|Manchester first city to trial ID cards|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Wednesday, 06 May 2009 01:49|
There will be no updates for a while. I apologize for the inconvenience. Will explain later.
The Labour government is pressing ahead with plans to implement a national identity card system, with a new trial that is to be launched in Manchester city. The ID card, which was first proposed by former Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett, has faced calls to be scrapped as Britain faces its deepest recession in over 70 years. Ironically, David Blunkett himself is one of those who are now calling for the card to be axed, and replaced by a cheaper biometric passport system. The Conservative opposition party, who are expected to win the next general election, have promised to ditch the scheme as soon as they come into power. The ID card was initially sold to the public on the grounds that it would prevent terrorism, but the government was later forced to admit that the scheme would not have prevented the July 7th attacks on the London transport system. After the threat of terrorism had subsided, it was claimed that the cards would help to reduce identity theft and fraud. But the card would not stop the largest percentage of fraud in the UK, which is carried out by people who claim benefits they are not entitled to. And a series of gaffes in which the Labour government 'lost' huge databases of public information also proved that rather than reducing identity theft, storing the biometric details of every person in Britain in a massive database is actually more of a risk to public security than not having it at all. Once again the government is using scare tactics in order to sell the identity cards to the British public.
Quote: "At a series of meetings on Wednesday, Ms Smith will say post offices and pharmacies can play an important role in the success of the ID scheme, allowing people to give their fingerprints and a face scan while "out doing the shopping". Each card will cost £30 with a further £30 charge for collecting the data. "ID cards will deliver real benefits to everyone, including increased protection against criminals, illegal immigrants and terrorists," the home secretary will say.
If the government would do its job properly then we wouldn't need to worry about criminals, terrorists and illegal immigrants. The cost and inconvenience of such an identification system will be its ultimate downfall. Identity cards can be lost, stolen, damaged, forged and will be expensive to replace. Once this has been realized, cards will scrapped in favour of a much cheaper and more secure system. Officials in the US government have already proposed implanting soldiers and illegal immigrants with the VeriChip, an RFID tag that is inserted into the right arm or right wrist. The British government has also proposed implanting inmates with GPS-enabled RFID tags as a possible solution to its burgeoning prison population. And that's exactly what the Bible says the False Prophet will do.
The British government is already proposing that this national identity card system be upgraded in order to enable it to integrate with the banks. Once again personal protection is cited as the reason for implementing this scheme, and I have no doubt that the False Prophet will use the same argument for his Mark. The idea behind the Mark of the Beast is to identify and protect the true followers of the Antichrist and to ensure their undying loyalty to him.
Quote: "Mr Hall said officials were holding talks about chip-and-pin as one way to help protect internet shoppers and users of cash machines. He added: "One of the reasons for the format of the card is we have the opportunity to put it in to card readers and potentially use it in existing networks such as the ATM network. "We are in discussions with the financial services industry and, if they come forward with a compelling view of the rationale for chip-and-pin for them, that's definitely something we'll take extremely seriously. "If we conclude that chip-and-pin is a key part of making it useful, there's no technical reason why we couldn't do it."
As you can see, not only do we have the technology to fulfill the prophecies concerning the Mark of the Beast, but the nations of the world are unwittingly pursuing its very implementation. Jesus Christ is coming back soon. It is time to seek the Lord. If Christ came today, would you be ready to meet Him? Would you be able to stand before Him, in the knowledge that your sins have been forgiven, and there is no condemnation awaiting you? Or will you stand before Him in your sins, guilty and condemned, and awaiting judgement? Turn away from your sins. Put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation today.