"And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six." (The Beast of Revelation 13:16-18)

 

One possible application from this is that as Christians we should not agree to take something into our bodies from the government for the sole purpose of being able to engage in commerce, as such an act would be a form of compromise. As a church we need to have conviction and critical thinking. Remember, those who do not worship the beast will be killed (Revelation 13:15)