Realization of Prophetic Visions

By Philip Mark Ames

Mark of the Beast

Revelation 13:16-17 says of the technocratic beast: "And it is compelling all, the small and great and rich and poor and free and slaves, in order that they be given an engraving upon their right hand or upon their forehead; and in order that no one may be able to buy or sell unless he has the engraving, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name."

It is truly wonderful to realize that nineteen centuries ago God showed John the capabilities of science and technology. But, rather than accepting as truth what John wrote, many religious educators have tried to explain it all away as unreal symbolism. However, the acceptance of this vision as a factual and literal prophecy of future events allows for real answers to the following questions: What is the engraving or mark? Why is it put on the right hand or the forehead? Why will it be required in order to buy or sell? The answers are available.

Have you seen the number coded computer readable markings on packaged goods in the market places? You will soon be seeing these markings on almost everything being offered for sale. They identify the product, the manufacturing company, package size, etc. They are read by electronic scanners which automatically record the information in a computer. The computer knows the price of each item and tells it to the register at the check-out counter; all this more swiftly than the fastest checker could do it manually with an ordinary cash register. The price of any item can be changed without even remarking the package; the computer is simply reprogrammed.

There are already some stores thus equipped, and the technocrats plan to have this system in operation nation- wide by 1980. Europe will not be far behind. But, even the stores now using it have not advanced to the ultimate procedure yet; they still accept cash, check, or credit card. Eventually, these three mediums of exchange will be obsolete. They can be stolen, lost, forged, or counterfeited. Technocracy will overcome that problem, for the "good of the people".

Each person and corporation will have a computerized credit account. The account will represent the entire credit value of that legal person. Rather than paying the worker by check, the employer will have the financial value of the employer's work credited to his account. Any purchase will be automatically deducted from his credit balance.

Each personal account will be positively identified by the individual's photograph or right hand print. Fingerprints and facial photographs have been used for many years for identification purposes. When they are used as the meatus of identifying the person's account, there will be no chance for forgery, theft, or accidental loss of purchasing power.

Depending on certain factors, either the buyer's photograph or right hand print will be taken and electronically transmitted to the appropriate computer-bank, along with the amount of the purchase. This procedure will take less time than the present cash transactions. The right hand print will no doubt be the ordinary identifying factor; but for certain persons (such as those who have no right hand), the face itself will identify the account. Either will be instantly readable by the computer. The correct accounts involved will be immediately located and either charged or credited as the case may be.

Before anyone can use his hand print or his face to buy or sell anything, it will be necessary for his hand print or face to be registered as the holder of an account. At that time he will be given a permanent engraving or tattoo on his right hand or forehead. If the computer does not see this engraving, the handprint or photograph will be deemed worthless and no sales or purchase will be possible.

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