Mondex – Mark of the Beast

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My sister sent me an email about a Master Card company called Mondex.  They have developed a microchip that is being inserted in the hands and foreheads of people.  The sell: you identity is secure (I’m sure CSI will have some episode when someone digs that chip out of someone else’s head or hand – nice how my mind thinks…if there is a way to steal this thing, someone will figure it out) .  You can read about the chip at http://www.mondex.com/

As I was reading the information about this my thoughts were what are Christians going to do about this?  I think we have been in denial about such things (if I dont’ think about it, it won’t happen).  Has anyone considered what we will do about this?  Does anyone have a plan (other than “don ‘t do it”)? 

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32 thoughts on “Mondex – Mark of the Beast

  1. I’m not sure chip in the head/hand = mark of the beast per se. I think instead that this will be the technology the beast uses. In the meantime it’s harmless.

    Just my opinion.

    • Chris Beard

      I wrote the original article on Mondex back in 1996 called ‘The Cashless Society Is Now Here’, which was to document the advent of real live city wide trials and how this kind of system could be developed to a point where it may fulfill prophecy in the future. I never claimed Mondex was a bio-chip company implanting chips into hands etc. Others rewrote and butchered my information making some inaccurate claims which Snopes in turn debunked. The original article was never really debunked. Hopes were high that Mondex would be the final solution, but is in all likelihood a dead end branch of exploration for a workable cashless system. Cardless/keyless technology is where things are currently headed.

  2. Rob, Thanks….I should have checked this more thoroughly. My opinion is the credit card companies are acclimating us to eventually embrace the biochip. The media isn’t helping…we hear about identy theft everyday.

  3. Rob Steele

    You are probably correct. I am equally concerned about the talk of open borders and loss of sovereignty for our country which I feel is the precursor to a one world govt. In the final analysis, God will bring all things to conclusion, but there is no place for fear for those who are His kids. It is a daily walk and I just try to do that, and let God take care of the future.

  4. Pastor Rob – you’re very wise! I am concerned only in that I feel like time is running out for the “lost.” Notions like this remind me that I have so much work to do, and so little time in which to accomplish it. All the more reason why we must be led by the Spirit. He will lead us and guide us in to all truth.

  5. SO – Where is the technology then that will produce the counter mark for believers? Yes – go read Revelation – believers also have/receive a mark. better get those LaHay’s into bio tech stocks…maybe they can create one for us!

    The point is – the ‘mark’ is descriptive of ones allegience (forehead) and one’s actions (hands). Is the Diner’s Club card in your head really going to say 666?

    Wait…666…Nero’s number…not going to do much good marking everybody with it now, 2000 years later! I think we’ve run far enough into the hills that the destruction of Jerusalum in ad 70 won’t hurt us much anymore.

    Thanks for reading and accepting the fun spirit in which this was intended 😉

    Cheers

    Richard

  6. To all of you out there please do not allow this to happen, warning already place in the Bible. which was written 2,000 years ago. Please do not accept this procedure of Mondex

  7. sarah

    i don’t think there is anyting us Christans can do but not take it. it’s going to happen whether we try to stop it or not. the bible says it’s gonna happen, so it’s gonna happen.

    my dad is a preacher. he was teaching that the veri chip (something similar to this) could be the mark of the beast, but we came across something called the “somark” WOW. it’s a lot more accurately scary. but in the bible when it talks about it being inserted in our hands, it means wrist. when Jesus was crucified it says they nailed his “hands” to the cross. they didn’t have a word for wrist. the mark of the beast will more than likely be in the wrist later on, and for those with no arms, the forehead. just throwin that out there. 🙂

    oh, and the Hebrew word for “mark” isn’t the same as English. It’s more like an etching. like a small “mark” made by a needle. scary isn’t it? lol

    http://www.tldm.org/News4/Markofthebeast.htm

    there’s a link to an interesting looking site.
    i haven’t read the whole thing yet, but it looks cool, so i’m posting it lol

    🙂 hope i helped you

  8. Shannon

    Wow! I see a lot of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) being sown about emerging technologies. Let’s see…

    Mondex – nothing more than a smart card (i.e. a data chip on a credit card). They’ve been using this technology in Europe for years now. I had one in my ATM card in France. My bank used it primarily for enhanced security. Does it scare you? Then check out American Express Blue. Smart card technology is actively being leveraged in the States but I hardly find it threatening.

    Verichip? Nothing more than RFID (radio frequency identification) technology. Again the technology has been in use in Europe for some time now. My cat was chipped when we bought her (don’t think she has a soul so I’m not worried). Chipping humans is in its infancy. Here’s a photo of one guy testing the technology:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/28129213@N00/127293920/

    There’s even a data center in Cincinnati, Citywatcher.com, using RFID implants for access. Employees aren’t required to get one but aren’t allowed access without it. 🙂

    The chips are being implanted into the space between the thumb and first finger. The fat and lack of bone or cartilage helps to keep the implant from being felt. There are early reports that some implants foster cancer by causing inflammation of the surrounding tissue. There are also issues with the ease of cloning (oops, forgot that’s an evil word too) with copying them.

    Verichip technology is all around you. Peel the little metallic tag off anything you purchase. The metal grid behind the paper? RFID. Oh, and some states have already passed laws forbidding mandatory chipping for anything – Wisconsin and California come to mind – not that laws can’t change.

    Somark – now there’s an interesting technology! I’ve yet to find how they are creating a unique electronic signature just using ink but I still don’t see it as the precursor to the apocalypse. Maybe if they try to tie it in with a National ID card? There’s something that scares me.

    Personally, I hate to point at anything and say it’s the “mark”. I’ve heard so many crackpot theories that I don’t want to be part of the tin-foil hat brigade. Every generation thinks that this is the end of times and every new technology is Satan’s tool. Anyone here old enough to remember when UPC codes where introduced and the theories started on that one?

    Has anyone considered that we might be flawed in reading Revelations as prose? Perhaps we should be reading the mark in its CONNOTATION and not its DENOTATION. Rev. 9:17 speaks of a horse breathing fire. Do you believe there will be a literal fire-breathing horse? If not then why can’t this mark by figurative as well? Perhaps the mark is really all those who registered Democrat? 🙂

    For those of you Baptist out there who worry about accidentally receiving the mark, tell me this. Would this mean you were “un-saved”? Can this snatch you out of the palm of His hand?

    In the end, I see it as fruitless trying to predict the end times. None of us knows the time and many have been wrong in the past. Live every day like Jesus is returning tomorrow. The end will come soon enough whether you see it coming or not.

  9. Well Shannon, as a general rule for my life, I am going to stay away from anything implanted including chips, birth control devises, etc. I also plan to not ever get a tattoo or percings…but hey, that’s just me. The Bible also says to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling (see Philippians 2:12) so what you choose to do is between you and God.

  10. Sue

    I think it may well be both the Mondex and the Verichip. Knowing that things and events were not quite right on 9/11 and now there has been a move to more events along by our own Government also knowing that the club of rome is also pushing for the new world order anything is possible.
    I have stumbled across a few scary websites and this one in particular did talk about Concentration Camps for us Americans and it will be sectioned off into a Blue, Red, and Yellow Group. Might want to check it out? http://www.uaff.us.
    Also there is website:www.clubofrome.org they also are talking about pushing the new world order and the prince of Amman, Jordan is the President of it.
    The topics are rather scary.
    It is either Mondex or the Verichip or both.
    Remember though in Revelations there are seven seals that get opened by our all living creator before the return of Jesus.
    Also in Matthew 24:1-31 and Matthew 24:36-38
    No one knows what time or hour or day that Jesus is to return, not even the angels in heaven, only the father knows.
    We can speculate all we want about what the mark of the beast is for it is 666 and it is the number of man.
    It may not even be the verichip or the Mondex, however right now this is all we have to go on.
    And it may be something to do with the occult even.
    Till than we continue to pray on a daily basis and also do not worry. And remember Mystery Babylon is a Mystery and Mystery brings confusion and it will be revealed to us all when the time comes.
    Keep faith and do not worry turn everything over to the father, the only living G-d and Jesus.
    For he will protect you and he always has.

  11. jody b.

    open your eyes people this is a way for the government to know your every move…and if China has anything to do with it, then we all are domed, they already own us…….read Revelations its in the Bible (mark of the devil) and believe , the time is coming fast….

  12. There are many key elements that direct a person to what and who the beast and its mark is. One element is an image is made that people bow down to and worship and another is it has a name. Bio-chips, social security numbers, government brandings, and other concoctions do not fit. If you take the number 666 and write it in the Hebrew numbering system using letters you come up with vstr, or vav samech tav resh. Vav is a prefix while the root str means secret or hidden. If you then look up the symbols of the letters they are nail, prop, cross, and head, and mean nail, prop, mark or sign, and head or leader. If you put these together it is the crucifix, the image of the beast. If you then take the name of the image, jesus, and add it up it comes to 616. The True Messiah warned that if another came in his own name he would be accepted, and he said many will come saying they are him. He gave us the tools to figure out who this deceiver would be and said that he would sit in the temple of God making himself out to be God and that the whole world would be deceived.

  13. i have to agree with traci.

    the “mark” will not be something you can take accidentally…it will be a proof of surrendered worship to the enemy. just liked you can’t get saved by accident, you won’t be able to take the mark on accident. although to deny the mark is to accept death. 🙂

    btw…great post i linked to regarding the end times. i still think #9 is the best reason. lol

    http://www.matthewmanchester.com/2008/03/21/link-reasons-you-should-study-the-end-times/

  14. Matthew, The Bible says that people persh for lack of knowledge…it also says the enemy is a deciever. Peole worship all kinds of things, like money, fame, family…you name it, we’ve worshipped it. How is this different?

    • I The Bible must fulfill what was written about the mark of the beast, John prophesied about what would befall humanity more than 3000 years ago. Why are we doubting, people no longer think of the coming of Christ and the perilous time that will come. whichever, the bible has told us about this mark.

  15. i agree that people worship things that are not God all the time. the difference is where the world is going. we are coming to the greatest time of deception and delusion ever in the history of man. when people “worship” money or other gods, their consciences are not permanently seared…but the Bible is clear, once people in the End take the mark…they are doomed. there is no more chance to repent…AND neither will they DESIRE to. the conscience will be permanently seared due to the “god of this world blinding them to the light of the gospel”. the Bible is clear, there are no converts that have taken the mark…they are fully damned. no exceptions.

    with people who worship idols today, they can repent. but there is coming a time where people will cross the point of no return by accepting one mark, by pledging their lives to a demon-man with full knowledge of who he is.

    there will be people who don’t accept Jesus and don’t take the mark who will make it into the 1000 year reign. the Bible speaks of it, but the Bible only gives one outcome of the “marked”….hell.

  16. pple from all corners and beliefs will say their say but what really stand is you dont have such straight predictions in any other religion…the Bible is pretty accurate and one can only witness in amazement these predictions happening in our days…so whether its mondex or a colaboration of mondex and virechip, is not the real issue here…the point we need to seriously consider is these predictions when it was pronounced seems impossible but with the technology today its just a matter of time…A true born again, spirit filled beliver will not in his or her God guided mind surrender to have the mark…so we all need to get prepare for the Lords return.

  17. It’s very interesting to read all the comments. I’m sure that each comment is God-inspired and will be a blessing to all readers. I would like to add, that we have to make sure that our attention is not focused only on this mark. Jesus ensures that whoever receive Him will receive salvation, and Holy Spirit, which will help to identify the mark. But Jesus also said that each one of us is a witness, and our main job, is to bring Gospel to others. I pray that each of the comment writer, will be quickened to bring Jesus to someone’s life.

  18. yohantoo

    for the doubters who have read through the blog, please educate yourselves by researching subjects such as: the illuminati, famous satanists, and listen to the sermons of the very intelligent reverend David J smith. It will all culminate into irrevocable truth.

  19. joe

    Read Revelation 14:9-12

    the mark of the beast is associated with the FIERCEST MOST AWEFUL WRATH EVER POURED OUT FROM GOD – it is His wrath “without mixture” ie unmingled with mercy!

    Question: WHY WOULD GOD POUR OUT HIS FINAL WRATH AGAINST PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD A MICROCHIP OR SOMETHING LIKE IT EMBEDDED INTO THEIR FOREHEAD OR RIGHT HAND????? SAY CHILDREN ARE GIVEN THIS IMPLANT OR WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE FORCED TO RECEIVE IT? WOULD THE SAME GOD WHO SENT HIS ONLY SON TO DIE FOR US THEN PUNISH THEM WITH TOTAL FURY?

    WHY WOULD GOD BE CONCERNED ABOUT IMPLANTED MICROCHIPS?????

    WHERE DO PEOPLE GET SUCH PERVERTED IDEAS ABOUT THE CHARACTER OF GOD?????

    The whole issue of the Bible is sin, not some microchip!!! It is not up to human beings to define what is right and wrong. This is God’s perogative and His word defines sin as the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4). Take this thought and follow it through – study it diligently and you’ll realize that the mark of the beast has to do with disobedience to God, especially with regards to His Sabbath commandment.

  20. Joe,

    Accepting the Mark of the Beast which very well maybe an implanted micro-chip (have you seen these knew chips Intel has released? They are nearly microscopic), is more about embrassing the kingdom of this world and god of this world rather than pursuing God’s kingdom.

    Accepting an implant when God says NOT to, is a sin.

    C.B.

  21. Karen

    Yo pienso que debemos estar preparados porque los días son maolos, y podemos ser engañados. El tiempo se acerca, Jesús volverá pronto. Jesús dijo: “Por tanto, si alguien les dice ¡esta en el desieto!, no vayán. Si les dicen ¡Esta en tal lugar retirado!, no lo crean. Pues así como refulge el relampago desde el oriente e inflama el cielo hasta el poniente, así será la venida del Hijo del hombre. En otras palabras:”Donde hay un cadaver, allí se juntan los buitres””.

  22. SURBHI SHARMA

    DIE BUT DONT HAV THIS MARK ON UR BODY .ITS A DEVILS CLEVER TRICK TO DECEIVE ALL LIKE SATAN DECEIVED EVE…………………THEN U ALL BE THE SLAVE OF DEVIL………BEWARE

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