October 15, 2004
I'm not one who likes to play the end times game.
Jesus said not to be concerned with dates and times.
But this story is too good to pass up.
The food and drug administration has cleared the way for a Florida company to market implantable chips that would provide easy access to individual medical records.
This is supposed to make patient care more effective.
The chip would not contain any records, but with a number, the care provider would be able to retrieve medical information about blood type, drug histories and other critical data stored in computers.
It was interesting that the New York Times brought up the "mark of the beast" reference from revelation.
Of course it mentioned that this belief comes from "fundamentalist religious groups," implying that smart people don't think this way.
All prophecy has a physical component.
Fulfillment is in real time and in the real world.
Are computer chips implanted in the human body the "mark of the beast"?
I don't know, but I do know it's coming.
Don't take the number!
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.