6 things you should know about the number 666
3. COVID-19 pandemic proved implementing a global system is not far-fetched
Long thought to be unachievable simply from a practical standpoint, the extreme measures taken by many governments to combat COVID-19 in recent years might have shown that transitioning the world to a new economic system under harsh totalitarian rule isn’t entirely out of the question.
In fact, as Pastor Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in California told CP in an interview last November, a cashless society could even be pitched as a solution to many of the world’s problems. Hibbs has suggested that 666 could be a required prefix for anyone who wishes to participate in banking or other economic activity.
“The Bible does tell us in Revelation Chapter 13 that there will come a time when a global economic system is digitized, that all those who participate in a global economy will need to do so with what we would call a prefix, meaning a number that is the head of an account,” he told CP.
Hibbs’ remarks to CP came after the Federal Reserve of New York and major lenders like Bank of America and HSBC launched a pilot program for a digital dollar that will test the use of such tokens in the U.S. banking system.
Hibbs pointed to how authorities might promote the use of a cashless system as a means of eliminating human trafficking, drug smuggling, counterfeiting and other criminal networks.
Before the COVID-19 lockdowns, this might have been unthinkable — but not anymore.
“For the first time in human history, the world was immediately affected and united for good or for evil regarding COVID. … It brought the world — all of it at once — into real time,” he recalled. “No other event in human history has ever accomplished something like that.”