Verichip/VeriMed - the 666 Mark?|
Q. Could the "Verichip" implant from Digital Solutions, that Florida company, be the tribulation 666 mark of the beast like you mentioned in another article? (J.M., Mt. Vernon, WA)
In 2004 the "Verichip" was FDA approved for use in humans and animals. It makes sense. The computer chip implant could help authorities find lost Alzheimer patients, or help stroke victims. It could find lost pets.
By the way, the latest 2012 version is made by Microsoft. It is called the VeriMed RFID chip.
Just think - it could quickly bring help to those who suffer heart attacks or those in diabetic shock. It could even find soldiers kidnapped in Afghanistan or Iraq and lead us straight to terrorist cells. There would be no more kidnapped kids or people anywhere in the world. They could be easily found.
But, many Christians wonder if this is also the "mark" pushed on humanity under the ruthless control of a future antichrist - a world dictator who will make Hitler look like a choir boy.
All citizens under the antichrist will be forced to take his "mark" in the right hand or forehead in order to buy groceries, see a doctor, or do business in daily life (see Revelation 13:16-17). Those who do take the mark will be subject to God's wrath during the tribulation period and be condemned to hell forever (Rev. 14:9-11). Not good!
Malignant Tumors like Prophesy?
At first the Verichip looked like only a forerunner of what could later become the infamous tribulation mark. However new information was recently released that sounds suspicious. It turns out that since the 1990s veterinary and toxicology studies show that these implants induce malignant tumors in about 4% of tested animals. It makes us wonder if the chip IS the "mark" we need to avoid. Revelation chapter 16 verse 2 tells us that "painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark …"
You would think if the tribulation period were far into the future, surely our scientists would have solved the problem of tumors and cancers caused by inserting these microchips. Maybe the tribulation period is coming soon to a theater near you! Ooops!…
Lewan, Todd. 2007. Chip implants linked to animal tumors. AP National Writer. 9 Sept. Available from:www.news.yahoo.com.
Microchip - Tribulation mark? Articles: Prophecy. Available from:www.remnantreport.com.
Revelation 13:16-18, And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man, and his number is six hundred and sixty-six."
Revelation 16:2, So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and it became a loathsome and malignant sore on the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image.
Revelation 16:11, …and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and they did not repent of their deeds." (NASB)