One of the recommendations in the fight against COVID-19 is to use cashless payments. It makes sense as exchanging notes and coins can help spread the virus, so reducing the contact reduces the spread. One future event that the Bible prophesies is a One World Government where there will be a system in place to control people’s spending, and maybe, the current coronavirus pandemic is pushing us towards a cashless society, and this future world government in a subtle way.
Becoming cashless is nothing new. Sweden has been moving cashless for many years now with many other countries already heading this way before the pandemic hit. Predictions have Britain on course to become cashless in the next ten years although a lot can change in the space of a year as we are witnessing.
We are seeing more people preferring to carry less cash around for security reasons but also digital payments are now more convenient and, with the current pandemic, necessary. Cashless payments are also cheaper and quicker to process while providing extra security. They also give more options with people being able to transfer money without having to physically enter a bank.
Moving towards a cashless society doesn’t remove every challenge, but necessity is the main driver in the current climate. We believe the majority of people in this country would not be too concerned with only digital payments as this has been the growing trend for a number of years with chip & pin machines installed in most, if not all, shops. But, the current push brought about by this pandemic has made some people think about the possible ramifications. As stated here, “It is a scary thought to consider that the removal of physical money would effectively leave governments with the ability to monitor everybody’s transactions.” This is exactly where we are heading as the Bible lays out, and it is scary!
We’re sure if you ask anyone if they would like a system where governments monitor and control their payments they would say no and resist changes that would move towards that direction. Yet out of convenience and necessity we are globally moving towards a system that can do this very thing. An example can be seen in China with their Social Credit System. In possible near future, paper cash and coins will become worthless as we move completely digital. Then, with the right system in place, flip the switch and we’ll lose control of our own money.
So, how can we stop this? Honestly, the simple answer is, we can’t. It is part of God’s plan that we see unfolding, many end time scenarios described in the Bible have been moving into place for a number of years. What we should do is get right with God. Jesus Christ is the Coming King, giving your life to him provides the eternal guarantee that no matter what happens on earth your eternity will be in heaven and you will be taken up in the rapture.
The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. (Revelation 13:15-17 NIV)