By Tony Pearce
Light for the Last Days Ministry, UK
(Tony Pearce is the author of The Messiah Factor and many other vital books, articles, and booklets dealing with the times in which we live.)
The next generation of children born in Britain ‘will not know what money is,’ Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, has predicted as he promoted the smartphone app, Apple Pay, (Daily Telegraph 11/11/15). Speaking to students in Dublin, he forecast the death of cash by the time current university students have a family.
Cash is still used for more than half of payments by consumers, according to Payments UK, the industry body, but its popularity is falling as people switch to cards and Smartphone apps such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet. People can now use the ‘tap and go’ technology for any transaction under £30, making it more likely to be used in restaurants and shops as well as cafes and newsagents. Banks and companies such as Apple have an incentive to promote such messages because they earn money when people use a credit card or alternative payment system to pay.
About 20 years ago I heard the late Bible teacher, Barry Smith, say that the move towards a ‘cashless society’ and the use of debit and credit cards was the first step towards the ultimate goal of the information in the card being inserted under the skin in a microchip which can be read by Radio Frequency ID scanners and be used to buy and sell. He said that this would lead to the Mark of the Beast system of Revelation 13, which describes how the coming Antichrist or Beast takes over the world by controlling people’s ability to buy and sell. Click here to continue reading.