There is a deceptive false teaching going around that the Bible is mark of the beast. The scriptures from which the Bible was compiled are not the Word of God, they are the writings of people who had encounters with God. Some heard from God. The gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were written by people who followed Jesus, who knew Jesus and others like Luke investigated what happened in that time and he recorded the account of the eye witnesses. He recorded what Jesus Christ said and did.
Salvation is not through studying the Bible. Salvation is through believing in in Jesus Christ and OBEYING His words, the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, that which He commanded those who believe in Him, to DO. Salvation is through OBEDIENCE to Jesus Christ, His words as recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Many people idolize the Bible. To them it is an idol because sadly they think that through Bible study and through knowing the scriptures they will have salvation. That is not true.
Salvation comes through a relationship with Jesus Christ, through being born again of the Spirit of God and that happens when we OBEY the gospel of Jesus Christ, the words that he spoke. Salvation is ONLY through obedience to Jesus Christ as recorded in the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Those who disobey Jesus will perish. Those who believe in Him and who OBEY Him, they will have eternal life if they keep on following Him until the very end, because if we OBEY the words of Jesus, REPENT from sin and from going after our own desires AND we are baptized in water, Jesus promised the Holy Spirit who will teach us and who will guide us into ALL TRUTH. The Holy Spirit will bring us into relationship with Jesus Christ, not the Bible.
The Holy Spirit will teach and guide us IF we OBEY the gospel of Jesus Christ and get to know Jesus Christ FOR REAL.
The Bible is the testimony of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit will ENLIGHTEN, EXPLAIN to us what is written in the scriptures IF we LISTEN to and are TAUGHT by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will also CONFIRM that which is written in the gospels, He will teach us ALL THINGS.
The reason why there are so many churches with different doctrines and theories, all from the same Bible, is because those people are not led by the Holy Spirit, they follow their own mind. There is ONLY ONE TRUTH and the Holy Spirit will tell us the TRUTH, ONLY ONE TRUTH. That is why we must seek and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will CONFIRM the words of Jesus Christ as recorded in the gospels and He will REMIND us of those words.
Those people who call the Bible the Mark of the Beast DENY the words of Jesus Christ as recorded in the gospels. They say is it Old Testament. The words of Jesus Christ are the words of eternal life, the ONLY words of Eternal Life to those who OBEY them. If we do not OBEY the words of Jesus Christ, that which He commanded, that is also recorded in the gospels, we WILL NOT have eternal life.
Those people who call the Bible the Mark of the Beast do not obey the words of Jesus Christ as recorded in the gospel, they say it is old Testament. They claim to be led by the Holy Spirit. They LIE because the Holy Spirit will guide us into OBEYING the words of Jesus Christ. He will REMIND us of those words and He will teach us, He will give us UNDERSTANDING.
The Bible is NOT as many call it, the WORD OF GOD. Jesus Christ is the word of God. The Bible is also NOT the Mark of the Beast. The Bible is the TESTIMONY of Jesus Christ that leads us to believe in Jesus Christ but if we do not get to KNOW Jesus Christ Himself for REAL and if we are not led by the Holy Spirit and we do not follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we are NOT children of God and we will not enter His kingdom.
Salvation is about KNOWING, FOLLOWING, LISTENING to and OBEYING Jesus Christ until the very end. Salvation is about the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, the GOSPEL of the Kingdom.
Go read the words of Jesus as recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, especially John, and ask the Holy Spirit to give you UNDERSTANDING and He will guide you into the WHOLE TRUTH. You will truly get to know Jesus Christ FOR REAL. Jesus Christ will say to many people on the day that they die:”Go away I never knew you.” We can only know Jesus Christ through the REVELATION and the GUIDANCE of the Holy Spirit. Follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. He will give you UNDERSTANDING of the words of Jesus, of the scriptures and He will guide you into all truth. You will get to KNOW Jesus Christ for REAL.
May Jesus bless you.