For Christians, this recent news about a company micro-chipping its employees has a feel of biblical proportions.
In fact it spurs thoughts of Revelation 13:16-17.
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, 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, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
The Three Square Market Company in Wisconsin is offering microchips to its employees as a matter of “convenience.” Supposedly, the individual can login to their computers, enter the secure facility, and other activities. It removes the need for I.D. badges.
Lanyards are such a bother. Now we can simply be injected with foreign objects.
Seriously, this has undertones of fulfilling Bible prophecy.
Not necessarily in a good way. There are many in religious circles that find this micro-chipping worrisome. Pastor Dave Doyle of Hope Christian Fellowship Church refers to Revelation in his comments about the new procedure.
“I take micro-chipping as a form of the mark. There’s many pieces of the mark, and then again, all these pieces of the mark is designed to control,”
The Pastor of this Cedar Rapids ministry is very specific about it. He like many Christian leaders believes this is the beginning of a trend that will work its way into mainstream society. The technology could be used for maintaining personal records to allow one to travel.
Even some in the secular realm are bothered by this process. For example, Illinois Institute of Technology professor Jeremy Hajek says;
“So you’re opening up a much larger privacy issue of, well, who owns where you go? Who owns what you do? And who owns what you buy? Are you entitled to that privacy? Or does that privacy not really exist,”
Hajek calls this a matter for legal aspects to be considered. He is right. Constitutional concerns as well scriptural ones are opened when this technology is actually used.
The company says the procedure is voluntary, and no one is being forced to have it done. That still does not calm the hearts of those that feel this could eventually become law in society.
Christians, as well all Americans, need to stay informed. Liberals would love to have something of this nature for controlling people’s lives.
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