Saturday, March 21, 2020

Take the Mark or Starve?

Christians in the past say, 30 years - certainly since the onset of debit and credit cards - have assumed the Mark of the Beast will be tied to economics.  World markets crash... National currency becomes obselete or worthless... A global currency is implemented by which each citizen must take a chip in their hand or forehead in order to purchase food and supplies.

Or maybe there is no significant market crash but we are simply
moving towards a cashless society. After all, some countires have already begun to implement their own cashless systems.

But what if the Mark of the Beast is not just about money?  What if it's biometric?  In the age of pandemics like COVID-19, it could become commonplace to have biometrics like your temperature scanned in your hand and forehead.

Or you just don't get in.

Manager describing employees of a food manufacturing factory.
Professor of Food Distribution Policy describing future of grocery stores during the pandemic.

It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
 - Revelation 13:16-17

Thursday, February 1, 2018