All posts tagged: Revelation 13:16-18 mark of the beast

Providing a balance to the Mark of the Beast

A few weeks back, I was watching a video of a Christian panel discussing the COVID vaccine. I was shocked when a woman suggested that getting vaccinated was essentially taking the Mark of the Beast mentioned in Revelation 13. When the moderator asked her about those Christians who had already been vaccinated, the woman replied, “it’s too late for them.” In addition to a mark on our right hand and forehead, we also had to watch out for a band-aid on our left shoulder. It’s unfortunate that the Apostle John never warned us in advance about this. And in Sweden, some people are having microchips inserted in their hands that contained their vaccine passport, instead of downloading an app on their cell phones. This seemed to have ominous overtones about the Mark of the Beast, as the chip has multiple uses, including purchasing items. But is this what the Apostle John was warning us about? For a better understanding, we need to have a closer look at what the Mark of the Beast ultimately stands …

COVID passport microchips being embedded in people’s hands?

CBN is reporting that effective Dec 1, 2021, the Swedish government required a vaccine passport for anyone attending events exceeding 100 people. The Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet, writes that this requirement has led to several hundred Swedes choosing to have a microchip embedded in their hand that contains a vaccine passport that can be read by an NFC reader. So far, about 6,000 Swedes have had a microchip embedded in their hands since it was introduced in 2014. Since these are memory chips, all sorts of data can be downloaded onto them. These chips can not only hold a COVID passport, but as well, a person’s ID. They can also be used to open doors requiring a card, and even make purchases. CBN writes that the conveniences these chips offer would be the driving force behind their growing acceptance: “It’s a so-called ‘health tool’ The Atlantic predicted would become more popular. “ “‘As with most technologies, the tipping point for implantable chips will come when they become so useful they’re hard to refuse. It could happen sooner than you …

Is Amazon paving the way for the Mark of the Beast?

Several Christian websites are expressing concerns that Amazon’s plans to create technology allowing people to make purchases with their hand is paving the way for the Mark of the Beast warned by the Apostle John in his vision of the end times: 16 Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, 17 so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation 13:16-18 ESV In this passage, John very clearly ties the Mark of the Beast on either the hand or forehead to a person’s ability to buy or sell presenting a dystopian type of world controlling what a person can and cannot do. There has been speculation for decades on what the Mark of the Beast might entail and the recent announcement by Amazon caught everyone’s attention. The Wall Street Journal alleges that Amazon has applied for patent involving a “non-contact …