In reply to your 2/10 post at http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/feb2012/michaelc210-12.htm Rev. 14:9-11 says, And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive [his] mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and 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 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."Rev. 14:12-13, "Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed [are] the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them." We see the beheaded saints, who didn't worship the beast and his image nor did they take the mark of the beast in their forehead nor in their right hand, in Rev. 15:1-3 which says, "And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. 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."After that,, the seven plagues in the vials of the wrath of God are poured out upon the earth. According to Rev. 16:2 the first vial of God's wrath is poured out the men which had the mark of the beast and them which worshipped his image, and in Rev. 16:10 the fifth vial of God's wrath is poured out upon the seat of the beast. No man repents during the wrath of God. Rev. 16:9 says, "And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory." Rev. 16:11 says, "And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds."So no one repents during the wrath of God which means no will do the following in your 2/10 post in which you stated:"As regarding the Mark of the Beast, if it is an implanted device, then salvation can be obtained by yanking that sucker out, and accepting Jesus Christ as Savior.""If the Mark is a tattoo, then only laser light can burn that away. Then one can accept Jesus Christ as Savior."Since the Bible is the truth, no one repents of their deeds during the wrath of God which means no one gets saved. The vials of God's wrath are reserved for the unsaved people who worshipped the beast and the image of the beast and who have the mark of the beast in their forehead or in their right hand.