Makes me think...
Is he blessed by God now? I mean...what if what he was saying is really true. Say (just for make-believesies) that he really did have this mark.
Cut off your hand? Pluck out your eye? You know...
Does this demonstrate his faith in the eyes of God?
Or is he cursed because he destroyed his body?
Pastor Gary? Someone?
On second thought...he would have to receive the mark of the beast by choice, right? Once you receive the mark, can you take it off by cutting off your hand? I wouldn't think so. The choice would be in your heart, right? So once you accept - always accept?