I am going to assume that after 2010, most readers will be familiar with the following conspiracy theory topics (New World Order, HAARP, Illuminati, VeriChip, FEMA Camps, Agenda 21, etc). If you are not, then you failed to learn what the Latter-day Gadianton Robbers wanted us to learn during their Great Year of Disclosure.
It seems clear to me that The Great Global Conspiracy has been spreading the false rumor for decades that the "Mark of the Beast" is some sort of tag, barcode, tattoo, or implanted microchip. I think I must have first heard this when I was in elementary school as some sort of urban legend. Tracking this rumor back, one early source of this rumor is John Todd. Mr. Todd claimed he was raised as a Satanist, and then worked for the Illuminati as a music executive. Later in life, John Todd supposedly became a born-again Christian and went on speaking tours throughout the US spreading the story that The Mark of the Beast = a microchip, barcode or tattoo and that whoever receives this mark is doomed to hell.
While, I am no fan of implantable microchips, I was wondering how many LDS believe this Mark of the Beast = VeriChip rumor? Most adults carry cell phones at all times. Thinking about it, cell phones got to be better than any microchip. Most smart phones today in addition to a microphone, and camera have GPS. If the Mark of the were the VeriChip, why would a person be any more eligible for hell for getting coerced by the government to get chipped any more then our voluntary reception of the SIM card? What all the US military who currently carry a "chipped" identification card; have they taken "the mark"?
It seems to me that this VeriChip rumor could be very divisive. 1. We know that Utah (Wasatch Fault) is way overdue for an 8-9 Earthquake with or without HAARP (Utah has been feverishly retrofitting for last 30 years). 2. A magnitude 8-9 earthquake along the Wasatch Front would result in considerable devastation. 3. When that Earthquake occurs FEMA will likely impose Martial Law like it did for the Billings, Montana tornado. 4. FEMA could confiscate guns like they did in Katrina. 5. FEMA could force vaccinate and VeriChip victims. 6. FEMA may use their system of FEMA residential facilities to house Earthquake refugees. 7. Alex Jones (leading conspiracy theorist radio talk show host) has been demonizing Christian Church Leadership for working with FEMA on disaster preparedness.
So, my other questions are these: When the Big Utah Quake happens, and FEMA imposes martial law, confiscates guns, and wants to force vaccinate, and chip all the people in Utah; what do you think the LDS Church policy will be? Do you think LDS Leadership will support FEMA efforts? What do you think will be the reaction of the LDS people? Do you think the people will contentiously object or get militant? What do you think the reaction of the people vs. the LDS Church will be? How many here would militantly resist gun confiscation and forced vaccination?
What does the NWO (Satan) really want? Do they really want everyone chipped, or do they just want chaos, divisiveness, anarchy, discord, and war? [War] or [FEMA Camp] seems like a lose-lose, false dichotomy to me. It is my conviction that by being spiritually and temporally prepared, listening to the prophet, and taking the Holy Spirit as our guide, we will not have to fear either of these false choices.
D&C 112:25 And upon my house shall it begin, and from my house shall it go forth, saith the Lord;
D&C 45:57 For they that are wise and have received the truth, and have taken the Holy Spirit for their guide, and have not been deceived—verily I say unto you, they shall not be hewn down and cast into the fire, but shall abide the day.