Alan Franklin comments: this was written many years ago but its topic is hot today and I speak about it regularly where invited. Many such talks are filmed and available here: https://yeshuaspeople.com/tonghamcf/church-sermons/alan_franklin/
Cash is being outlawed! Already shops and restaurants usually refuse it and for years hotels have demanded card payments. We are fast moving to all-digital trading with each of us having only an electronic identity. Yes, this is a forerunner of 666- the Mark of The Beast predicted when the Revelation was given to John 2000 years ago.
Only today would this be possible as in no other era could the world be linked.
The hugely hyped Covid 19 and the world's panic reaction are being used to ensure that we will be unable to travel or live normally without a vaccination - containing the means of tracking and identify us and out contacts. I have many Powerpoint presentations proving all this and much more and give them anywhere I am invited. Now let's look at this far-seeing article from Jan Markell.....
Author and financial planner Ethan Pope is hardly a sensationalist. He impressed me so much on air this past weekend reviewing his book, "Cashing it in: Getting Ready for a World Without Money" that I am doing a short book review and encouraging you to purchase it at a Christian bookstore. If they don't have it, they will order it from Moody Publishers.
The weekend program will be posted to my "radio archives" here http://www.olivetreeviews.org/radio/mp3/ Pope believes the coming one world global currency, all electronic, will be here in a few years. Not a prophet, obviously he will not put a date on this. But we see shades of it even now with debit cards, credit cards, electronic banking, and more.
The effort is global, not just the Western world. Since all of this will require technology, all will need to be familiar with a computer or have a family member or friend who is. It is likely that someday the Antichrist will also communicate en mass via the computer. The world is pressing forward with this; it is just a matter of time.
Already some consumers are ready to sacrifice some privacy due to the threat of more terrorist attacks. But how much will we be willing to compromise? Maybe a lot when the "benefits" are realized, but remember, for each benefit, there is a downside. * There would be a decrease in crime and as a result a savings to Americans alone of about $1 billion a year. * Expect a decrease in all violent crime related to money. * The elimination of counterfeit money. * The elimination of money laundering and a decrease in drug trafficking. * No check writing, stolen checks, or lost checks. * Global transactions will be easy.
You can buy anything simply all over the world. * Since everything will have an RFID chip (hear our radio show on this on February 25, 2006, on "radio archives"), nothing will ever be lost. However, there is huge potential for abuse here. And what about the negatives? * Hackers and other criminals can get your information through identity theft.
They may not be able to steal your wallet with $25 in it, but they can steal ALL of your money electronically. * Someone will view every transaction you make. * This will require a national identification system and every transaction you make will be recorded. Some segments of society are already 80% cashless. The IRS wants forms filed electronically though it is not yet mandatory. E-cash is on the way.
Will this just play out in the Tribulation with the one world system when cash is worthless anyway and a "mark" necessary? The author speculates that this is a run-up to that and I would second that. However, there is nothing intrinsically bad about a cashless society UNLESS *evil people control it and monitor it. But the further we move into the last days, the more evil will intensify.
*If you have eyes to see, things are coming to pass as predicted. For the believer, we look up. For the unbeliever, is it any wonder the Bible says that men's hearts would fail them for fear? Only "God is the stability of our times," (Is. 33:6). To learn more about issues related to current events and Bible prophecy, check out our "Prophecy Watch" link at our Web site http://www.olivetreeviews.org/topics/prophecy.shtml There are many stories there to substantiate this issue and dozens more. Olive Tree Ministries will carry Ethan Pope's book in our print newsletter and Web site hopefully within two weeks. Awaiting His return, Jan Markell