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Franklin Graham Doesn’t Believe COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Microchip Is the Mark of the Beast

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Franklin Graham posted on Facebook yesterday saying that COVID-19 is here to stay, but also that he doesn’t believe that COVID-19 vaccine passport microchips are the mark of the beast.

A few days before Christmas, ChurchLeaders released an article detailing how a Swedish company has developed a rice-sized microchip containing vaccine information that can be implanted into a person’s hand or arm just below the skin.

The vaccine microchip would be used as a passport of sorts, allowing people to be scanned to prove that they’ve been vaccinated in order to attend mass gatherings, eat at restaurants, or travel to places where governments have placed COVID-19 restrictions on citizens and tourists.

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Conspiracy theorists have speculated that this type of microchip could be the mark of the beast the Apostle John describes in Revelation 13:15-17.

Graham doesn’t believe this is the case. The world-renown evangelist explained that although there will be a one world system in the end-times, as prophesied about in Scripture and which could usher in a time where people will have to choose to take a mark in order to buy and sell, he doesn’t believe this vaccine passport microchip is that mark.

“I personally do not think this particular chip is the mark the Bible talks about,” Graham said. “But it does make you think how close we may be. Christians around the world are wondering if COVID-19 is being used as a way to condition the world population to accept a mark like this, whatever form it may take.”

The son of Billy Graham said he has witnessed a lot in his 69 years of life, and, despite the fact Graham doesn’t believe this microchip is the mark of the beast, this type of technology could make it just a few short steps away.

Nevertheless, Graham encouraged those who have put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ that they have no need to be afraid. Yes, the news of this microchip and what it could lead to “may sound frightening,” he said but continued, “We should not live in fear. God told us what was coming in His Word. Make sure that your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life by repenting of your sins and putting your faith and trust in Jesus Christ.”

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Samaritan’s Purse’s President and CEO has been a strong proponent for the the COVID-19 vaccines and applauded former President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, which accelerated the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.