“If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the lamb.” Revelation 14:9-10
I believe this scripture is crystal clear. Listen to Nelson Walters clarify it with Jesus own words. Sadly, you will also hear that influential evangelical leaders including John MacArthur, Grace Church, California believe that you can be forgiven after taking the mark of the beast. This is deception and probably results from his belief in a Pretribulation Rapture which believes the church is taken up before the seven year tribulation (70th week of Daniel). He believes the church won’t face the Antichrist or the mark of the beast. Getting the timing of The Rapture right is critical for the church. Our faith will be tested radically during the tribulation period, make sure you keep your focus on the eternal reality revealed by Jesus, not on the too brief here and now.