Is the COVID Vaccine the Mark of the Beast?

Is the Corona Virus Vaccine the “Mark of the Beast” that Revelation 13:16-18 talks about?  Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard a number of people speculating that it is.  Then, this week, I had someone request that I address this question in this blog.  In order to answer this question, I have to answer another question first: What is the “Mark of the Beast”?

Easter Just a Pep Talk?

He’s alive!  He’s alive!  Thank God Almighty, He’s alive!  I can’t count how many great Easter sermons I’ve heard over the years.  Like a rousing pep talk, they fire you up and inspire hope.  Hope in Jesus’ resurrection.  Hope that, because He lives, so will we.  Hope that we will spend eternity with Him in paradise.  But is that all there is to Easter?  A great pep talk? 

Why Must the Cross be so Absurd?

“We proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles.  But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the Power of God and the Wisdom of God.  For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.” (I Corinthians 1:23-25)  This is Holy Week.  This week, millions of Christians will proclaim Christ crucified.  Christ crucified will be front and center in their celebrations.  Indeed, Christ crucified is the very heart of their faith. 

What Has the Universe Done for You Lately?

What has the universe done for you lately?  I was listening to a podcast a few days ago.  They were talking about the plane that crashed into the Empire State Building one foggy Saturday morning in 1945.  A B-25 bomber lost its bearings in the thick fog and crashed some seventy floors up.  Tragically, fourteen people died.  But it could have been much worse.  Had it been a weekday, when the Empire State Building was full, there would have been thousands of casualties.

What Kind of a God Would Do This?

A parent would rather die than lose a child; to die themselves rather than to suffer the loss of their child.  This hit home for me early in my teaching career when one of my students died tragically in a car crash.  I will never forget going to the wake and looking into his parents’ eyes.  It was as if they had died.  Even though they were going through the motions, doing what people do at wakes, when I looked into their eyes, they were utterly lifeless.

How Does God Feel About You?

Have you ever tried Ignatian prayer?  Have you ever heard of Ignatian prayer before?  Do you have any idea what I’m talking about! 

Ignatius of Loyola was the founder of the Jesuits, one of the largest and most influential religious orders in the Catholic Church.  He was also a mystic, someone who had phenomenal experiences of God.  One of the prayer techniques which he regularly used and which every Jesuit to this day is taught, is called Ignatian prayer. 

About Me

E.J. Sweeney is a true skeptic. He needs to see to believe. Hard Evidence. Compelling Proof. Solid Logic. This is what he believes in. In college, he encountered questions that the superficial faith he was raised on couldn’t handle. So he began a quest for Truth, a quest for the answers to life’s ultimate questions.

EJ Sweeney

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