You may have heard about the way to “cook a frog.” I do not mean frog legs, or actually cooking for consumption, but cooking for the purpose of killing. As the story goes, if you drop a frog into very hot water, it will immediately jump out of the pan and scramble away as fast and as far as possible. BUT, if you gently set the frog down in cool water and very gradually increase the heat, it will sit there almost smiling until its heart stops beating and it dies. Now, before PETA or other animal activists start protesting in my neighborhood, allow me to clarify, I, personally, have never done this nor witnessed it done. Never in my house! However, videos on YouTube (gotta watch it to the end!😉) suggest dropping the frog into boiling water will immediately kill it, and in the other case, unless the heat is VERY gradually increased, the amphibian will jump out as its thermoregulating nerves signal danger, even though it is cold-blooded.
Whether there is truth in the tales of cooking frogs, the illustration holds for the truth that gradual degradation of society is much more effective than revolution in changing what the general public believes. Revolution may change a society’s politics or governance but will do little to change the standards of morals or beliefs of the culture.
A 23-year-old I knew in the early 80s thought the end of the world was approaching when he reported his employer would no longer issue his paychecks to him at the end of the week, but would directly deposit them into his bank account! Old hat, we might say. After all, that was over 40 years ago. In fact, I remember as a child seeing the first Master Card commercials and my parents thinking “The Only Card You Will Ever Need” was pure evil!
A decade ago pressure was building to use paperless billing, and direct deposits and direct payments to various businesses was all the eco-rage. Electronic transfers between accounts were assured to be more secure than writing checks or paying cash, and think of all the forests we could save!
Fast-forward to the current age, and Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) will get all the attention soon. It will make financial record-keeping very simple; no need for cash or risk of getting mugged . . . except the thieves could steal your access card and PIN (Private Identification Number). But the record of every transaction would be almost self-regulating.
The problems with cards are that they can be stolen, you can lose them, or they can be damaged or forgotten. The simple solution will be a biomarker that will be unique to you, maybe a fingerprint or iris scan. Facial ids on phones and other tech gadgets are gradually warming the water for us so that this will seem the next logical step. Of course, then there are the stories of fingers stolen or pushing a dead man’s eye up to a scanner that make exciting theater for spy movies.
But overall, CBDCs promise is to be safe, secure and most importantly, convenient. They will almost eliminate money-laundering once they are the most common form of currency. They will guarantee that if your access is somehow forged (Lost another finger!? You need a new neighborhood! 😱), the government will make sure your “money” is restored. And, easy!? You can travel anywhere in the world, and with simplest computer access, you can reach into your account no matter where it is based.
As I type this, once the ongoing trials are over, we will see CBDC introduced in America as an option, the way the Chinese are initiating their digital yuan [¥] (or renminbi [RMB]) to several provinces. It may take many years to make CBDC in America the “law of the land” that must be used in lieu of other media of exchange including crypto currencies and barter. However, watching China will provide an index for how quickly the US could move as we become more dominated by an autocratic leadership, whatever party holds the White House or the Congress.
This is a major step in The Great Reset, a socialist globalist plan to transform the world economy guided by the “brains” of the World Economic Forum.
So what has this to do with our spiritual welfare and our ability to follow Jesus? A great deal. While Matthew Piepenburg concludes his article about the ABCs of CBDCs with several “I don’t knows” and that no one can predict the future, what he fails to see is the Biblical narrative that CBDCs are all precursors to a global monetary system to be invoked by a Man that the Apostle John referred to as “The Beast.”
2023: The ABC’s of CBDC, the Great Reset(s) & MORE Centralized Control
VERY importantly, we must recognize that no one can be secretly given The Mark of the Beast, even though it will not likely be called that, just as the Man will not be called The Beast. He will deceive people into taking this Mark based on his economic policies and the world’s crises that will make his global policy look inviting. But it will be only by one’s choice that they will subscribe to his system and receive his Mark.
The next step in the process to get us to a global monetary system is to use CBDCs in various countries, eventually to include all 193 nations of the world. Watch for more advanced nations to assist third world countries to do this. Thus, accepting a CBDC in any country, even using biomarkers to access your account, will NOT be taking the Mark of the Beast. No one can inject it into you, nor can it be administered without your knowledge. But there are “insidious cooks” who are warming the water, whether Klaus Schwab of the WEF, Xi of China, Congress or Presidents of the USA or any financial advisors assuring you that CBDCs are “safe, secure and convenient.”
Love the Truth, both the concept of it and the Person who called Himself that, and you can rest assured that you will not be deceived. Refuse to love Truth in any form, and it will leave you warming up to becoming a boiled frog.