There has been increasing fears around over the past few months on the Obama health care plan that has been passed into law in the United States, with many Christians believing the RFID(Radio Frequency Identification) chip is the mark of the beast talked about in the Holy Bible(Revelation 13:16-18). School principals have been educating their students about this. Pastors have been sounding a note of warning to their congregation. But is this chip the mark of the beast the bible warned about?
RFID technology has been in use since the 1940s and it has been used in several aspects of human life, for security reasons mostly. RFID has been implanted in animals to track them to their natural habitat or places of origin. Individuals have in the past had an RFID chip implanted in their skin with codes to unlock safes, doors, and also for tracking them in case of kidnap. In fact, many countries of the world have had their army use the chip for years. There has also been cases of people who had chips implanted in them without their knowledge. Research has however shown that the RFID chip may contain Lithium which is dangerous to man. Whatever the truth about the RFID chip is, it is an infringement on human rights to impose implantation of chips on anyone, but that seems to be part of the Obama health care plan.
As much as the plan may be good for Americans, imposing chips on people will fault the whole plan and mar Obama’s government. There are opinions in some quarters that although the health insurance will be made compulsory for all ‘eligible’ Americans, no one will be compelled to have a chip implanted. Check this link for the author’s opinion: http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/microchip.asp. Other people believe everyone with the compulsory health insurance must take the chip which they believe is the mark of the beast: http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=44637&forum=48. How easy it would be for a country who claims to uphold human rights to impose RFID chip implants on its people remains to be seen. There must be big corporations who wouldn’t like this idea. There must be millions of America who wouldn’t allow implants. If this is true, what is the government planning to do about them? I heard there will be private insurance available for those who wouldn’t want chips implanted in them, which might be costly thereby forcing people to go along with the government’s plan. Whichever way Obama is planning to do this, he would in a way infringe on people’s human rights. Remember, his re-election is on the line. He is probably doing this because he believes it’s the best for Americans, but Americans who are against this can rise with a strong voice to say NO, no matter how hard it is to resist.
Tomorrow, we shall discuss the role the church has played in all of this. The end-time is near, no doubt about that. But is this the mark of the beast?