“And the [beast] causeth all..to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark”
While we’re not yet required to have a mark on our forehead or hand to buy or sell, that reality may be close.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Chips have been around since 1973. Over the years technology has allowed RFID chips to become smaller and carry more information. The smallest RFID chip made was .05mm long and .05mm wide.
While RFID chips have been mainly used for product inventory and animal identification, they are now being implanted in human hands and arms.
Some Chip Implant History
1998- British scientist Kevin Warwick, implanted a chip in himself and used the chip to open doors and turn on lights.
2004- the U.S. Federal Drug Administration approved RFID implants in humans. The attorney general’s office in Mexico implanted RFID chips into the upper arms of at least 160 staff members to increase their building security with scanners. Night clubs in Spain and the Netherlands offered chip implants for the VIP customers to pay for their drinks.
2006- Three security workers in Ohio received implants to access surveillance tapes.
2007- Since 2007, California, Wisconsin, Georgia, Virginia and North Dakota passed laws against employers requiring their employees to receive microchip implants. Studies show micro-chip implants may cause cancer.
2009- 10 Representatives from Michigan, California, New York and New Jersey sponsored America’s Affordable Health Choices Act (H.R. 3200). In section 2521, pgs 1001-1008, it describes the creation of a National Medical Device Registry, that would require indexing information about people with implanted medical devices. The bill didn’t pass. A Saudi Arabian inventor filed for a patent for a RFID chip that could be implanted in people and be remotely controlled to deliver a lethal dose of cyanide to the person with the implant.
2012- Over 220,000 people have received cochlear implants to help them hear.
7 Possible Benefits of Chip Implants:
- Track children if lost; criminals if escape
- Monitor physical health
- Provide medical information and identification
- Personalize advertising
- Secure access to buildings
- Secure money transactions
- Help the Deaf hear (cochlear implants)
7 Possible Dangers of Chip Implants:
- Invasion of privacy- people can track you
- Increased governmental control
- Desecration of human body
- Potential control over body through electrical signals to the brain
- Fulfillment of biblical prophecy of the mark of the beast
A theory that North America will merge into one union and that chips will replace modern currency.
Ron Paul talks about Pres. Obama’s national ID card plan
NBC Prediction of Implementation of new ID technologies by 2017
Interview with book author about New World Order and buying with implanted chip
ABC Interview with two people who have chip implants
Another video about RFID chips, their use and implications
Fox News story about Verichip
Fox News story about lethal chips laced with cyanide
News interviews with leaders of Verichip
“Your body is sacred. Respect it and do not defile it in any way.”
-For the Strength of Youth Pamphlet
Personal Notes: While I love modern science, I think it carries subtle implications. I think it’s wise to pause and think how technology may negatively impact us physically, spiritually, emotionally, socially and intellectually. I don’t think RFID chips are inherently good or bad- I think it depends how they are used.
Maybe one of the reasons the Prophets and Apostles have told us to buy a year supply of food storage is to have food when we are only able to buy or sell with the mark in our right hand or forehead. It’s possible this could be required within the next several years as part of an economic reform in the United States or Europe. Because of all the benefits of RFID chips, it’s likely much of the world will adopt this new technology into their lifestyle. Let’s be prepared with food storage so we don’t have to get the mark of the beast to survive.