Last week, we looked at the mark of the beast – going along with the rest of the empire in worshipping the emperor as a god, in place of the one true God. And we saw how we, too, often go along with our world and its idolatry. This week, we’re looking at how Revelation encourages its readers not to go along with the world, by appealing to the four cardinal virtues of advantage, justice, courage, and self-control. Starting with chapter 14, we’ll first discuss what each paragraph means, and then step back to ask the question: how does this help us resist the mark of the beast?
The 144,000 reappear