A version of the following news article was on the front page of the local paper this morning:
Majority of Americans distrust the government: survey
Essentially this shows that after government scandals, increasing of the size of the government, and additional regulations, more and more Americans no longer trust their government. However, despite this, Americans keep voting for politicians that normally tend to increase the size and power of government. Of course, voting is not the way the Bible shows that leaders should get their positions (Should a Christian Vote?). Christians, however, should pray for their leaders-whether they wanted them or not.
Some have apparently decided that they can possibly change biblical prophecy from coming to pass through government action as the following from the States of Georgia and Virginia:
Lawmakers Are Working On Anti-Brain-Chip BillNational Public Radio – April 15, 2010
Are you worried that someone is going to implant a microchip in your brain against your will? If you live in Georgia, your worries will soon be over.
A state House committee approved a measure this week that makes it a misdemeanor to implant microchips, sensors, transmitters or any other manner of tracking devices into individuals against their will. The state Senate has already passed the bill…” http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126023516
Human microchips seen by some in Virginia House as device of antichrist
Washington Post – Feb 9, 2010
By Fredrick Kunkle and Rosalind S. Helderman
RICHMOND, FEB. 9 — The House of Delegates is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bill that would protect Virginians from attempts by employers or insurance companies to implant microchips in their bodies against their will.
It might also save humanity from the antichrist, some supporters think. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/09/AR2010020903796.html
The Bible is quite clear:
16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name (Revelation 13:16-17)
And the above will come to pass no matter what legislation people try to enact. Furthermore, what if the mark of the Beast has to do with the day of rest and/or simply carrying a cross (as certain Catholic prophecies suggest) or something not as obvious as a microchip in anything but a credit card?
Antichrist will come, despite American views of governance.
For more information, please check out the following:
Should a Christian Vote? This article gives some of the Biblical rationale on this subject. Would Jesus vote for president? Is voting in the Bible? This is a subject Christians need to understand.
Some Doctrines of Antichrist Are there any doctrines taught outside the Churches of God which can be considered as doctrines of antichrist? This article suggests at least three. It also provides information on 666 and the identity of “the false prophet”. Plus it shows that several Catholic writers seem to warn about an ecumenical antipope that will support heresy.
The Antichrist Quiz Do you really know much about the Antichrist?
Catholic Prophecies: Do They Mirror, Highlight, or Contradict Biblical Prophecies? People of all faiths may be surprised to see what various Roman and Orthodox Catholic prophets have been predicting as many of their predictions will be looked to in the 21st century.
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Are there biblical and non-biblical prophecies about Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? This is a lengthy article with many prophecies that Barack Obama may end up fulfilling.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”. Might Bible prophecy be fulfilled by him?