The Mark of the Beast and modern-day technology - did John envision NFC and RFID microchip implants? - Bible Blender
Attempting to formulate a distinct interpretation of the book of Revelation's rich symbolism would be a grave mistake but having a a logic-oriented mind that enjoys puzzles, I can’t help puzzling through the various possibilities for each bewildering scenario that John describes. His narrative of the Mark of the Beast has always been especially perplexing to me. Economically, a "mark" that facilitates commerce makes sense - but how are we to recognize the Mark as an implement of the Beast?