Prophecy Sign: The Mark of the Beast
We are not entirely sure just what the "Mark of the Beast" will be. We are convinced it will be something brand new and only applicable during the time of the Tribulation.
However one thing we do know is that the current trend towards chipping people, (as in the case of the Brazilian children – see article), or the issuance of new bio-metric ID's, (now ongoing in
When the times comes, most people will have no problem with taking the new mark of the beast ID program that the future Antichrist will require everyone to take. Only those that have become aware of who the Antichrist is and what he represents, will be wise enough to reject this mark. They will ultimately seal their fate on this planet with that courageous decision.
He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. Revelation 13:16-17 NIV
From the articles:
Those who worry about technology eroding human rights have long predicted that it’s only a matter of time until a person’s every movement is tracked by the authorities. Now that time has come – with 20,000 Brazilian schoolchildren being “chipped.” Children up to the age of 14 have had electronic chips implanted into their uniforms in the north-eastern city of
da Conquista. Authorities say the tracking devices will provide an easy way to combat truancy. The students’ whereabouts are fed into a central computer when school starts. Staff are informed immediately if the child is absent, and if any student is still absent 20 minutes after lessons begin, parents receive a text message to their phones. City education secretary Coriolano Moraes says the innovation, which cost the government $670 thousand to design, is aimed at helping parents. "We noticed that many parents would bring their children to school but would not see if they actually entered the building because they always left in a hurry to get to work," he told the Associated Press news agency. But if a student misses school three times, the parents will be brought in to explain. If they fail to provide a sufficient explanation, they may be reported to the authorities, according to Moraes. Vitoria
Identity theft is one of the fast growing crimes in
. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, it grew 13% in 2011, affecting over 11 million adults and costing consumers and businesses over $50 billion. On the other side of the world, in America , one of the biggest impediments to growth is not theft or misuse of an identity but a complete lack of one. Publicly available estimates indicate that of India ’s 1.2 billion people only 50 million have a passport, about 100 million people have PAN cards (used for filing taxes and conducting certain kinds of bank transactions) and another 200 million have driving licenses. It’s almost hard to believe but it’s true: the vast majority in India does not have an identity. India
Brazilian schoolchildren forced to wear tracking chips to combat truancy
Fingerprinting a Billion