I have learned a lot of difficult lessons since becoming a “Born Again” Christian back on January 16th, 1994.
One lesson was that, if there are two roads to take, the road most painful is likely the one meant for you.
So they cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah. Then they said to him, “Tell us, now! On whose account has this calamity struck us? What is your occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? From what people are you?” He said to them, “I am a Hebrew, and I fear the LORD God of Heaven who made the sea and the dry land.”
Then the men became extremely frightened and they said to him, “How could you do this?” For the men knew that he was fleeing from the Presence of the LORD, because he had told them. So they said to him, “What should we do to you that the sea may become calm for us?”—for the sea was becoming increasingly stormy. He said to them, “Pick me up and throw me into the sea. Then the sea will become calm for you, for I know that on account of me this great storm has come upon you.” ~ Jonah 1:7-12
Today, too many Christian leaders are pushing what’s come to be known as “Prosperity Doctrine” or the “Prosperity Gospel” which states that, if you give Prosperity Hucksters your money, and have enough faith, God wants you to be wealthy and care-free.
But I have learned that pain, trial and want are gifts from the Lord to deepen the soul:
Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? ~ James 2:5
Sorrow is better than laughter,
for by the sadness of the face the heart is made good.
The mind of the wise is in the house of mourning,
While the mind of fools is in the house of pleasure.
It is better to listen to the rebuke of a wise man
Than for one to listen to the song of fools.
For as the crackling of thorn bushes under a pot,
So is the laughter of the fool;
And this, too, is futility.
For oppression makes a wise man mad,
And a bribe corrupts the heart.
The end of a matter is better than its beginning;
Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit. ~ Ecclesiastes 7:3-8
The key to being a good Christian, a good father or mother, a good husband or wife, or a good soldier is discipline, sacrifice and self-control.
And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My Sake and the Gospel’s will save it.” ~Mark 8:34-35
It is the Warrior’s Code.
If ever there were an answer to the question, “Why am I here?” —it would be “to suffer…and grow, emotionally and spiritually.”
When you examine the differences the Bible implies between angelic and human existences, there appear to be things that can not be learned in the spiritual realm that necessitate our being immersed in this Earthly matrix. As Christians, successfully navigating these trials conforms us to the Image of Christ (Romans 8:29) so that when we arrive for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:7-10) we won’t present ourselves as a whiney, self-centered, unappreciative and immature Bride.
In all of that suffering, the most important thing to grow is your heart, for the heart that does not love, can not know the Author of Love:
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. ~I John 4:7-8
When you love someone, you want to care for their needs, protect them, steward them.
Those who fail to sacrifice for what they have been given can be said to have denied their very Christianity:
But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the Faith and is worse than an infidel. ~ I Timothy 5:8
Satan rules this world because Adam abrogated his stewardship of it as a son of God.
Satan owns none of it.
But he has the power of sin as it flows through human nature and greed, money and power have created the world system in which we now live. That is what the devil built while the Righteous lay dormant. It is this system that is what he tempted Christ with:
Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’” ~ Matthew 4:8-10
SONS OF GOD
Here’s the really exciting thing: only one man in all of human history was a son of God (lowercase “s”, not the Son of God) from birth—Adam. After Adam, all other humans were sons of men. Can you see now why Jesus would take pleasure in giving Himself this self-effacing title?
At the surface of a black hole, the space/time continuum is altered creating an interdimensional interface physicists have labeled an “Event Horizon”. One scientist who has examined the Shroud of Turin believes just such an unprecedented anomaly occurred when Christ rose from the dead:
Dame Isabel Piczek—a Hungarian trained particle physicist and internationally renowned monumental artist—has apparently uncovered hard, scientific evidence that Jesus Christ did, in fact, rise from the dead. …
…Piczek explains the complicated physics behind the image on the Shroud: “As quantum time collapses to absolute zero (time stopped moving) in the tomb of Christ, the two event horizons (one stopping events from above and the other stop-ping the events from below at the moment of the zero time collapse) going through the body get infinitely close to each other and eliminate each other (causing the image to print itself on the two sides of the Shroud).” ~ A Quantum Hologram of Christ’s Resurrection? Dr. Chuck Missler
It is this awesome Power that a Believer in Jesus taps in to when they surrender themselves to Him. Instantaneously they are transformed back into a literal “son of God”.
From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! ~ II Corinthians 5:16-17
The more you imitate the Messiah, the more you own what He has made you, especially if you will yourself to act in direct opposition to what your flesh drives you to do:
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called ‘sons of God’.” ~ Matthew 5:9
“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High…” ~ Luke 6:35
Perhaps the most amazing miracle of all is that this empowering should ever have been extended to non-Jews:
…does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use? What if God, although willing to demonstrate His Wrath and to make His Power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction? And He did so to make known the riches of His Glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory, even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles. As He says also in Hosea,
“I will call those who were not My people, ‘My people,’
And her who was not beloved, ‘beloved.’”
“And it shall be that in the place where it was said to them, ‘you are not My people,’
There they shall be called sons of The Living God.” ~ Romans 9:21-26
If you are a son of God, you now have the authority (in the Name of the One Who transformed you—Christ Jesus) to demand that which the devil has stolen.
I’m not talking about your missing car keys, or the money you lost betting on your stock in Solyndra. I’m talking about game changing issues like abortion, homosexual marriage and Communist insurgent traitors destroying America from the top.
A son of God who refuses to take back what the enemy has defiled by claiming they can’t because the “Earth belongs to satan” is at best a quisling of our enemy and at worst a denier of the Blood of the Messiah.
NO REASON TO PREPARE, THE RAPTURE WILL SAVE YOU…NOT
The mark of a good Christian, a real Christian is someone who’s so honest it hurts…even him.
The John Wayne movie Hondo (1953) was a great example of this. 99% of humanity covets their weakness and refuses to be honest about life, but every once in a while, a man taps in to the power of frankness.
If you can’t look at yourself in the mirror to examine exactly what is wrong with you, you can’t fix it. Like a splinter in your eye, it festers and infects you until you are eventually blinded by it. You should’ve pulled it from you when you had the chance.
“…in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” ~ Matthew 7:2-5
Such is the case for the Church of Jesus Christ in regards to the doctrine that the “Rapture” implied in II Thessalonians 4 and 5 will occur in such a way as to shield them from the coming Tribulation. They twist and turn and torture the Word of God until they make it say what they want to hear: that they do not need to prepare for difficult times ahead.
Yet, an honest reading of Scripture says different (I have capitalized “tribulation” in the below excerpt but it’s no more a stretch than an English translator not doing so).
“But immediately after the Tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then the Sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the Earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN ARRIVING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory! And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His Elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.” ~ Matthew 24:29-31
This same, clear timeline is paralleled in the Gospel of Mark:
“But in those days, after that Tribulation, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL BE FALLING from Heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see THE SON OF MAN RETURNING IN CLOUDS with great power and glory! And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His Elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the Earth to the farthest end of Heaven!” ~ Mark 13:24-27
First comes the Tribulation, then comes the “gathering of the Elect”.
Most ascribe the doctrine of the “Pre Tribulation Rapture” to have been created by (and nonexistent before) John Nelson Darby in 1827. However, in order to reconcile “differences” in the Gospels, Darby had to split Christ’s Return into two, separate events. Author Ernest Sandeen eviscerates this tactic:
If one accepted Darby’s view of the secret rapture… Benjamin Wills Newton pointed out, then many Gospel passages must be “renounced as not properly ours.” …this is precisely what Darby was prepared to do.
Too traditional to admit that biblical authors might have contradicted each other, and too rationalist to admit that the prophetic maze defied penetration, Darby attempted a resolution of his exegetical dilemma by distinguishing between Scripture intended for the Church and Scripture intended for Israel…
The task of the expositor of the Bible was, in a phrase that became the hallmark of dispensationalism, “rightly dividing the word of truth”. ~ The Roots of Fundamentalism: British and American Millenarianism 1800-1930 (1970), Ernest R. Sandeen, pp. 65-67
To split the Return of Christ into two different Events is as contrived as the Jewish convention of creating two separate Messiahs to account for how the Messiah could be “cut of” and killed for our transgressions:
So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with plaza and moat, even in times of distress. Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. ~ Daniel 9:25-26
—while at the same time being able to rule and reign from Jerusalem:
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His Name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
There will be no end to the increase of His Government or of peace,
On the throne of David and over his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.
The Zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this! ~ Isaiah 9:6-7
It doesn’t get any more powerful than Isaiah 52-53 (chapter and verse breaks are a modern and haphazard convention) that starts by saying how the Lord’s Servant will prosper and then goes in explicit detail of His Sufferings that could’ve easily been written 700 years later by one of the Gospel authors.
TRIBULATION VERSES WRATH
Those invested in a free ride out to the End will desperately grasp at half of a verse in I Thessalonians. But the rest of the verse (and of Scripture) gives you the full context:
For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining Salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him. Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. ~ I Thessalonians 5:9-11
“Wrath” is what comes with Judgment which will occur when a person dies or Christ returns (given the timelessness of the Realm of the Spirit that could very well be the same thing). Wrath is reserved for those who do not have the Blood of Christ to wash away their sins. This is promised to those who overcome, and “endure to the end” (skewering yet another mythological safety-net; “once Saved, always Saved”.)
He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the Book of Life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. ~ Revelation 3:5
The darkening of the sun and moon is the predecessor to His Wrath which comes upon His Return!
I looked when He broke the Sixth Seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the Earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. Then the kings of the Earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the Throne, and from the Wrath of the Lamb; for the Great Day of Their Wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” ~ Revelation 6:12-17
Note that the wicked rulers of the Earth are in the midst of the Sixth Seal but are begging for protection from the coming Wrath.
Christian pastors who preach that there is no need to fear the coming Tribulation because “we are not appointed to Wrath” are committing heinous crimes against their congregation. There is no worse betrayal than a betrayal of trust.
Western Christians have sat for so long in blessing, comfort and protection that they have no idea what Christ meant when He said;
“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master. It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign the members of his household!” ~ Matthew 10:24-25
“Well that’s just being called names, right?”
“Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you…” ~ John 15:20
There are other Christians around the world who are living the sacrifice of their commitment to the Master:
Christian Woman Shot Dead in Baghdad Gunmen broke into the home of a Christian woman in central Baghdad on Monday, shot her dead and made off with a number of her possessions, an Iraqi interior ministry official said.
“MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!” The Christian Exodus From Iraq The body of a Christian boy was discovered last week in a village outside Mosul, his body riddled with bullets. Five-year-old Tony Adwar Shawell was kidnapped on May 5 and was later executed by a group that had demanded $50,000 for his ransom. Just a week earlier, on April 27th, three Christians were shot to death in their homes in Kirkuk. These are just some of the latest attacks against Christians in Iraq, where some of the oldest Christian communities on earth are disappearing in response to lawlessness and religiously motivated violence.
According to the last Iraqi census, there were about 1.4 million Christians in Iraq in 1987. Today, the US State Dept estimates that number has dropped to around 550,000…
Grim Christmas for Iraqi Christians as Many Flee North They saw their brethren murdered during Mass and then were bombed in their homes as they mourned. Al-Qaida vowed to hunt them down. Now the Christian community of Iraq, almost as old as the religion itself, is sensing a clear message: It is time to leave.
Since the Oct. 31 bloodbath in their Baghdad church, Iraqi Christians have been fleeing Sunni Muslim extremists who view them as nonbelievers and agents of the West.
Through Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama; where-ever the United States military has gone, Christians suffer.
That’s just a tiny smattering of today’s news. There are volumes of such atrocities running back through to the birth of the Church in blood.
Stewardship is an easy lesson to learn, but a hard lesson to keep. It requires sacrifice, courage and training.
One of the most amazing passages in the Bible that builds on what stewardship brings is that of David and Goliath.
It is an account we’ve all heard so many times it has lost meaning for us.
Most scholars define a Biblical “cubit” as the distance from your elbow to the tip of your middle finger. Even if you take the low-end of that average (say, 18”) it puts the height of Goliath (I Samuel 17:4) at 9’9” tall. If you project out typical weight accounting for height you could see such a creature weigh in at around 425lbs.
Have you ever wrestled or boxed someone bigger than you? (I have.) How long before you get frustrated and bloodied?
What did David have? —He had righteous anger:
For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should taunt the armies of The Living God? ~I Samuel 17:26
—And he had training.
There was a great scene in the movie Man of Steel where General Zod taunts Superman with his superior training, “I was bred to be a warrior, Kal. Trained my entire life to master my senses. Where did you train? On a farm?”
When the words which David spoke were heard, they told them to [King] Saul, and he sent for him. David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail on account of him [Goliath]; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” Then Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are but a youth while he has been a warrior from his youth.” But David said to Saul, “Your servant was tending his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock, I went out after him and attacked him, and rescued it from his mouth; and when he rose up against me, I seized him by his beard and struck him and killed him. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he has taunted the armies of the living God.” And David said, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you.” ~I Samuel 17:31-37
What King Saul then muttered under his breath we may never know but it’s not too hard to see what made David tick: a big heart. It was his love and stewardship that compelled him to risk his very life saving his lambs from dangerous predators.
What made Goliath tick? Well that’s a whole other story!
There is an astounding idea that has been the basis of movies and myths for generations; beings from other dimensions have conducted experiments on humans (and animals) to create a frightening and perverse hybrid race of abberations. Here is just a few of the most recent examples of a nearly-endless list of Hollywood productions:
* Clash of the Titans (1981) exploits of the god/human hybrid Perseus.
* Clash of the Titans (2010)
* Wrath of the Titans (2012)
* Immortals (2011) released on 11/11/11
* Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) Greek hybrid mythology packaged for teens.
* Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Sea of Monsters (2013)
* Hercules (2014) exploits of the god/human hybrid “Heracles” in the Greek.
* The Legend of Hercules (2014)
Add the “mad scientist” angle and you’ve got a bunch more!
* Splice (2009) Genetic engineers hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.
* The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
* The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
* The Island of Dr. Moreau (in development)
* The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) mad scientist puts animal DNA in himself and becomes horrible reptilian. Oh yeah, the hero is a superhuman thanks to atomic spider DNA.
Would you be shocked to know that the Bible says this actually happened?
Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. ~Genesis 6:1-4
Of course, this is hotly contested and there are camps in Christendom that attempt to explain this passage as the “sons of God” meaning the lineage of Adam’s son Seth and the “daughters of men” being of the lineage of the evil Cain but there are problems with that interpretation.
Firstly, Cain wasn’t evil. He allowed satan to rouse enough envy in him to commit murder but he still had a relationship with God (Genesis 4:9-15) and God showed him mercy in his punishment which Cain was still devastated by. The Bible lists the offspring of Cain but this line eventually dies in the Flood so why bother? One reason could’ve been to show that Cain and his offspring wove the Name of God (“El”) into what they called their children (Genesis 4:18); Mehujael1, Methushael. [Missler]
When attempting to understand a difficult word or phrase found in Scripture, it helps to see where and how else it is used in the Bible. There is only one other Book in the Old Testament that uses the phrase “sons of God” and that’s Job 1:6, 2:1 and 38:7 and all three instances reference angels. Like Adam, angels were directly created by God.
But angels taking wives?!
Perhaps it’s even more sinister than that. If you consider “taking a wife” as a Hebraism (a Jewish figure of speech) for sexual intercourse, the implication could be as strong as rape; “took wives from whomever they chose.”
In Mark 12, Jesus refutes the Sadducee argument against the resurrection by stating that there is no marriage in Heaven (their supposed trap was, “if a woman has more than one husband in this life whose wife will she be in Your supposed afterlife?”).
Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures or the Power of God? For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in Heaven.” ~ Mark 12:24-25
Critics will point to this as proof that angels are incapable of such mischief but that is not what Christ said. Just because a loyal angel in Heaven chooses not to conduct such behavior doesn’t mean a disloyal angel was incapable of it.
The word nephilim derives from the root naphal (Strong’s 5307) which means “fallen”. Some versions, like the King James, mistakenly translate the word “giants” as a result of a mistranslation of the Septuagint’s Greek gigantes, but it is not a case of onomatopoeia (when a word sounds like what it is). Gigantes means “earth-born” perhaps as a disturbing contrast to normal human birth, where the “breath of life” or soul is imparted directly by God.
In Greek mythology, the Giants or Gigantes (Greek: Γίγαντες, Gigantes) were the children of Gaia, who was fertilized by the blood of Uranus, after Uranus was castrated by his son Cronus. Some depictions stated that these Giants had snake-like tails. ~ Giants (Greek mythology), Wikipedia
Jude, the half-brother of Christ, makes this disquieting reference:
…angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the Great Day, just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh… ~ Jude 6-7
Allow me to use a reference from another mythological god movie, Thor (2011). While looking at a book on Norse mythology, the “god of thunder” tells scientist Jane Foster “Your ancestors called it ‘magic’, but you call it ‘science’. I come from a land where they are one and the same.” What the demigod is saying is that he has knowledge of amazing technology. He may not be able to manufacture or replicate it but he knows how to use it and that advantage is powerful.
But to what end? Was it just for the sake of doing something perverted and wrong or was it something far more dangerous?
Understanding demon possession comes from inference and deduction as there are no Biblical references to just how it happens.
One of those inferences is that demons require gateways based upon deception or some acquiescence by the host. Hedonism, sexual perversion and even narcotics2 can all be gateways.
But constantly having to trick or dupe your way into a host is tiring. What if you wanted a specific host like a general or a head of state? Is there a way around this tedious and risky process?
Perhaps an answer can be found in the origin of life. In Genesis 1 we are told no fewer than ten times that living things were designed by God to reproduce after their own kind.
But what happens when a living being does not reproduce after “its own kind”? Does the normal imparting of living spark get interrupted?
It is entirely possible that the mixing of species is the recipe for making a living organic portal, ready-made for inhabitation by an unclean spirit. Suddenly the Mosaic requirement (Leviticus 20:15-16) that a man or woman who “lies with a beast” should require the death of both the human and the animal seems less archaic and more disconcerting.
So rather than attempt to cohabit or possess a general or king, you can make one. To insure that they become a “mighty man” you could give them some advantages. If hand-to-hand combat is how conquest is achieved, massive size would help toward that end, dramatically.
Either as a side-effect or for psychological advantage, these creatures also had 6 digits on hands and feet, as well.
The state of New Mexico has some interesting petroglyphs.
At Chaco canyon there are spoked wheels and strange creatures.
At Three Rivers there is evidence that the quaint myth of raising the hand in welcome may, in fact, have had a basis in historical fact as an effort by American Indians to expose a race that terrified them.
As shocking as all of this is, I submit that it’s all happening today on a scale that made these creatures look like a Disney animation movie.
AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH
“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the Advent of the Son of Man be.” ~ Matthew 24:37
There is a new way living beings are being produced not of their own kind; in a test tube.
In the name of “science”, “medicine” and “altruism”, the Nephilim live again.
Blending of Species Raises Ethical Issues
Carolyn Johnson, NY Times
In labs around the world, the line between man and beast is blurring. Herds of pigs are grown with partly human livers in the hopes of solving the organ-transplant shortage. Mice with human cells are used as the new “guinea pigs” for testing drugs or figuring out disease. Human brain cells are grown inside mouse skulls to help better understand diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Scientists are using such chimeras – animals whose bodies are a mosaic, with their own cells intermixed with those of another animal – to model diseases, test drugs on live human cells, and harvest organs for transplant.
But the blending of species also has raised a host of ethical and philosophical questions over the past year.
A couple of things you can draw from this; if the controlled media says “we need to consider this because we’d like to try it” that’s mass-conditioning for what has already happened.
150 Human Animal Hybrids Grown in UK Labs: Embryos Have Been Produced Secretively For the Past Three Years,
Daniel Martin, Simon Caldwell, the UK Daily Mail
Scientists have created more than 150 human-animal hybrid embryos in British laboratories.
The hybrids have been produced secretively over the past three years by researchers looking into possible cures for a wide range of diseases.
The revelation comes just a day after a committee of scientists warned of a nightmare “Planet of the Apes” scenario in which work on human-animal creations goes too far.
Why use a lab when you can do as fallen angels did and go right to the source of life: the womb?
Maverick Doctor Claims To Have Implanted Women With Cloned Human Embryos
The London Telegraph
A maverick fertility doctor claims to have cloned 14 human embryos and implanted them into the wombs of four volunteers.
Perhaps you think I’m reaching with this idea of genetic aberrations being animated by tormented, unclean spirits.
What about a story of a cloned cow (not known for being vicious animals) that sensed an advantage and attacked for a quarter of an hour the very doctor who brought her to life?
Cloned Cow Attacks Scientist Who Created It
Eva Fett, Your Jewish News
Professor Park Se Pill, 54, of South Korea, is a world-renowned embryologist, who is known for his ability to clone animals. He was attacked by the very cow he “created.”
He was hospitalized and will need at least eight weeks of treatment for his injuries.
Se Pill, who is a professor at the Jeju National University, had five broken ribs and injuries to his spine caused by the cloned cow during the attack.
“Se Pill was recording a video of the black cow, which he cloned four years ago, when it suddenly charged at him and attacked him for about 15 minutes,” a university official said. The black cow weighs over 1,700 pounds. Park could not easily escape because he wore a special outfit and long boots.
Governments around the world are rushing to throw open the these interdimensional gateways. In the U.K., outrage from the religious community wasn’t enough to get legislation curtailing human/animal hybrid research passed.
Research using hybrid human-animal embryos for experiments is “monstrous” and should be banned, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland said on Friday.
Cardinal Keith O’Brien said a proposed new law — the Human Fertilization and Embryology Bill — should outlaw the practice.
The House of Lords rejected attempts earlier this year to include a ban on hybrid research in the draft legislation.
“This Bill represents a monstrous attack on human rights, human dignity and human life,” O’Brien will say in his Easter Sunday sermon, according to extracts published in Friday’s Daily Record newspaper. “In some other European countries, one could be jailed for doing what we intend to make legal.” ~ Catholic Leader Attacks “Monstrous” Embryo Research, Peter Griffiths, Reuters
In the United States, Barack Obama declared his intentions, via letters to government workers, to not only loose the hounds of “science” but protect those who create monsters on his behalf.
The letters describe Obama’s intention to scale back on contracts to private firms, remove censorship from scientific research and seek tougher regulation to protect federal workers… ~ Obama Listed Goals In Letters To Federal Workers, Reuters
I’ll bet you’re no-longer wondering why weird human/animal hybrid creatures have figured so prominently in the mythology of Greece, Egypt and elsewhere. Perhaps we are too quick to call them “myths”.
The Apocryphal books of Enoch, Jasher and Jubilees are not accepted as Canon, but they are mentioned in the Bible.
* Joshua 10:13 mentions the “Book of Jasher”. Joshua deals with the conquest of the Land where many of these hybrid monstrosities were found.
* The Book of Jude discusses “strange flesh” then makes a reference to a prophecy of Enoch in verse 14.
Although the authenticity of these books is extremely difficult, works by those names are still instructive.
And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the Earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole Earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon Earth, all men and all animals. ~ Jasher 4:18
Even in today’s culture, knowledge given by an outside source is venerated. The Ridley Scott prequel to the Alien series, Prometheus, ties it all together for you. Like the Greek hero who steals “fire from the gods” to “help” mankind, it was an ancient alien race that created life on Earth.
But the supposed Book of Enoch paints a different picture, one where the knowledge and technology gifted to mankind was used for perversion and oppression:
It happened after the sons of men had multiplied in those days, that daughters were born to them, elegant and beautiful. And when the angels, the sons of Heaven, beheld them, they became enamored of them, saying to each other, “Come, let us select for ourselves wives from the progeny of men, and let us beget children.”
Then their leader Samyaza said to them; “I fear that you may perhaps be indisposed to the performance of this enterprise; and that I alone shall suffer for so grievous a crime.”
But they answered him and said; “We all swear; and bind ourselves by mutual execrations, that we will not change our intention, but execute our projected undertaking.”
Then they took wives, each choosing for himself; whom they began to approach, and with whom they cohabited; teaching them sorcery, incantations, and the dividing of roots and trees.
And the women conceiving brought forth giants, whose stature was each three hundred cubits.3 These devoured all which the labor of men produced; until it became impossible to feed them; when they turned themselves against men, in order to devour them; and began to injure birds, beasts, reptiles, and fishes, to eat their flesh one after another, and to drink their blood.
Moreover Azazyel taught men to make swords, knives, shields, breastplates, the fabrication of mirrors, and the workmanship of bracelets and ornaments, the use of paint, the beautifying of the eyebrows, the use of stones of every valuable and select kind, and of all sorts of dyes, so that the world became altered.
Impiety increased ; fornication multiplied ; and they transgressed and corrupted all their ways.
Amazarak taught all the sorcerers, and dividers of roots: Armers taught the solution of sorcery; Barkayal taught the observers of the stars; Akibeel taught signs; Tamiel taught astronomy; and Asaradel taught the motion of the moon.
And men, being destroyed, cried out; and their voice reached to Heaven. ~ Enoch 7:1-6, 7:10-14, 8:1-9
Even the slaughter of the unborn was shown to our human forbearers:
And the fifth was named Kâsdejâ: this is he who showed the children of men all the wicked smitings of spirits and demons, and the smitings of the embryo in the womb, that it may pass away, and [the smitings of the soul] the bites of the serpent, and the smitings which befall through the noontide heat, the son of the serpent named Tabââ‘ĕt. ~ Enoch 69:12
Which version of reality appears more accurate to you?
This scene from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, envisioned by Director Peter Jackson, amazingly captures the issues of abuse of technology, the machines of war, and fabricated beings designed for evil purposes.
Are “scientists” simply picking up where fallen angels left off, or are they being guided by those same immortal beings to do their bidding?
In his book FINAL EVENTS and the Secret Government Group on Demonic UFOs and the Afterlife, author Nick Redfern implies a shocking premise: not only does the government know that “aliens” exist, they know that they aren’t “aliens” and appear to have made some Faustian pact that allows and aids these beings to continue in their experimentation in exchange for vast technological advances and the “fruits” of their labors.
No, the “giants” aren’t returning.
In an era where hand-to-hand combat was the method of conquest, massive size was the advantage to be exploited via DNA manipulation.
Today, it would be something different…like the ability to quickly scan a sea of faces.
If you’re a Christian who’s never shot a gun in your life and who doesn’t have enough food and water to last to the grocery run at the end of the week, perhaps you’ll consider a little less social networking and a little more “prepping”.
NOTE: The inset photograph is a recreation of what a subject that has come to be called the “Starchild” would look like if flesh were placed on the 900 year old skull. It is a shocking find, given that deformity and/or mutation can not account for the obvious anomalies in its structure.
Mehujael can be translated “Destroyed by God” or “Smitten of God” implying that his father, Irad, and grandfather, Cain, knew the Lord was going to destroy the Earth giving the idea that Cain and some of his children still worshipped YHWH even more merit.
2. In Galatians 5:20, Paul mentions that a “work of the flesh” is “sorcery” (Strong’s 5331), the Greek pharmakeia from which we derive words like “pharmacy”.
Pharmakeia φαρμακεια is the Greek word for pharmacy, which is the practice and making of medication and vitamins. It also refers to the making of spell-giving potions, or alchemical potions (or elixirs) believed to have transforming powers, such as the power to extend life, boost energy, or enhance the mind. It also refers to any substance used to poison someone, to prevent or treat disease (or, for that matter, to cause it), or to gain control of someone’s behavior. ~ Pharmakeia, Wikipedia
“300 cubits” is one of three things; a translational error, a “giant” bigger than Godzilla, or part of why you don’t see this apparent “Book of Enoch” in your Bibles.