Most Christians seem to agree that the end times are here but the infamous mark of the Beast is still shrouded in mystery. I believe the mark of the Beast is a secret hidden in plain sight and a masterpiece of deception. It's not a chip and it's not a plaque stuck on people's foreheads. I believe it is already here and it is MONEY. The Word is actually quite clear: 'No one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark' (Revelation 13:17) I can't explain the meaning of the number 666 (maybe some old symbol, obscure allegory or even a bad translation of the ancient texts?) but you can't buy or sell without money. And you use money with your hands, so the mark is received on the hand. I can't explain the use of the word 'forehead', though. What are some of the implications of this? a) If this is correct, Christians probably will have to renounce money if they want to be saved (Revelation 14:9) This begs that timeless question: are Christians allowed to have money? Maybe not and if this sounds too radical for you, remember what Our Lord Jesus Christ said to the rich young man in Matthew 19:21: 'If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me'. b) And we all know the parable of the rich man and Lazarus and how it turned out... (Luke 16:19-31) c) Money is not a recent invention but consumerism and materialism are. People will do anything for money these days and God the Father is obviously not happy about it. So, I guess radical measures are required to separate the wheat from the chaff. d) Hell is full of millions of souls and I'm sure not all of them are rapists and murderers. If money is (or will be) the mark of the Beast, the way to Heaven is indeed narrow (Matthew 7:14).