ChildCare Action Project:
Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP)

The Mark of the Beast


Marlin Maddoux
POINT OF VIEW Christian Radio

with comments by
Thomas A. Carder
ChildCare Action Project: Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP)

From the King James Version (KJV) of the Holy Bible...

And he (the anti-Christ) causeth all, both small and great,
rich and poor, free and bond,
to receive a mark in their right hand,
or in their foreheads:
[Rev. 13:16]

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.
[Rev. 13:17]

Please note that Revelation 13:16 of the KJV says " receive a mark in their right hand or in their forehead." It does not say on! Remember this distinction as you read on.

On October 10, 1996 I received from Marlin Maddoux of the Point of View Christian radio program a mailer with a very strong message about the mark of the beast. Reprinted below with permission is Marlin's mailer verbatim. While Marlin used underlined text for emphasis and indented paragraphs, due to browser limitations I use italic text instead of underlined text and block paragraphs. The text from Marlin's mailer appears in black roman text. My comments appear in courier blue.

[In a letterhead graphic: "It's the size of a grain of rice. Soon it could be ruling the world." showing a small microchip about the size of a large grain of rice.]

"Dear Friend.

Let me assure you that I'm not an alarmist.

And yet, I am alarmed.

You see, I recently learned from a very reliable source that a day is coming (and coming FAST) when millions of Americans could receive a surgically implanted ID microchip.

No one will be allowed to refuse

It will tell the government everything about you. Everything.

You will need it to buy any food and transact any business. Living without it will eventually become a criminal offense.
I'm writing because I beleive it is crucial to warn you -- not for your benefit, but so that together we can warn others.
Frankly, the astonishing facts are so well documented that they cannot be reasonably denied by even the most hardened skeptic.

But just knowing these facts is not enough. The most urgent questions is: What are we going to do about them? Because candidly, we have lots to do.

Keep in mind, the research confirming these facts was compiled by journalists Peter and Paul Lalonde. These men are leading authors -- not kooks or rumor mongers. They are respected Christians and sober-minded analysts of political, technological, and cultural trends.

That factor of trust is why I literally couldn't take my eyes off an advance copy of their findings when they sent it to me. I lost sleep as I pored over it with a highlighter and a pen. I was stunned by the emerging technology.

Their amazing research shows that the rapid evolution leading to the implant will progress in four phases:

PHASE 1: National ID Cards and "Smart" Cards.

Just think: Presdient Clinton has pushed for a national health ID card. Still others are championing national ID cards to fight illegal immigration.

But that's just the beginning. Banks, the IRS, and state governments are clamoring for a unified plastic card with a "smart" computer chip -- 1/6th the size of a postage stamp. It would be all you'd need for every financial and government transaction. What's more: the technology is here. NOW.

It's on it's way. Get ready.

I can especially support Marlin on this point since I am an ex-electronics technician and am keenly aware of the power and smallness of computer (Integrated Circuit - IC) chips. Indeed, the technology is here!

PHASE 2: The Cashless Society.

Look around. Cash is already disappearing here and in Europe. Credit and debit cards are already handling the bulk of our civilization's buying and selling.

So now that it's within range, a totally cashless society will soon be sold to you and your children as a way to get rid of mounting crises like crime (robbery, drug dealing) and the national debt. When presented like this, who can refuse?

"...who can refuse?" A very strong point that strikes very close to 'home.' Remember. The Bible warns us that the anti-Christ will seem to have 'all the answers' to the world's problems. Alleviating robbery and drug dealing by removing cash, the very basis of these crimes, would certainly seem to be an answer to a world problem. But see the true purpose -- this 'answer' is not from God!

But cash will be illegal. What's more, global supercomputers will process everything and track you at every point. Get ready.

PHASE 3: Surgically Implanted Microchips Will Replace Your ID Card.

Sound far out? That's what I thought.

Then I learned that it's already happening! Microchips the size of a grain of rice are already being conveniently implanted just under the skin of pets and farm animals for tracking purposes. The only obstacle to human implants: political.

But...once Phases 1 and 2 are in place, Phase 3 will be sold to you and your neighbors as a way to prevent card theft and ID fraud. These small pellets, inserted most likely in the hand or forehead for easy reading by laser scanners, are "the answer."

PHASE 4: Control of the Population.

Surveys show that "The MTV Generation" has no fear of Big Brother taking over. Many would welcome it!

Why? Convenience. Americans are being conditioned to "cash in" their freedoms. Americans, Europeans, and indeed everybody could be tracked by global computers and satellites. Crime would practically disappear. But so would liberty.

Please heed Marlin's claim that Americans are being conditioned. The CAP has made a finding that corroborates his claim. Indeed, Satan is attacking Jesus through our youth via the first thing in the list of seven things Jesus hates, i.e., haughty eyes (freedom from accountability, arrogance, hate, etc.). Through the entertainment media, Satan is 'conditioning' our youth to accept and indeed practice arrogance. For more information on this, visit CAP Special Report-0001, "Investigation Area Scoring and Trend."

You see, these events remarkably were foretold in Bible prophecies 2000 years ago. The Book of Revelation predicts:

He [the anti-Christ] also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark...(Rev. 13:16-17).
In his quote of Revelation 13:16-17, Marlin used the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible which uses ON the hand or forehead. Here is where I need you to recall my request at the beginning of this report: that you remember the KJV of Revelation 13:16-17 states the mark of the beast will be placed IN the individual's right hand or forehead.

Speculation has been offered that the mark of the beast will be a barcode tatooed on the hand or forehead. Other speculation has been a social security number tatooed on the hand or forehead. The tatoo theories seem to support the NIV's use of ON in Revelation 13-16, but the michrochip theory does not. I know not why the NIV states ON while the KJV states IN, but I favor the KJV over the NIV because of similar seeming discrepancies. I believe the KJV of the Holy Bible is His unerring Word: that Saint John saw the mark of the beast being placed IN, not on the right hand or forehead. And I believe that the programmed microchip placed IN the right hand or IN the forehead will be the mark of the beast!

The stage is being set. Laws will force citizens to swear allegiance to the anti-Christ and be designated as one of "his." Without THE MARK encoded on their previously implanted chip, a central computer can block anyone from buying or selling.

Marlin uses "Without THE MARK encoded on their previously implanted..." To Saint John, "the mark" could be exactly that, as he heard it contemporarily stated! Many database management software instruct the user to "mark" records for deletion, selection, sorting, and other functions. To do this, the user would click the cursor in or use the tab key to enter a specific field to mark it for special functions. It would be a simple, simple thing for one byte in the implanted microchip to be "marked," i.e., programmed. And the implanted microchip would not need batteries. It could be a PROM chip which doesn't need batteries. The PROM is how your pager maintains its programming when batteries are removed. In addition, a new lithium battery has been developed which recharges itself using changes in the body temperature -- and note this -- body temperature changes are strongest at the hairline of the forehead and the back of the hand! [Ref: The Microchip and the Mark of the Beast.

Not convinced? Compare the Bible's prediction to this chilling remark by a former high-echelon official of Visa:

"Protesting too loudly about it isn't going to help either, because the disturbance you kick up is going to end up in your files.

Where have I heard this type of control technique before? Was it Hitler? Capone?

"And on that come-and-get-it day when we're totally and completely dependent on our card -- OR WHATEVER DEVICE MIGHT BE USED TO REPLACE IT -- you might be left all alone without one."
My friend, I can't overemphasize how important it is that we comprehend the situation and warn others.

Not only could our freedoms be at stake, but also the eternal destinies of millions of people...people who somehow must be warned.

This is why I am reproducing Marlin report on this CAP site -- so that many additional people might be warned! By posting Marlin's warning to this site, even if only one reads and heeds the warning, it will have been worth the time and effort.

Unless we prepare, the resulting earthquake will take us by surprise, ensnaring our families and compromising our witness for Christ.

But if we ARE prepared -- and that means forewarned -- we will be in a superior position to maximize our witness for Christ like never before.

Just think: what better or more urgent witness for Christ could you give a friend than to point out -- using documented facts -- the astounding match of Bible prophecy with the events we see unfolding today?

The life-changing potential of this information is why I recently had Peter Lalonde on POINT OF VIEW.

Public response was overwhelming. That told me that I had no choice but to get this information out to even more people -- Christians and non-Christians.
For that reason, I'm pressing forward with plans to expose and document the trends in our society which demonstrate (1) the truth of the Bible's messages on prophecy, and (2) our nation's rebellion against its Christian roots.

These warnings will call people to turn from evil. And they will motivate Christians to:

  • Evangelism and a lifestyle witness, and...
  • Activism on social issues where we are called to be lights to a darkening world.
This urgent mission is why I need your help today.

For this crucial task, I'm asking that you send a special gift of $50, $25, or even $15 to make sure that POINT OF VIEW makes a maximum impact. Can I count on you?

Talk radio is the best way to reach people quickly in the 1990s. And with events moving fast, your gift will really count.

To help your gift make an immediate difference, I've enlcosed a prepaid envlope and a reply card.

Thank you for acting as you see our time growing short.

Marlin Maddoux

P.S. Remember what I said about staying up late, poring through Peter and Paul Lalonde's mind-blowing facts? Well, they've released it in book form: Racing Toward the Mark of the Beast. I'd love to send you a copy. You can even share it with a friend -- it's a great witnessing tool! Just mark your reply card when you send a gift of $15 or more.

Additional informaton and exposure of the microchip as the likely mark of the beast can be found at The Microchip and the Mark of the Beast.. This document provides a relating of the scientist who developed the identification microchip!

Marlin Maddoux may be contacted at:

POINT OF VIEW Christian Radio
P. O. Box 30
Dallas, TX 75221

Please, my Blood brothers and sisters, heed this warning with reverence and sobriety. For the father of hate and lies will use our children to effect his ends. He has always used our children. He will introduce the microchip ID and many other lies and corruption into the schools. In schools, behavior concepts and value modifications are presented in such easy-to-believe ways that anyone not yet armed with the Truth will likely accept without question the smoothly flowing distortion and counterfeiting of the Truth. It has happened already with evolution, homosexuality, the true Christian history of this country, forced strip-search, and a plethora of other corruptions.

Satan has used the entertaiment media very effectively to condition the American population into believing arrogance, impunity, and freedom from accountability is acceptable and, indeed, should be embraced as a standard attitude. This has already been revealed in CAP Special Report-0001, "Investigation Area Scoring and Trend." This is twice I've included a link to CAP Special Report-0001. I feel that CAP Special Report-0001 has as significant a message regarding the movement and maneuvers of the anti-Christ as Marlin's message in this report.

Only the Truth will prevent acceptance of being implanted with a small, painless electronic device which will eliminate robbery, theft, drugs, kidnapping, and many other forms of crime based on greed for cash. For our children, the Truth has to come through you as a parent. Jesus has given us the Truth in the Holy Bible. Read it and learn how to combat the master of deceit and treachery!

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