We focus on Bible prophecy each week for about five-minutes, calling it a “Prophecy Update.”
We are considered futurists. We interpret the unfulfilled prophetic portions of the Book of the Revelation and the Book of Daniel, and all other unfulfilled prophecies, as yet future events in a literal, physical, apocalyptic, and global context.
There are many reasons for being futurists, but I like to point out the most important one: Jesus was a futurist. When He gave His great discourse on prophecy in Matthew 24 & 25, He quoted from Daniel as if the events prophesied were yet future and literal.
In fact, whenever someone in the Bible read unfulfilled prophecies, they understood them to be future and literal.
Jesus told us that in the end it would be as it was in the days of Noah. He pointed us back to the sixth chapter of the Book of Genesis, and He zeroed in on the weird marriages in the days of Noah. Fallen angels were marrying human women. Their offspring weren’t quite human. Called Nephilim, they were giants – some of them in the Bible as much as 15’ tall.
Fallen angels were tampering with humanity at the level of our DNA, producing weird offspring. And if we can believe extra-biblical sources, it seems weird beasts, too.
You would expect that in the last days fallen humans would be tampering with DNA. They are – more than ever before as new gene-editing techniques have emerged.
I read a disturbing article titled, Scientists put human gene into monkeys to make them smarter, human-like.
For the first time, a team of Chinese scientists made use of gene-editing techniques to make monkey brains more human-like. By the end, the monkeys, rhesus macaques, got smarter and had superior memories as compared to the unaltered monkeys.
Researchers edited the human version of a gene known as ‘MCPH1’ into the macaques. The gene made the monkeys’ brain develop along a more human-like timeline.
A few weeks ago I reported on Chinese scientists gene-editing human embryos. One article summarized, saying,
Scientist Who Gene-Hacked Babies Likely Boosted Their Brainpower. The first two humans with genetically boosted cognition and memory may already be born.
This is what you’d expect from reading God’s Word, and taking Jesus at His word.
Jesus promised He’d return to rapture His church – which entails the resurrection of the dead in Christ of the Church Age, then the translation from earth to Heaven of all living believers.
It is presented in the Bible as an imminent (any-moment) event.
Are you ready for the rapture? If not, get ready, stay ready, and keep looking up. Ready or not, Jesus is coming!