Pay with your fingerprint!!This is what is happening right now in Arnold, Missouri. And this news story says they are just the first to have it. Read the story for yourself:[url=http://www.ksdk.com/news/hot_topics_article.aspx?storyid=80851]http://www.ksdk.com/news/hot_topics_article.aspx?storyid=80851[/url]Come quickly, Lord Jesus!RT
Praise the Lord these signs only tell of his coming. Yes the Spirit and the Bride, says Come Lord Jesus. :-D
The Bible never teaches the doctrine of an end time cashless society. It says that people will not be able to "buy or sell" without the mark of the beast. To buy or sell means exchange of money. One simply will not be able to do it without that mark. That mark does not have to be an advanced computer chip either. It could be as simple as simply putting some sort of stamp on your hand or forehead. Be careful of wild speculative doctrines which do not further the administration of God which is by faith.
Be careful of wild speculative doctrines which do not further the administration of God which is by faith.
So are we to assume that you, KingJimmy, do NOT see anything apocalyptic about this?
Are we further to assume that you would personally surrender your fingerprint in lieu of cash to pay your debts?
Are we also to assume that when the government demands that you receive an implanted chip in your hand, and when they claim up and down that it has nothing to do with the number 666, that you will willingly take that chip and feel that you are far from the beast?
KingJimmy,Thanks for standing like a man in answer to my questions. I appreciate it. Now I know where you stand.As for your accusations of my buying into "pop-theology", you have no statement from me of the sort. I am hardly the person you could accuse of aligning with pop-theology. I am very unpopular in most of my theology. But truth is what is important to me.
I see nothing apocalyptic about this whatsoever, other than we are simply 1 day closer to the end than we were 2,000 years ago. You assume this is apoclyptic based off a common theological interpretation that is not even biblical. Nowhere does the Bible teach that in the last days we will have a cashless soceity.
ON THE CONTRARY... the Scriptures teach that the last days will be filled with false prophets who prophesy to line their pockets, and you can't line your pockets with money if there isn't any!
If you are buying and selling, you are still using currency.
If the government required by law that I take an implanted chip, then I would take it, so long as it had nothing to do with showing ownership and allegiance to the anti-Christ.
When it comes time to show allegiance to the anti-Christ, it will be very evident you are taking such a mark for that very reason. It will be no trick.
For the Scriptures teach that taking the mark of the beast will be in conjunction to worshiping the beast and his false image... this is hardly a subtle thing.
this is hardly a subtle thing.
Don't you realize you are making the same alarming-but-not-discerning arguments people made about social security cards, credit cards, the united nations, etc?
Don't let emotionalism and hype and pop-theology ruin your discernment.
Something ironic here...RT you are a purist when it comes to scripture text...yet you seem equally committed to extra-biblical concepts. (Not just you, but too many of us.) What's the point of being a vigilant grammarian, defending the supremacy of the Textus Receptus from corrupt manuscripts and Hellinistic modernity ...only to allow Hal Lindsey, Salem Kirban, and Tim Layhaye fiction to be treated as Canon? It doesn't seem consistent...We have to gaurd against the Latin Vulgate from tainting the purity of our bible interpretation, while simultaneously insisting that the "mark of the beast" is an ancient reference to biometric technology.Is this observation reasonable or am I missing something?MC
yet you seem equally committed to extra-biblical concepts.
What's the point of being a vigilant grammarian, defending the supremacy of the Textus Receptus from corrupt manuscripts and Hellinistic modernity ...only to allow Hal Lindsey, Salem Kirban, and Tim Layhaye fiction to be treated as Canon?
while simultaneously insisting that the "mark of the beast" is an ancient reference to biometric technology.
Is this observation reasonable or am I missing something?
Gentleman,Might I suggest something here. Re-read what you wrote and take note of the digs at each other... and then try again.
Might I suggest something here. Re-read what you wrote and take note of the digs at each other... and then try again.