As human beings we were created to find our satisfaction outside of ourselves.
Jesus’s ministry is the direct cause of hope for all whose hearts are broken because he solved the root cause of all broken hearts: sin.
John Newton rightly diagnosed our problem almost 250 years ago...
The mission of making and maturing disciples of Jesus is based on the promise of God that he guarantees its success.
Rather than get worked up by dubiously trying to identify the mark of the beast, we would do well to recognize that Christians have always had to choose fidelity to Christ over the world.