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Mark Hitchcock on a Cashless Society

Mark Hitchcock


Are we on the threshold of a cashless society?

Dr. David Reagan and I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Mark Hitchcock on the show Christ in Prophecy. Mark is a leading Bible prophecy expert, prolific author who has penned over 20 books on the end times, senior pastor of Faith Bible Church located in Oklahoma, and adjunct faculty member of the Dallas Theological Seminary. He is also a much in demand speaker at Bible prophecy conferences all over the nation.

Dr. Hitchcock was invited to answer questions based his book Cashless: Bible Prophecy, Economic Chaos, and the Future Financial Order. It concerns the world presently teetering on financial chaos, global interdependency, and modern technology all converging in such a way that a cashless society and one-world economy are not only possible, but inevitable.

The Threshold of a Cashless Society

Dr. Hitchcock: I would like to say first of all that cashless is not a description of our bank accounts, if you copy. Some people read that and think, “Hey, that describes pretty well where I feel where I am right now!”

The idea for writing my book Cashless came as I was seeing all the things that are happening in our world today. As you know, Bible prophecy teachers have been saying really since the 1970’s that a cashless society is coming. There have been some books written in the past on the topic, but there have been so many things happening in recent times about this, especially with advances in technology. I thought it would be great to kind of give an update on this economic movement.

While I was working on the book the financial tsunami in the last of Fall 2008 hit. That event put a lot of this whole movement towards globalism and economic cooperation between nations on fast forward. I was amazed that while working on the book all of these things happened and that they are really going to speed up the fulfillment of this prophecy concerning a cashless world society. Such a divine timing on my work feels like God’s providence.

Nathan Jones: Where in the Bible does it say that one day the world will have a cashless society?

Dr. Hitchcock: An important point that I like to make is that the Bible never specifically says anywhere there is going to be a cashless society in the future. But, in Revelation 13 the Bible says that this “beast coming out of the sea” whom we call “Antichrist” — this final world ruler — when he comes on the scene is going to have a man who is kind of his second-in-command and propaganda expert. This “beast coming out of the earth,” I call him the “World Economic Czar.” In the Bible he is also called the “False Prophet.” He is going to set up a system where everyone in the world is going to have to worship the Antichrist and take his mark in order to be able to buy and sell.

Now, with cash people would not be able to control the world economy, because as long as there is cash people can operate outside of the system by slipping some money under the table. For there to be an iron-clad system where you cannot buy or sell — that absolute supply and demand are controlled — it is going to have to be a cashless society. So, Revelation 13 is where I find the cashless society alluded to in the Bible, and many other prophecy teachers have agreed that’s what Revelation 13 means.

Dr. Reagan: As far back as I have intensely studied Bible prophecy, which would go back to the late 19th Century (not that I was alive then, but I read books from back then), I have found people saying there is going to be a cashless society in the future. This is not some new prophecy, nor is it some new interpretation. It’s not something that you are just reading into the news. This is something that people have been saying long before you came on the scene.

Dr. Hitchcock: That’s right. Edward Bellamy wrote his book Looking Backward in the late 1800’s. In 1887, Bellamy was a utopian writer who predicted credit cards as well as a cashless society. This idea, then, has been part of the secular fabric of our society.

Bible prophecy teachers have also seen in the Bible that someone is going to control the world one day. In an economy where one cannot buy or sell, those in power would then have absolute control of world finances, and thereby every single person. This cannot occur without the society being totally cashless.

Dr. Reagan: Revelation 13:16-17 goes, “He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.” And so, if one can’t buy and sell unless they have this mark, then every transaction in the world has to be monitored, right?

Dr. Hitchcock: That’s right. Society will have to be cashless using some type of electronic system for that to be true.

It is amazing that the Bible predicted a cashless society back in the times of wood, stone and togas! This to me is another verifiable point and confirmation that the Bible is the Word of God and that it is true.

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  • while most believe it will be a microchip under the skin like the ones used on pets we cant be certain. here`s all we know for certain 1)it`ll be a literal mark 2)it will somehow be connected with worshipping the beast or his image 3)at the time it is introduced people will know exactly what it is and the consequences. everything else is just speculation

  • I think it will be very easy to convince the people to go along with the mark since many in our world today think nothing of covering their bodies with tattoos and body piercings to express "their individuality."

  • Anon,

    Very true, and they will jump for it even more if "it" can be "personalized" somewhat… "skins" that they have for my insulin pump, or for cell phones and such.

  • …….not suggesting that "it" will be something removable, or portable, was just speaking of "personalizing" the mark in general for each person, whatever the mark ends up being. Just wanted to make that clarification.

  • Are we on the threshold of a cashless society?

    As near as I can tell, we are in a cashless society and a global economy already. The world is just waiting for someone to streamline it.

  • Back in the late '70s "they" had already developed lasers that could tattoo a bar code in the skin that was machine readable, but was invisible to the eye… not like that 'funny' bank commercial where the guy goes in to open an account & they staple a bar-code tag to his forehead, then directs him to a long line where, at the counter, a big woman holds this guy's head down close to, and repeatedly moves it past the scanner, which also repeatedly beeps the Fail beep. Funny to see, but it's also the world flaunting 666 in our face as it is all a religious fantasy…

  • DrNoFog
    It must have been in the 70s that the 'common market' (EU) had a computer in Brussels that filled a building; it was nicknamed 'the beast'. The people maintaining and runnung it had marks on the backs of their hands for getting in and out of the beast!

    There was also a cashless experiment run in a few small towns in Britain around that time as well. 'Softly, softly, catchee monkey!'

  • With all due respect to Mr. Hitchcock, by him saying the False Prophet will be an Economic Czar is to imply something to scripture that is not there.

    And just because having the mark will allow one to buy/sell also does not automatically mean it is first & foremost an economic gadget or mark.

    So let's start over: The False Prophet will be head of the One World (false) RELIGION, not the economy. He will be the RELIGIOUS Czar, not the economic czar. What the False Prophet will cause all to receive will be an idolatrous & occultic RELIGIOUS Mark, not an economic mark.

    When any person, at that time, agrees to the mark & joins in the idolatry at the Luciferian Initiation, the side bennie is that they can buy/sell/survive.

    It's no different today, already: Example: The secret societies, such as the Masons, will initiate you into their belief system (Luciferianism at its best), & what you get in return is access to their huge network, ie, you get better jobs, promotions, connections, status, prosperity, etc. etc.

    Another aspect of the "electronic mark" idea that you don't hear mentioned too often is: By mid-trib will there even be an "electronic society" at all? Look at what happens in Revelation up to that point! Plus, the desire of the elite occultists pushing the One World Government is to DESTROY the current industrial society & take it BACKWARD to an agricultural society.

    Personally, I think the whole microchip/mark idea is total disinformation. Look for a RELIGIOUS symbol/mark instead. That fits the False Prophet's "M.O."

    Acts 7:43: "Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. "

    Amos 5:26-27: "But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts."

  • Follow-up references re: why, by mid-trib, society may no longer be an "electronic" society capable of producing electronic gadgets or marks:

    Quote: "Tribulation: The world federation of all nations will be created known as the New World Order. At mid-Tribulation, the U.N. will be replaced by a global kingdom in an attempt to GO BACK TO THE FUTURE – TO THE DAYS OF NOAH, BEFORE GENESIS 10, when there were no nations as such."

    "Although the implantable microchip may be used to track and control people during the Tribulation, there are four important sources which prove the computer chip does not fulfill the Scriptural requirements for the Mark of the Beast."
    "The book of Revelation places compulsory reception of the Mark of the Beast in chapter 13, after the seven seal judgments and seven trumpet judgments have taken place.  By the time the Mark of the Beast becomes mandatory on a global scale, over one half of the earth will have been decimated, including the current systems of advanced technology that are gearing up for the microchip implant.
    Revelation 11:18 refers to nations which have destroyed the earth: 'And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged…and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.'  The report, 'Heeding Bible Prophecy: Understanding the Book of Revelation' reveals that the occult plan for the New Age is to go *back to the future* — to revert mankind to the pre-flood days of Noah and ultimately to the Garden of Eden."
    "During the first half of the Tribulation period, the microchip implant will serve the ends of the New World Order as a counterfeit mark of the beast."
    **Source for above quotes:

    Another article:
     "Occult Basis for Hating this Industrial Civilization": Read here:

  • Anonymous, I agree, the Mark of the Beast is an allegiance mark first and foremost, and is quite visibly readable on the right hand or forehead. That it's an implanted chip I think is taking the interpretation one step beyond the text (though I wouldn't dismiss it's associated with the Mark entirely).

    That "every people" will know about the death of the Two Witnesses (Rev. 11) makes me believe technology will still remain up to at least the mid-point of the Tribulation. That armies are riding horses by the end at Armageddon leads me to believe the solar intensity of the 4th Bowl Judgment (Rev. 16:8-9) most likely knocks out all things electronic.

  • We are then warned in revelation Not to take the mark to buy and sell, if its inevitable and such a good thing why are we warned not too?

  • It’s time when people will be killed for not accepting their cashless society and those killed will live with Jesus a thousand years. But the others will not live until the thousand years is over.


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