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Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Surprising Spread and Cultural Impact of Transhumanism

Prophecy Sign:  The future "Mark of the Beast"

What will make up the coming "Mark of the Beast"?  If you believe the Seventh day Adventists, it will be Sunday worship; If you subscribe to the "Antichrist will be a Muslim" prophecy interpretation, then the mark will be some form of allegiance to Islam. Or could it be an RFID chip, or perhaps the new wearable digital tattoos, or some other form of hi-tech gadgetry?

One thing for sure, once the bearer takes the mark, there is no going back.  Given that knowledge, if the mark were simply an allegiance to some religion or other, or perhaps some sort of removable mark, (RFID or otherwise). could not the bearer simply have an epiphany and convert from the offending religion or surgically remove the ID chip and be removed from God's wrath?  The bible says NO.  That once taken, this mark will identify the bearer forever and condemn she or he to an eternity of torment. Taking the mark of the Beast will be an eternal decision.

So what could possibly mark a person for life and which has no ability for removal or change?  How about a DNA upgrade to that of a human hybrid, (transhuman).  We believe, as do prophecy writers Tom Horn, Doug Hamp and others, that the coming Mark of the Beast will be a DNA sequence from Satan's own spawn, the Antichrist.  It will be very much like what happened pre-flood when fallen angels messed with God's creations and formed all forms of corrupted entities known as the Nephilim.  These entities were neither man or angelic, but rather a hybrid that God subsequently destroyed.  Such will be the case again when mankind takes the Antichrist's mark and becomes a corrupted creation with no further ability to be redeemed by the mercy and love of God.  This is why the angel of God warns mankind during the Tribulation, not to take the mark.

A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, they, too, will drink the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. Revelation 14:9-10 NIV

The Surprising Spread and Cultural Impact of Transhumanism
If you could enhance your intelligence, significantly extend your lifespan, or overcome a moral flaw with the help of surgery or pharmaceuticals, would you do it?  What if you could make these same improvements in your children before they are even born? Herein lies the question at the center of the growing movement known as transhumanism: if technology could enable you to enhance your life in some way, would you do it, even if it meant losing part of your humanity in the process?  Transhumanism has been called everything from a cultural impulse to a formal school of thought by those who study it. “It is the desire to use technology to go beyond, to transcend, the current condition of humanity to give human beings greater intellectual, physical, and even moral powers,” said Michael Cook, editor of MercatorNet, an online magazine focused on bioethics and the dignity of the human person.

Humans Are Already More "Enhanced" by Technology Than We Realize
But its inclusion helps the director, Regan Brashear, explore provocative questions about how far society should go with transformative enhancement technologies, such as bionics, implanted computer chips, brain-computer interfaces, genetic engineering, and pharmacology. Where it is perhaps most powerful is in its exploration of the line between normal and abnormal, especially when it comes to the ideology of transhumanism.
Transhumanists “view human nature as a work in progress” and hope that developments in science and technology will enable us to become people “with vastly greater capacities than present human beings have”.  Some of its adherents truly do believe parents are morally obliged “to have the healthiest children through all natural and artificial means available.” Brashear wants her audience to know about their controversial ideology of “procreative beneficence,” rather than remaining unaware of its existence and influence.

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