Site Rules / Spoiler Policy

Welcome to my new home on the Internet!

Here, I will be reading and reviewing various literature series (and a few one-offs), experiencing them with my own unique take things and seeing how they relate to the world at large.

You may be familiar with the two series that brought me here: Mark Reads Twilight and Mark Reads Harry Potter. If not, then join in on the party. (You’ve got a lot of reading ahead of you, for the record.)

This space will serve to clear up some rules about conduct in the community. I welcome a rich, engaging comment experience for everyone who wants to participate. I want people to feel like they can be a nerd, a geek, and a concerned activist all at the same time. Let’s talk about a few rules and then we’ll get to our spoiler guide for this site.

In order to contact me for problems or concerns, please email me! This is answered by me ONLY, so it’s the best way to get ahold of me.

markreadsandwatches [at] gmail [dot] com

These rules have been updated as ofJune 22, 2012.

RULES FOR COMMENTING

1) Don’t spam. The end. You’ll be instantly banned.

2) No egregious name-calling or bullying. If you feel like an argument is getting out of hand, report it by clicking the “Report” button on the bottom right below the comment. Please do not escalate any argument to personal, ad hominem attacks.

3) No use of any pejorative slurs allowed in any context EXCEPT when you are quoting something or explaining about its usage in culture. You are allowed to use them to talk ABOUT them, but are not allowed to USE them to talk. Deal? Deal.

Quite a few people have still managed to use slurs on this site, despite that I have even addressed said slurs in my reviews! So, can we all PLEASE strip “crazy” and “lame” from our vocabularies immediately? And if you are called on it, please stop and MOVE ON. No defending your use of those words.

Edit from December 11, 2011: It seems people still do not understand this rule and are set on fighting me, calling me “politically correct,” which is a horrific term that’s virtually lost all meaning forever because no one uses it right, a “tyrant,” someone who “gets off on controlling others,” and many other wonderful terms.

If this rule makes no sense to you, I highly suggest you read this comment of mine from aBattlestar Galactica review that explains why I have this rule about pejorative slurs. I am not judging you, I’m not censoring you, I’m not stunting your growth: I am trying to make this community open for everyone who posts in it.

4) No bigotry, racist, sexist, cissexist, transmisogynistic, ableist bullshit will be allowed. I can’t list every form of oppression that exists, but think about your words: are they at the expense of a minority group or a vulnerable community of people? Are you being mean for the sake of it or to make an ill-formed joke? Have some courtesy to those around you; you have no idea who else is reading the comments and can be potentially harmed or triggered by your words.

(On this same note: If I’ve said something shitty, feel free to publicly or privately call me out. I am not exempt in any way.)

If someone calls you out: Take a moment to breathe and think about why someone would say that to you before reacting. Most of the time, you’ve used oppressive language or said something that, regardless of intent, is pretty shitty. Do NOT turn it into a personal attack about how people are too “sensitive” or “politically correct.” YOU WILL BE BANNED.

Given what happened in a recent Doctor Who review over on Mark Watches, I’d like to expand both numbers 3 and 4 to make sure that this does not happen again. I’m going to send each of you to Derailing For Dummies and suggest you read it. Yes, that very name is tragically ironic, given that “dumb” and “dummy” is recognized as an ableist slur, but it is still a wonderfully complete site to explain exactly why some of the things privileged people say are inherently (or blatantly) fucked up.

I wanted to create a list like I did below for spoilers, but I felt that there was no way I could do it as comprehensively as that site. If you are called out, please do not engage in any of the privilege-denying garbage located at that link. Sometimes I’ll warn you. Your comment will probably get deleted by the moderation team. And some days, I’ll just get tired and you’ll be banned. Whatever happens, please know that this shit WILL NOT BE TOLERATED on Mark Reads.

I’ve said it before and it stands bearing repeating now: If I have to make the majority feel uncomfortable to make the minority feel welcome, I will.

Edit: January 2012: Okay, a lot of you still want to fight me on this. If you are at all confused about the use of a lot of -isms and whatnot, I am going to direct you to this wonderful resource that might explain a lot of what I talk about or is brought up in the comments:

Social Justice 101!

I do not expect everyone ever to read that whole page before you comment, but I wanted to provide a more comprehensive resource for anti-oppression terminology and history. I would advise everyone spend some time on this page, and to specifically look at the section that might pertain to you. I am not trying to be annoying or irritating by asking people not to use slurs, to not derail conversations, or to not ignore any power dynamics in a conversation. I am trying to create a community where everyone can feel comfortable and welcome with discussing and engaging fiction in an entertaining way.

5) I am not the government. The First Amendment doesn’t apply here. This is my site and you post by my rules. If you invoke any free speech bullshit and claim that I’m infringing your right to say what you want on my blog, that is an instant, permanent ban. Not only are you wrong, but I won’t waste my time dealing with you.

Because I am going to be reading series/books that I have had no experience with (as well as other members of the community, we have an ongoing and VERY STRICT spoiler policy in place. Please read this before you post a comment. (FYI, this is the same one that was on MRHP, but I just removed all the HP spoilers.)

WHAT COUNTS AS A SPOILER

1) Stating something that happens in the future.

EX: “Mark, that one character dies in book two!”

Effect: You git, you just ruined everything and I hope you never have another happy moment for the rest of your life.

2) Hinting that something happens in the future.

EX: “Mark, I can’t wait until you get to that part in the desert with the unicorn. It’s so exciting!”

EX: “Oh man, Mark, there is a scene in your mom’s house is awesome! Just wait!”

EX: “They’ll explain why that person is named that in the future.”

Effect: You’ve just removed the element of surprise. May all of your future relationships end with spontaneous combustion.

3) Telling me a specific moment is important.

EX: (And this actually happened) “Oh Mark, I can’t wait until you get to chapter 5 in That One Book You Are Reading. Shit gets so real!”

Effect: Again, ruined the element of surprise. I hope you get nothing but coal for Christmas this year. Oh, and Santa Claus ended up to be real, so tough luck, asshole.

4) Defending your favorite character because they were redeemed in the end. (The inverse is true, as well as defending moments or arguing about specific scenes.)

EX: “Mark, please don’t be so hard on your sister. She gets better!”

EX: “I wish you weren’t so harsh on that one guy. I swear, he doesn’t end up being an asshole.”

EX: “I didn’t like That One Book You Are Reading because the end was so depressing.”

Effect: You’ve both biased my opinions on a certain character/moment/book AND removed the element of surprise. You will have a major relationship end on Christmas AND get nothing but coal.

5) Telling me the “answer” is in a past book.

EX: “Mark, GO LOOK WHAT SO-AND-SO SAID ON PAGE 87 IN BOOK 4!!!!!!”

Effect: Half the experience of reading/watching anything that is this dense is seeing what I pick up on and which details I pass over. You are essentially taking away a moment of epiphany/surprise. THIS INCLUDES TELLING ME TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT FORESHADOWING.

I hope your underpants turn into bedbugs.

6) Saying, hinting at, discussing, referring to, or ambiguously cluing me in to anything I have not read yet.

Here’s a great guide to determine if what you’re about to say is a spoiler. Have I read about it yet? THEN SHUT YOUR TRAP AND DON’T POST ABOUT IT. THE. END.

7) Telling me I interpreted a scene wrong or that I made a wrong prediction.

Just don’t. There’s a whole separate issue that you’ll see me bring up about how things can be read any number of ways, but this addresses the fact that you have the full knowledge of this game or story and I do not. What seems obvious to you will not be for me. Allow me to be wrong and enjoy my embarrassment.

YOU MAY USE ROT13 TO DISCUSS ANY AND ALL SPOILERS. If you see gibberish in the comments, it’s rot13. Go to rot13.com, paste in the gibberish, and then cypher it back to NORMAL WORDS. You may use this in reverse to post any spoilers. ALWAYS WARN THAT YOU ARE GOING TO SPOIL SOMETHING. Say, “Spoilers for season 6” or “spoilers for the episode “Name of Episode.”

Let us now discuss the ~consequences~ of such a travesty if you do decide to post a spoiler here on my blog.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU SPOIL

1) Public humiliation.

It’s really my favorite thing. And it will happen and you will get buttmad by people calling you out. So the theme of this section: Deal with it.

Deal with it. You were rude enough to post a spoiler because you didn’t have the entire rest of the Internet to talk about something I hadn’t read yet OH WAIT YOU HAVE THE ENTIRE FUCKING INTERNET TO TALK ABOUT CHARACTER DEATHS.

Deal with it.

2) Warning/scolding from me.

I don’t mean to suggest that my opinion is more important than yours, that my views trump anyone else, or that I’m some sort of monarch around here. I am not and that’s not how I work. But it will not be in your best interest to piss me off or spoil me because my MANGER is a very special kind of manger and I like to reserve it for shitty authors and Dolores Umbridge.

Deal with it.

3) Comment suspension

That’s right. I’ll flat-out prevent you from even leaving a comment if you do this more than once or your spoiler is particularly bad.

Deal with it.

4) I swing the banhammer.

Surprisingly, I’ve only had to do this ONCE. I don’t like to resort to banning, but I’ll do it if you’re that pervasive. And look…I’ve made a career out of banning people, so don’t think I might be reluctant to do so or that I’ll get sad that I lost a reader. Because I won’t! In fact, I’ll probably sleep like a baby knowing I ruined your day. I AM EVIL.

Deal with it.

If I’ve missed a form of spoilering, please let me know so I can amend this.

DEAL WITH IT.

166 Responses to Site Rules / Spoiler Policy

  1. RideForeverO.o says:

    Can you pretty pretty pretty please do a review for the book Artemis Fowl? It would be most appreciated. 🙂

  2. Qwerty says:

    Mark, can I make a suggestion? I think you should have a link to Mark Watches dot net on this website, and a link to Mark Reads on your other website. Like under the header with the link to this page? A convenient portal link. Easy flipping back and forth, you know? Sometimes I'm lazy and don't feel like taking my keyboard out–plus it's extra typing if I'm on my iPhone.

  3. tethysdust says:

    There was a very surreal moment during reading the rules where I believed you stored shitty authors in a manger. Like, with lots of hay and baby jesus. I hope I never end up in your manger. Whether its the man-anger kind or the sort that stores animal food.

  4. phoebe says:

    i love this.

  5. PK1312 says:

    SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE.

  6. Meg says:

    Is there a place for recommendations for the next "Mark Reads/Watches"? Because I really, really really want to see what you would think of His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman. The worldbuilding is amazing and the mindfucks are epic. Just epic. So I'll just throw that out here, since it seems more logical than ranting about a completely different series in a chapter review about a completely different series.

    • Kate says:

      I agree – those books are fascinating, and have some neat religious commentary in them – having read your take on SMeyers's mormon worldview, I'd love to see what you think of this…

    • Garth says:

      For what it’s worth I’d love to see Mark read…

      The Magic Faraway Tree Books by Enid Blyton

      Something by Stephen King (The Stand, IT or, if you’re a real sucker for punishment, The Dark Tower Series)

      And Then there we’re None by Agatha Christie (a bit of communal murder mystery solving would be awesome)

      The Inheritance Saga

    • Many Rainbows says:

      oh yes, His Dark Materials.. so lovely! i recommend these books, for sure!

  7. Doombro says:

    I wouldn’t mind seeing a Mark Reads Eragon blog…

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  8. Paige says:

    Is telling you my opinion about the book as whole count as a spoiler?
    fictional example: I hated the second book in the Oprah Winfrey Is A Dictator series
    (probably)

    • Integrity1584 says:

      Have you heard she's getting her own television CHANNEL starting new years day? Discovery Health is becoming the Oprah Winfrey Network. No joke. That woman's power is terrifying.

      • Integrity1584 says:

        ALSO the acronym for Oprah Winfrey Network is OWN. As in she is going to own everything when she takes over the world.

  9. potteraholic says:

    another spoilery-type thing, which i mentioned when u were on buzznet, is gifs, fan art, and other visuals that can be unnecessarily revelatory.

  10. John_Wayne1708 says:

    I think this site needs a "Mark Recommends" Because there is no way Mark can review everything but I'd still like to have a reference list for books I would be interested in reading. Maybe each book could have a general review rather than a chapter by chapter.
    In other words I need new books to read.

  11. lelouch says:

    Please consider reading the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series.

  12. Zictor says:

    Do spoilers count for the Re-reads? There is something in Book one that made me accurately call Dumbedore's death 10 minutes into reading Book 6, where do I mention it?

    • Yusra says:

      As far as I'm aware, you may attack Mark with all the spoilers you want in the re-reads! 😀
      {since they're no longer spoilers} also, for what you want to mention, I say mention it before/at the chapter review when it comes round. See if Mark can spot it first, I say.

  13. ashesfromasupernova says:

    This isn't probably the place to post recommendations, but you should look at the Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld. The trilogy is scifi/fantasy with social commentary– it should be right up your alley!

  14. Maggie says:

    Mark, you are amazing. Just saying. I literally cracked up many times throughout this post and I always die laughing in your reviews (well, not the sad ones, but the funny ones).
    Also, I think you should read some John Green books. His books are SO good! They're all pretty similar though. But yeah. They're not in series form and they're not super action-y, but he is a really good writer and they're kind of…deep. I think you'd like them and how cleverly funny they are.

  15. hazelwillow says:

    Mark, I'm sure you are inundated with things to read. But I can't resist adding another:

    "The Thief,"
    "The Queen of Attolia" and
    "The King of Attolia."

    They are a Children's/YA series by Megan Whalen Turner, about a fascinating and trickstery thief (as the title suggests). They are VERY smart and VERY well-written and EXCITING and SUBTLE. And even more than that, I think they would make excellent Mark Reads books because they are practically written to be re-read, they are so rich with detail, so they would be a lot of fun for people who are reading along with you AND those who have already read the books, like with HP.

    You may be getting louder calls for things like Artemis Fowl, but I'd offer that many readers in your community would enjoy these a lot. They are not as well-known as the should be (especially as the first one won a Newbery Honor)!

    • notemily says:

      Man, I really do think there should be a separate page for suggestions but I couldn't resist commenting on this one because every time someone mentions the Queen's Thief books I can't help but say that THEY ARE THE BEST EVER. Also, don't forget the fourth book, "A Conspiracy of Kings"!

    • fnoodles says:

      didn't like the first book that much but the second book and third and fourth books are awesomeeeeee

    • PigRescuer says:

      THIS.

      Also, we can't say anymore because any plot description that makes them sound interesting is a spoiler.

      Thief. Goes on Journey. Does some stuff.

  16. Saber says:

    Oh wow this was funny. I'll just post keyboard throw up instead of spoilers, ok?

  17. Arianna97 says:

    "I don’t mean to suggest that my opinion is more important than yours, that my views trump anyone else, or that I’m some sort of monarch around here."

    Completely Missing the Point, but: the second I read the word "monarch", I immediately thought "King Mark."

    I. Don't. Know.

    • ThreeBooks says:

      Hold on, I need to visit Blingee to get a picture of Mark to wear a big sparkly crown… and tons of bling. Because that's the kind of king Mark would be, right?

      And yea, those who approcheth the seat of all wisdome in the Literary Lands shall be blinded by the fires of His hate for Stephenie Meyer, shining forth from His Thug Life necklace like the wrath of many angry gods, and shall be enlightened by the glow of his golden teeth that laugh whenever Rowling makes someone ejaculate…

      …yeah.

  18. cade says:

    I absolutely love reading/watching along with you Mark. I've been a silent follower for quite a while. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself with us and making reliving the Harry Potter series so much fun! I'm also greatly enjoying The Hunger Games with you. They actually remind me a lot of another trilogy that I ABSOLUTELY love. The Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld. The Uglies trilogy is also about a young girl in an oppressive future society who becomes involved in a complicated triangle between two guys, but like any awesome story, that blurb doesn't do it justice. Anyways, I know you get inundated with recommendations, and this trilogy might seem a lot like the last but the world and the technology Westerfeld creates is just so amazing and fully realized. The trilogy addresses so much from teenage angst to body modification and from willful brainwashing to riding a hoverboard over a broken roller coaster. So, if you ever check it out, I think you would enjoy it even if you don't have time to feature it on your site.
    Thanks again!
    Cheers

  19. Kira says:

    Does it count as a spoiler if we got the information from an interview with the author?

  20. Yusra says:

    Love the new banner, Mark! 😀

  21. Emma says:

    Hi, Mark. I'd post this on your latest chapter but my laptop is screwing with me. A few months ago when I first got heavily into your readings of Harry Potter (I love that specific graphic on The Prince's Tale, btw), having read the series from 1998-2007 aged 10-19 and loved it as much as you did if not more, I searched your website hoping to find that you'd also read His Dark Materials, as The Amber Spyglass is my equal favourite book to date, so much so that I devoted much of my undergraduate dissertation to praising it. Thus I am ecstatic to find tonight (coincidentally while coming across your thoughts on DW A Good Man Goes to War, which I just watched and liked a lot myself) that you have finally started on what I as a British person must insist on calling Northern Lights, though I won't insist you do of course. I hope you like the trilogy as much as I do.

  22. feminerdist says:

    Random thing. I have a question about clarification for the spoiler policy. Now, keep in mind, this isn't referencing ANYTHING, but I've been watching along with Mark for BSG, and there was a potential rape that happened a few episodes back (the one with the prisoner ship; I have no idea what the episode was named). I know spoiling is bad, but would Mark have appreciated a trigger warning in regards to that? I'm asking this after the fact for the no spoilers reason and in case this might come up in the future with regards to future projects, and also for other people watching/reading stuff for the first time.

    Mods, help me out. and let me know if this is considered a bad spoiler or an exception to the rule.

  23. Brieana says:

    So, I really hope that Mark has tumblr savior and has made sure to blacklist everything he hasn't seen/read that he will read or watch for his websites.

  24. evenstarwen says:

    Read Tigana. Please, please, please read Tigana. There's just so much poetry there, and quiet moments of beauty, and terrible moments of grief, and it will haunt you for the rest of your life. Or if you'd rather do a series next read The Fionavar Tapestry. They're by Guy Gavriel Kay. I will love you forever and forever and forever and your children's children, too.

  25. Janelle says:

    I do realize that this comment may be a waste of internet space, but I just finished Mark Reads Breaking Dawn and need to say this. So basically; DILL WITH IT.

    Mark,

    I love you. You are fabulous and your ending for the Twilight Saga was a trillion times better written then the book COMBINED. In conclusion, I love you tons, DFTBA.

    Love, Janelle. 🙂

  26. arithmancer says:

    Random comment – I have am a longtime Tolkien fan, and have been reading and enjoying the Hobbit reviews and comments from the start here, and spent (gosh, does this make it 3?!) weeks wondering how anyone would have time to manually encode the numerous rot13 comments other fans make, and also how anyone manages to have the patience to respond to them.

    It might help other readers with similar lack of internet savvy to mention that encoding/decoding sites that do the hard work for us are out there… more quickly than I did, if this was suggested in the Spoiler Policy post.

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    These verses could not be referring to something spiritual as scripture references two physical locations (our right-hand or forehead) stating the mark will be on one “OR” the other. It once again deduces itself to this conclusion.

    Also, how could you determine who truly has a spiritual mark so that they may buy or sell? And, as you will read further in this article, to have the mark of the beast is the same to have the name of the beast, or the number of its name. You will begin to see even more clearly why this mark cannot be something purely spiritual.

    Here is where it really starts to come together. It is shocking how accurate the Bible is concerning the RFID microchip. These are notes from a man named Carl Sanders who worked with a team of engineers to help develop this microchip in the late 1960’s.

    “Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss plans on how to bring about a one-world system. The government commissioned Carl Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world—a microchip that could be inserted under the skin with a hypodermic needle (a quick, convenient method that would be gradually accepted by society).

    Carl Sanders, with a team of engineers behind him, with U.S. grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this project and designed a microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable through the temperature changes in our skin. Without the knowledge of the Bible (Brother Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these engineers spent one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip inserted.

    Guess what? These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand (the two places Revelation says the mark will go) are not just the most convenient places, but are also the only viable places for rapid, consistent temperature changes in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The microchip is approximately seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It is capable of storing pages upon pages of information about you. All your general history, work history, crime record, health history, and financial data can be stored on this chip.

    Brother Sanders believes that this microchip, which he regretfully helped design, is the “mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16-18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” It is also interesting to note that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick.” Carl believes this refers to a hypodermic needle (see photo).

    Mr. Sanders asked a Boston Medical Center doctor what would happen if the lithium contained within the RFID microchip leaked into the body. The doctor responded that if the microchip broke inside a human body, the lithium would cause a severe and painful wound filled with pus. This is what the book of Revelation says:

    “And the first (angel) went, and poured out his vial on the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men which had the mark of the beast, and on them which worshipped his image” (Revelation 16:2).

    THE HIDDEN MEANING BEHIND THE NUMBER 666 REVEALED!

    What I first want to mention, before I share what the Holy Spirit has revealed to me concerning the number of the beast, is that God confirms in threes. We can see this throughout scripture:

    “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1 John 5:7 NKJV).

    “and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:4 NKJV).

    “…Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8 NKJV).

    There are many more examples, but I thought I would just share three of them to make the point.

    Examining Revelation 13:16,17,18, the first group of three I would like to point out is that the mark of the beast is described in three separate verses, 16, 17 and 18.

    The next three I see is in verse 16, “He causes all…” is followed by three contrasting categories of people,

    1 – “both small and great,
    2 – rich and poor,
    3 – free and slave…”.

    Then unto verse 17, it opens with, “and that no one may buy or sell except one who has…”, followed by three explanations of what one must have to buy or sell,

    1 – “…the mark
    2 – or the name of the beast,
    3 – or the number of his name”.

    Now unto verse 18, we read “Let him who has understanding calculate…”, which is followed by,

    1 – “the number of the beast,
    2 – for it is the number of a man:
    3 – His number is 666”.

    The last three I see is the number “6” being used three times in a row. The reason I’m making this point about God confirming in three is because it is the key to unlocking how to calculate the number 666.

    Throughout the centuries there have been people trying to calculate numbers based on titles and names that come up to the number 666 to identify one person, the Antichrist; but from Revelation 13:18, I do not see where God is telling us to count up to 666, but rather to count the number of the beast. This number is identified as 666. So the verse is telling us to count the number 666.

    What does it mean to count? It means to add up. So how could we add up 666? Remember my previous point about God confirming in threes is key to unlocking the number 666. So logically, what would be the best way to count the number 666? To count it equally by using the rule of three based off the number.

    We cannot count it equally as 600+60+6, this would also bring us back to the start.

    We cannot count it as 600+600+600, or 60+60+60 because there are no zeroes in between or at the end of 666.

    The only logical option is 6+6+6=18.

    What is interesting is that the verse that reveals for us to count the number itself is verse 18 (there a total of 18 verses in Revelation Chapter 13).

    Another interesting point is the only two other combinations (making a total of three possible combinations) for placing a “+” symbol in between 666 are:

    66+6=72 and 6+66=72.

    Add both 72’s together and you get 144.

    Why the number 144 is worth our attention is because the verse following Revelation 13:18 is the first time in the Bible where the 144,000 are being described in detail:

    “Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads…” (Revelation 14:1).

    Now if you add up all three numbers from counting 666 by moving the “+” symbol around, it would be 72+72+18=162. What is compelling about the number 162, is, if you divide 144,000 by 162, you get 888. The name of Jesus in Greek gematria adds up to 888. The New Testament was originally written in the Greek language. Revelation 14:1 not only mentions the 144,000, but also the Lamb who is Jesus.

    Now what is interesting about the number for Jesus, 888, is that if you apply the same formula that was used to count 666, you get 8+8+8=24. Why the number 24? Revelation chapter 4 tells us there are 24 elders seated around the throne of God. This is the same throne where Jesus sits.

    Now if you take:

    8+8+8=24

    8+88=96

    88+8=96

    you get 24+96+96=216.

    Take 144,000 divided by 216 and you get 666.

    Remember that this was the same exact formula we used to count the number 666 that ultimately brought forth the number 888.

    Here is a quick recap to demonstrate how this formula confirms itself as being the true way to count 666:

    1: 6+6+6=18 > 66+6=72 > 6+66=72 > 18+72+72=162

    2: 144,000 divided by 162=888

    3: 8+8+8=24 > 88+8=96 > 8+88=96 > 24+96+96=216

    4: 144,000 divided by 216=666

    1: 6+6+6=18 > 66+6=72…

    As you can see, it is perpetual. And remember that we consistently used a formula that worked in threes being the number that God uses for confirmation.

    Here is another mathematical confirmation: 144,000 divided by 6, divided by 6, divided by 6 (6,6,6) equals 666.

    So what could this mean? Well we know in this world we are identified by numbers in various forms. From our birth certificate to social security, as well as our drivers license; being identified based on a system of ruler ship. So it is possible that this RFID microchip will contain a new identification that has a total of 18 characters (6+6+6).

    “here the wisdom is, the one having the mind let him calculate the number of the wild beast, number for “of human” it is, and the number of it 666″ (Revelation 13:1, Greek Translation).

    The Greek word “anthrōpos” being used in verse 18 where it says “of human” is the Greek strongs concordance G444. The first two definitions of the word are “a human being, whether male or female”, and, “generically, to include all human individuals”. Could the number of the beast apply to all mankind?

    In the Greek (the New Testament was originally written in the Greek language), and other translations, you will notice the beast is described as an “it”, instead of “him”. The reason I’m making this point is because when a translation says “His number is 666”, this would imply a singular person, the Antichrist. But by saying “the number of it 666”, implies that it is of the beast system as a whole.

    We can know the number of the beast cannot be to identify products (like a new barcode) to buy or sell because scripture says we cannot buy or sell without the number of the beast. What am I getting at? There will be instances where you could buy something someone made themselves and it wouldn’t have a store branded identification on it. But for this number to be in our chips, that is where it must be to conclude ultimately that we cannot buy or sell without having the number of the beast. As previously mentioned in Revelation 13:18, the number of the beast (6+6+6=18) is a “human number”, definition “generically, to include all human individuals”.

    Truly a great division is taking place between good and evil—both spiritually and physically (riots, unrest, politics). If you take the current year 2020 and divide it by the number 666 (known for its satanic implications) you will get the number 30330. This number 30330 happens to be the number used to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Freaky? And one thing is certain, 2020 is truly being divided by Satan. He is the master deceiver and spreader of chaos. Jesus calls him the father of lies.

    So I looked up this number 30330 concerning Joe Biden, and I found this information:

    If you send a text to that number (at that time), you would get a response asking to support Joe’s campaign to take down Donald Trump, with one part in caps saying “CHIP IN >>” pointing to a link to go and donate.

    “CHIP IN”? Obama has used this phrase in the past on his twitter and people believe it is a subliminal message to receive the mark of the beast, that is to say the implantable RFID microCHIP that will go IN our body.

    Go to: https://2ruth.org to see all the proof!

    Is your name written in the Lamb’s book of life? Jesus says that we must be born again to enter the kingdom of God in the Gospel of John chapter 3.

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    BARACK OBAMA IS THE ANTICHRIST:

    In the Islamic religion they have man called the Mahdi who is known as their messiah of whom they are waiting to take the stage. There are many testimonies from people online who believe this man will be Barack Obama who is to be the biblical Antichrist based off dreams they have received. I myself have had strange dreams about him like no other person. So much so that I decided to share this information.

    He came on stage claiming to be a Christian with no affiliation to the Muslim faith…

    “In our lives, Michelle and I have been strengthened by our Christian faith. But there have been times where my faith has been questioned — by people who don’t know me — or they’ve said that I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing,” – Barack Obama

    …but was later revealed by his own family members that he indeed is a devout Muslim.

    So what’s in the name? The meaning of someones name can say a lot about a person. God throughout history has given names to people that have a specific meaning tied to their lives. How about the name Barack Obama? Let us take a look at what may be hiding beneath the surface…

    “And He (Jesus) said to them (His disciples), ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven'” (Luke 10:18).

    In the Hebrew language we can uncover the meaning behind the name Barack Obama.

    Barack, also transliterated as Baraq, in Hebrew is: lightning

    baraq – Biblical definition:

    From Strongs H1299; lightning; by analogy a gleam; concretely a flashing sword: – bright, glitter (-ing, sword), lightning. (Strongs Hebrew word H1300 baraq baw-rawk’)

    Barak ‘O’bamah, The use of bamah is used to refer to the “heights” of Heaven.

    bamah – Biblical definition:

    From an unused root (meaning to be high); an elevation: – height, high place, wave. (Strongs Hebrew word H1116 bamah baw-maw’)

    The day following the election of Barack Obama (11/04/08), the winning pick 3 lotto numbers in Illinois (Obama’s home state) for 11/5/08 were 666.

    Obama was a U.S. senator for Illinois, and his zip code was 60606.

    The names of both of Obama’s daughters are Malia and Natasha. If we were to write those names backwards we would get “ailam ahsatan”. Now if we remove the letters that spell “Alah” (Allah being the God of Islam), we get “I am Satan”. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

    These are just a few of many evidences why Barack Obama is the Antichrist. You can see many more in my article on the website above, as well as read about the dreams I’ve had concerning this man. I’m more than convinced that God has shown me that he is without a doubt the Antichrist, and we will see him rise to power in the not so dinstant future.

    Jesus stands alone among the other religions who say to rightly weigh the scales of good and evil, and to make sure you have done more good than bad in this life. Is this how we conduct ourselves justly in a court of law? Bearing the image of God, is this how we project this image into our reality?

    Our good works cannot save us. If we step before a judge, being guilty of a crime, the judge will not judge us by the good that we have done, but rather the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this type of justice, how much more a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?

    God has brought down His moral law’s through the 10 commandments given to Moses at Mt. Sinai. These laws were not given so we may be justified, rather that we may see the need for a savior. They are the mirror of God’s character of what He has put in each and every one of us, with our conscious bearing witness that we know that it is wrong to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, and so forth.

    We can try and follow the moral laws of the 10 commandments, but we will never catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. That same word of the law given to Moses became flesh over 2000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by fulfilling the law, living a sinless perfect life that only God could fulfill; even bringing the law to it’s truest light by stating, “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:27-28).

    The gap between us and the law can never be reconciled by our own merit, but the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to grab on, through faith in Him, He will pull us up being the one to justify us. As in the court of law, if someone steps in and pays our fine, even though we are guilty, the judge can do what is legal and just and let us go free. That is what Jesus did almost 2000 years ago on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood.

    Because God is Holy and just, the wrath that we deserve could not go unnoticed. Through the perfect righteousness and justice of God’s character, it must be dealt with, it must be quenched, it must be satisfied.

    For God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). This is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.

    This is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. If that wrath was poured out on us, we would all die and go to hell. God created a way of escape by pouring it out on His Son whose soul could not be left in Hades, but was raised to life on the third day and seated at the right hand of God in power.

    So now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), God no longer sees the person who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling in us, justifying us as if we received the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death.

    Now what we must do is repent and put our trust and faith in the savior, confessing and forsaking our sins. This is not just a head knowledge of believing in Jesus, but rather receiving His words, taking them to heart, so that we may truly be transformed into the image of God. Where we no longer live to practice sin, but rather turn from our sins and practice righteousness through faith in Him.

    Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again'” (John 3:5-7).

    Come before the Lord with a contrite spirit, humble yourself, ask Him for His forgiveness, to receive the free gift of His salvation, to receive His Holy Spirit, so that you may be transformed into a new creature, into a child of the living God.

    There is a reason why the words of Jesus have been translated in to over 2000 languages, and nothing comes remotely close (the Quran just over 100), because there is a God in heaven who desires to have a relationship with you, to know Him through His word, as that is how we personally get to know anybody. There is a reason why it is the year 2021, because Jesus came to earth just over 2000 years ago fulfilling major prophecy causing a divide in our timeline.

    Jesus loves you! Seek Him while He may be found! We must repent and turn from practicing sin…for if we are not following Jesus, we are following the devil. There is no neatural ground. We are either living in the lie, or the truth. God bless you!

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