I'm not saying you're wrong, or right, but where does the Bible "forbid" expressions of allegiance to any governments.
Also are you trying to imply the mark is related to giving allegiance to a government/s?
This is a spiritual mark, a mark of the soul, soul allegiance, that's what the mark of the beast is.
A conscious decision to promote all of Satan's plans/agendas and to be used as a tool for that purpose.
Pretty much selling your soul because all that take the mark are damned.
Where in the Bible is allegiance to a government forbidden? The 1st commandment of course.
"I AM the Lord thy God. You shall have no other gods before me.
" - Deuteronomy 5:7 & Exodus 20:3
If total allegiance and devotion to a government is not a conviction of the mind as well as an act of the hand and body, then what is it? Every despot in history has demanded loyalty of body mind and spirit to their administration. Every single one of them. A future antiChrist would do no less. One's loyalty to a government is an absolute demand. On the other hand, the government never promises similar devotion to its citizens. Never.
As a veteran of US military service and one who suffers from a permanent injury sustained during duty, but has never received a penny of support from the VA for it, I can attest to the lack of loyalty of government to its citizens.
"Your soul may belong to Jesus, but your a$$ is mine.
" - typical drill instructor in basic training informing new recruits of their status
The pledge of allegiance was formerly adopted by act of congress in 1942 as a civilian oath of allegiance similar to that of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Its earliest iteration was in 1892 as a response to the southern rebellion. In part it was worded thus: "We give our heads and hearts to God and our country; one country, one language, one flag!"
The current pledge of allegiance is an oath of support to the Federal government and its flag - the republic for which it stands. The modern pledge omits the Name of God as part of the obligation, as part of the pledge. Instead the language of the pledge puts God in the position of supporter of the Federal government. God never vindicates a government.
Our nation was not built upon mindless loyalty. It was built on liberty of its citizens. Liberty means freedom from oppression by government. Today there is not one single aspect of our lives that isn't regulated taxed or otherwise touched by the hand of government.
It is God who is to rule our hearts minds and hands. It is God who has jurisdiction over our spirits destiny. It is well for us to remember that. Governments, especially ours, would prefer us to forget.
The mark of the beast is more than a micro chip or tattoo. Biblical language suggests an absolute attitude of allegiance, which has always been preferred by despotic leaders. Will antiChrist demand less? I think not. Would micro chips and tattoos (*)
enhance governmental control. Of course they would. A repressive government or system would welcome them, as well as the pawns in the game. A new generation has arisen in the land which knows not God.
Neither do they fear Him or accept His LAW for their lives. Instead they believe that the government is and of a right ought to be the ultimate power in their lives. When the LAW and liberty of God is replaced by society, only violence and murder and thievery can be expected. So it is and so we see it today.
that's me, hollering from the choir loft....
(*) Tattoos are forbidden by the Bible and by Islam. Therefore the Bible does not condone a tattoo as an actual symbol of allegiance to antiChrist. The reference is figurative and therefore implies mental and physical loyalty.
Leviticus 19:28 "You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the LORD."
"It was narrated that Abu Juhayfah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: 'The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) cursed the one who does tattoos and the one who has a tattoo done.' " - Sahih Bukhari (hadith literature)