Death to Those Siding with the Invaders 

Chapter 13 of Corrupting the Image 3: Death to Those Siding with the Invaders 

For those who decide not to receive the “upgrade” and finally become gods in the Beast system, life will become increasingly difficult. We see this progression in Scripture where refusing the mark first results in not being able to buy or sell, and then leads to death, specifically by beheading. We see both of these scenarios in Revelation: 

“He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed (Rev 13:15). 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 (Rev 13:16), and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name (Rev 13:17). 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” (Rev 13:18). 

In fact, we learn the fate of those who refused the mark:  

“I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands” (Rev 20:4). 

These seem contradictory at first since if a person is killed for not worshipping the image of the Beast, then being prohibited from buying or selling is a moot point. We can deduce, therefore, the Beast and/or False Prophet will first use a carrot to encourage compliance, and then later use the stick.  

We need to remember that the implementation of the mark of the Beast comes after the Beast kills the Two Witnesses who terrorized the world for 42 months. The Two Witnesses’ message, and show of power, softened some to God’s message and hardened others. To justify their rejection of the Two Witnesses, a world that largely does not believe in the God of Abraham, and that claims evolution to be the story of man’s origins, will likely interpret them as hostile aliens. Their resurrection and ascension to the sky will possibly be viewed as a temporary departure to get reinforcements. Hence, the need to upgrade to god-status is mandatory for the world to be able to fight.  

The Beast will generously offer everyone the opportunity to take his DNA, which he promises will give everyone powers like his to fight against the coming enemy. If Satan can get the world to take the upgrade voluntarily, then all the better. And the reality is that many will. However, after some people resist and denounce it, his threat is implemented—that people will not be able to buy or sell unless they take it. How could the Beast / Satan effectively enforce such a threat? China’s social credit system provides us with a prototype. 

China’s Social Credit System 

 China’s social credit system is like a FICO score. A person with a FICO score of 820 has great credit, meaning banks are more likely to give a loan for homes, cars, etc. since that person is more trustworthy. Your FICO score indicates that you manage your money well, your debt-to-income ratio is balanced; and loaning you $200,000 is not risky. It makes sense. Whereas a score of 600 or below typically means you do not handle money well and banks will probably not loan you money, or if they do it will be at a higher interest rate because you are a higher risk.  

China has created sort of a FICO score for your whole life—a social credit system. They consider traditional input, such as your income tax payment, loan repayment, credit card bills, utility bills, payment of court judgments. They also factor in social input such as adherence to traffic rules, adherence to family planning limits, paying for public transportation, academic honesty, volunteer activity, filial piety, criminal record, etc. Then lastly, the score indicates your online input, like interactions with other internet users, the reliability of information posted or reposted online, and your shopping habits.  

China’s social credit system expands the idea of a standard credit check to all aspects of life. Each citizen is assigned 1000 points, monitored to judge their behavior, and rated accordingly. You can gain points by donating blood or money, engaging in charity work, praising the government on social media, and helping the poor. You can lose points by not visiting one’s aging parents regularly, cheating in online games, insincere apologies for crimes committed or spreading rumors on the internet, etc.  

Figure 26. Chinese Girls showing their social credit score; starts with 1000. 

Of course, you should go visit your aging parents wherever they are. But would it be the same if your son or daughter came to visit you, and you knew that they were only trying to improve their credit score so they could get ahead in society? You might say, Hey, it is good to see you, son. Tell me: are you here because you love me or because you want to buy a house?  

This system is already in place in China. In Figure 26 above, girls show their scores. Everyone starts with 1000 points. You can go up or down from that. You can gain a total of 1300 points, and you can go down as far as 600 points. These girls have 753, 724, 637, 668, and 690. This score does not merely determine if a person can get credit to buy something based on whether you are likely to pay the bank back or not. This score reflects what kind of person you are.  

The idea makes sense on a certain level. After all, most of us desire a society where people are honest and true, do not jaywalk, and help people. The Chinese government takes the criteria and aggregates the data to determine how good you are. It comes with a cost. If your score goes too low, you could be banned from access to planes, high-speed trains, from access to the internet and other social services. It is kind of like the game of life.  

However, what happens if the government gives an act a value disproportionate with the person’s values? Certainly, some practices will lessen a person’s score dramatically. Things like protesting the government, even for righteous causes, will bring down the score. Being part of the underground church instead of being part of the government-sanctioned Three-self Church will dramatically reduce a person’s score.  

China has close to 300 million cameras in which they use sophisticated facial recognition software to see when you have been naughty or nice, and they are keeping a list and checking it twice. If you jaywalk, you get points deducted. If you say something against the Chinese government, you get points deducted. This is now, and this is real in China. 

None of these things in and of themselves are the Beast System. Yet when we start putting them together and look at the technology already available, we see the Beast System beginning to emerge. We see how it could be incredibly easy to implement globally, and to administer in a short amount of time.  

It is not hard to imagine the addition of a few lines of code to check for the mark. Seeing that distinguishing mark would mean that this person is compliant. If no mark is seen, then your social credit score would be impacted, which could lead to you not being able to buy or sell. 

Figure 27 The essentials of facial recognition. Image by https://pixabay.com/users/tumisu-148124 

The Beast may give people a grace period of six months, for example, to upgrade and exhibit the mark. However, if a person persists in their refusal to be part of the solution, then they become a problem—indeed, a threat that must be dealt with or eliminated.  

The world will take people’s non-compliance very seriously because they will believe the earth will need to fight the coming hostiles (Rev 19:19). After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, many patriotic Japanese Americans were seen as a threat and were rounded up, and sadly, were sent to internment camps. They were baselessly suspected of being Japanese spies. We can imagine the fear the world will have after living through forty-two months of genocidal governments terrorizing planet Earth while Two Witnesses call down plagues on the wicked and then resurrect! If people are not willing to be part of the solution, then they will be branded as Luddites, a danger to humanity and traitorous for siding with Earth’s mortal enemy, the Master of the TWO!  

Non-mark-takers will pose an existential threat to the survival of the Beast system type of the human race. Therefore, for the good of humanity, all traitors will be executed. Some of the Remnant, however, will have been strengthened in their faith because of the TWO. They might pray and lay hands on the executed and raise them back to life as hinted at in Daniel: “the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits” (Dan 11:32). Thus, to ensure the executed stay dead, the Beast will issue a decree to behead non-mark takers; massive persecution will follow and hundreds of millions put to death: 

“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands (Rev 7:9), … “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Rev 7:14).