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HopeSS: God’s Seal or the Beast’s Mark? — 6 Comments

  1. To God be the glory. My Students are enjoying singing your songs. The priesthood song is their favorite one.

  2. The Question is “Are we sealed in our foreheads or on our foreheads”?
    It is interesting that the translators of the bible do not seem to understand the difference between the words "IN" and "ON". To better understand this I will use an illustration: If I tell you I want you to bake some bread so you can make me a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, would you take the Flour, Water, Oil, Salt, Yeast, Peanut Butter and Jelly and mix it all together, then Bake the Bread, then slice it, and then hand me two slices and say “Here is your Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich”, or would you take the ingredients that would make the bread mix them together, bake them, then slice them and then take the Peanut Butter and spread it “on” the bread, and then the Jelly, and say “Here is your Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich”?
    The same is true about (in the forehead) or (on the forehead). “in the forehead) means inside the fore {forward} part of the mind {the frontal lobe where all the decisions are made. On the other hand, the phrase (on the forehead) means that it is placed on outside where everyone is able to see it just like the Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. If the PB&J were in the bread, you would not know that it was there unless you could taste it. With the PB&J having been spread on the bread, you can readily see that it is indeed a PB&J sandwich.
    I hope this clears up this misunderstanding that has confused so many people.

    • I don't think that your idea of the difference between "in" and "on" is supported linguistically in this context Ken. Translators are about evenly divided between "in", "on" and "upon". That suggests that the big idea of "sealing" is not something that is dependent on the translation of a single word.

      I think that the big idea is that at some stage we are "sealed" either with the seal of God or the mark of the beast, as a result of decisions we make about our relationship with God. A seal was often put on a document at the end of the transaction to signify completion. For us, the big idea is that we are a work in progress but it is our choice of relationship that determines how we are going to be sealed.

  3. Will the Seal Of God be a sign like a trademark sign or will it Seal the contents to keep the contents secure?


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