Dear Carnal Christian: How do I know you will take the Mark of the Beast? I'll tell you how I know.
When times were easier, you refused to stop purchasing Starbucks Coffee even after you found out that Starbucks funds abortion. When you found out that the Chairman of the San Diego Padres funds the killing of human embryonic stem cells, you still bought Padres tickets. When you found out that the Disney Corporation promotes the destructive sin of homosexuality to the youth of my generation, you still bought tickets to Disney amusement parks and movies.
Taking the Mark is just part of who you are.
Imagine a world where you cannot buy or sell unless you take the Mark. It is a dark world, a world that has extinguished the will to stand up for truth. How did they get to such a tormenting and hopeless place? I will tell you: when the people who claimed Christianity refused to relinquish their carnal embracement of Babylon they ended all hope for the effective resistance of the implementation of the Mark.