Scripture is the only way to answer this question this verse states:
Revelation 22:19 “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
and this one (but it’s a conscience effort, not possible by accident):
Revelation 14:9-11″ And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
Let me explain this last one. I’m writing an appendix to my study on the Mark of the Beast and that it’s not 666 but what’s actually written in the Greek – look up Codex Vaticanus and see the part of Revelation 13:18. Here it is below:
Note the red box: that is the “translated” 666. This is the ONLY place in scripture an untranslated set of letters exists in Scripture. Therefore, until today, the only reasonable translation would be to use Gematria, substituting letters for numerical values: A=1, B=2, C=3 etc. But what if this is an erroneous translation. John was told to “bare record” of what he saw. What if he did just that, yet, since the entire book of Revelation is written in Greek, when copies were made, they were not seeing the three Greek letters highlighted, but actually and unknown language at that time: Arabic? I’m going to break this down so you can see for yourself.
In Islam everything is done “in the name of Allah”. This phrase is called the Bismillah (which is the pronunciation of the phrase in Arabic). Every chapter of the Quran starts with bismillah except one.
• B “in”
• Ism “Name”
• Allah “God”
The full phrase of the bismillah is Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim
“In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate”.
With Arabic script there is a real resemblance. The left part of the image below is the full Bismillah quote, I’ve separated the part “In the name of Allah” (center image) for comparison.
I challenge you to go to Google images and type in “Allah” and you’ll find images of every conceivable example, from your finger to fish, with the word Allah superimposed. Once you do that, you’ll understand that what I’ve presented isn’t nearly as implausible as you first thought. Jesus even warned about one coming in his own name. Please don’t just glance over these verses, but truly read them:
John 5:43 “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.”
Matthew 24:4-5 “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
In these next verses make much more sense when you realize that the sand of the sea are desert people, and that the beast rising up out of this sea is Islam which since the birth of Israel, seven kingdoms have ruled over Israel with ten kings with the name of blasphemy on their “foreheads” – bismillah!
Revelation 13:1 “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”
Revelation 13:6 “And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.”
Revelation 17:3 “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.”
With most the stolen 99 names of God Almighty for the false god Allah, you cannot but see the blasphemy Islam speaks even now.
Isaiah 14:14 “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”
While researching another meaning to Revelation 13:18, the more I began to see how hidden the truth became because of how it’s translated. The word in Greek arithmos is really only translated as “number”, “digit” or as a reckoning. However, if you look up the etymology of the word “multitude” you will find the Greek word arithmos for a great number [of people]. So using multitude instead of number you get the following understanding:
“Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding reckon [calculate, total, estimate, compute] the multitude of the beast [Islam] for it is the multitude of a man [antichrist, Mahdi – Islamic Messiah] and is “In the name of Allah (Bismillah) and the two swords”
When the Quran is displayed open, it rests in a wooded display called a Rehal. Google “rehal” and you’ll see it. This is always the shape of the device, an X. Still not convinced? Google the Muslim Brotherhood and you’ll see all the X’s.
The creed of Islam is the Shahadah. If you wish to convert to Islam you will need to simply repeat the phrase below to an imam – Muslim cleric.
“There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is His messenger” – “La ilaha illa Allah, Mohammed rasul Allah”
This phrase is on the flag of Saudi Arabia and if you search images of protesters, it’s what’s on their foreheads and on the flags they carry. The Mark, Name, and Image of the beast (Islam) is Bismisllah and the creed. This is why to “accept” it, would be to recognize Allah as God and Muhammad as the Messiah: not something you can do accidentally. While carefully looking at Islamic protesters they claim Sharia’a is the true solution and “Behead those who insult Islam” – not to mention the list of countries the Messiah destroys in the end days (Isa 63) are all and only Islamic nations. In the 15 times “Rome” is mentioned, not once was it in the form of judgement.
I hope this helps shed some light on a rather confusing passage.
I have my layout graph (not very well explained) here:
On a side note, I firmly believe this verse:
John 1:29 “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
ONE SIN, not SINS. What SIN did Jesus die for: disbelief
Yet because He was the PERFECT offering, our fallen condition is removed. We ARE crucified with Christ and if dead then dead to the law which reveals the sin – no law, no sin.
License to sin: I do not believe we can do ANYTHING to get to heaven – it’s 10000000% GRACE and by GRACE alone. Jesus said to the Pharisee while in his home (Luke 7:47) One who sins little will love God little, but one who sins a lot loves God a lot and wishes to please HIM for the GRACE given to us – we’ll wish to please Him.
Only those who do not have the fruit of the Spirit within them uses their cloak of freedom to sin without repentance. Granted, open sin, unrepentant sin, unconfessed sin will allow our works to be burned up. Romans 8:1 The Western church has everything backwards – come to our church building if you’re cleaned up – but Jesus says come as you are and I will forgive you – then we go and get cleaned up because the Holy Spirit helps us and through the fruits of the Spirit we’ll become changed.
GRACE GREATER THAN OUR SIN
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within!
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin!
Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus,
Deeper than the mighty rolling sea.
Higher than the mountain, sparkling like a fountain,
All sufficient grace for even me.
Broader than the scope of my transgressions;
Greater far than all my sin and shame!
O magnify the precious name of Jesus;
Praise His holy name!