South African Finance Minister said in his 2011 Budget Speech that this is a consideration for biometric access control in order to prevent tax fraud syndicates within SARS.
Some church leaders and even Christian radio stations have promoted this despite kind and gentle letters to explain how this works and how this ties in with the beast of Revelation. I am somewhat of an expert yet no academic authority on this. I do, however, have three decades of experience and some education to refer to.
Those telling believers it is OK to accept are gambling with the eternal lives of others and, frankly, such pastors should be blacklisted and silenced as they can cause reborns to miss their eternal life. This is no trivial matter and I also request that only those who really have a true understanding comment. There are just too many who sees this as figurative but lack in-depth experience and education in Retail & P-o-S systems, access control, etc. They simply are out of their depth when discussing this very important issue.
Please, let us not expose our beloveds to eternal calamity.
PLEASE BE SURE TO VISIT THE LINKS ABOVE FOR BASIC UNDERSTANDING