Learn what the Bible says about Bitcoin and how it is possibly fulfilling biblical prophecy. Most importantly, discover what our focus should be as Christians as we approach the last days.
If you have been following the financial news today, it would be impossible to miss the term “Bitcoin.” No doubt, Bitcoins, and other cryptocurrencies could not be ignored anymore. Since its introduction on January 8, 2009, a single Bitcoin has soared to a staggering $20,000, leaving many people to wonder whether it will continue to rise or tumble down the hill. Its value can dramatically change in just a matter of weeks.
I’m not here to talk about how you can invest in Bitcoins, but I want to talk about what the mainstream media failed to address. I want to talk about something that’s more important than investing in Bitcoin. You won’t be seeing the information from this blog from big news companies such as CNN, BBC, or Fox.
In this blog, let us take a look at how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are fulfilling Bible prophecy. Is Bitcoin even mentioned in the Bible? If it is, then what does the Bible say about it? Most importantly, what should be our focus, as Christians, should be?
What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is the leading cryptocurrency today. It is a form of digital asset that allows users to buy and sell products and services mainly over the Internet. Because Bitcoin is not governed by any central bank or single administrator, its potential as an internet currency is truly almost limitless.
With Bitcoin, you can easily send and receive money from anywhere in the world without having to go through a bank, making the transaction faster and more cost-effective. Since Bitcoin works within an open-source block-chain, it is difficult to cheat or commit fraud without other people noticing your activities. Everything can be tracked and anyone at any time can verify Bitcoin transactions.
Andreas M. Antonopoulos, the much-admired information-security expert and author, wrote in his best-selling book, The Internet of Money:
“There are almost 200 currencies of the world, but there’s only one international currency. There are almost 200 currencies controlled by central banks and governments, but there is only one mathematical currency today, and that is bitcoin. We are going to build more of them.”
“Cryptographic currencies are going to be a MAINSTAY of our financial future. They are going to be a part of the future of this planet because they have been invented. It’s as simple as that. You cannot un-invent this technology. You cannot turn this omelette back into eggs” (emphasis added).
The Government vs Bitcoin
With the golden glitters of Bitcoin shining brightly in the eyes of people, the same light blinds many people about the SCARY TRUTH. For the past years, the governments of this world just patiently wait and watch what Bitcoin may mean for this world’s economy. There are a good indication and evidence that governments, tax authorities, regulators, and global elites are now looking into the possibility of using Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies or at least duplicate bitcoin’s system to advance their own interest.
Thus, in the near future, we are going to see how governments and authorities will try to take more control of digital currencies. Governments recognize how difficult it is to stop or eliminate cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. So, instead of destroying Bitcoin, they might be going to use it for their own good. As they say, “If you can’t beat them, join them.” There’s no way for any government to let a financial system that is so good to escape their control.
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Bitcoin and the Mark of the Beast
Bitcoin is no doubt popular in this time and age, which leads many students of the Bible to speculate what role Bitcoin might play in fulfilling Bible prophecy.
Bitcoin is just one of the by-products of Daniel’s prophecy thousands of years ago, where he predicted the explosive increase in knowledge. We read:
“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, AND KNOWLEDGE SHALL INCREASE.”
Indeed, we have seen how men have increased in knowledge astronomically, in ways beyond our wildest imaginations. We have achieved technological breakthroughs that were inconceivable just a century ago.
Bitcoin is one of the ways we are reinventing how we process finances and perform business transactions. It is a revolutionary method of buying and selling and if this method falls into the hands of an elite group, it may grant them a tremendous and powerful financial control.
This leads us to the question: could Bitcoin be used to fulfill the prophecy about the Mark of the Beast?
“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that NO ONE MAY BUY OR SELL except one who has the mark or 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 it is the number of a man: His number is 666” (Revelation 13:16-18).
So, does this explicitly say that Bitcoin will be the means for the Beast to control the financial system of this world and in turn, the people? The truth is, it is still too early to be dogmatic. For now, everything is just speculations. However, there is a possibility for the government to duplicate or improve Bitcoin’s financial system to attain financial control.
We need to realize that the Beast’s main platform is to promote prosperity, wealth, and abundance to everyone. They can only achieve this if they can control everyone’s financial behavior, from the national to a personal level. And that’s what is certain to happen.
The main thing that you should be concerned about
For now, the Bible isn’t clear how the Beast will achieve its goal. However, one thing is clear: for those who compromise their Christian values and principles will obtain the Mark of the Beast. While most people think that this mark is something that can be physically seen in people’s body and I don’t take away its possibility, I am confident to say that this mark comes with spiritual elements.
We read in the earlier verses of Revelation 13:
Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to WORSHIP THE FIRST BEAST, whose deadly wound was healed.
He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.
He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not WORSHIP THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST to be killed” (Revelation 13:11-15).
You see, at the end, it is really not Bitcoin that we should be worrying about. IT IS OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. There will come a time when a world-ruling government will decisively intervene and persecute the true worshipers of God and will do all things within his power to sway the majority of this world’s population to be part of a counterfeit religion.
What must we do then?
The Apostle Peter gave a powerful sermon during the Day of Pentecost. The people listening to him were cut to the heart and asked a life-changing question:
“Men and brethren, what shall we do?”
The answer of Peter is just as applicable and valid for us as it was during their time. He said:
“REPENT, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Jesus (Yahshua) Christ, Himself, said:
“…unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).
More and more people are putting their faith in Bitcoin. However, time will come when Bitcoin will actually be worthless like gold and silver. At the end of it all, only one thing will matter – it is your relationship with God, your Creator and Jesus Christ, your Savior.
Don’t let Bitcoin or any material wealth distracts you from what truly is important, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).
41 thoughts on “How Bitcoin is Fulfilling Bible Prophecy”
Dear Brother, I think the mark of the beast is not keeping torah and instead, accepting contrary laws of man. What is your thought on this please?
Hi Israel, thanks for dropping by. I would definitely agree with what you said. But let me add, that Christians today are to keep the commandments of God and not just the things we find in the Torah.
Those who will be marked with the mark of the beast are those people who don’t follow God’s true religion but instead follow the counterfeit religion headed by the harlot church and the beast.
Thus, if we need to avoid getting the mark of the beast, we need to instead get the mark or seal of God and that’s keeping the commandments.
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I don’t mean to discount what you are saying about the mark of the beast and/or
bitcoin, however, as a born again believer I do not plan to be here and affected by this. All of this takes place during the tribulation and I will not be here for I will have been raptured and in heaven with Christ and all of the rest of His church.
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I’m sorry but the rapture teaching or theory isn’t biblically sound. If you want to know more about the plain truth about the rapture, please read this: https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/the-rapture-vs-the-bible
From a Christian’s perspective, or my understanding as a Christian, no man has fully kept the Torah. All men have fallen short of this and there is no other method of atoning for sin besides faith in Christ who gave the final atonement. His death and resurrection is a perpetual atonement for all sin. This is no excuse to continue in sinning, however. To sin is a lack of faith and a failure in observance of Christ’ sacrifice. Love and faith are verbs and both or synonymous in spiritual terms. Christ said “those who love me will obey my commands.” You love Christ by obeying the commandments or the Torah. If you place your love in anything else before Him, perhaps that is the mark on your life.
However, every breath we take is another second of mercy where by we can cry out to God for forgiveness and you can instantly receive the gift of salvation which is a perpetual gift waiting for you to receive every second of everyday.
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Nicely put, Ilsaac. 🙂 Indeed, the way we show our love to God is to keep His commandments.
I never read or hear Jews (Hasidic, Sephardic or other) discuss something regarding the Torah and the law. There are more than 600 laws in the Torah. Breaking any of these laws is a sin, which is no part of God. God provided the Hebrews with methods for atoning for those sins (burnt offerings etc), but if we ponder the likelihood of living a sinless life under the law of the Torah,we see it is virtually impossible. Similarly, in His sermon on the mount, Jesus brought deeper understanding of laws that got to the spiritual nature of the sin we are tempted by and commit. There was a clear understanding of adultery as a physical act, but Jesus told the multitude that this sin manifests in the heart first as lust. He told the multitude it isn’t enough to just love your neighbor like you love yourself, but to also love and pray for your enemies, those who hate and use us. Love is an inspired feeling that causes some kind of action, and even the heathen loves his or her own… but to love as God loves is to love everyone, even those who hate and persecute us. Like the 600+ Mosaic laws, these commandments of the Lord Jesus are virtually impossible for the flesh to abide by every second of our whole lives. Now though, we have the endless mercy, love, faithfulness and the saving grace of the blood of Jesus Christ; the final atonement for all sin, and saving grace for those who will accept it, believe in it, repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and be blessed with the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
But as to your original question… I don’t know how not keeping the Torah would result in a mark appearing on my hand or forehead, unless you’re intimating that without following the Torah we will surely succumb to the deception of the AntiChrist.
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Joshuainfantado “I’m sorry but the rapture teaching or theory isn’t biblically sound”
What? The rapture is real, and the Tribulation period is for the Jews. Not the believing gentiles. This is why the rapture needs to take place to remove God’s Church from His wrath. We follow the God’s commandments but this doesn’t get us into heaven. Believing and accepting Jesus Christ as a our lord and savior and with God’s grace we are saved.
Can you show me where the “rapture” is in the Bible?
The mainstream Christianity today rejects the Torah, while at the same time claiming to be following Yahshua who kept the Torah and encouraged His followers to do same – Matt 5:17-19. When you reject Yahweh’s commandments and obey the commandments of anti-messiah, that is the mark of the beast, with or without a global currency.
Yea sounds like a spirit of Christ and spirit of anti christ one will do good the other will be distructive, as for the mark of the beast there are many ways of recireciving that so be very very careful out there, its getting very dangerous out there now
Thanks for your comment, Morgan. Surely, we must study God’s word more fervently as the last days drew to close.
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That’s right there other things which the devil can use to full man from the truth and finally truth comes when no one is a were
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Ist about personal worshiper.cause God love it worshiper
I think the Mark is already being implemented in a surreptitious way, i.e. no-one will see it coming .If you consider that things are becoming more and more draconian. You are already being forced into opening bank accounts as opposed to Post Office accounts and forced into going online to make applications you know like applying for housing for instance ,and there are lots of sneaky little by-laws and legislation going thru parliament that we don’t know of and nowthe churches going digital and not only endorsing these ‘contactless’ payments but encouraging these things because of ‘convenience’. Wouldn’t that make the implementation of the Mark seem more attractive to them?
It is true that technological advancement today, along with other government legislation, are paving the road to developing the Mark of the Beast.
The most important thing is that we do our part in discerning the sign of the age and make sure we don’t find ourselves getting the mark of the beast. Instead, let us seek God’s mark and be part of His true body of believers.
Very well written and encouraging. Thank you for investing time to write truth. God’s blessings on you. I appreciate the challenge to stay focused on the SEALER and not the mark.
Thanks Gina. May we all have the right knowledge, courage, and faith to avoid the mark of the beast.
Beware, the rise of bitcoin is causing everyone to become greedy and turn their faith to idols instead of trusting in God who have been providing those who trusted him their needs. Didnt God provided adam and eve with everything? We must unit our heart to pray for one another to hold on to his words. Adam left Eve alone to talk to the serpent that lead to their downfall. Dont fight alone, confess to one another and expose the lie of the devil.
No one beside God can be powerful without supports.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Samuel. Indeed, We must be careful with, not just Bitcoin, but also other worldly cares that can lead us away from God.
What scripture do you recommend to read the most to help us discern the truth from a lie besides revelation. I’m still trying to understand revelation. Some of it is confusing.
The Bible tells us that God’s word is truth and that all scripture is profitable. For this reason, there’s really no particular part of the Bible that you should focus on to find the truth, but rather you need to take it as a whole.
I understand that some verses are confusing. Thus, it is important to seek out the truth with all our hearts. Thankfully, God can see our hearts and He will reward us with the truth when we diligently look for it.
If you can tell me what’s specifically confusing, if time permits, I can tell you more. You can also send me an email: email@example.com.
To help you understand the book of Revelation better, I highly recommend you read this free study guide: https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/the-book-of-revelation-unveiled
I hope that helps, Ashley and may God bless your search for the truth. 🙂
XRP IS THE MARK OF THE BEAST
In what way? Because it’s not fully decentralised (depending on your opinion) I ask as a holder of a decent chunk of XRP.
If i joined Bitcoin and some say its aim is targeting the 666 , so how can i protect my self not to follow into that trap of 666 or mark of the beast because i love to follow my Jesus Christ till end
You can keep yourself from having the mark of the beast by staying close to God and doing His commandments. If you see that investing in Bitcoin put a rift between you and God, then it would be best to avoid it.
And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell matthew 18:9
I have received some messages OF persons asking me to invest like 10k, and get 30k…when i find out farther to see what they are investing on …..I find out that it is Bitcoin. And she said before i can earn that, that I hard to register first, that i should send my account details including my phone number. So I dnt really understand, this things are actually pointing to real. it might actually come in a cony way who knows….We really have to be very careful as believers not to fall in evil hands……..wisdom the BIBLE teaches us is profitable to Direct.
hold your God, Christ Jesus FIRM “Hebrews 10:23
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;”
1 Thessalonians 5:21
But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; this period”,
anything at all that your spirit did not go with dont walk into it…..seek the face of God and allow him by his spirit to lead you to the right part.
“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come”.
Be careful, dn’t allow anything become your Idle
You shall fear the Lord your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name”
“Exodus 20:3-5 King James Version (KJV)
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;”
Study your bible always for a better understanding(JOSHUA 1:8, 2TIMOTHY 2:15. Thank you.
********JESUS IS LORD***********
Thanks for your comment, Michael. 🙂 We certainly need to be wise as serpent, but harmless as a dove. Let us prove all things and examine all things. Most importantly, we need to ask God for guidance.
AS A CRISTIAN I BELIEVE WE ARE LIVING IN THE LAST DAYS, WE MOST BE PRAYING AND WACHING AND NOT CONCENTRATING IN THIS CURRENCY CALL THE BITCOIN.
Hi Luis, part of being a believing Christian is to “Watch and pray.” We can’t be like the proverbial ostrich who simply hid his head in the sand trying to ignore the signs of the ages.
God Bless you all i got my answer and I am blessed for all the information that have come my way
Thank you Janet. I’m glad you learned something from this article.
I’m here because my Brother in Christ “Chito” sent me here. Good read.
Glad to have you here, Swe.
Please i have invested in thise bitcoin with MY life saving.and recently i just give MY life to Christ.and i have to do some research about bitcoin which i was doing weather it good or not.and now due to what i read here and everbody comment .it simply show that bitcoin is not accepted by God .so can i take out MY investment and stop investing in it,or i should let everything go.Please someone should help me with a truth answer am comfuse.because i dont want anything to depart me God
Please note that I’m NOT saying that bitcoin is bad. I also don’t say it’s a good investment since I’m not an expert in this topic.
I don’t see, at this time of writing, anything about Bitcoin that goes against Christian principles. Of course, if it makes you greedy to the point that you love your investment more than God, then that’s a problem.
The whole point of my blog is that the cryptocurrency technology might be used in the future as a way to control people and fulfill prophecy.
I hope that makes sense, Richard. 🙂
If you need further help, please let me know.
Greetings and thank you for your video. Though I see this is a few years old, perhaps it is time to revisit this topic and question, especially given this Covid-19 debacle and the mad push for electronic proof of vaccine, which some want to encode on a chip they implant in your hand…. The same chip could be coded to connect to your banking information to facilitate payment for goods and services. With centralized currencies, this is an absolute concern. BitCoin and other decentralized currencies do not present this risk, IMO. The blockchain technology has given rise to Central Bank Digital Currencies, or CBDCs. The Chinese RenMinBi (Yuan) will be issued this year as a digital currency wholly controlled by the Central Bank of China. So let’s put it all together:
This vaccine passport they want to encode on an RFID chip they implant in our hands for our “convenience” (of course) will contain our medical information, which businesses or entities can use to deny us access or services if we’re not up to date on the eleventy billion vaccines they want us to have. Yes, they will use our vaccine status to determine whether we can buy or sell (and are already doing this). The chip can be coded to emit our banking details for purchase for our “convenience” (of course), and they’ll probably sell it as the most secure way to transact ever created. Of course the banking details would be tied to our accounts at the Federal Reserve (in the US at least). This pitch will come something like this: “Our CBDC will provide the Fed unprecedented, real-time data on how, when, where and why money moves the way it does. We can better predict economic trends, which will enable us to better direct expenditures and investments more equitably and in line with our global sustainable development goals.” We could find ourselves having “privilege taxes” applied to our purchases or income; nanny taxes on purchases of beef, chocolate or other “sinful” foods that don’t align with SDGs. “Historically oppressed” peoples may be charged considerably less for certain goods or services, and the Fed could make instant payments of reparations or whatever to certain people without needing to print cash, mail checks or anything. And of course, if you mess up, they can just shut you off.
While I’m not an expert on cryptocurrencies, I understand enough that the decentralized nature of most emerging cryptocurrencies would not allow for this. And it makes sense that the devil would copy something empowering and liberating like decentralized crypto, then tout His copy’s superiority and intention to ensure better financial equality or whatever… That chip is the Mark of the Beast, not crypto-currencies. Eventually one CBDC will be the only digital currency accepted as legal tender, and one will need that chip to both access and spend those CBDCs. Its why some of us are shouting from the rooftops about this vax passport….
Much love to you and yours in Christ Jesus!
Glad to read your insights on this, SavedbyJesus. I believe you have mentioned great points.
I also believe that crypto technology that we have can potentially be used in the future to set up the mark of the beast. It can also be combined with other means such as the vax passports.
Whatever happens, we must stay vigilant, watch, and pray for God’s intervention and help.
The number of “his” name. The beasts name or what the world calls any given user, any give man by a number. Ip address, account #, etc..
Because to even exist right now you already know all of this tech is going to give every man “his” number.
Many such prophetical things hold up to scrutiny from any view point on it which makes them all a little scarier because you certainly can view things in a different way. Like many would view it and argue to say NO THE BEASTS NUMBER! And probably be all fussy about how right they are/wrong you are. But his= you, whoever you are, is certainly a view too and it’s eerily sound to the world you know isn’t it?