We’ve been warning for some time about the mark of the beast and how it will be mandatory for all citizens if they want to work, buy, sell or participate in society in any manner. That eventuality just got a giant step closer with a statement by the President’s head of cybersecurity. Citing the risk of hackers, he announced that they have developed a panel to make recommendations for legislation requiring biometric identification. He believes consumers will be in favor of such regulation despite fears of NSA spying and other concerns. The reason for this belief is the ease with which they have accepted fingerprint touch pads on iPhones and other devices. That’s why daily Bible reading and a constant communion with God are so important. The cares of this life and the pleasures of the world can make us forget where it really is heading. It takes effort to keep up on all of the latest tech advances and then view them in conjunction with the overall spirit of the age in order to get a clear picture of where we’re being led. But if you take the time to do that, and look at it all through the lens of the Scripture, you won’t be misled.
Researchers are going in more than one direction in their quest to develop the most effective way to influence or control thought. Under the cover of health benefits for those with Alzheimer’s, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), or other problems with memory they are simultaneously exploring physical means to manipulate thought and memory through deep brain stimulation and implants, and more natural means by seeking to understand how memory works. But however innocuous or even helpful this research may appear, eventually it will be used to interfere with free will, something that defines man as a being made in God’s image.