He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on this 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 or the number if his name.At the risk of being apocalyptic, I can't help but see the potential of Senator Schumer's scheme of using a National ID for immigration reform as being a precursor to "the mark", spoken of in Revelation 13:16-17 quoted above and Revelation 14: 9-10
"If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God's fury..."In an article linked by instapundit, I read
Lawmakers working to craft a new comprehensive immigration bill have settled on a way to prevent employers from hiring illegal immigrants: a national biometric identification card all American workers would eventually be required to obtain.Ever since 9/11, I have sensed this type of thing was on its way. At that time, cows were being branded with microchips. Dogs were getting microchips implanted into them so that their owners could find them. For quite some time much of commerce is transacted with a bar code and scanner.
It takes an emergency to affect massive change. I figured the threat of terrorism would be as good of an excuse as any to give everyone a tamper proof id mechanism to stave off illegal immigration or admittance of a terrorist to an airport etc. Also, with an inflation threat looming, I could see our currency becoming moot and we'd have allowances on our ID mark. Can you imagine? It would be a spread-the-wealth ideologist's dream. Think of it. The government could equally allocate a portion of the nation's (worlds'?) wealth onto each person's ID mark. Every purchase would be a debit on your balance.
Senator's Schumer's suggestion of a national ID card comes closer to the materialization of such of thing as I've yet seen. The tagline from the source I referenced is
Once in place, watch for this national ID to regulate access to financial services, housing, medical care and prescriptions—and, of course, serve as an internal passport.It may start as a card, but wouldn't it be more practical to just have it be on your person? After all, you don't always have a pocket or a purse available.