Much ado has been made about the “Mark of the Beast” (Rev 13:17). This is a mark that people take on themselves when they worship “The Beast” (The Antichrist).
St. Victorinus (Church Father)
“And I saw a beast rising up from the sea, like a leopard” (Rev 13:1-2).
This signifies the kingdom of that time of Antichrist, and the people mingled with the variety of nations .
The beast then, according to St. Victorinus is the Antichrist. So it is the mark of the Antichrist of which we are speaking.
The Name of God
The Mark of the Beast is the “mark of its name” (Rev 14:11) written on foreheads of its idolatrous worshippers. John the Apostle puts the mark of the beast’s name in direct opposition to the “Name of the Lord written on their foreheads” (Rev 14:1).
The Apostle John opposes the worshippers of the Beast to the worshippers of the Lord, according to Scripture and St. Victorinus. It is clear it is not a computer chip, since it a computer chip is not false worship. It can be a useful tool, also a tool that can track, contain personal information and be used for targeted persecution in the wrong hands.
Not by Microchip
Supernatural works are done, not by earthly wisdom, but by supernatural acts: Objective nature, knowledge, and consent. Certainly, microchips have many functions, and as technological advances come to the fore, abuses may be perpetrated.
The focus should be on false worship. As the Book of Revelation indicates, the false worshippers of the beast shall be obvious (it shall be on their foreheads or hands).
Now by Science
Science has indicated that a person’s physiological state can tell if they worship the true God or not. For instance, Catholics who attend Mass twice a week have a 0% suicide rate. This means their neurochemicals are in a better state than non-Catholics, which even effects the pain false worshippers experience.
Prophetic: Microchips are and were indeed used in advancing the mission of the Antichrist (which is failing). It is the worship that constitutes the evil of servants of the Antichrist. Many are part of the Deep State.
“Absolutely certain and infallible special revelation(s)” (Council of Trent, Session 6, Canon 16).