The Image A Statue?

The word "image" in Revelations account of the scarlet beast system set up by the false prophet is, actually, a "statue".

Rev 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. (KJV)

Strong's definition of "image" is:

G1504 εἰκών
(Trans.) eikon
(Phon.) i-kone'
From G1503; a likeness that is (literally) statue profile or (figuratively) representation resemblance: - image.

And it is commonly held that this is truly a "statue", whereas in the interpretation given in the book "Seven Eyes Open" this is actually the image in false doctrine of an overlay of group consensus projected by the beast (collective) over the first five churches of Revelation as leavened by the synagogue of Satan.

So, which is right? Actually, both!

I must qualify the "image" with the mark of the beast - the false prophet causes this "mark" to be present in the scarlet beast system for which it is required.

Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (KJV)

Strong's definiton for "mark" is:

G5480 χάραγμα
(Trans.) charagma
(Phon.) khar'-ag-mah
From the same as G5482; a scratch or etching that is stamp (as a badge of servitude) or sculptured figure (statue): - graven mark.

And I state that assembled in collective for group consensus (to be held by a vote on that doctrine accepted as of the image), the will of the beast is "scratched" on the believer's hand rather than the believers will writ by the beast's hand: and that this scratch will heal from the believer remaining separate from the beast system, but not from the beast with its image (for then it is established in "law"), an image that is both given the power to speak (It has a memory and is a "state-machine" in false doctrine) and also that it, as an "image" is also an engraving by the beast - the collective - and is composed of many "marks".

So, all is made simple, right?

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