March 19, 2012 – Marching toward the Mark

The march toward the Mark of the Beast has always been heralded as beginning with a cashless society.

Well, that has begun in Sweden and it is expected other countries will soon follow.

In most Swedish cities, the AP notes,

public buses don’t accept cash; tickets are prepaid or purchased with a cell phone text message. A small but growing number of businesses only take cards, and some bank offices — which make money on electronic transactions — have stopped handling cash altogether.

Even houses of worship are becoming increasingly friendly to cash-free transactions: At the Carl Gustaf Church in Karlshamn, southern Sweden, Vicar Johan Tyrberg recently installed a card reader to allow worshipers to tithe in digital form.

Not to be outdone, many American churches are already using digital tithing wiht kiosks in the church!

Credit cards used for church donations

The card-swipe kiosks were a brainchild of Dr. Marty Baker, pastor of Stevens Creek Community Church in Augusta, Georgia. They were so successful in his own church that he now markets the devices privately and has placed them in 35 congregations across the U.S. “People don’t carry cash,” he says, noting that total income from contributions has increased 18% since the first kiosk was installed in 2005. Coins and paper money now account for less than 5% of that total. (read more: http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1648022,00.html#ixzz1paKyFv00)

Cashless society by 2012, says Visa chief

High-tech Sweden edges closer to becoming cashless society

PayPal launches smartphone payment device

Mobile payment security apps coming to NFC-ready smartphones

16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or[a] the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

Are we there yet?  No.  Until there is an Antichrist forcing this on people we are not there yet.

However, time is ticking away on us.

Tick, tock, tick tock goes the End Times Clock!

Until then, leaving the LIGHT on!

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