Lesson 26 - The Mark of the Beast and the Mystery Number 666

The heart of God is filled with love for this planet. A loving God sent His Son to redeem us. A loving, compassionate God reaches out to us in daily concern. A loving God is coming again for us. He will put an end to sickness, disease, sorrow, hunger, pain, and death.

God’s love is revealed in gentle pleading to our heart. It is also revealed in solemn warnings.

The most solemn warning ever given to humanity is found in Revelation 13. A crucial test is coming. The conflict will revolve around true and false worship. The central issue is the law of God.

The book of Revelation reveals the plans of God and unmasks the delusions of the enemy. Every person has a choice. Our eternal destiny hinges upon the choice we make. Today’s lesson will focus upon the final issue in the great controversy between good and evil.

  1. What message of urgent warning does the angel of Revelation give? Revelation 14:9-11
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  2. As the crisis approaches, what penalties will eventually be issued upon those who do not receive the mark of the beast? Revelation 13:15-17
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  3. What will eventually happen to those who receive the mark of the beast? Revelation 15:1; 16:1, 2
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  4. What is God’s sign called that stands in opposition to Satan’s mark? Revelation 7:1-3
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  5. WHO IS THE BEAST?

  6. What three things did the dragon, or the devil, working through pagan Rome, bestow upon papal Rome, its eventual successor? Revelation 13:1, 2
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  7. How else is this beast’s power identified? Revelation 13:3, 5
    a. All the world:
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    b. This power speaks:
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  8. According to the Bible, what is blasphemy? John 10:33; Luke 5:21
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  9. What will this power do to God’s people? Revelation 13:7
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  10. How long was this persecuting power to continue? Revelation 13:5
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  11. What does God say the number of the beast’s name is? Revelation 13:17, 18
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  12. What does Revelation 14:9-11 warn us against?
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  13. What does the Roman Catholic Church itself say is the sign of its authority?
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  14. What call does God give His people now? Revelation 14:12
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  15. What is the basic issue involved in the crisis at the close of this earth’s history? Romans 6:16
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