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Here is a personal comment from a friend named Mark H.
It has several dear, important scriptures that are special to me, but his points are well taken pertaining to many 'half baked' Christians [no insult intended, please]... and that is: many people need more guidance, I think, than to just be guided through some 'prayer' and then left on their own, only to go back to worldly, sinful thinking and life style! If at all possible, the 'new Christian' ought to be led, nurtured and invited to meet with Biblical, mature Christians who set the right example with contact points, book studies, and other 'tools' to help them on their road to Christian maturity. After all, getting Saved is only the beginning of our spiritual life and work of sharing the Gospel with others.
I think that it's OK to speculate among brothers in Christ. The Problem is teaching and preaching to the lost and babies in Christ that they don't have to worry about the mark of the beast or the anti-Christ because we wont be here. There is already is many false converts who said the prayer for the wrong reason and soon fall away, thinking that they are saved because something they did like say a prayer or being sorry for all the bad thing they done. No true repentance or born-again of the Spirit. I know it's not anything that we can add to salvation as that comes through Christ. His death was not for us to not see persecution. If you follow Him there will be persecution. Look at all the Martyrs in the dark ages they were tormented chased from country to country their babies cut to pieces before their eyes. What makes most Christians think that we wont suffer great losses also. We are truly a spoiled nation that God has blessed. I think the blessings are coming to an end. I have seen web pages that say there will be no mark of the beast until we are gone.
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2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
(1Cor 2:13 [KJV])
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
Ask the spirit for understanding every-time you open Gods word.