RFID chip implants: prophecy fulfilled?

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“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”

Revelation 13:16-17


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:

  1. Track children if lost; criminals if escape
  2. Monitor physical health
  3. Provide medical information and identification
  4. Personalize advertising
  5. Secure access to buildings
  6. Secure money transactions
  7. Help the Deaf hear (cochlear implants)

7 Possible Dangers of Chip Implants:

  1. Invasion of privacy- people can track you
  2. Increased governmental control
  3. Electrocution
  4. Cancer
  5. Desecration of human body
  6. Potential control over body through electrical signals to the brain
  7. Fulfillment of biblical prophecy of the mark of the beast
If you search for more info, know there are lots of strong feelings about this subject.  Some of what you find may not be accurate.  For example, many people say that the U.S. government passed a law that will require all U.S. citizens to receive a chip implant by March 23, 2013.  They just confused an unpassed bill (H.R. 3200) with another healthcare law.
Here’s a YouTube commercial from a Verichip (A.K.A. Positive ID) that makes microchips for people:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHdrTiPcQ3g

A theory that North America will merge into one union and that chips will replace modern currency.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcd06k5vxK4

Ron Paul talks about Pres. Obama’s national ID card plan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz1I0UBRUK0

NBC Prediction of Implementation of new ID technologies by 2017

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YJsxMcAJoA

Interview with book author about New World Order and buying with implanted chip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5BecBtH97M&feature=related

ABC Interview with two people who have chip implants

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjFffxZDF6k&feature=related

Another video about RFID chips, their use and implications

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW_PImimbxI&feature=related

Fox News story about Verichip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAI2-_hnFH0&feature=related

Fox News story about lethal chips laced with cyanide

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zkGPWO6Nog&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLBA74A246D9C45E69

News interviews with leaders of Verichip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1ovcoc5Dec&feature=related

“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.

6 Comments

  1. Andrew says:

    While the book of Revelation has quite a bit ABOUT the last days, it was not a revelation directed TOO latter-day saints. We sometimes try to look for direct fulfillment of ideas like “the mark of the beast” around us, but the symbolism and imagery of the revelation was directed to the seven churches in Asia that were still faithful to John as a true apostle, not to us, as well as to their understandings and backgrounds, not to ours. If current prophets aren’t warning us about such things as bodily chip implants, then such things are probably not in fulfillment of John’s prophecies. What we should do, rather, is perhaps “reverse engineer” what current prophets teach and corroborate those teachings with past revelations about the last days; this keeps us in focus of what our priorities should be based on the harmony of both modern and ancient scripture.

    • alex says:

      Good point Andrew, I think we can never go wrong if we listen to the living prophets. I agree, if the chip implants were to be an urgent danger, we’d probably be warned.

  2. HAL says:

    RFID IS EVIL,JUST LOOK INTO IT,PROPHETS TELL US YOUR BODY IS A TEMPLE,WE HAVE BEEN WARNED , PUTTING A ELECTRONIC CHIP WITH A TRACKING DEVISE INTO OUR BODY THAT SENDS AND RECIEVES ELECTRIC SIGNALS,IS EVIL.WE CANT LET LOVE OF MONEY CLOUD OUR MINDS.

  3. Jason says:

    RFID is the mark of THE BEAST!

  4. Agustus says:

    The RFID chips are a vital piece in the governments plan. Eventually these chips will be used for all currency and will be disabled by the government if you do anything against an action of theirs. We have to stop them being implemented in society!

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