This morning I got an email from someone in Scandinavia, asking me if “the Mark of the Beast” would be started on March 23 of this year. She sent me this clip that someone sent her:
“On Sunday March 21, 2010 the Senate Healthcare Bill HR 3200 was passed and signed into law the following Tuesday. There are a legion of horrible and just plain evil aspects to this bill and I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of them by now. I don’t want to discount them, but what cannot be missed here is this new law now opens a prophetic door on a magnitude not seen since the reformation of Israel.
This new law requires an RFID chip implanted in all of us. This chip will not only contain your personal information with tracking capability, but it will also be linked to your bank account. And get this, Page 1004 of the new law (dictating the timing of this chip), reads, and I quote: “Not later than 36 months after the date of the enactment.”
It is now the law of the land that by March 23rd 2013 we will all be required to have an RFID chip underneath our skin and this chip will be linked to our bank accounts, as well as, have our personal records and tracking capability built into it.”
First, I’ll assume if you are reading this that you know what the Mark of the Beast is. This is in reference to Revelations 13 where it states that in the final world empire of the coming Antichrist, some kind of mark or chip will be placed in the hand or head of people in order for them to be a part of the world economic order that will be put in place at that time. Revelations 13, verses 16 & 17 say “And he causes 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.”
So this email stated that the recent Health Care Bill in the USA, often called “ObamaCare”, is instituting and mandating the Mark of the Beast, long foreseen by Bible scholars of many backgrounds and centuries. And further, that this will begin to take effect in the USA on March 23, 2013, a few days from now.
Is this really true? And here I have to steady myself as this really, frankly makes me mad. First I’ll refer you to a blog post I wrote in late December entitled “Sound Doctrine” or Speculation. In that article I wrote:
The apostle Paul admonished Titus to “speak the things that become sound doctrine”. (Titus 2.1) But there’s really a lot today that is preached here in America or taught on some websites that is really not sound doctrine. It’s often nebulous speculation on Bible themes, frequently mixed with a worldly agenda to compel Christians to vote for one political party against the other.
This is exactly an example of this kind of thing. And it really grieves me. It grieves me because both Christians and non-Christians are being duped by those with a political agenda to believe that “Bible prophecy is being fulfilled before your eyes!” The goal is to rally gullible Christians to support one political party in the USA against another. In order to do this, the Word of God is being misinterpreted and misrepresented for purely political gain. And sadly millions of Christians here, mostly those in the evangelical churches, are taking all this as solid gospel truth. It isn’t.
Like the man who was famous for his profanity, when he stood silently looking at his overturned cart of apples and his friends asked the usually vocal fellow, “Aren’t you going to say anything?” He answered, “I just can’t do the subject justice.”
That’s how I feel right now. I just can’t do the subject justice. But I may aim to try. Because this is serious. In the 3 years since I moved back to America after 36 years as a missionary, over and over again I’ve seen the delusion that American Christians are having dished up to them like this thing my friend sent me this morning.
Paul admonished the early Christians in Ephesians 4:14: “… that we no longer may be children, tossed to and fro and carried about by every wind of doctrine, in the dishonesty of men, by people’s trickery, or by clever strategies that would lead us astray.”
These kinds of emails and websites that inflame Christians to anger and drag them down into the worldly political arena, exalting one political party and defaming another, are just what Paul warned us of. Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom was of this world, then would my servants fight. But now my kingdom is not from here.” (John 18:36) And Paul said, “our citizenship is in heaven”. (Philippians 3:20)
If you are an American Christian and are being duped and manipulated to believe falsehood through misapplied Scripture, I strongly urge you to put your first allegiance to the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Only His coming Kingdom on earth will bring true righteousness. It’s just not our calling to be gullible pawns in the affairs and political intrigues of this present world. Involvement in the politics of this world is not what Jesus called for or what the early Christians were a part of. “Come out of her my people, that you be not partaker of her sins and that you receive not of her plagues.” (Revelations 18:4)
Geryl Gilbert says
Mark, I was not aware that RFID chips had become mandatory as part of ObamaCare. I have heard many rumblings but when I tried to find it I could not. I heard that RFID chips were being placed in MIlitary personnel right after I left the service but that is not confirmed either. I wonder if the VA will try to put them in patients. The idea scares me.
Mark McMillion says
Someone sent me this link that is supposed to rebut the thing that the mark of the beast chip is part of the HealthCare package.
The thing that upset me is how this hearsay and speculation is being connected with the pure truth of prophecy in order to promote a political agenda. I’m certain that there are attempts at every level to make people slowly more accepting of a chip. But the article that was sent to me was saying we’d all be mandated to have this chip by March 23, a poor application of Bible prophecy to current political squabbles.
Rainer (Noah) Bongards says
When I think about the Endtime, it is for me very important to know that the Lord in Matth. 24, Lu 21, Mk. 13 definitely points out that we should look to Daniel. And in there Daniel (I mean the Lord through Daniel) points out that there is a 7 year time period. (This is a left over time slot, after you count up all this happenings, mentioned in these related passages) Some of us know that, others don’t! This 7 years has to do with a covenant, that first of all is made and then it’s broken. But if it is broken and the Abomination of Tribulation stands were it is not supposed to stand, whatever this means, then the tribulation starts.
In many places in Daniel and Revelations it talks about 42 month, 3 and a half years, etc. or 1260 days. (Even Rev. 12:6) This indicates the so called Great Tribulation and a lot of incidents mentioned in Revelation fall into that time slot! That is not a mindset or an interpretation. That is set by the Lord in Matth. 24, Mk. 13 and Lu 21 and no way leads around that. Every Endtime scholar needs to know that; and then half of the speculations and interpretations will stop! It’s in my eyes the backbone of the whole Revelation, and the schedule for the coming back of the Lord!
Mark McMillion says
Yep, sounds right to me. But there’s so much speculation around and far-fetched suppositions that the mass of people who want to know the basics really can’t find the forest for the trees. That’s what I’m trying to do with this series of videos and these blog posts: to bring the conversation back to the main things like you’re mentioning there. In some ways it’s a little complicated. But if we just go through it chapter by chapter as the Lord put it together, it’s pretty understandable. That’s my goal: to make this simple and clear to as many as possible. Thanks for your comment, GBY!