RFID technology, the third theory focuses on technology and how it might be used by the Antichrist. Microchip implants are identification chips embedded underneath the skin. Information contained on the chip can include medical records or the ability to make a payment. Currently, some countries, including Sweden, are implanting microchips in humans.

Many pet owners use microchip implants in their pets to identify them if they get lost. A chip reader can access the contact information contained on the chip so that the pet can be returned to his owner.

4. Is the Mark of the Beast Vaccinations?

Especially during the height of COVID-19, many workplaces and public venues were requiring proof of vaccinations for entry in an effort to keep the spread of the disease to a minimum.