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Are Social Security Numbers (and other national ID) the “mark of the beast?”

From a reader: Hi, my name is Charles Brown. I believe too, that we are in the end times and my question is: Do you think that the social security number is or the fore runner for the mark of the beast? I personally believe that it is and because of my belief I went in to court and rescinded the number and the account. I have found out first hand that it is almost impossible to do anything without that number, which makes me believe even more that it is, that is to say, you cannot buy anything of value without it, you cannot work without it, you cannot get your utilities turned on without it, you can get in a hospital without it and if they put 666 in front of the SS# they have effectively and very cleverly deceived the élite. Would you not say. Your Christian friend, Charles.

This site is a Bible History site dedicated to events and people that occur on the Amazing Bible Timeline Chart. We do not attempt to answer questions on doctrine or future prophesying. But we do present historical information as well as the different interpretations available so that readers can make informed decisions. With that in mind here is information on the mark of the beast. Here are verses in Revelation referring to the mark of the beast. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13:17 KJV 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. Revelation 14:11 KJV And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. Revelation 15:2 KJV From Greek word translated as “mark” Charagma (transliterated)

  1. a stamp, an imprinted mark
    • of the mark stamped on the forehead or the right hand as the badge of the followers of the Antichrist
    • the mark branded upon horses
  2. thing carved, sculpture, graven work
    • of idolatrous images
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Depiction of the number of the Beast

Bible commentaries on the mark of the beast (prior to social security numbers) A variety of interpretations say it is a symbol of allegiance, it refers to an actual person (for example Nero), it refers to a type of organization (man-made governments), it refers to the Catholic Church and papacy, it refers to a year (Ba’Hai faith), it has already occurred, it is yet to occur. Some early writers believe it refers to the papacy and holy orders. Very interesting to read. For example here and here, On the other hand, others simply give us an idea of what it symbolizes and it’s spiritual significance. 16. to receive a mark–literally, “that they should give them a mark”; such a brand as masters stamp on their slaves and monarchs on their subjects. Soldiers voluntarily punctured their arms with marks of the general under whom they served. Votaries of idols branded themselves with the idol’s cipher or symbol. Thus Antiochus Epiphanes branded the Jews with the ivy leaf, the symbol of Bacchus (2 Maccabees 6:7; 3 Maccabees 2:29). Contrast God’s seal and name in the foreheads of His servants, Revelation 7:3, 14:1, 22:4; and Galatians 6:17, “I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus,” that is, I am His soldier and servant. The mark in the right hand and forehead implies the prostration of bodily and intellectual powers to the beast’s domination. “In the forehead by way of profession; in the hand with respect to work and service” [AUGUSTINE]. From Jamison, Fausset, Brown Critical Commentary It refers to a name that can be rendered as a number as was common in New Testament times. Here’s a multipage article on how that was done and the names suggested in the past that it might have been. For example a few Caesars and, of course, the papacy. Perhaps we should let the Catholics respond. Here is an excellent and complete response that says the beast (Nero) has come and gone, and that we are living in the golden age of Christianity. Compared to past ages, this is true. More recently people refer to the Social Security Number as the mark of the beast as it has all of the signs. More on the beast can be found in Wikipedia’s almost exhaustive collection of beliefs about the beast and the mark including the belief of preterists that it refers to the Roman coins which bore the imprint of Caesar and Roman Gods, the Seventh Day Adventist belief that it refers to a (future) enforcement of Sunday worship, the Jehovah Witnesses belief that it refers to any unified human-made government and more. Perhaps you will agree with this much of John Darby’s statement: As regards the number of the beast, I have no doubt that it will be very simple to the godly, when the beast is there, and the time of spiritually judging it comes, and that name will practically guide those who have to do with him. Till then, the speculations of men are not of much value; John Darby’s Synopsis of the New Testament This is why we stay focused on events that can be noted on our Biblical History Timeline.


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13 thoughts on “Are Social Security Numbers (and other national ID) the “mark of the beast?”

  1. where do i find the 46664 in the bible i want to learn more about it

    1. The reference to 666 as the mark of the beast is found in Revelation 13:18

  2. It is only those who will not love their lives shall be saved. ,Isay what monderation and Masaiah said He did not come to bring peace in the world.

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  3. Keep it simple… When you’re ready simply becomes easier and rewarding.. Your be at peace with in yourself no matter what. GOD SAYS!!! No image of any kind.. See!!! I keep it simple and get the knowledge of image. Since God says of male or female; than ended it with anything. See, once again made it simple with the word. You allow the School system, “key word system ” to take pictures every year of your children. To buy or sell you run to the government and give them your image, “Key word government.” Since, God says no image he includes being thrown in prison, as He leave us no excuse. Repent and turn from your wickedness, obey God with His Commandment, learn them by having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ for He will send you the comforter for guidance in remembrance of who you are in Spirit. Amen!!!

  4. This comment is for Brother Charles, I too went to court and rescinded my social security number, as I believe it to be the number of the name, I went Pro Se, representing myself, with the Holy Spirit as my counsel, and as a Sovereign, to be Sovereign, you have to have a King and a Kingdom, so with Christ as my King, and the Kingdom of Heaven as my Kingdom. They tried to put me in prison so I ran and got away and appealed it to the Supreme Court where it still remains on a very long docket. My hope was to set a precedent for future Christians…most all people have RFID .mandatory I.D. ‘s now, and the microchip implantation is becoming a fad to an uneducated youth. I also believe the image of the beast to be a computer, they actually have a quantum world computer for their New World Order which they call ” the Beast”. And sadly this entire planet of screen zombies unwittingly worship that computer beast image screen, I am even horrified to see them in churches. The SDA church tries to say Sunday worship is the mark of the beast, but Romans 14:5, wipes that whole false prophet view out in one scripture, and distracts and misleads Christians from the real hell fire mark and number. It is inconvenient to not have the number or mark in the cashless society, hard to be in the world but not of it, but God wants us to have faith in His provision, not in the Beasts’ New World Order System, Keep the Faith, hold fast the Truth and Stand strong, in His Love, Sister Zandi

  5. You should really look into our laws…

    The US law article: 42 USC 666

    It mandates that ALL citizens must have a social security number to obtain an ID.
    So basically you have no identity unless you have the mark. You can’t get a bank account, credit card, house, car or even a job.. unless you have this NUMBER.

    How long until this is made global?

  6. So we’re just born with that on us?

  7. Is the revelations “future” happenings on your timeline?

    1. Hi Valerie – No that is not the case. Thank you.

  8. The mark of the beast has nothing to do with the COVID-19 the mark of beast has to do with false worship verses true worship. In the last days there will be two groups of people those who receive the seal of God and those who have the mark of beast and it’s image. The seal of God is the settling in into truth. While the mark of the beast deals with false worship. There is only Ecclesiastical power that claims infallibility and it’s not than the papacy. It ruled for 1260 years and received a wound in 1798 A.D the second beast gives power to the first beast which came out from the sea having ten horns and seven heads. The Lamb like beast causes those who dwell on the earth to receive the mark of the beasts on the or forehead or right hand. This power is no other than the United States of America under apostate protestantism which is called the image of the beast

  9. The social security number Is NOT THE MARK OF THE we have cash,today we can buy an sell with out a SSN.we can still buy Food,
    With our a SSN,
    We cash money is no longer legal.thats when the mark of the beast will happen.when the Humanoid is in power over the One World Order,that’s when the mark of the beast will enforced

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