By Anthony Vandagriff
The world we live in today is so fast and almost everything we want is accessible instantly. Need to know what a word means or when President Lincoln was born? Just search it on Google and you’ll have the answer in about a second, maybe two seconds tops. It’s almost impossible to fathom life without the internet or without a cell phone yet our parents and grandparents grew up without them. I’ll be the first to say we are very fortunate today to have these advances in technology, but some would say these advances aren’t good for us.
The Bible talks about this sinister leader, known as the Antichrist, who will control the world and cause everyone to take a mark in their right hand or in their forehead and without this mark, people won’t be able to buy or sell. Many people think this is likely some type of microchip and I tend to agree with that; however, some people think iPhones are exactly what the Bible was referring to. Let’s face it, we likely tend to hold our phones in our right hand, and when we take a call we place the phone pretty close to our foreheads. I know I can shop, pay bills, and check my bank account all from my phone. Plus, the logo is an apple which was the forbidden fruit Adam and Eve ate. It all adds up and makes perfect sense. Actually, that’s a bunch of bologna. First off, the mark is something permanent because once people accept it, they are forever condemned. If I found out my iPhone meant I was condemned for eternity, Peyton Manning would have some competition because I’m launching my iPhone. Sure I can buy and sell from my phone but I could also use a computer or a credit card. There are too many possibilities regarding how one could pay with the mark, but a chip implanted under the skin sure would work. Lastly, Adam and Eve did not eat an apple! Everyone says that because the Sunday school story used an apple to help them understand it as little kids. Apples are tasty and nowhere in the Bible will you find apples were the forbidden fruit.
Here’s what you need to know, the Bible calls the Antichrist the beast; when you read about the mark of the beast it means the mark of the Antichrist. That means the mark won’t exist or be implemented until the Antichrist is in power. The technology could exist but the real mark of the beast cannot. Additionally, people will have to worship the Antichrist in order to receive the mark. If you have an iPhone, you’re safe. Technology is awesome and can be used for good although it will soon be used for bad. Just pay attention to what’s going on and enjoy your iPhone; also don’t text and drive.