Eight years ago, on July 24, 2013, Chuck Missler spoke at Calvary South Denver in Littleton Colorado about us moving into what some call the age of the hybrids; an aspect of which is transhumanism. He touches on four technologies associated with transhumanism, each of which have been accelerating so fast that breakthroughs are coming on almost a weekly basis. Interestingly, he adds that these technologies are converging upon each other, which basically means that they are all headed in the same direction that as they each progress, they are merging and becoming part of one another. These four technologies include:
· Genetics and Microbiology
· Artificial Intelligence
If you consider for a moment what these technologies might look like if they were to come together, you might begin to understand why Missler says that “we are on a journey from the myths of yesterday to the realities of tomorrow.” In the following summary that was presented at the meeting, it is worth bearing in mind that over the past several decades, technology has consistently proven to advance exponentially 1,2 (perhaps to an even greater extent in the case of these particular technologies). This means that the level of technology we are at today should far transcend the understanding presented by Missler eight years ago.
Regarding Genetics and Microbiology, scientists were cited as having created sheep with human hearts and livers, pigs with human blood and several other horrifying scenarios of animals growing extruded human limbs. In this topic, Missler gave a warning over the potential for self-replicating mutations from what is being created, raising the lack of safeguards in place over experimentation and research with genetic and microbiological technology, leaving the door open for abuse and errors.
On the topic of Robotics he speaks of the brain to computer interface (BCI) moving towards people actually beginning to connect devices to the human brain. While skin has been a limitation in the field of robotics limiting the ability for a robot to feel what it is touching, recent advances include the creation of a synthetic skin so sensitive that it can feel the footprint of a fly! This technology has opened up new ways of communication with robotics and given great advance in the area of robotic limbs.
In the field of Nanotechnology we get an understanding of the scale of the industry as Missler explains that the thickness of a piece of paper is about 100,000 nanometres. Nanotechnology is talking about molecular sized machines and involves the manufacture and manipulation of materials at the molecular, or the atomic level – certainly nothing that man can do outside of programming. Consider wanting to assemble the actual production line at the Ford Motor Company, but being able to do so at a molecular level using a nanoscale device that combines individual molecules to create a nano factory. It is possible to then use that nano factory to build another one twice the size, then again, and continue that process until you have a full size factory3! He speaks of having these nan factories inside of you, being able to find a place within your body and intelligently manufacture then deliver micro-doses of medicine as defined by the programming given to it! Advances in the field of Nanotechnology were cited as being extremely difficult to keep up with as it is moving so fast.
Regarding Artificial Intelligence, Missler speaks of a blurring distinction between man and machine – eight years ago! Technology has moved into a place where computers can scan our brain and our mind and identify thoughts – without even needing to physically connect to the brain, but reading the brain through other devices. Though he also discussed progress in a more invasive method of Brain to Computer Interface where computers were physically being placed inside the human skull. Another leap forward were computer processing chips designed for a new generation of computers capable of learning from what is going on around them; termed cognitive computers, they are able to receive multiple inputs (similar to hearing, sight, smell and even touch through a sensor studded glove) for self-programming.
The concept of exponential technological growth can be visualised if you plot the progress technology (vertical) against time (horizontal). Advancing technological progress means that the curve of progress against time is getting steeper and steeper as time goes on. If you were to project this into the future, there is a point (considered only to be a few years away (from 2013!) when the curve of progress becomes vertical. This point is termed the “singularity” and is where computers will exceed the capacity of the human brain. The “singularity” is a major milestone in the field of artificial intelligence, and has the ultimate aspiration of allowing the ability to exchange “consciousness” between bodies.
In considering this concept, consider that similar advances in the realms of genetics, biology, robotics and nanotechnology are all headed in that same direction; all of a sudden we have a path to immortality. Taking it to an even greater level, consciousness can begin to be united together into one body. When leading scientists in these fields were asked if they believe there is a God, their answer was: not yet. They believe they are creating god.
Considering the concept of transhumanism and the goal to obtain eternal life through technology, let us see how this relates to the narrow path which the Word of God describes as the way to eternal life.
Scripture tells us that our bodies are merely a tent, a tabernacle, a house – a place for our soul to reside for a time before it goes back to the eternal realm it came from.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Jer 1:5
Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you, knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me. Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my death. 2Pe 1:13-15
“But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?‘ John 16:5
We should seek to know where we were when God knew us before He formed us in the womb, and where we are going. It is certainly very evident that the kingdom of God is not currently on earth.
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. … My kingdom is not from here.” John 18:36
…I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2
Jesus is clearly making a distinction between His kingdom where He came from, and what is of this world.
And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. John 8:23
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 1Jn 2:15-16
I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. John 17:14-16
Scripture is telling us that people who do not know Him are of this world; that all of our desires and lusts and wants are of this world; that all of the things in the world are of this world. Alternatively, scripture does tell us what is not of this world: Jesus is not of this world, His kingdom is not of this world, the Word of the Father is not of this world, where He is now is not of this world. But we do well to note that none of this is talking about physical location, because it is clear where Jesus says that His disciples were not of this world, even though they were physically still in this world.
The path to eternal life can only be through correct understanding of the Word of God because anything else (even if it is a phenomenal progress of technology actually able to remove our consciousness from the corruptible flesh given to us at the fall by extracting it into digital form) is in the world, from the world, and of the world so cannot be part of the kingdom of heaven.
Our soul is already eternal! It is our appetite, our mind, our living being, our desire and our passion4. This means our thoughts, attitudes, understandings… our consciousness…The very essence of what this technology is trying to re-house, is our soul.
What good is it to create a technology that can take something that is eternal, and make it synthetically eternal?
Why create a new synthetic container for a synthetic copy of an eternal soul?
Why do we want to try and contain our soul in the place it was sent to learn?
Why do we want to stay in a fallen state, in a fallen realm separate from the Creator of all things?
Because of Sin.
And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin… John 16:8
Because of the seed of the serpent.
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:5
And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. John 3:19
God did not intend for man to live eternally with the fallen knowledge of the serpent:
Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”—therefore the LORD God sent him out of the garden… Gen 3:22-23
It sounds like scripture is saying that God removed us from a place, but in reality, there is a veil between the realm we are in, and where God is… and scripture says that that veil is our flesh.
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh… Heb 10:19-20
We might consider that it says His flesh… but where is His flesh now? Isn’t He supposed to be in us? The veil is our flesh. The word for flesh is the same word for carnal5, and it speaks of the earthly, animal nature of God apart from divine influence6. Being carnal, or fleshly, or veiled; all speaks of the same thing – it speaks of having an incorrect, earthly (veiled) understanding of scripture, and is the very thing that separates us from God.
God’s word is a parable7 – an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. While we are veiled, we only see the earthly story and are of the world, we are flesh, we fight with God.
And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh… Gen 6:3
And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. 1Co 3:1
But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart. 2Co 3:15
The Apostle Paul is saying that the carnal mind is veiled and cannot see what the law of Moses (scripture, the Word of God) is really saying. Because the carnal mind cannot see Spiritual meaning, it cannot understand what the law is saying, rendering it unable to follow the law of God. Being lawless, it is an enemy of God – the last remaining enemy, not knowing Him and unable to be subject to His law.
“The secret (veiled) things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. Deu 29:29
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. Rom 8:7
…if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 2Co 4:3
Therefore, if I do not know the meaning of the language, I shall be a foreigner to him who speaks, and he who speaks will be a foreigner to me. 1Co 14:11
…I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Mat 7:23
We only hear of one war in the bible… it is just written in many different parables. The war is which seed will impregnate the soul of man. The pure seed of truth versus the seed of the serpent; the tree of life versus the tree of knowledge of good and evil; the Spiritual versus the carnal; God Apostles and prophets versus the preachers, teachers and evangelists8; God and His Spiritual law versus the carnal mind / flesh and the letter of the law which includes thinking the law is done away with. In reality, this is light against darkness, nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom… all set to manifest in fullness as the kingdom of light is re-established at the end of the age.
And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; Gen 3:15
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 1Pe 2:9
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. Mat 24:7
Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. Rev 12:13
And it is a fight that we need to be in, to die to the things of the flesh, and seek after the things of God.
…Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. Mat 16:24
For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal… Rom 7:14
I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ Col 1:24
…I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. 1Co 9:27
…I die daily. 1Co 15:31
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. Mat 16:25
So as science is seeking to achieve eternal life through technology, they are condemning themselves to hell, creating a false god, making themselves god.
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Mat 16:26
…the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 2Th 2:3-4
The true path to eternal life is through the anointed Word of God, Jesus Christ, through His grace given to the Apostles and prophets.
And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:40
…you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'” Mat 23:39
Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:54
And only this path will result in death (the final birthing of what the seed of the serpent produces) being destroyed.
The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 1Co 15:26
It is not technology that will destroy death, but the understanding of His Word within us that will. It is our participation in the revelation of His Word that transforms us into His image to receive the gift of eternal life.
And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. Rom 16:20
But we all, with unveiled faces, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2Co 3:18
The issue is, only those whose deeds are to seek and obey the truth and His righteousness are rendered with eternal life in Him9.
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4. Soul: Strongs #H5315 nephesh – BDB Bible Dictionary
5. Strongs #G4561 sarx – King James Concordance – Flesh, Carnal
6. Flesh, Carnal: Strongs #G4561 sarx – Thayer Bible Dictionary
7. Psalms 78:1-2
8. Luke 12:52
9. Romans 2:5-10