By Duane Muir
Signposts of the Times
The new biometric database that is now in the process of identifying 1.2 billions citizens of India is very much a precursor to what bible prophecy warns will come for all citizens of the world.
The book of Revelation tells us that every person will be required to accept a "mark" which will both identify the holder as a follower of the Antichrist, as well the mark will allow that person to buy and sell.
ID database forges ahead
The new biometric ID database in India will have various biometric data on each Indian citizen, (iris scan, fingerprints, photographs), and will issue a new unique number to each citizen. It will also make it much simpler for that person to open bank accounts and receive and make payments simply by authenticating themselves using a biometric reading devise, (the reader will scan their iris, fingerprints or face).
We certainly can't be far from the fulfillment of this prophecy, when we hear that 1.2 billion of the 7 billion people on the earth will soon be marked with a new ID which allows them to receive payments and make withdrawals with the wave of a scanned hand or face.
It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation 13:16-17 (NIV)
From the article:
In the last two years, over 200 million Indian nationals have had their fingerprints and photographs taken and irises scanned, and given a unique 12-digit number that should identify them everywhere and to everyone.
This is only the beginning, and the goal is to do the same with the entire population (1.2 billion), so that poorer Indians can finally prove their existence and identity when needed for getting documents, getting help from the government, and opening bank and other accounts.
This immense task needs a database that can contain over 12 billion fingerprints, 1.2 billion photographs, and 2.4 billion iris scans, can be queried from diverse devices connected to the Internet, and can return accurate results in an extremely short time.
The program - dubbed UIDAI—is lead by techno tycoon Nandan Nilekani, and is already a big success, as its effectiveness has been proved by a number of trials that allowed citizens to open bank accounts electronically, receive payments from the government directly into them, and withdrawing the money from them by authenticating themselves on a slew of simple devices....
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