666: The Mark of the Beast

What is it?
Many Christians believe the 666 mark will be a biochip implant to create the cashless society of Revelation 13.

Why is it so bad?
All who take the mark will be damned by God to be cast into the Lake of Fire.

Why will those who take the mark be damned?
I think it's because God made Silver and Gold as honest weights and measures to be used as money!
Money is NOT paper (which is a promise), not electronic credits, not chips, not a mark, nor a number!

The Use of Paper Money Violates All of the Ten Commandments

For more on the nature of gold and silver and why they are real money, please read my other site, silverstockreport.com

Here are the main verses on 666, the mark of the beast:
Using the extended meanings of the original Greek text, Michael E. O'Brien of highpraise.com (now a dead link) created an alternate possible translation given of Rev. 13, that indicates a biochip implant containing a number like the social security number could fulfill the prophecy very precisely:  Rev 13: [16] He [the second beast] caused everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive an etching of servitude (made with a sharp point) in their right hand, or in their foreheads; [17] so that no one could buy or sell unless they had the etching of servitude, or the authority of the beast, or the number of his authority. [18] Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the pebbles as the number of the beast, for it is an individual's [identification] number. His number is incised with a pricking action - willingly - by one claiming to possess the Godhead...

In the USA, 98-99% of all transactions are already cashless, and cash represents about 1-4% of bank deposits.  (See my article, "Major Frauds of the U.S. Monetary System". Smart cards and biochip pet implants are in wide use in Europe. Many Christians strongly suspect that this "mark of the beast" prophesy will be implemented by technology that exists today, the biochip implant (syringe implantable microchip/lithium transponder), or an invisible tatoo designed to go in the right hand or forehead.

So, when will the mark of the beast come?
The technology exists today, and people are getting chips implanted under their skin today.
We have the social security number today, we have paper money today.
But I believe the final and ultimate fulfillment of the prophecy of the mark of the beast will take place in the second half of the 7 year tribulation, and before that, Christians may escape that time of trouble in the rapture.
Bibleprophesy.org -- teaching the pretribulation rapture, that I believe will come before the time of the mark of the beast.

Here are more scriptures in Revelation that talk about the mark of the beast.  Note, in Revelation 19:20, the people who take the mark are deceived! This means they are tricked, or that they do not know the full implications of what they are doing.  The may not realize that taking the mark is an act of worship, or that it is an evil action that God hates.

Revelation 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

Revelation 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

Revelation 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

The move to a cashless system is not a war against cash.  It is really a war against gold and silver.  Paper money cash has already served it's useful purpose, to get people to forget that gold and silver are money.  Cash and bonds are used to take the gold and silver away from the people. 

In sum here are my prophetic views:  I believe the rapture will happen before the seven year tribulation.  I believe the mark of the beast will start half way through the seven year tribulation, when the Antichrist sits in the temple in Jerusalem, and demands to be worshipped as God.  I believe the war of Ezekiel 38 takes place at the start of the tribulation, which will look like Armageddon.  Israel is wealthy in gold and silver and cattle, and is at peace, before this war.  I believe that in order for the prophecy of Ezekiel 38 to take place, the world will have to return to a world gold standard, and I believe it is likely that there will be a world government, perhaps for an entire generation before the rapture.  I believe that the Great Harlot of Revelation 17-18 is the international bankers, or perhaps a few hundred familes of Jerusalem, who were prophesied to lend to the nations which helps them rule over them.  The harlot is destroyed by the seventh beast which is a world kingdom with ten kings, and they give their power to the eighth beast, the Antichrist, who installs his mark of the beast economic system.  His system will be against gold and silver, and he will likely use biochipping technology to implement the mark of the beast.  But the mark is also a number.  And remember, those who take it are supporting and worshipping the beast (governmental) system of fraudulent weights and measures instead of God's system of honest measures, such as gold and silver.

Here are a few of my important essays on the issue of money.  Listed first, are those essays with more overt Biblical themes.

The Great Harlot of Rev 17-18 is Jerusalem, & what that means.  10-4-02 

Gold and Silver in Bible Prophecy 12-15-01

Biblical Guidelines for Managing your Money  March, 2004

Here's what people on the web are saying about the Mark of the Beast:
My Personal Summary of Important Points about the Mark of the Beast, and a few more Bible Quotes.

Personally, I don't think the Social Security number IS the mark of the beast, but I do believe that the mark will incorporate the Social Security numbers that everyone already has, and I do belive that Social Security numbers are evil, legally voluntary, and should be rejected as soon as possible by Christians everywhere.

  1. No National ID.com -- ID = slavery, control, totalitarian government. National ID by 2008, signed by George Bush!
  2. Terry L. Cook has a ministry exposing the Mark of the Beast
  3. Conspiracy Planet - National ID Cards/Microchips - Mark of the Beast: Get Chipped (TM)
  4. Pastor goes to Jail for practicing Christianity Texas, Oct. 25, 2002 (Refusing to use a Social Security Number, and thus, denied a Driver's License)
  5. Mark of the Beast... The Mark of Rome: A Study of the Mark of the Beast --(saying it's not a chip, but one's social security number -- SSN)
  6. Shopping with 666 (plenty of links to other 666 websites)
  7. Night Watchman Index at Gold-Eagle.  "Gold and the Kingdom of the Beast" Excellent three part series.
  8. Prophecy Central: Mark of the Beast
  9. Warning:  666 is Coming!  Just how near is Revelation 13?
  11. Escape 666! Exploring the raptures, the "come up hither" call for the worthy to be with Christ in Heaven to escape the things to come, the time of the mark of the beast.
  12. ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPH - "Mark of the Beast"
  13. Signs of the Times: Technology
  14. BIOCHIP 666/NOAHIDE LAWS & NEW WORLD ORDER by "The Cutting Edge" Radio Program
  15. Today's Reality of 666
  16. Smart Card Info and Links
  17. Technology: Preparing For The Mark by Pastor Ron Graff
  18. Warning! 666 is Coming! by Terry Watkins
  19. The Smart Card - A Way To Control The World? by DL Dewey
  20. The Future Foretold: The Mark of the Beast
  22. A Biblical Exposition of Revelation 13:1-18; Christ Permits Antichrist to Emerge by Dr. Dale Johnsen
  23. Alex Franz Research / NWO New World Order / The Mark of the New World Order / I.D. Biochip in your Right Hand!
  25. http://www.cloudtenpictures.com/
  26. Hi-Tech Control (with Links to News articles and Government Websites!)
  27. THE MARK OF THE BEAST 666 the "Mark of the Beast" is not merely an economic decision, but also implies acceptance and worship of the Satan-possessed Anti-Christ, and a pledge of allegiance to his anti-God global regime.
  28. The Coming Cashless Society by Gregg London skeptical... don't avoid technology yet...
  29. Number needed to buy and sell.
  30. Barcodes from Hell
  31. The Mark Of The Beast (666)
  32. Social Chaos leads to Mark of the Beast
  34. Mark of the Beast Prophesy Book you can download in ZIP format.

My Personal Summary of Important Points about the Mark of the Beast, and a few more Bible Quotes.

Syringe Implantable Transponders & Smart Cards in Non-religious websites:
(The world will eventually have to engage a full-scale propaganda effort to promote these chips, and to counter and reject and ridicule what the Bible says in Revelation Chapters 13, 14, 16, 19, and 20 as listed above.)
  1. Applied Digital Solutions (Digital Angel) Website
  2. Applied Digital Solutions Stock Price [ADSX]
  3. Coming soon, ADSX's "get chipped" promotion at www.getchipped.com
  4. CNN.com - Technology gets under clubbers' skin - Jun 9, 2004
  5. Wired Magazine: "Implantable Chip, On Sale Now"  -- October 25, 2002, Wired magazine linked this site, sending 2000 hits a day for about four days, as a resource for what Christians believe about the subject of the "Mark of the Beast".
  6. Popular Science: "Do You Have a Chip in Your Shoulder, Sir?" May 10, 2002, About the Jacob's family that received the VeriChip from ADSX.
  7. Time Magazine:  "Your daughter can store the money any way she wants--on her laptop, on a debit card, even (in the not too distant future) on a chip implanted under her skin."  -- April 27, 1998 (page 51) (the quote is 3/4 way down the page.)
  8. CNN: Man puts chip in arm. August 1998
  9. Metroactive Central: "Beastly Implants" 1996
  10. MasterCard
  11. Visa International
  12. Transponder News
  13. Destron Fearing Corporation: Electronic Identification Industry / Product Overview
  14. The Cato Institute: The National ID Card: It's Baaack! by Stephen Moore
  15. About the SET Mark (Secure Electronic Transaction) [SET is also an old name for Satan, and it's interesting they call their logo a "Mark"!]
  16. At http://policyworks.gov/ click on "SmartGov" on the list to see and read about all the Federal Government's plans regarding smart cards.
  17. Microsoft announced Sept. 2nd, 1998, it will be supporting this "SET Mark" system. --Excite's News Link expired.

  18. ID Laws

  19. Deception by Legislation
  20. National ID Implemented in Federal Code
Other 666 Interpretations on more Web links
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  • Look at what the Bible and others have to say about "buying and selling" or, in other words, money.
    Our Fiat-money system of Fraud and Debt and the evils of usury, the Fed, and the IRS:
    1. Evil of fiat money in Scripture Another MUST READ!!!
    2. The "Mark" on money leads to evil. Perhaps the best summary of the whole money/mark topic I've ever read!!!
    3. The Money Issue The colonies in america were rich until the Bankers of England took their money away...
    [Rev 3:17] Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
    [Rev 3:18] I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich..." --Jesus Christ

    Other essays by me, Jason Hommel

    Book of Best Articles

    Here are the essays, or excerpts from these essays, that I would most like to put into a book:


    Introduction to the topic of gold and money

    Major Frauds of the U.S. Monetary System  Feb 26, 2004
    Most widely appreciated, and re-quoted, re-published essay. A good lead in to the whole issue.

    Refuting Myths about Gold  Oct 28, 2002
    Very comprehensive, very good.

    Smaller Things Grow Faster  June 19, 2006
    (the beginning traders greatest advantage)

    Introduction to the futures markets

    Impending Gold Futures Default May 29, 2002

    Controlling Gold with Paper June 10, 2002

    Denouncing the futures markets

    The Moral Failures of the Paper Longs Jan 22, 2003
    Nobody speaks on this.

    Section on the CFTC (Commodities Futures Trading Commission)
    Letter To Authorities of Silver Markets
    Jan 6, 2003

    CFTC Response to Silver Problem Jan 14, 2003

    The CFTC report on the allegations of manipulation in the silver market
    The 9 page CFTC report confirmes much of the research above, and almost outlines the bullish case for silver!
    --My comments on the CFTC report are in silver stock report #34

    Where gold is headed?

    Why no talk of $32,567/oz ? Jan 2, 2003
    Nearly revolutionary in aspect.

    People Talking About $32,567/oz Jan 10, 2003

    Future Gold & Silver Prices Dec 21, 2005

    My investment philosophy:

    Excerpt from report #4 Oct 10, 2003

    I'm Insanely Bullish on Silver June 19, 2004
    Learning about silver by speaking on silver!!!

    Silver vs Gold Aug 1, 2004

    Silver Stock Report Commemntary July 18, 2004

    Overvalued Housing, Bonds & Stocks July 2, 2004

    Silver Stock Evaluations May 22, 2004

    Economic advantages of using gold and silver as money.

    The U.S. Trade Advantage With China
      Dec 17, 2003
    Nobody says it like this!

    Rising Gold Prices Will Help The Economy Dec 2, 2003

    Miners to Use Silver as Cash Nov 27, 2003

    Inflation & Deflation During Hyperinflation Nov 6, 2003
    Totally unique perspective.

    The first two silver stock reports

    Silver Stock Report 1 Sep 22, 2003

    Silver Stock Report 2 Sep 29, 2003

    Advanced Trading Concepts

    Should I wait for a correction to buy silver? Dec 13, 2005

    CONFISCATION Nov 16, 2004

    Liquidity (Advanced Trading Concept) Oct 15, 2004

    Private Placements in Silver Companies Nov 20, 2003

    My economic views.
    Against Patents/Monopoly grants

    Two articles on: Patents, copyrights, and trademarks are evil. Commentary appeared here. Excerpts from:
    Book publishers may not appreciate this... and I don't know how to reconcile my beliefs on this topic with the book publishing world. I do appreciate what Mahesh Grossman said in his book, in that a book author doesn't really have to worry about his stuff getting stolen, since the point of a book is to position the author as the expert. He who steals the work is not really the expert.

    Introductory Bible Lesson:

    18 Biblical Guidelines for Managing your Money
    http://www.bibleprophesy.org/goldismoney/biblemoney.html Mar, 2004

    What I believe the Bible has to say about money:
    Against Usury

    Usury Enslaves Jan 19, 2004

    Freedom from Usury Jan 23, 2004
    These two on usury are quite religious in nature, but important to the overall issues.

    Excerpt from report #48
    Excerpt the section titled, in very large print:
    Scriptures supporting gold and silver as money, and against paper money.

    Hard & Advanced Bible lesson (very unpopular)
    The Use of Paper Money Violates All of the Ten Commandments July 2, 2006

    Bible Prophecy:

    The Great Harlot of Rev 17-18 is Jerusalem, & what that means. Oct 4, 2002

    Gold and Silver in Bible Prophecy  Dec 15, 2001

    Individual solutions:

    A Brief Guide to Buying Silver:
    What kind of silver, and where to get it.

    How to Buy Silver & Avoid Getting Scammed April 20, 2007

    Solutions for individuals, employers, stations, nations & the world:
    Silver Coin Proposal

    How to Fix Gold Price Fixing April 9, 2007

    True Reflections of Silver

    My most recent essays can usually be found either at:

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