I find it funny how some people can call themselves Christian yet they know very little about the Bible. The mark of the beast happens before the final war in fact it happens at least 3.5 years before it. The final war is a all out war againest Israel infact it gets so bad that Jesus himself has to come back and stop the war or risk every single human on the planet dieing and in fact the planet its self being destroyed.
I think we have been conditioned to accept a chip or some other tech not known to the general public yet but the TS needs to broaden his scope of thinking because we have been conditioned in more ways than just becoming members of a store. Take the id for instance you cant really do anything meaningful in american society without a ID some states will even take you to jail for not having a ID. The usa passport has a RF ID in it now. So you see most people have already accepted being part of the government ID system. This is not limited to just americans because nearly everyone on the planet has accepted government IDs and/or use the global financial market.
What is really pushing us towards the mark of the beast is the movement towards a cashless society. The framework for the mark of the beast is being built before our very eyes. Just take the fact that nearly everyone accepted credit cards and debit/check cards in fact many people don't even use cash on daily basis anymore. Nearly all cards are based on 4 companies Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card. All that is really left for the mark of the beast to become a reality once cash is gone is little more than having those 4 companies report every transaction made on their systems to a central government agency. Then a single person would have the power to control everything bought and sold globally.
I believe it will take something huge to make all peoples globally to accept becoming part of global ID/Monetary system such as a terrorist using a nuclear bomb to destroy a mega city such as new york or london. That fits right in with bible prophecies because they say the anti-christ will gain power over the human population under the pretense of bringing about world peace. What better way is there to put a stop to terrorism than making it next to impossible for a terrorist to buy anything globally without the government knowing about it.
The technology to make it happen is already available, The framework is already in place. The question isn't if its going to happen but when will it happen.
@yamato-sama I felt the same way thats i started studying bible prophecies you would be surprised how precise the bible prophecies are.
@OffTheChain Its reality m8 see for yourself Video about Veri Chip
I know i got a pretty good wall of text going but let me just say one last thing about veri chip. The company behind it is named Digital Angel