We reserve a few minutes to discuss current trends that you’d expect from reading Bible prophecy.
We are futurists. We interpret all unfulfilled prophetic passages as future events that will occur in a literal, physical, apocalyptic, and global context.
Biometrics, Artificial Intelligence, cashless commerce, the manipulation of human DNA, global government, the exponential growth of human knowledge, and the rebirth of national Israel are End Times phenomena the Bible predicts. All of these are increasingly trending in the news.
In His prophetic sermon we call the Olivet Discourse, Jesus said the End Times would be like the days of Noah.
Jesus specifically referenced the strange marriages in the days of Noah.
In Genesis chapter six we’re told that certain fallen angels were marrying human women.
Their offspring were called Nephilim. They were a race of giants.
The Old Testament talks about giants in many places. For example ten of the Israelite spies reported there were giants in the Promised Land. The giants were so big that they made the spies seem like grasshoppers in comparison. Their fear of these Nephilim is why they refused to enter the land God was giving them.
These giants were not just tall men. At least one is described as being 15 feet tall. They were a corruption of genetics.
It was mainly on account of the corruption of human DNA that God sent the global flood. He spared Noah & company because they were (quote) “righteous in their generations.” They had uncorrupted human DNA and would restore the human race.
We should therefore expect tampering with human DNA to become prevalent.
Synthetic biology is something we are mostly unaware of that is becoming more prevalent. It is defined as, “redesigning organisms for useful purposes by engineering them to have new abilities.”
The National Academies of Science said,
Synthetic biology, a field that creates technologies for engineering or creating organisms, is being used for a variety of purposes that benefit society. Applications include treating diseases, improving agricultural yields, and remediating pollution. Even though synthetic biology holds great promise in many areas, it is possible to imagine harmful uses that could threaten U.S. citizens and military personnel.
As far back as 2016, The NY Times reported,
Scientists are now contemplating the fabrication of a human genome, meaning they would use chemicals to manufacture all the DNA contained in human chromosomes. The prospect is spurring both intrigue and concern in the life sciences community because it might be possible, such as through cloning, to use a synthetic genome to create human beings without biological parents.
One article I read, on a science-site raised a similar concern. The author wrote,
It may be interesting to consider the odds that through synthetic biology we may generate an entity of life that could occur naturally in the future through evolution. This brings us to question whether we place more value on maintaining or on influencing the course of nature. Some would argue that meddling with what we know to be naturally occurring constitutes the role of “playing God.” No living being has been able to create life from inorganic matter but if synthetic biology makes that feasible, then people may consider this to be overstepping human limitations and harboring the power to control or “rise above” nature.
Jesus pointed back to the Days of Noah as a sign, especially tampering with DNA. It’s happening.
We believe the resurrection and rapture of the church are imminent. It could happen any moment; nothing needs to happen before it. It will happen before the Great Tribulation.
Jesus will return in the clouds.
He will raise the dead in Christ.
He will transform the bodies of living believers to glorified, resurrection bodies.
We will all join Him in Heaven while the earth endures one final seven-year campaign of severe evangelism.
Are you ready for the rapture? If not, Get ready; Stay ready; Keep looking up.
Ready or not, Jesus is coming!