With the rapid development of technology and the growing interest in Transhumanism, many have started to wonder how it may relate to Bible prophecy.
Is it possible that the Bible prophesied the rise of transhumanism?
What Is Transhumanism?
Transhumanism is a philosophical, scientific, and essentially religious movement that seeks to merge humans with emerging technology, such as brain chips and genetic engineering. By doing so, transhumanists believe that we can enhance our intellectual and physical capacities; transcend our biological limitations, including death; and create a more evolved species they call the "posthuman."
While this may seem like wacky science fiction, transhumanism is actively being pursued by prominent scientists and global elites, and is actually a vital component of the "Great Reset" proposed by Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Schwab argues that the Fourth Industrial Revolution will lead to "a fusion of our physical, digital, and biological identities," forcing us to re-examine "what it means to be human."
In fact, the globalists have already begun their pursuit of merging humans with technology through the administration of COVID-19 injections, although few people realize it. Some of these injections incorporate transhumanist technologies, such as nanotechnology and genetic engineering, providing a pathway for future modifications to human DNA.
Transhumanism and the Mark of the Beast
Many proponents of transhumanism advocate for the modification of human DNA to achieve their goals of enhancing humans and ultimately creating posthumans. Some have also proposed implanting chips that are linked to one's digital identity, which could further integrate technology into the human body. The WEF recently stated that "technology will become more intertwined with the body in the form of implants."
These proposals are very interesting in light of the Mark of the Beast prophecy. As many are aware, implants have the potential to fulfill the mark in the hand or forehead, as described in Revelation 13:16-17. However, there is another intriguing characteristic of this mark that could also relate to transhumanism.
According to Revelation 14:10-11, accepting the mark of the beast is a fateful decision with eternal consequences, rendering the recipient unredeemable. Bible scholars have long wondered how the acceptance of the mark could result in eternal damnation, and whether a mere chip implant is enough to fulfill this characteristic. Could it be possible that transhumanism will modify humans genetically to such an extent in the near future that they are no longer created in God's image, making them beyond salvation?
It might be difficult to fathom why anyone would consent to such a thing. However, the desire for human enhancement, including the eradication of diseases, reversal of aging, and extension of lifespans, among other things, may make the mark an appealing option for many. The recent COVID-19 pandemic serves as a stark reminder of the lengths people are willing to go to in the hopes of overcoming suffering and the threat of death.
It is also worth noting the link between transhumanism and the alien/UFO phenomenon, which may play a role in the end times deception as I have previously speculated. This connection could further increase the appeal of receiving the mark, as many secularists believe that extraterrestrial beings could offer us advanced technology to transcend the limits of human evolution.
Transhumanism and the Image of the Beast
Other proponents of transhumanism propose even more radical approaches to achieve their goals. One such approach is the uploading of human consciousness into a robot to achieve eternal life. I know it sounds absolutely crazy, but the 2045 Initiative anticipates this becoming a reality between 2030 and 2035.
This initiative is especially interesting in light of Revelation 13:15, where the False Prophet is said to bring an "image of the beast" to life. The animation of this image, which is likely to be a form of AI robot, is probably the climax of the False Prophet's series of lying wonders. It is so convincing that people believe the image is truly alive or has consciousness, leading to even greater worship of it (Rev. 13:13-15).
Could it be that the False Prophet will deceive humanity by claiming to have transferred the Antichrist's consciousness into the image, when in reality, it is powered by demonic forces, advanced AI, or some other means? Some have even suggested that the first person to successfully transfer their consciousness into a robot will be viewed as a god with immense power.
Transhumanism and the Days of Noah: A Modern Parallel?
The biblical account of Noah also provides an interesting parallel to the transhumanism movement, which is significant in light of Jesus' warning that His return will resemble the days of Noah (Matt. 24:37). Genesis 6:9 describes Noah as being "perfect in his generations." Scholars often interpret this phrase to mean that Noah's genetic lineage was uncorrupted by the "sons of God" or fallen angels who mated with human women to produce a race of giants (Gen. 6:4).
Similar to Satan's attempt to corrupt the human genome through spiritual intervention and disrupt God's plan of bringing the Messiah into the world through the seed of a woman (Gen. 3:15), transhumanist efforts to create a posthuman species could corrupt the human genome and disqualify people from redemption. This parallel further reinforces what I discussed above about the mark of the beast.
It is very possible that the emergence of transhumanism was prophesied in the Bible and will have a significant role in the future Tribulation, particularly with regards to the mark of the beast. However, it is important to keep in mind that this is still speculative, and transhumanism may simply be another manifestation of the ancient deception that tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden with the promise of god-like abilities (Gen. 3:5).
It is also important to recognize that transhumanists' pursuit to surpass human limitations can only be achieved through accepting Christ. The hope for a future free of pain, sorrow, and death is only possible through Him (Rev. 21:4). If you have not yet repented of your sins and accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, I urge you to do so without delay.