Mark of the Beast? Vatican to Begin Tracking Clergy and Employees With RFID Cards - National Evangelical
We have learned today that the Vatican has decided to use an ID card that has a micro-chip device embedded inside the card that is capable of being used as a tracking device. This card will be given to clergy and employees. A source inside the Vatican acknowledged that they have been thinking about this for years, but declined to give any details of the discussions. The common name for such devices is RFID or Radio Frequency Identification devices.
The issuance of these devices will probably take place on or about January, 1, 2013. The Vatican sees the need for the tracking cards because of the conviction of a person for stealing the pontiff’s private documents and leaking them to an Italian journalist in an “embarrassing security breach that rocked the Vatican earlier this year”, according to The Telegraph.
There are many fundamental Christians who look at this issue as one of the ways the anti-Christ may enter into the world arena, according to Scripture. Much is said in Scripture about the number 666 and where the number must be placed in order that it would be the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:17 - And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.)