The Price You Pay

Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Matt 16:26
On Saturday Linda and I visited some cemeteries so we cold take pictures of headstones for some folks.
Our journey took us to the NW part of San Augustine County, right through the community of Fountain Town.
It was been a few years since we drove those peaceful dirt roads, which are still dirt but no longer peaceful.
The oil and gas industry has boomed in that section of the county and pipelines, trucks, rigs, and heavy road equipment is everywhere.
The landscape is scattered with well heads and storage tanks.
For most of the way to Old Sardis cemetery, we followed some water pipes on the side of the dirt roads.
With all this production someone somewhere must be getting paid for it.
Why else would you allow a pipeline across your property or an oil rig where you once hunted deer or went fishing?
The beauty of the untouched forest is gone; replaced by mankind’s hunger and need for energy.
I can see how easy it would be to convince people to accept what is unacceptable.
For instance, it is written, He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Rev 13:16-17
What better way to convince everyone to accept this mark but to offer tax-incentives for the first ones to sign up before a deadline.
How many would take the mark if offered a cash reward of $5000?
Even if the mark is very noticeable and not cosmetically friendly, people will overlook any inconvenience for a price.
But incentives will only serve the purpose of the one purposing it.
In the case of those that accept this mark for the price of buying and selling; 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. Rev 14:11

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