Frank wrote: Yes, I think there will be secular and papal persecution of those who have not taken the mark of the beast. They will be unable to buy and sell and since they will not worship the beast or his image, they will be hunted down and killed. My guess is we, if we are still here, will be easy to find.
The first 2 pages of the above link might get you thinking?
The electronic chip is the view of every conspiracy nut and strange false religionist-that alone would grant caution despite the fine brethren who believe 100% that such a chip WILL DENITELY BE the mark of the beast!
Those millions of protestants who were martyred for their faith by Rome had an altogether different view.
Johnuk mentioned 'the cross' and I think wondered at the use of such by professing Christians. Think how Rome uses 'the cross' and see what Rome teaches about such a mark.