Anyone familiar with the Bible is undoubtedly familiar with the Apocalypse of St. John, also known as the Book of Revelation. Among the more well known phrases of that book is the “mark of the beast.”
And it was given him to give life to the image of the beast: and that the image of the beast should speak: and should cause that whosoever will not adore the image of the beast should be slain. And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a character in their right hand or on their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, but he that hath the character, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast. For it is the number of a man: and the number of him is six hundred sixty-six. (Revelation 13:15-18)
Recent coronavirus-related developments have some people wondering whether newly introduced “freedom passes” are the mark of the beast mentioned in the Bible. As with many other Orwellian measures, this one is taking shape in the UK.
The UK government is reportedly planning to introduce “freedom passes” to allow those willing to submit to the government the ability to enjoy their “freedom.” In essence, only those people with freedom passes will be able to see their lives return to normal.
In order to get a freedom pass, UK subjects will be required to test negative for COVID twice a week. In exchange, they will be exempt from mask mandates and social distancing restrictions. If they’re questioned by police as to why they’re not social distancing or wearing a mask, they’ll be required to show their freedom pass.
The unfortunate thing about these freedom passes is that millions will likely bend over backwards to get them. Rather than asserting their rights, and demanding that the government end unconscionable lockdown policies over what is little more than a virulent flu or cold, they’ll smilingly jump through hoops to get a freedom pass.
But it won’t end there, and it will come to the US before we know it. Eventually the concept of freedom passes will expand to require vaccination, and not just against COVID. If freedom passes gain traction, we’ll be required to submit to regular tests and prove our vaccination records any time we want to go out in public, buy from stores, or travel anywhere. Airlines are planning to require travelers to receive a COVID vaccination before being allowed to fly, and eventually even sporting events and music concerts may require proof of a COVID vaccine.
We’re heading down a slippery slope, as our freedoms may become contingent on satisfying the government’s health demands. Unless we stand up now and stop this override, we may never see our lives return to normal.