The Christian Mark of the Beast Survival Manual Copyright © 2014 by Erik K. Olinger All rights reserved.

READERS: This is a rough-draft of the manuscript.  It is unedited and contains errors that will be corrected at the final release.



But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold (NIV Job 23:10).

This manual is an entirely biblical based Christian reference that attempts to earnestly tackle spiritually surviving the latter-day scenario that unfolds in the book of Revelation of the Holy Bible. It was written to be useful before the time of the inevitable biblical end of this age, and will not fail to touch upon the core of Christianity. Staying true to the scope of the Word, which is salvation through the mediator Jesus Christ, one will not find guidance on topics such as outdoor survival or medical advice. This guide is a crash-course walk-through of the most important survival tool, the Holy Bible, and it pertains to every verse of Scripture one would want and need to know to survive spiritually against the devil’s macabre weapon and stamp that he forces onto people, the mark of the beast. The mark of the beast is the devil’s deadly sign of ownership.

If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath (NIV Rev. 14:9-10).

Regardless if one is in agreement with a spiritual challenge, there exists a demanding test of one’s faith. A climactic battle of contention between good and evil is already upon the world. God wants to know who are his, and the enemy, the devil and his angels, are yearning to sift the saints like wheat.

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith (NIV Heb. 12:1-2).

The ultimate authority of this text is the Holy Bible. The redemptive work of Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the grace of the new covenant are the integral essence of this guide, not the condemnation and perversion that the cults or other mark of the beast informational sources place upon the reader. Although this guide is written by I, myself, a lay person who is neither a prophecy or Greek expert nor a formal theology student, I am confident that anyone interested in beginning to learn about Christianity and the enemy will find this manual to be very resourceful. A shortcoming of the guide is that it briefly introduces each line of Scripture, and is extremely dense in Scripture quotations, however this can be a blessing for those seeking just the facts from virtually the Bible alone. There is some repetition, however this allows for the manual to be read from any chapter as a starting point, and can be useful when one is lacking the time to read all-at-once. I am a pre-millennialist, and the manual reflects this stand, however the pre-millennial stand is intended to be a foundation to interpretation, and if one should disagree with this foundation, the guide remains beneficial to those wishing to overcome the devil and his weapons. Why does this guide exist? To lead people to salvation through Christ Jesus.

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever (NIV 1Co. 9:24-25).

Why does this topic concern you, the reader? No matter what your background is, or your ethnicity, or even what religion you hold, or atheist or agnostic, the Bible is the only religious writing of all major religions that contains predictive prophecies in it, of which it has around two thousand. Most of these prophecies have already came to fruition. The remainder of the predictive prophecies are soon going to come upon the world, prepared or not. The test is now, the enemy is the ways of the world, and the solution is Jesus…

Heaven is my throne,

and the earth is my footstool.

What kind of house will you build for me?

Says the Lord (NIV Ac. 7:49).

Erik Olinger

Redlands, California

July, 2014