Holographic Images of the Beast?

Someday mobile devices will be capable of displaying 3D holographic images that you will be able to interact with. Imagine a friend calling you and your phone displays a live holographic image of your friend that you can converse with.

I told my dad about this technology before his passing and he immediately tried to link this potential technological development to the image of the beast (Antichrist) mentioned in Revelation 13:14-15.

“(14) And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (15) And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” (Revelation 13:14-15)

The idea he posited is that people could use holographic technology to create 3D holographic images of the beast to worship. In this article, I’ll share thoughts about the likelihood that people will create 3D holographic images of the beast to worship.

Life in the Images of the Beast

I’ve thought about the idea of people worshiping holographic images of the beast, but I believe it is unlikely to happen. The main issue I have with this idea is that Revelation 13:15 says the False Prophet will give “life” to the image of the beast. How can a holographic projection be given life?

  • In my article about fallen angels vs demons article, I cite Revelation 9:18-21 and Revelation 13:14 as potential evidence that demons could inhabit images or idols that people worship. In this case, demons would inhabit physical objects, which is not impossible for them since they are recorded in the Bible to have possessed individuals. In contrast, people would not be worshiping something physical if they utilize 3D holographic images of the beast. It’s hard to see how a demon would have the ability to possess an illusion.
  • Scientists are developing moving 3D holograms, but it’s difficult to see how a moving 3D hologram could be equated with being given “life”… The False Prophet giving “life” to images of the beast could easily be one of the deceptions he uses to fool people into worshipping Antichrist. However, I don’t believe people would be so easily deceived if they relied on holographic technology to worship the beast since more people each day are becoming aware that moving holograms is becoming a real technological possibility.

The Images of the Beast Can Kill

Another issue I have with the idea is that the image of the beast has the ability to kill people who refuse to worship it. If people are worshiping holographic images of the beast it’s hard to imagine how these images would know when a person is refusing to worship them. In contrast, if a demon inhabits a physical image or idol of the beast it could detect when someone refuses to worship it and perhaps alert the authorities of someone’s insubordination.

I believe it’s far likelier that the followers of the Antichrist will print out images of the beast from their printers or make idols (if they have the skill to make one) than to worship 3D holograms of the Antichrist.

Feel free to comment if you have any idea how this technology could be used by Antichrist in the end times or have a better idea how this technology could work than me. If you want to learn how to identify when the Mark of the Beast is about to be introduced, click this link for my article on the topic: When Is the Mark of the Beast Coming & Will You Be Forced to Get It?

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Wayne Croley
Wayne Croley

Hi! I’ve studied and written about Bible prophecy since I was a teenager. My goal is to make Bible prophecy easy for you to understand while avoiding the sensationalism seen elsewhere. I am the author of several end time books, including Prophecy Proof Insights on the End Times, a comprehensive book about the end times. I hold an M.B.A. and degrees in Managerial Economics and Political Science.