UK - The Microchip Implant

Arno Froese

The tiny bump on the back of Dave Williams’ hand is barely noticeable—most people would miss the rice-grain-sized lump between his thumb and forefinger at first. It is only when the 33-year-old opens his front door with a wave of his hand that it becomes clear something strange is going on.

Williams, a systems engineer at software firm Mozilla, is one of a growing number of so-called “biohackers” who are choosing to augment their bodies with technology. In Williams’ case, he chose to implant a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip into his hand out of curiosity.

[A] new level of convenience is one of the biggest draws for those installing implantable RFID implants, and the number of people experimenting with the devices is growing. One manufacturer of the chips, Dangerous Things, told CNBC last year that it had sold more than 10,000 of them, along with the kits needed to install them under the skin. But as they become more widespread, concerns are growing about what the trend might mean for personal privacy and security.

BioHax International, which is supplying the chips to Three Square Market, says dozens of other firms around the world—including some multinationals—are looking to implement similar schemes in their workplaces.

“It is pretty easy to pick up this kind of information on a person without an implant,” says Kevin Warwick, a professor of cybernetics and deputy vice-chancellor at Coventry University, who became one of the first people in the world to have an RFID chip surgically implanted into his forearm in 1998.

RFID technology is already attached to cargo, aeroplane baggage and products in shops. It’s used to microchip pets. Many of us carry it around with us all day in our wallets: most modern mobile phones are equipped with RFID, as are contactless cards, many metropolitan travel cards, and e-passports.

It’s not a huge leap from having this technology in our pockets to having it under our skin. “The key point is it should be a choice for each individual,” cautions Warwick. “If a company says we will only give you a job if you have such an implant, it raises ethical issues.”

It is also worth remembering almost all of us carry a device with us every day that sends far more information about our movements and daily behavior to companies like Google, Apple and Facebook than a RFID implant ever could.

“Mobile phones are much more dangerous to our privacy,” says Pawel Rotter, a biomedical engineer at AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland. “If hacked, phones can convert into the perfect spy with microphones, cameras and GPS. Compared to them, the privacy risks from RFID are really small.”, 2 August 2017

Arno's commentary

The chip under the skin has often been misidentified as the Mark of the Beast, as documented in Revelation 13. Pawel Rotter rightly stated, “Mobile phones are much more dangerous to our privacy.” So, the question arises: what is the Mark of the Beast? The answer is, we do not know. But, the chip implant is virtually ancient when compared with the fast-moving pace of digital technology.

Here is what Revelation 13:16 says, “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.” We believe that this Mark of the Beast is much more than a chip, because it is connected to worship. The Mark of the Beast will not be forced upon people; it will be voluntary, or as Luther translates, “…who takes the mark.” This obviously is in relation to total rejection of salvation through Jesus Christ, and absolute reliance on the most modern technology, which will be super-successful. The masses of people will be standing in line to receive their mark (identification).

Our late founder, Dr. Wim Malgo, had the opinion that those who receive it on their head are the intellectuals, and those on their hand are the manual workforce.

One thing we do know is that in the end stages of the end times, humanity will enthusiastically welcome Satan’s masterpiece, the Antichrist, and worship him as god, thereby rejecting salvation through Jesus Christ.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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