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Our National ID will interface with
a Global ID system to become
the Mark of the Beast

Are all systems around the world merging?

Ken Raggio

It happens every day. Small systems merge into larger systems, especially when the larger system takes ownership of the smaller system. 

Will National IDs (small systems) lead us directly into a global ID (large system)?  Such a transition appears inevitable. Here are the facts.

FACT 1 - Almost ALL the nations of the world now have a single, comprehensive National Identification System.

a.     There are a few instances where systems are not yet fully in place, but almost without exception, countries are moving at break-neck speeds to implement ID systems that are far more sophisticated than they have been historically.

The United States is one of the last countries to get a compulsory national ID, mostly because it has been the land of the free and the home of the brave.

But that has changed. Our vanishing borders have been penetrated by millions of illegal aliens from countries all over the world. We do not even know how many, but a low-side estimate exceeds 10 MILLION illegals.

Nevertheless, the government has no plans to tighten the borders. Instead, they will use the REAL ID to locate all the aliens.

“We cannot get control over our borders, or regulate the flow of legal workers, until the federal government has an electronic verification system that works,” says Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who helped introduce the REAL ID ACT, passed into law on May 11, 2005.

b.      Over 100 countries have long-standing compulsory National ID programs. Most countries ruled by socialism or totalitarian governments have not enjoyed much privacy or civil liberties.

These countries have historically had the most stringent national ID systems in place – i.e., Russia, Germany, and China. Privacy and civil liberties belong primarily to countries that have common law (typically British- or American-influenced legal systems). But fears of terrorism and identity theft have persuaded free people to give up their privacy and liberty to the false premise that a compulsory national ID will protect them.

c.       Citizens in most countries with non-compulsory National IDs nevertheless experience great disadvantages and difficulties if they do not fully participate in the system. De facto standards often rule the day. Private companies, banks, even government agencies often impose hardships and inconveniences on people who fail to produce “non-compulsory” identification.

Many people who would otherwise refuse to enroll in a non-compulsory ID system eventually capitulate simply because it becomes so inconvenient NOT to join.

It is called “function creep”. For instance, the original function of the Social Security Card number was limited to health benefits, but it has now crept into nearly all identification applications, and is even at the heart of the REAL ID ACT.

d.      Many countries that were lagging behind are now moving into cutting-edge positions with high-tech National ID programs. A common scenario occurs when IT companies lobby extensively to win identification contracts with prospective governments. Third-world countries take quantum leaps from primitive paper ID cards to smart cards with microchips, largely because somebody stood to make millions of dollars from the deal.

FACT 2 - There is compelling evidence that the nations are presently collaborating to structure a global ID system where all national ID systems are interoperable. Belgium, Italy, and Estonia are leading the way in e-ID (electronic ID). A European e-Card Conference took place in Brussels in April, 2006, where issues of interoperability, privacy and security were discussed. Major countries such as France, Germany and Spain are moving forward, and several nations that have been reluctant to enter the e-ID frontier are now engaged; i.e., Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Indonesia.

a.      The global economy plays a major role in the development of universal standards for database registries. International trade demands universal standards for identification of products and merchandise.

Wal-Mart played a key role in the implementation of the Universal Product Code (UPC) over a decade ago when it required suppliers to track inventory using those barcodes. Now, Wal-Mart and the U.S. Department of Defense have mandated their vendors to utilize RFID (Radio Frequency ID). Wal-Mart, whose corporate database is twice as large as the entire Internet, issues corporate policies that eventually become de facto international law. With the help of the Department of Defense, RFID becomes the de facto standard for product identification world-wide.

The exact same logic applies to the identification of human beings. If Wal-Mart begins to require any particular personal ID format, the rest of the world is soon to follow.

b.      Governments and global industry demand accelerated efforts for universal identification processes. In corporate and government offices, fingerprinting, iris-scanning, facial recognition, and other biometric measuring devices are common-place.

Ultimately, however, about 1% of the populace has unreadable fingerprints. On a global scale, that amounts to 60 million people that would require something beside a fingerprint ID. Similar problems accompany other biometrics. Eventually, microchips and RFID will rule the day, using digitized biometric data as a verification back-up.

FACT 3 - The world will soon have a global identification system. Take for example the ISO 7810 card standard. 

Never heard of it? Well, get this: Did you ever notice that all your credit cards are the same size? That standard is not set by your state, or even the federal government. It is an INTERNATIONAL standard. Similar international standards already define smartcards, RFID chips, readers and more. 

As time passes, the marketplace will separate the winning manufacturers from the losers, and one triumphant global ID system will rise to indisputable domination.

We cannot escape the realities that have been thrust upon us by international travel and Internet commerce. With over one billion passengers on international flights yearly, and over one billion international consumers regularly using the Internet, the pressure is already on for both a global ID and a global currency. It’s coming. Count on it.

a.       International travel demands that passports be interoperable. The International Civil Aviation Organization already requires that all its 188 member nations issue machine-readable passports, on their standard, by 2010. However, most nations already comply due to the United States Visa requirements already in place. Worldwide, security agencies are demanding more and more speed, efficiency, security, and biometric verification.

b.      The link between passports and national IDs is significant. Passport technology is likely to become the de facto standard for all National IDs. A National ID card is an internal passport. It means you can live and move within that country. Why would governments want to create a National ID that is not interoperable with its own Passport system?

Malaysia and Brunei presently have the most advanced national ID card in the world. It is a multi-function 64K smart card. It is both a national identification card AND a passport, but that’s not all. It is also their driving license, ATM cash card, ‘Touch-n-Go’ travel card, medical records card, e-commerce authentication, iris-scans, digitized fingerprints, etc. The card is compulsory from age 12, but infants already receive them at birth as a replacement for birth certificates.

De facto law sometimes varies very little from compulsory law.

d.      The United States is imposing its standard on the world for Identification. The US Government has mandated that all international passports entering the US must contain readable biometric identification.

Singapore unveiled its first biometric microchip passport in April 2006 – as a direct response to US Visa requirements. And they are only one of many countries who are doing the same, for the same, singular reason – the US requires it.

e.       Members of the international community will ultimately comply with a global ID protocol. In April, 2005, France announced it would mandate compulsory biometric national ID cards by 2007 – including digitized photographs and fingerprints. In March 2006, Spain awarded their ID project to a company that will produce 40 million smart cards to its citizens.

China recently purchased 350 million smart cards for its people. As each country sequentially joins the biometric league, non-participating nations come under increasing pressure to conform or be cut off from the world community.

FACT 4 - The biblical Mark of the Beast can be entirely implemented within a short time. The Mark of the Beast requires an identifying mark “in the right hand or in the forehead” according to Revelation 13:16. Is this technologically likely, or even feasible? Absolutely.

a.         The Bible prophecies call it a ‘mark’ eight separate times. Each time, the Greek source word is “charagma”, which means “a stamp, and imprinted mark, a thing carved or graven.” The “charagma” comes from the Greek root word “charax,” which means “sharpen to a point; a pale; a pointed stick.”

b.         The standard of choice for a personal global ID system has already been identified as the VERICHIP – a tiny microchip embedded in a glass case about the size of a grain of rice. That chip will contain all the ID system anyone needs WITHOUT having to carry a card. It is IMPLANTED by sticking it under a person’s skin. 

RFID in handThe way it is inserted into the human body is by being “carved” with a syringe that has been “sharpened to a point”: it is a pointed stick that inserts (‘carves’ or ‘graves’) the chip into the hand or head of the person.
Is this a perfect, though ancient and divine, description of the Applied Digital Solutions VERICHIP which is implanted into the human body with the following device? Does this gadget fulfill Bible prophecy?

c.          This device is now being produced by a publicly traded American corporation that has already contracted with 80 hospital systems nationwide for use in medical identification applications. Over 232 doctors are now offering the chip to their patients.

According to an article in the Washington Post on March 15, 2006, Washington DC has been “heavily targeted for Verichip marketing”. Emergency rooms are being given free scanners so they will immediately begin chipping all patients. The company expects to be in over 200 hospitals by the end of 2006.

d.       As shown, the biometric-ready microchip is already available, and is in operation in many places around the world. The sophisticated Malaysian smartcard is only the beginning. An RFID chip implant could serve all those purposes and more: ID, passport, cash card, health card, etc. People would be able to pay all their bills simply by waving their implanted chip past an RFID reader.

e.      The global protocol, whatever it turns out to be, will be forced on all non-compliant nations and citizens. Again, the Bible prophecy states, “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,” (Revelation 13:16-17).

f.       All global citizens will ultimately be forced into a global ID system.

“The right to privacy is one of our most cherished freedoms. As society has grown more complex and people have become more interconnected in every way, we have had to work even harder to respect privacy, the dignity, and the autonomy of each individual... We must develop new protections for privacy in the face of new technological reality.” (Bill Clinton, 1997).

Notice what Clinton did NOT say. He did not say “abandon invasive technology”. He said we must face the “new technological reality.”

Like it or not, everybody will be required to participate in the global ID system. Even you! Oh! You say you won’t? Good for you. There is a Bible prophecy for the abstainers, too. You will not be able to buy or sell.

The worst news, prophetically, is that everyone who takes the mark will face the wrath of God. 

“If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name,” (Revelation 14:9-11).

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