The Book of Revelation predicts that during the End Times, the anti-Christ, also known as the beast, will issue a mandatory mark upon the masses. Anyone who embraces the mark will swear allegiance to the anti-Christ, whereas anyone who doesn’t won’t be able to buy or sell anything. China is starting to subject its citizens to a mandatory test score, leading many people to believe the mark of the beast is about to take the world by storm.
The Chinese government has decreed a rating system for its citizens. It masks itself under the guise of a credit reading, but is actually a way for the Chinese government to monitor its citizens. Everyone is measured by a score ranging from 350 to 950, which is attached to their national identity cards. The program is currently voluntary; however, the Chinese government plans to make it mandatory by 2020.
Keeping tabs on citizens
The tracking system will keep tabs on an individual’s political compliance. Posting information without permission, or information that is damaging to the country’s regime, like the Tiananmen Square massacre, can lower a citizen’s score.
In order to tally individual scores, the Chinese government will attach national identity cards to online activities. They will calculate an individual’s score based upon their social media content, including their lifestyle, hobbies and shopping habits. Purchasing certain goods can improve an individual’s score, while purchasing other goods, like video games, can lower it.
The government is taking advantage of healthy competition in order to promote the rating system. Those with a higher score are rewarded certain benefits. For example, a score of 700 will grant an individual a Singapore travel permit, whereas a score of 750 will grant an individual a more valued visa.
In addition, the Chinese government is promoting a caste system, which will shun individuals who hold a particular political stance or participate in certain activities. To make matters worse, the political and social activities of a person’s online friends can also impact his or her test score. In other words, the rating system is being promoted as a way to measure social status.
The mark of the beast
All of this has the ominous undertones of Revelation 13: 16-17, which reads:
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
While the mark of the beast has yet to grip the world, the cards are in place. The Chinese government is developing a digital “conform or be cast out” system — a system that could be seized and implemented to promote the mark of the beast at an international level.
This technology is already beginning to bleed over into the U.S. Although the U.S. government has yet to implement a mandatory citizen score program, the feds have been pushing for national I.Ds.
The mark of the beast isn’t merely a symbol used to identify with a political party, but a worship system. Accepting the mark is equivalent to irrevocably rejecting Jesus and has reverberations that extend to the afterlife. Anyone who accepts the mark of the beast will be locked from the gates of heaven.
Many worry that they will accidentally receive the mark, as would be the case with national I.Ds. This is not the case. To accept the mark of the beast, a person must knowingly renounce God. Although China’s citizen rating system may not the mark of the beast, it could be the means the anti-Christ is using to promote his mark.