Paul carries the marks of Jesus branded on his body (Gal. 6: 17) as a result of scourgings, and this was a means of sharing Christ's sufferings (Phil. 3: 10). In the vision of the end of the age in Rev. 19: 20 those who have the mark of the beast (the symbol of the Satanic Roman Empire and the priests of its imperial cult) on their foreheads or hands will perish but faithful Christians with no such marks will be admitted to reign with Christ (Rev. 20: 4).