On the scene, then how does one explain all of the Apocalypse 13:17 conditioning? For one example, check out what Amazon is planning to roll out “everywhere” … (see screenshot, below).
“Then the earth whence comes the second beast is a symbol of the Gentile nations in revolt against the Church. The two horns denote a twofold authority—spiritual and temporal. As indicated by the resemblance to a lamb, the prophet will probably set himself up in Rome as a sort of antipope during the vacancy of the papal throne mentioned above. But the elect will not allow themselves to be deceived.” Berry, Rev. E. Sylvester. The Apocalypse of St. John, 1921; Imprimatur, 1921.