Olive Tree Ministries (Link) - Heidi Swander (February 2, 2011)
Warning: What you are about to read sounds like a new spin-off episode of Star Trek, but it is not. It is really happening in real time with real people, and it will very likely have a tremendous impact on the future of our world and on the seven-year Tribulation period that is fast approaching.
Our subject is Transhumanism: The development of the post-human or neo-human. In an article in his quarterly publication, �Forcing Change,� Carl Teichrib, long-time researcher and writer on globalization, explains, �Based on the premise that evolution is true, Transhumanism looks to shape the human species through the direct application of science . . . By employing technology we can take hold of the evolutionary process and change it as we desire, thus becoming masters of our future.�
According to Teichrib, the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA) lists such �benefits� of this pseudo-science as highly advanced intellectual capabilities; bodies immune to disease and aging; communication without speech or visual aids and en masse; and superhuman strength and agility, to name a few. The means to this end include DNA manipulation, brain-computer interfacing, and injections of nanobot technology to manipulate human tissue. Teichrib warns that such ideas are �grounded in theoretical research and present-day realities.� He says that, �Brain interfacing and mind implants, along with nanotechnology, are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Much theoretical work has been done, experimentation is ongoing, and major breakthroughs have occurred.�
As Teichrib points out, �While the future is being played within laboratories and technical institutes, the foundation of Transhumanism rests on an ancient desire: Man becoming deity.� It is, in effect, �the technical quest for the Holy Grail, Ascension through engineering.�
�Mark Pesce, a co-inventor of 3-D interfacing for the Worldwide Web and a panelist and judge on ABC�s show The New Inventors, puts it this way, �Now we will reach into the improbable, re-sequence ourselves into a new Being, de-bugging the natural state, translating ourselves into supernatural, incorruptible, eternal. There is no God but Man.��
During a Q&A session at a conference on Transhumanism hosted by the MTA, the comment was made in Techrib�s hearing that, �We are now at a Tower of Babel return point -- anything we imagine, we can do. There is nothing out of our grasp now� (see Genesis 11:6).
Scary, isn�t it? And don�t miss that the Mormon Church is central in this quest as they seek to become gods, just as their doctrine dictates.
Although the modern version of Transhumanism is rooted in Humanism and most Transhumanists are atheistic or agnostic, Teichrib explains that, �A progressive version of Christianity, represented as a faith ready to embrace religious diversity and evolution, will be accepted within the Transhuman environment. Emergent spirituality and interfaithism within the church will dovetail with Transhuman sentiments.� And, he says, �A globally-accepted form of spirituality will play an increasing role in the Transhumanist worldview� (italics mine).
In another article on Transhumanism, Martin Erdmann, a Swiss theologian, warns that �a large contingent of contemporary evangelicals have [already] embraced some aspects of the technocratic ideals of Transhumanism and is drawn by its motivations . . . Their new focus is on an earthly inheritance for the church. In concrete terms this means that Christians are called upon to usher humanity into a new stage of its existence. Through individual Christians� labor, all the evils in society will slowly be conquered until they are no more.� These espoused goals are similar to those of Dominionists.
The desire for man to become god is an ancient ambition and demonically rooted (Genesis 3). It should be no surprise, as we race pell-mell toward the culmination of history, that an adaptation of this objective has been remade in a palatable format for today�s techno-gurus and false theologians.
It is one thing to consider that pagan humanity is attempting this feat. It is another to consider that broad sections of those who call themselves Christian are succumbing to this satanic lie. It smacks of Paul�s words to the Romans, �Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man,� (Romans 1:22-23). But Paul also had words to the church in Thessolonica: �And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness� (II Thess. 2:11-12). �
New Age ~ Technology