Tuesday, July 25, 2006

prophecy fulfillment?

"[The second beast] causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell who does not have the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name."
- Revelation 13:16-17

Some people are wondering if the verichip phenomenon will eventually turn into the fulfillment of the above prophecy. It doesn't seem completely consistent with the prophecy to me, but who knows.


CSDL said...

Katherine Albrecht, of Spy Chips, has actually written a book on this subject. The Spychips Threat: Why Christians Should Resist RFID and Electronic Surveillance.

It is easy to imagine a future when all of our financial transactions happen with the aid for microchips in our right hands. Unfortunately, anyone who has every lost their wallet might welcome this convience. Luckily though, it will be a long while before the infrastructure is in place and before people will be willing to give up the anonymity cash so all is not yet lost ;-)

Jason Woolever said...

i've heard of that book. have you read it? what did you think?

CSDL said...

Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to read it yet. I've heard Katherine Albrecht speak before at a conference and she is relatively reactionary so I get the impression the her book is really concerned with getting more people on to her side of the RFID debate.

As I meant to allude to before, I think it will be a while before such an thing will become the mark of the beast. I believe it would require a paradigm shift in American values before chips become a requirement to conduct business in this country.

Jason Woolever said...

yes, good point. we do love privacy and anonymity.

Anonymous said...

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

IBM technology helped collect and transport the Jew to be exterminated
American Computer Science Association Findings on IBM and the Third Reich

Pilot and tests to prove the technology
New applications are occurring all the time. This may not yet be the
Mark of the Beast but perhaps the infrastructure for the Beast is being built.

Remember when the Universal Pricing Code (UPC) was considered the Mark of the

Exercise: Go to a store and purchase an item that does not
have a UPC code associated with it. (Hint: If the item does have
a bar code. the UPC is keyed in by the cash register or you look it up on
the self check out.

No RFID implants for me!!!!

John Flores
Frisco, Texas

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