Dr. Jimmy DeYoung join Brannon for their weekly Middle East Update. Topic: Jimmy DeYoung & John MacArthur both agree that a person can receive the Mark of the Beast and repent and be saved. Hear the audio of Dr. MacArthur explaining why.
I am going to have a lot to say about the irresponsible—and dangerous—statements by DeYoung and MacArthur in the coming days. As much as I respect MacArthur, I believe his tradition of pretribulationism has blinded him on this issue. He does not understand that he is setting up the church to be vulnerable for the Antichrist’s deception during the great tribulation by teaching that individuals will be able to take the mark and then be able to repent of it afterwards.
Scripture is unequivocally clear that “if anyone” makes the decision to worship the Antichrist and take his mark, they will seal their fate—eternal perdition.
And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.” Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.” (Rev 14:9–12)
Again, I will say more on this in the coming week.