"The Mark of the Beast cannot be here"
People say that the mark of the beast cannot be here, because nobody is being executed for refusing a credential, name or number that allows them to buy or sell. Yet they confess that they have a banking authorization number and a wage authorization number. They all confess that they must produce a government credential to get a job, or cash a paycheck, or get a bank account, or buy transportation, or purchase medications to save their life.
They are confused by the translators.
The Mayflower Pilgrams fled from King James and his government published Bible. You should too.
They have two confusions. The word "receive" in Revelation 13:16 and the "should be killed" in verse 15.
In Revelation 13:16 we will see that the beast (the second beast that is introduced in Revelation 13:11) causes all to give (Greek didomi, Strong’s Concordance reference G1325) a mark (credential). Don’t believe the English mistranslations. Nowhere else in the Bible is the Greek didomi (same Greek prefix mentioned above) translated as receive. You do not receive a mark, you give a mark. The second beast of Revelation 13 forces all to give (Greek didomi) a mark on his right hand or on his forehead so that no one could buy or sell without it, (with the possible exception of those who overcome the mark.)
In the five occurrences in the Bible of marks that are both in the right hand and forehead, all of them mention the training of children to instill traditional values of the Lord.
Revelation 13:15 KJV “Should be killed” NOTES
This Revelation 13:15 verse does not necessarily mean that everyone who refuses the mark will be killed. We know this because there will be survivors who do not accept the mark. Some of them will have victory over the mark in Revelation 15:2. Some will be rewarded with the harps of God, and sing the song of Moses BEFORE the seven last plagues. And before the fall of Babylon, 144 thousand do not receive the mark, which occurs BEFORE the third angel of Revelation 14:9 warns those who dwell on earth not to receive the mark of the beast. And saints patiently endure the beast’s persecution in Revelation 14:12.
Don’t presume that the words “should be killed” refer to a lawful execution. Your Bible has three other Greek words that are translated as “should be killed” that refer to lawful executions. (Matt 10:21, Mark 13:12, Luke 21:16, Luke 23:32, Acts 26:10, Acts 12:19 and 1 Peter 3:18) But this Revelation 13:15 does not refer to a lawful execution. The Revelation 13:15 terminology “should be killed “ is the translation of the Greek word apokteino. It means to abolish or destroy (as, for example, in Ephesians 2:16). (Although this apokteino never refers to a lawful execution of a convict, it did refer to the massacre of innocents – perhaps eradicate or abolish would be a better translation).
The same Greek apokteino as it is used in Ephesians 2:16 means to reconcile, put to death the enmity/hostility. Do you know of any existing mark, name, or number system that is required to buy or sell, and the requirement is intended to reconcile (put to death the enmity/hostility, to force into the fold) those people who are inclined to refuse the mark, name or number?
Christ often spoke of living people as being already dead. Perhaps this Revelation 13:15 verse is referring to weak Christians being converted into unbelievers.
Perhaps it is an idiom that means people will be mortified (as in Matthew 28:4). And indeed you will be dumbfounded, speechless and stupefied at the worship required by the welfare culture that permeates your once-great nation. Black's Law Dictionary definition of Allegiance: "Obligation of fidelity and obedience to government in consideration for protection that government gives.”
If you don’t take the mark, you will indeed live as an abolished (apokteino) fugitive.