The Mark of the Beast Explained

The Devil and Satan

The Devil and Satan are two different names for the same evil angel. Satan has many names in the Bible. The Devil and Satan are two of his primary names. The names of Satan lists many of the names the Bible uses for Satan.

The Devil

The devil tempts people to sin. The devil is devious and crafty. But God is able to deliver us from the temptations and snares of the devil. Here are some of the verses in the Bible about the devil:

“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” Matthew 4:1

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11

“And that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.” 2 Timothy 2:26

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8


Satan is a sinful, fallen angel. He tempts people to sin and takes control of their hearts. God is able to deliver us from temptations and deceptions of Satan. Here are some of the verses in the Bible about Satan:

“And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to Him.” Mark 1:13

“But Peter said, ‘Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself?’” Acts 5:3

“To open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.” Acts 26:18

The Beast

The beast is the name that the Bible gives to Satan when he comes to earth physically and claims to be God. Satan will appear on earth as a glorious, visible being. He will have the appearance of God.

“And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.” 2 Corinthians 11:14

The beast will demand that the whole world worship him as their god.

Very soon Satan will come as the beast. Who is the beast? tells more about his coming to earth.

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