Implantable chips in humans are not new, but for the last several years, the push to market them to a dubious population has escalated.
Now, a company in the United Kingdom has developed a new chip that allows you to pay on the same reader as a credit card. When a person with an implanted chip wants to pay for a product or service using a credit card reader, they simply place their hand with the chip next to the card reader and the payment is made.
While some companies have implemented similar chip implants for internal company functions, the British-Polish firm called Walletmor says that last year it became the first company to offer them for sale to the general population, according to the BBC.
"The implant can be used to pay for a drink on the beach in Rio, a coffee in New York, a haircut in Paris — or at your local grocery store," said Walletmor founder and chief executive Wojtek Paprota. "It can be used wherever contactless payments are accepted."
Walletmor says it has now sold more than 500 of the chips.
The Christian Perspective
As CBN News reported in February, the Bible's New Testament warns of the "Mark of the Beast" — a key sign of the end times before Christ returns. But how can Christians recognize the mark when it becomes reality?
In a recent video on YouTube, Evangelist Ray Comfort examines that question by looking at Revelation 13:16-17.
"He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name" (Rev. 13:16-17, NKJV).
In the video, Comfort, the founder of Living Waters Publications and the ministry The Way of the Master, explains the mark is not a vaccine or a virus.
"But the scripture gives us the reason for the mark; it is for commerce. Those who don't have the mark will not be able to buy or sell," the Bellflower, California-based preacher said.
Clearly, that raises concerns about microchip implants that could one day be used to control people's ability to buy and sell.
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