I am amazed that they actualy put that in writing. I believe that the mark of the beast is a very real thing. I am not saying that this is it. But I will not be geting one. People have been claiming it would be a chip implanted by our governement for years. I don't know if this is the actual "mark". But I do know that a huge number of christians would die before accepting it.
Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.