Go read the Wired Magazine article that has me writing today.
Read it? Good.
First of all, I've read the book of Revelation, I've read the
Left Behind Series
and I believe the book of Revelation is true. But I do not think the alarm in this article is necessary. Yes, it is important to be aware of what is going on with the world and compare that to what happens in the Bible. But I believe that there are a lot of things that have to happen before this RFID technology can even become the mark of the beest.
First, and most importantly, the technology has to be used in conjunction with someone claiming to be God and requiring worship. Bible scholars believe there are a lot of prophecies about this person, and I honestly am having a brain block on what they are. But I can tell you that this person will claim to be God. This person will have risen from the dead and that will be a huge part of the claim. This person will have a false prophet who makes people worship the beast. The mark will be a sign of loyalty. I don't believe you can take one part of the Bible and not consider the rest. CAlling RFID the technology of the antichrist probably won't get us anywhere. Being alert is good, I strongly believe we are called to do that, but the truth is, we don't know what's going to happen.
Wrant ends here.