And they shall be caused to *receive* a mark, either in their right hand or forehead.
If your hand offend thee, cut it off. If your eye offend thee, pluck it out. For, it is better to enter into eternal life [maimed] than into hell fire with two hands or two eyes.
This new identification...
During the dark ages the church that ruled the world said, "the church is where the truth is"
And a group of men rose up that said, "the truth could not be confined inside walls, and established by arbitrary decrees"
They held to the belief that "the truth is where the church is"