Is the Mark of the Beast a Biochip?
Is the Mark of the Beast a Biochip? — Jay Zinn
He [the second beast, the false prophet] 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 [the Antichrist] or the number of his name (Rev 13:16-17). —NIV
In reaction to the coronavirus, China has created ways to monitor infected citizens through electronic bracelets and an app to ensure they stay home during the quarantine. House arrests use the same technology with GPS devices tethered to the ankle. If someone violates the quarantine, it will alert the authorities to find and apprehend them. The use of electronic bracelets is an extreme measure. But is it one step away from the use of microchip implants? Is Europe or America that far behind from implementing this same measure?
Today, videos and reports about microchip [biochip] implants are distributed through social media outlets and are highly informative in some cases. I would encourage caution, however, not to start burning effigies of tech giants who have waded into this idea years ago. The use of microchip implants has been in the pipeline longer than most realize. The coronavirus pandemic has merely brought it to the forefront as a viable means in the future to take it to the next level of personal invasion as a “necessity” to protect and save lives.
Given the drive of a pandemic of fear on a global scale [for legitimate reasons], stop and think for a moment at how small a leap it would take for the use of biochips to happen. The technology for microchips (and GPS) has been a part of our lives through computers, credit and debit cards, new cars, smartphones, smartwatches, and so many other ways that our daily activities and whereabouts can be monitored and tracked. Whether it is in our hands, wallets, or what we drive, the world has already signed on to a monitoring/tracking system since the conception of microchip technology. And here’s an eye-opening fact—we never had a “say” in the matter. As this technology developed, we either kept up with the times or were left behind. Inventors Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce created microchip technology in the late 60s. Tech companies marketed it by making us need it [as advertisement dictates], and everyone marches to the same beat in the parade of these modern inventions—out of necessity.
Like the devices before it, the technology of microchip implants will one day emerge as a “necessary” monitoring tool for future deadly viruses—similar to the coronavirus—and may become the law of the land. You can see how quickly “new” imposed rules can come in the name of safety for all on a global scale. The pandemic of fear also has a way of exposing little tyrants who shame and “mark” those who will not abide by their rules. Don’t get me wrong. I’ll always comply with practical, common-sense ways of protecting and thinking of the welfare of others. But there’ll come a day when the “necessities” of public safety and health will have created layers of “standards” that set the stage for a global currency, global health plan, a one-world government, and even a one-world religion—whether we like it or not.
In some free societies, biochip implants face many hurdles of public opinion due to their invasive qualities toward liberty. In places like Sweden, however, that train has already left the station and is gaining ground. Technology will eventually move into the body. And like everything else—necessity will take precedence to convert plastic and paper into a cashless society, or safety procedures turn to biochips to protect us from danger, death, and destruction.
But allow me to alleviate any concern that a microchip implant is the mark of the beast in Revelation 13:16-18. Biochips can become a precursor toward moving the masses to accept the “real” mark down the road, but they are not the mark any more than the microchips in our debit cards, laptops, smartwatches, and smartphones are the mark. They can be deemed as prototypes to influence us toward accepting the mark of the beast someday, but we’re a long way off from that point. Here are two reasons why I believe this.
First, in the form of an implant, the biochip is inserted under the skin, not on the skin. If inserted by vaccination, the injection is within the body, not on the body. Second, the “mark” of the beast in Revelation 13:16-18 (and every other occurrence of that word in Revelation) is the Greek word, charagma. It means a scratch or etching, i.e., stamp (as a badge of servitude). The Greek word for “mark” aligns more accurately with the description of a tattoo etched into the skin. Like biochips, tattoos can also be a forerunner toward swaying the masses to accept the “real” mark of the beast someday. Tattoos are widely accepted and continue to grow in popularity. But have the people with tattoos unintentionally stumbled into receiving the mark of the beast? Of course not.
At the beginning of my blog, I displayed the verse, Revelation 13:17-18. It states that the mark [etching or permanent stamp] of the beast will be on the surface of the right hand or forehead. A tattoo is a mark easily enforced by local authorities without the need for biotechnology. But you will not see the day where tattoos are required for purchases or sales—not until a visible mark of “666” is the only means to do so.
Don’t be alarmed today by biochips or the tech-giants who advocate for them as though it is the dreaded mark. We were initially concerned by the use of microchips in our debit and credit cards when they first came out, too. But that fear quickly faded away as it moved into the “norm” of standard monetization. If you take what the Bible says on its face as literal—and I do—then the original intent of the language used for “mark” is not describing a microchip implant. I used to believe that, but the Bible dispels that idea. I’ll tell you more about it in my next blog.
Grace and Peace!