Thankfully, more and more Christians everyday are ignoring this illusory mantra and listening to what the Bible clearly teaches on this issue.
And then we have the preterist and historicist amillers and postmillers doubling down on their stone-age hermeneutic claiming that the mark of the Beast is only “symbolic.”
Let’s block out these false voices and listen for once what God has to say:
“A third angel followed the first two, declaring in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and takes the mark on his forehead or his hand, that person will also drink of the wine of God’s anger that has been mixed undiluted in the cup of his wrath, and he will be tortured with fire and sulfur in front of the holy angels and in front of the Lamb. And the smoke from their torture will go up forever and ever, and those who worship the beast and his image will have no rest day or night, along with anyone who receives the mark of his name.” This requires the steadfast endurance of the saints—those who obey God’s commandments and hold to their faith in Jesus.” (Rev 14:9–12)
[A word of clarification. I do not believe the technology is in itself the mark of the beast. It will become the mark of the beast in how it will be employed by the Antichrist—i.e. his religious application.]