“I am the Lord. That is my name, and I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.” (Isaiah 42:8)
Subdue and Rule is the drive to bring our world under control and manage it. Conquer and Dominate is the drive to control everything in our world, including others, and keep it all under our control.
We’ve looked at how people use various ways to Conquer and Dominate others from outside. In this part, we’ll see how the drive to Conquer and Dominate has driven humanity to use technology to take control by physically manipulating God’s creation away from Him. We’re going down a very deep and dark hole because it’s now possible to meddle with our Creator’s design at the foundational genetic level.
Using Technology to Take Control of God’s Design
Taking control of God’s design: Mixing.
It’s entirely within our Subdue and Rule Mandate to use hybridizing techniques to improve God’s creation, but only if they are aligned with our King’s biological design and boundaries. A hybrid is “an offspring of two animals or plants of different subspecies, breeds, varieties, species, or genera” (merriam-webster.com).
For example, there’s nothing morally wrong with hybridizing plants for better disease resistance or animals for improved quality and food production. God’s boundaries aren’t violated since the mixed components are essentially the same plant or animal. There’s also no violation when cross-breeding horses and donkeys, as both are classified as equines. Their hybrid offspring, the mule, is often desirable because “they are smarter, more patient, and easier to work with than their horse mother and donkey father” (grit.com). However, because they are genetic subspecies, mixing their slightly different genome creates sterility, a subtle warning about the adverse consequences of blending differing genomic lines. So why does God set limits on mixing species?
First, our King has the sovereign right to establish order in His kingdom and the rules for how life within His kingdom will function. As our Creator, He’s established proper ways to mix (i.e., via the natural reproductive process) determined by flesh that’s suitably similar and dissimilar. When a mix is attempted with either too similar (homogeneous regarding gender) or too dissimilar (human-animal sexual relations) flesh, that’s a clear violation of our Creator’s limits (Leviticus 18:6-23). Proper biological mixing also defines proper relationships. In the marriage covenant, two persons must be properly similar (human) and dissimilar (gender) to marry and become “one flesh.” If one of those characteristics is not according to God’s order, He forbids them from sexual intercourse.
Second, God’s biblical prohibition on mixing seems to point to previous infractions. It’s like the lawyer label on a new hairdryer telling us not to use it in the shower. Why? Because some idiot likely did and hurt or killed themselves, and a lawsuit ensued. Genesis tells us that long before God gave His Torah commands to Israel at Mount Sinai, spiritual beings crossed the spiritual/material dimensional barrier and mixed with humans (Genesis 6). The Watchers morphed themselves to become similar enough for sex with humans but remained dissimilar enough in nature to corrupt God’s design with disastrous consequences.
God’s strongest prohibitions against mixing are in Leviticus, where He sets the boundaries of His kingdom between the holy and unholy, the sacred and profane, the clean and unclean, and life and death. In short, our King allows things His way only. He will eventually address (read judge) anything out of His divine order regardless of our thoughts or feelings.
Sadly, our technology has already helped us cross the line to mix vastly differing creatures at a genetic level using CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) technology. What is CRISPR? “In the field of genome engineering, the term ‘CRISPR’ or ‘CRISPR-Cas9’ is often used loosely to refer to the various CRISPR-Cas9 and -CPF1, (and other) systems that can be programmed to target specific stretches of genetic code and to edit DNA at precise locations, as well as for other purposes, such as for new diagnostic tools. With these systems, researchers can permanently modify genes in living cells and organisms and, in the future, may make it possible to correct mutations at precise locations in the human genome in order to treat genetic causes of disease” (broadinstitute.org, italics author).
Good intentions aside, CRISPR gene-editing technology is fantastic and frightening, depending on its use. CRISPR technology allows scientists to enter God’s creation domain and rearrange essential biological building blocks. Manipulating the human genome, for good or evil, brings us well into the forbidden zone and terrifyingly close to “You shall be as God.” But then again, acting like God is what some people want to do.
Taken to a Conquer and Dominate extreme, CRISPR unlocks a level of mixing that overrides God’s creation. CRISPR technicians can do what they want – changing God’s genetic design into their own regardless of God’s boundaries. With AI’s exponential development, experts are already exploring the frontiers of designer human beings. Undoubtedly, gene editing is a remarkable tool that can correct hereditary problems, but humanity faces immense threats in the wrong hands.
One threat is hacking the human genome. We’re not just talking about identifying genomic structures but permanently altering the human genome. “Most people agree that scientists should not edit the genomes of germline cells at this time because the safety and scientific communities across the world are approaching germline therapy research with caution because edits to a germline cell would be passed down through generations. Many countries and organizations have strict regulations to prevent germline editing for this reason. The NIH, for example, does not fund research to edit human embryos” (genome.gov, italics author). At what point will scientists cross the line and permanently alter God’s creation into something He never intended and rejects, as we saw with the Nephilim?
That all depends on human nature. What’s stopping a Conquer and Dominate-driven scientist, research lab, or national military from conducting unethical research to gain an advantage over an enemy? In 2020, former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe claimed that China was an even greater national security threat because “U.S. intelligence shows that China has conducted ‘human testing’ on members of the People’s Liberation Army in hopes of developing soldiers with ‘biologically enhanced capabilities’” (cnbc.com). But that can’t be. Everyone knows China is a godly nation with no ambitions for global dominance. Surely, they wouldn’t do anything unethical. Come to think of it, neither would any other technologically advanced country, specifically the U.S., right?
Let’s be honest. What world leader wouldn’t want a battalion of soldiers who could detect smells like dogs, navigate darkness like bats, and regenerate body parts like salamanders and starfish? What’s that? You don’t believe science can insert biological capabilities via gene editing from one species to another? Sorry. You’re mistaken.
In 2011, scientists created glow-in-the-dark cats by inserting genes that make fluorescent proteins into felines (blogs.scientificamerican.com). The phrase “inserting novel genes” means cross-species gene transfer.
From 2013 to the present, researchers have continually worked on producing spider silk from goat’s milk by inserting spiders’ silk-producing genes into a goat’s genome, creating species-mixed animals. Researchers did so because silk has remarkable properties that can produce new ligaments or bulletproof vests far superior to Kevlar. However, spiders don’t play well with each other when close to each other, and the silk protein can be produced far faster and in more significant quantities via genetically altered goats (agfundernews.com).
The above are examples of transgenics in action. “A transgenic animal is one whose genome has been altered by the transfer of a gene or genes from another species or breed” (whatisbiotechnology.org). Simply put, transgenics takes control of a creature’s genome and alters it via gene insertion to modify the resulting offspring. As you can see, this puts the transgenic process on the Subdue and Rule/Conquer and Dominate spectrum.
We’re talking about Hybrids, Cybrids, and Chimeras via transgenics. Let’s define those terms.
Hybrids. Hybrids are “offspring of two animals or plants of different subspecies, breeds, varieties, species, or genera” (merriam-webster.com). An example would be naturally cross-breeding two different cultivars of roses to produce a new characteristic, such as color or shape, or strengthen an existing one, such as amped-up disease resistance. Using transgenics, however, a hybrid is created when two cells with nuclei are fused to create a hybrid. The resulting cell has a nucleus with genes from the previous two nuclei (geeksforgeeks.org). Natural hybridization can only occur through successful sexual reproduction of closely related species. Somatic hybridization is a way to vault over the species barrier to create new species. From a scientific perspective, the prospect is exciting. From a spiritual perspective, it’s what the Watchers did to provoke God. At what point does one species become the other, or an entirely new species is formed with dual characteristics?
Cybrids. A cybrid is “a cell that has nuclear DNA from one source and cytoplasmic DNA from another…”(yourdictionary.com). In other words, a complete cell with a nucleus from one creature is inserted into another “empty” cell which had its nucleus removed. The resulting cells carry genes (mitochondrial and nuclear) from two different cells (geeksforgeeks.org).
Finally, we have Chimeras, an “organism composed of cells with different genotypes altogether” (biologyonline.com). This process is more than partial gene recombination. It fuses two creatures, creating one creature with two distinct sets of genes. For example, “In 1984 scientists created the world’s first sheep-goat chimera by fusing a sheep embryo and a goat embryo. The resulting ‘geep’ consisted of goat cells and sheep cells” (humanjourney.org.uk).
Why do this? The flippant answer is, “Because we can.” The serious answer is that some results benefit humanity, such as interspecies gene editing of crops to make them hardier in harsh climates. The new GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) plants are then patented and sold around the globe (fdli.org). The fact that they’re patented means whatever is produced from that plant ultimately belongs to the patent holder. “Sure, you can plant our hybridized corn, but we get a royalty from your harvest profits.”
So, what happens when a field of patented corn is planted next to a field of non-patented corn? Can the first farmer guarantee that the GMO pollen won’t fertilize the second farmer’s crop, producing corn with the patented designer genes? If so, does the first farmer have a claim to the second farmer’s crop which carries physical evidence? Oh, the lawyers love this!
Another control method Conquer and Dominate Big Agriculture employs is inserting “terminator genes” into plant genomes. These terminator crops produce sterile seeds that prevent farmers from using some of the seeds from the previous year’s harvest for the current year’s crop. They won’t sprout. Therefore, the farmer is forced to buy more seeds from the provider. This practice has caused significant agricultural and economic concerns (cases.open.ubc.ca).
GMO crops prove researchers are using technology to Subdue and Rule agriculture to help humanity. However, it also draws dangerously close to the Conquer and Dominate line because of the interspecies mixing issue, such as inserting pork protein-producing genes into rice to increase nutritional value in underdeveloped countries (newscientist.com). Genetic mixing becomes even more Frankensteinian when it involves splicing human and animal genomes.
Don’t look so shocked. You don’t think that people with the technological know-how and tools haven’t already pushed those boundaries, especially if they don’t know or fear the Creator? It’s already happened.
Human-animal chimerics. Scientists have produced true chimeras by introducing human stem cells into pig blastocysts, a cluster of dividing cells during early embryonic development. (nationalgeographic.co.uk). The researchers’ altruistic intent is to create human replacement organs within an animal host. Their reasons are “What if, rather than relying on a generous donor, you could grow a custom organ inside an animal instead?” and “to study human embryo development and understand disease.” The practical benefit is the building block stem cells would come from the future organ recipient, reducing the possibility of rejection. Doing so would also expand the supply of replacement human organs. Sadly, because of demand today, those needing organs must compete for viable matching organs, which has fueled the global organ trafficking market.
Sounds like a great solution, right? Not so much. Remember, the organ from a chimera will contain genes from two different species. That means the animal genes alien to God’s human genetic design are introduced to the human body and will thrive within the host body. How will that affect the chimeric organ recipient? Will the pig’s DNA and RNA insinuate itself into the human genome? Will the resultant mixed DNA cause cancer, immune issues, or other unintended consequences?
Here’s another disturbing chimeric example. In 2021, scientists from Spain and the U.S. traveled to China to research creating a chimera between human stem cells and a developing monkey embryo (original.newsbreak.com). The person commenting on the original article raised crucial concerns. “The potential for human cells to spread outside the target organ of interest is a significant worry. The ethical ramifications would be severe, for example, if stem cells managed to get loose and develop human neurons in an animal’s brain. Furthermore, it is very challenging to limit the growth of human cells to a single organ, which makes the ethical issues more challenging.”
For a vivid imagining of what could happen when technology is used for Conquer and Dominate purposes regardless of God’s boundaries and ethics, one need only watch the 2009 movie “Splice” about the monstrous results of human-animal gene splicing.
Human-animal transgenics raises shocking questions:
· How far does gene editing go before an animal becomes humanized enough to be recognized as human?
· At what point do humanized animals gain self-awareness and demonstrate abilities like human thinking, speech, or other characteristics unique to humans?
· Will it then have human rights?
· When will human beings become animalized to the point where they are no longer human even though they carry obvious human traits?
· Will altering people via patented genes and processes produce patented people? Could a company claim a human being as one of its proprietary products? Genetic innovators and entrepreneurs could make a legitimate legal case similar to patented seeds and plants. What’s to stop them from applying the same legal arguments to claim ownership of people? Will a court have to decide?
Human-animal cybrids have already been produced by taking a human cell nucleus and inserting it into an emptied animal cell. This type of experimentation was conducted from 2008 to 2011 and produced “155 ‘admixed’ embryos, containing both human and animal genetic material” (gulfnews.com).
Yes, fifteen years ago.
Scientists are using cutting-edge technology, increasingly guided by AI, to brazenly cross God’s germlines to bring forth multiple genome creatures of their own design. Technological tools such as CRISPR have been deployed to Conquer God’s genetic domain and Dominate it.
Even though scientists from many nations are involved in such frightening research, China leads the way. That’s no surprise since China’s human rights abuses, such as forced organ harvesting, are well-known and documented (humanrightscommission.house.gov).
In 2018, China announced that Chinese scientist He Jiankui created the world’s first gene-edited human babies, Lulu and Nana, born in China (theconversation.com). Understand what has happened. Previous gene-splicing research experiments produced human embryos that were destroyed after a limited development time (another ethical issue). He Jiankui delivered genetically altered full-term twins.
No one knows the implications for these genetically modified girls or even humanity. How fast are we advancing toward designer-people? Will we create multiple classes of people determined by their forced and corrupted evolution? Should the genetically modified girls marry, their designer genome will be irretrievably mixed into the global human genome.
Metaphysically asking, is reproductive/genetic science creating a link between the spiritual and human world as the Watchers did before? Likely not, because spiritually-sourced knowledge made the Watchers’ work possible. However, what happens if scientists create a humanized animal? An animal has a life force but no soul, as humans do. At what point would a human-animal hybrid cease to be human but become an animal humanized enough to contain a spirit?
The lines are blurring.
It seems the scientific community is following in the Watchers’ footsteps. By doing so, will we also invoke God’s wrath? Will humanity suffer under the consequences of altruistic but misguided intentions? Will we create our own giants who will turn on us before God steps in to destroy the abominations and a genetically contaminated human race along with them?
Perhaps the physical contamination issue is one reason God spared Noah and his family. Genesis 6:9 says, “Noah was a righteous man, blameless among his contemporaries; Noah walked with God.” The word for “blameless” is tamim, meaning “without defect, blameless, perfect,” which is used literally and figuratively (regarding morality). Sunday School focuses on Noah’s moral alignment with God. But of the ninety-one times tamim is used in the Bible, forty-one have to do with physical perfection, as in a physically unblemished animal sacrifice. Did God select Noah and his family partly because theirs was the earth’s last physically uncorrupted human family? It’s an interesting question.
Besides altering the human genome, we’ve already encountered threats from changing pathogens genetically to increase gain-of-function and gene therapies created to combat those pathogens (COVID-19 and the shots). It is no secret that nations with the scientific capabilities to gene splice pathogens into more virulent and fatal forms are doing so. Why? To Conquer and Dominate via biological warfare, and there’s a lot of money to be made by unethical and unscrupulous mercenary technicians. Just look at the money that flowed into the researchers’ pockets and the billions made by Big Pharma, who happened to speed-develop a “safe and effective” vaccine just in time to “remedy” the COVID epidemic.
As a lesson to us all about how safe and effective gene therapy can be in the hands of Conquer and Dominate globalists, we all need to look at the results of the global COVID inoculation campaign unfolding. In a September 14, 2023, speech before the European Parliament on COVID-19 vaccines, Dr. Peter McCullough said, “The vaccines have ravaged the populations in the world. Worldwide two-thirds of people took a vaccine … [the messenger RNA vaccine] is the code for the potentially lethal spike protein part of the virus. It was the worst idea ever to install the genetic code by injection and allow the unbridled production of a potentially lethal protein in the human body for an uncontrolled duration of time. Everything we’ve learned about the vaccine since they’ve come out is horrifying. The spike protein is proven in 3 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts to cause four major domains of disease.” (expose-news.com, italics author).
It is becoming increasingly evident that altering the body to produce the same spike protein as COVID-19 was either woefully misguided or a nefarious way to Conquer and Dominate the global population. Time will tell.
Even worse is the discovery by Professor Buckhaults that plasmid DNA contaminates the Pfizer vaccine. “‘This DNA can and likely will integrate into the genomic DNA of cells that got transfected with the vaccine mix … we do this in the lab all the time; we take pieces of DNA, we mix them up with a lipid complex, like the Pfizer vaccine is in, we pour it onto cells and a lot of it gets into the cells. And a lot of it gets into the DNA of those cells and it becomes a permanent fixture of the cell. It’s not just a temporary thing. It is in that cell from now on and all of its progeny from now on and forever more … So, that’s why I’m kind of alarmed about this DNA being in the vaccine. It’s different from RNA because it can be permanent… DNA is a long-lived,’ Prof. Buckhaults explained. ‘What you were born with you’re going to die with and pass on to your kids. DNA lasts for hundreds of thousands of years … So, alterations to the DNA – they stick around’” (expose-news.com).
They stick around, that is, until God steps in to correct or erase His genetically blemished creation.
When I read in the book of Revelation about global pestilences killing vast numbers of people, I don’t bat an eye anymore. In fact, I wonder why it hasn’t happened already due to a pathogen’s careless or purposeful release. How long will it be until a truly virulent and fatal plague either escapes from a lab or is deployed as an attack, unleashing an ELE, an extinction-level event (futurism.com)? Was COVID-19 just a rehearsal?
But genetic alteration is only a start for those who want to be a god. We can now mimic God’s ability to create.
Taking control of God’s design: Creating
When we think of creating, it isn’t modifying what already exists but creating what hadn’t existed before. Creating ex nihilo is impossible for human beings to do because 1) God has reserved for Himself the power to create out of nothing, and 2) we’re limited to the physical world for now. Judging by how rotten humanity can be, it’s a good thing we can’t create something from nothing. But within our power to Subdue and Rule creation, we can get close by manipulating existing elements to create a thing seemingly.
Although the process at this time is embryonic (pun intended), the Weizmann Institute team has created an “embryo model” that functions just like a natural human embryo but without sperm or egg involved (bbc.com). The purpose is to mimic an embryo in structure and function without dealing with the troublesome ethics of using a natural embryo. And yet, the team reported, “I can see the trophoblast, which would normally become the placenta, enveloping the embryo. And it includes the cavities - called lacuna - that fill with the mother’s blood to transfer nutrients to the baby. There is a yolk sac, which has some of the roles of the liver and kidneys, and a bilaminar embryonic disc - one of the key hallmarks of this stage of embryo development.” If that’s the case, what would happen if the model embryo were allowed to grow past the 14-day legal limit? Would it develop into a fully functioning human being that did come from two parents? That goes far beyond a virgin birth.
But that raises spiritual and metaphysical questions. If a person is “created” without a sperm or egg but simply from cell mechanics, would they have a soul? Yes, the physical form would have human architecture, but what about the “ghost in the machine,” the living soul or spirit that animates us? If the being is alive, would God recognize the being as part of His creation? Would the no-parent person need salvation or not? Would the human shell be irredeemable because of its base nature?
Even more frightening is the revelation Jesus gives us about “empty” physical bodies if the following scripture is taken literally. “When an unclean spirit comes out of a person, it roams through waterless places looking for rest, and not finding rest, it then says, ‘I’ll go back to my house that I came from’” (Luke 11:24). According to Enoch, the spirits of the deceased Nephilim are condemned to roam the earth in a disembodied state as evil spirits looking to be in a physical body once more. By making human-animal hybrids or creating human beings via cell mechanics, are today’s techno-Watchers creating soulless beings, empty containers that a Legion will fill quickly (Luke 8:30)?
Let’s get really spooky here. Are disembodied spirits guiding clueless researchers to create empty physical bodies for the spirits to inhabit? (Cue ominous music.)
Aside from the dreadful spiritual aspects of messing with human genetics in the drive to Conquer and Dominate God’s creative domain, we have even worse problems on the horizon. Emm Waters of Real Clear Wire recently posted a piece revealing the advent of “Three-Parent Embryos ” (wnd.com). Nice. Science is stepping into God’s domain of creating life and altering the definition of parenthood/personhood. Waters writes, “This reproductive technology—like all forms of In vitro fertilization (IVF)—could easily dehumanize future generations of children if it is used for non-medically necessary ends, such as the creation of designer babies—or genetically-enhanced ultra-humans. If so, it must be rejected… this is a radical shift in how and from whom children are created” (italics author).
What’s fueling this drive to create human beings unnaturally? First, I believe it’s the Conquer and Dominate god complex run amok. Second, there’s a lot of money to be made in the human fertility industry. “Big Fertility knows its clientele well. IVF is a $3 billion industry in the U.S.; the overall fertility market brings about $8 billion. As one convicted surrogacy clinic owner said, ‘Here is a little secret for all of you. There is a lot of treachery and deception in [the fertility industry] because there is gobs of money to be made’” (foxnews.com).
The ethical questions soon follow. Is it morally right to make a Build-A-Baby via genetic manipulation? What happens when a developing child is tested and fails the genetic outcomes the prospective buyers paid for? Will aborting the “child” be moral since we’re dealing with a genetic construct rather than a naturally-conceived human being?
People are not God, yet scientists are messing with His design, infringing, encroaching, and usurping His creative domain. And yes, that’s playing God. But we’re not God; when we try to set our hand to God-like powers, we fail, and the fruit of those labors is often corrupt and rotted. CRISPR and other new gene editing technologies are not perfect. One slip and humanity is looking at a slow-motion mass extinction event as faulty designer genetic code is passed from generation to generation.
Taking control of God’s people: Transhumanism and Hacking Humanity
Let’s now address the transgenic elephant in the room. Can transgenics be used to control the human body and, thus, people? What happens when scientists use gene-altering technology on human beings to improve them? It’s already happening, and it’s called transhumanism.
Trans, as a prefix, means “on or to the other side of : across : beyond.” Also, “so or such as to change or transfer.” The idea is about change that takes or carries a thing from one side to the other. Transgenderism is the attempt to take or carry a person from one gender to another through form or sexual behavior.
According to Britannica.com, transhumanism is a “philosophical and scientific movement that advocates the use of current and emerging technologies—such as genetic engineering, cryonics, artificial intelligence (AI), and nanotechnology—to augment human capabilities and improve the human condition.” The transhumanists’ future sees technology slowing, stopping, or reversing the aging process, increasing human lifespans, even achieving immortality, and amping up our “cognitive and sensory capacities.” The ultimate goal is that with massive technological upgrades and a kind of forced evolution, humanity will rise above our current human limitations and become “post-human,” or H+ (britannica.com).
In light of God’s word, the arrogance and chutzpah are astounding. “You know, God, You just didn’t do it right. Step aside and let us make it better.” People pretending to be God. Conquer and Dominate, anyone?
What these genetic enhancement efforts equate to is part of the “hacking humanity” movement as referred to by globalists like Klaus Schwab, founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum, and historian, philosopher, and WEF advisor Yuval Noah Harari, author of the popular books Sapiens and Homo Deus.
What does “hacking humanity” mean? Per Yuval Harari, on the surface, it means using AI to scour and collect a person’s data to manipulate and guide them toward predetermined goals, such as what to purchase, what political and social views to hold, and what actions to take. Under the surface, though, within the human body, it means hacking a human being’s genetic code to create Human 2.0 in humanity’s image. Let’s be clear. Hacking humanity means hijacking the human race via mental or emotional manipulation or physically manipulating the human genome to create “improved” human beings.
Hacking humanity is more than just exerting control over people from the outside by manipulating them via technology. Hacking humanity has a literal side, which we’ve just been examining. Transhumanism aims to use AI for implants and genetic modification, willing or forced, to upgrade human beings (mises.org).
Endgame: “You shall be like God.”
Yuval Harari revealed his and the transhumanists’ astonishing arrogance in 2018 when he said, “By hacking organisms, elites may gain the power to reengineer the power of life itself. This will be not just the greatest revolution in the history of humanity. This will be the greatest revolution in biology since the very beginning of life 4 billion years ago. Science is replacing evolution by natural selection by evolution via intelligent design. Not the intelligent design of some God above the clouds, but our intelligent design, and the intelligent design of our clouds: the IBM cloud, the Microsoft cloud … these are the new, driving forces of evolution” (breakpoint.org, italics author).
As Harari sees it, people will transition from Homo Sapien (Wise Man) to Homo Deus (Man-God). “We are probably among the last generations of homo sapiens. Within a century or two, Earth will be dominated by entities that are more different from us, than we are different from Neanderthals or from chimpanzees. Because in the coming generations, we will learn how to engineer bodies and brains and minds. These will be the main products of the 21st century economy’” (mises.org).
Once humanity reaches the H+ “new-and-improved-version,” the world will become a technological serfdom. The elites will control most, if not all, of the world’s resources and become god-like with total control over the rest of lesser-evolved humanity. The elites will exist in immortality while their serfs serve them until they die. Remember what Klaus Schwab said in 2016, “You will own nothing and be happy.”
Technology will replace spirituality because, after all, spirituality is just a story, a myth, that people created to cope with life. “The theistic religions that originated in the Middle East will disappear, to be replaced by new cyber-based religions originating in Silicon Valley. Spirituality, that is, will be nothing but the expression of reverence for newly created silicon gods, whether they be game characters, game designers, or the elites themselves” (Harari). [For a speed summary of Yuval’s book, Homo Deus, check out Speed Summary: Homo Deus – A Brief History of Tomorrow, brandgenetics.com/human-thinking/speed-summary-homo-deus-a-brief-history-of-tomorrow].
And so we’ve reached the core of transhumanism – People using technology to gain a biological advantage over others to establish unassailable control over humanity forever. Human engineering may have limited benefits regarding sickness and disease. But like any tool used for immoral purposes, the underlying motive is not for improvement but control (harbingersdaily.com). Again, a project’s focus and means of control reveal whether it is God’s ordained Subdue and Rule Mandate at work or the corrupted Conquer and Dominate version. Regarding hacking the human, Subdue and Rule recognizes individual ownership of those inherent parts of ourselves. Conquer and Dominate usurps and uses another’s body for its benefit and to establish ever-widening dominance and control.
The good news, at least for now, is that many watchdogs worldwide are actively exposing and putting the brakes on unscrupulous scientists and researchers pushing technology’s ethical boundaries (theconversation.com).
The truly scary part is I’ve only scratched the surface. A deep internet search on this topic yields vast amounts of information to consider, too much for the average person. Therefore, I recommend Dark Aeon: Transhumanism and the War Against Humanity by Joe Allen as an essential primer.
Consequence: Provoking the Lord’s Wrath
By now, you should realize that messin’ with creation’s genome brings us terribly close to the sins of the Watchers who crossed God’s spiritual-material line and mixed with the human race. At what point will God once again step in to stop people perverting His creation and judge them for doing so? The Watchers created a wholly corrupted world filled with genetically-stained beings that mocked God’s image. The physically and morally distorted Nephilim and humanity could no longer serve as God’s image, His representatives in human form because the human form was irreversibly marred, human nature was fallen, and people refused to follow their Creator, save for Noah and his family, which brings up an interesting question. Can humanity become so damaged through rampant spiritual evil and physical alteration that they qualify as irredeemable and must be destroyed?
Knowing the alleged source of such gene-altering technology (the Watchers), could we assume that genetic rediscoveries are not just intellectually derived? Are malevolent forces possibly guiding humanity toward self-manipulation and self-annihilation to thwart God’s plan and design for His creation?
Whether inspired or guided, taught or not, scientists and researchers are apparently following in the footsteps of those beings that provoked God to wrath. Will what we duplicate cause extreme violence on Earth along with horrifying corruption? Will those same activities unleash global disasters, God’s judgment, and humanity’s extinction?
Names carry significant meaning in the Bible. A name reveals a person’s nature or mission. Jesus’ Hebrew name, Yeshua, means salvation. Jesus’ nature and mission were to bring salvation to humanity.
Regarding Yuval Noah Harari, my friend and doctoral advisor, Dr. Cheryl Durham, pointed out to me in an email a fascinating insight about his name. Yuval in our English Bible is Jubal. Dr. Durham wrote, “The earliest biblical references to technology are Jubal, who developed and deployed his knowledge to build the technology of musical instruments (Genesis 4:21), and Tubal-Cain, who was one of the earliest metallurgists, creating metallic tools for farming (Subdue and Rule) and, according to Jewish sources, weapons of war (Conquer and Dominate) (Genesis 4:22).” Dr. Durham notes that Klaus Schwab’s Israeli senior advisor who “claims we do not need God anymore carries the same name,” (Jubal/Yuval). It’s also interesting that Tubal-Cain’s technology to make weapons facilitated humanity’s Conquer and Dominate drive toward more violence, which could only be stopped by God drowning it out (Noah). Is there something prophetic in Yuval’s name, even though he regards those “Middle Eastern religions” as only myths?
God’s real transhumanism: Salvation now and Body 2.0 at the resurrection.
God’s word says we’re all wrecked, spiritually dead to Him. But that can’t stop our all-powerful and all-loving God. Even a spiritually dead sinner living the most evil life can be redeemed and restored to the Father through Jesus’ sacrifice and the Holy Spirit’s power – Person 2.0. Then, when Jesus returns, His dead followers will be raised to life (John 11:23-27; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; Revelation 20:4), and together with the living believers, Jesus will upgrade us to Body 2.0. Talk about a reboot of our human genome! We will be completely restored to our factory settings, complete with upgrades like Jesus’ body (walking through walls and instantaneous travel, Luke 24:36-37, 30-31), and able to live in the natural and supernatural dimensions forever.
That puts everything in perspective now. The transhumanists are trying to do precisely what God is doing now – restoring humanity to its original perfect condition in a perfect creation. Only the transhumanists want it on their terms according to their design so they can be the gods controlling everything they’ve usurped from God Himself.
What the transhumanists are doing is a cheap imitation of what God is already doing, only in their strength and machinations. The transhumanists and their ilk are trying to usurp God’s kingly authority revealed through the first three commands in Genesis.
1) Command #1: “Do it My way only” (Genesis 2:16-17). The transhumanists strive for absolute self-determination, void of God, and counter to God’s command to obey His will. This is taking control of oneself without God.
2) Command #2: “Subdue the earth…rule” (Genesis 1:28). The transhumanists strive for sovereignty over all creation by upgrading themselves to god status and controlling the world as they see fit. This is controlling creation without God.
3) Command #3: “Be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28). The transhumanists strive for absolute control over human reproduction, creating and modifying humanity with total control. This is controlling the remaining part of creation, people, as gods.
In short, transhumanism is humanity perverting God’s third command, “subdue and rule,” and using it to take control over God’s second command, “be fruitful and multiply,” in direct opposition to His first and primary command, “Do it My way only.”
Regardless of the transhumanists’ stunning vision with all their themes and variations, what they blissfully ignore is this: Even though they create ways to breach the physical and spiritual realms, they will face a Creator who will declare to them,
“I am the Lord. That is my name, and I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols” (Isaiah 42:8).
God’s primary glory is that He is the Creator of all things. All the efforts of the self-glorifying and self-deceived transhumanists will self-destruct at one word from the Creator, “Then the one seated on the throne said, ‘Look, I am making everything new.’ He also said, ‘Write, because these words are faithful and true’” (Revelation 21:5). When God speaks, the transhumanists’ dreams will come crashing down.
Subdue and Rule Masters or Conquer and Dominate Monsters?
A scene from the movie The Fifth Element shows the protagonist, Priest Vito Cornelius, confronting the antagonist, Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, over the location of four stones that, when placed in proximity to the legendary Fifth Element, a Super-Human Being, will release power to stop Ultimate Evil bent on destroying the universe, starting with earth. With great insight, the two characters’ discussion reveals the difference between technology used to Subdue and Rule or Conquer and Dominate (youtube.com).
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg: It’s nice to see you again, Father.
Priest Vito Cornelius: Ah, I remember you now. The so-called art dealer.
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg: I’m glad you got your memory back. Because you’re gonna need it. [directs his men out of his office] Where are the stones?
Priest Vito Cornelius: I don’t know. And even if I did know, I wouldn’t tell somebody like you.
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg: Why? What’s wrong with me?
Priest Vito Cornelius: I try to serve life. But you only...seem to want to destroy it.
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg: Oh, Father, you’re so wrong. Let me explain. [closes office door, places an empty glass on desk] Life, which you so nobly serve, comes from destruction, disorder and chaos. Take this empty glass. Here it is, peaceful, serene and boring. But if it is [Pushes glass off table] destroyed... [robot cleaners move to clean broken glass] Look at all these little things. So busy now. Notice how each one is useful. What a lovely ballet ensues, so full of form and color. Now, think about all those people that created them. Technicians, engineers, hundreds of people who’ll be able to feed their children tonight so those children can grow up big and strong and have little teeny-weeny children of their own, and so on and so forth. Thus, adding to the great chain... of life. [Desk prepares a glass of water and a bowl of fruit] You see, Father, by creating a little destruction, I’m actually encouraging life. In reality, you and I are in the same business. Cheers. [drinks water with cherry, only to choke on cherry stuck in throat. Zorg frantically presses all buttons on his desk in an attempt to get something to clear his throat]
Priest Vito Cornelius: Where’s the robot to pat you in the back? Or the engineer? Or their children, maybe? [Desk brings out Zorg’s pet Picasso; Zorg motions it to try and help him] There, you see how all your so-called power counts for absolutely nothing? How your entire empire of destruction comes... crashing down. All because of one little... cherry. [slaps Zorg in the back, causing him to spit the cherry at Picasso]
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg: [opens doors, throws Cornelius to guards] You saved my life, and in return, I’ll spare yours... for now.
Priest Vito Cornelius: You’re a monster, Zorg.
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg: I know. [directs guards to take Cornelius away]
Because humanity hasn’t learned to control itself, crossing God’s lines is easy. Throughout history, it’s been easy for humanity to move from master to monster. How we deal with technology will ultimately reveal which one we’ve become.
And remember, “Just because we can do something, doesn’t mean we should.”
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