Letters to the editor for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
October 17, 2013
Find the real truth in the King James Bible
This concerns Mr. John MacArthur and Mr. Jimmy DeYoung and their false teaching concerning taking the mark of the beast. Revelation 13:16-17 and 14:19-11 warn against the taking of the soul-damning mark, number, or name of the beast. These men are being deceived because they have forsaken God's word (King James 1611 version of the Bible) for the corrupted paraphrases of this generation.
Revelation 14:9-10: "And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive is mark in their forehead, or in their 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 Verse 11 says this torment will last for ever and ever.
Wake up, people! Get a real Bible, the King James Bible, and read it. Rev 13:16-17 says that the time is coming when no one will be able to buy or sell without this damning mark, but you don't have to face that time alone. If it should happen before the rapture, turn to the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved, and trust in Him alone to save you. Trust His word, the King James Bible, and read it daily. God will speak to you through it if you read it.
Rosalee Barnwell Hinton
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