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Lord, you created mankind in your image. The world may try to change what it means to be human, but we know that you alone set the standard. Please open the eyes of scientists, leaders and any person who believes they can improve upon what you already said was good from the very beginning.

Increasing intellectual ability and capacity, creating perfect memory, enhancing physical strength, eradicating diseases, erasing disabilities and eliminating death itself–these are the main goals of the transhumanist movement. Whether we know it or not, this crusade to break the boundaries of what it means to be human is gaining steady momentum in a world fueled by computers, devices and nanotechnology. What does this mean for Christians, who must live among this emerging belief system?

Let’s start by defining what transhumanism is. According to the World Transhumanism Association, it’s “a philosophy that advocates for the use of technology in order to overcome our biological limitations and to transform the human condition.” It is also “part of the natural evolution of the human being, or an extension of humanization.”

Transhumanists believe that adding technological implants, as well as editing or inserting DNA in humans, will transform and improve the human condition. The core technologies of transhumanism are: nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technologies, and knowledge sciences. Gene editing and the creation of hybrids are essential components needed for overcoming disease, disabilities and aging. By using these, transhumanists believe man will be able to evolve and live beyond human limits.

Transhumanists want to produce humans who are stronger and more athletic, as well as intellectually superior. Many envision boundaries removed, such as the idea of male and female, or even human and non-human. Their future encompasses a world where man and machine merge. Humans as cyborgs isn’t something to fear, but rather revere. In fact, they even believe humans can have intimate, personal relationships with robots. The ultimate goal, however, is eternal life, even if it means being merged with the digital realm.

The Transhumanist Declaration states: “Humanity will be radically changed by technology in the future. We foresee the feasibility of redesigning the human condition, including such parameters as the inevitability of aging, limitations on human and artificial intellects, unchosen psychology, suffering and our confinement to planet earth… transhumanists advocate the moral right for those who so wish to use technology to extend their mental and physical (including reproductive) capacities and to improve their control over their own lives. We seek personal growth beyond our current biological limitations.”

The idea of transhumanism was introduced in 1957 by Julian Huxley. It started gaining popularity in the 1980’s when the first self-described transhumanists met at the University of California. Fast forward to 2021 and now the movement is being propped up by big tech companies like Google, which created Singularity University in 2008. The inspiration for this university comes from famous transhumanist Ray Kurzweil, who defines singularity as “a future period during which the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed. Understanding the Singularity will alter our perspective on the significance of our past and the ramifications for our future.”

Taking a deep dive into the transhumanist movement means looking at some of its key players and what they seek to accomplish. Let’s start with a very vocal and prominent journalist/entrepreneur by the name of Zoltan Istvan, who ran in the 2016 Presidential election under the Transhumanist Party platform. He could be seen arriving at political rallies in what he dubbed the Immortality Bus. An article highlights the bus this way–“Appearing as a 40-foot coffin, the Immorality Bus will roll down American highways, stopping at rallies and events, instigating the kind of clashes and debates this country (and the world) needs to challenge archaic cultural ideals that are holding science, technology and medicine back. The Immortality Bus aims to usher in the next great civil rights debate: Should we use science and technology to overcome death and become a stronger species?”

If you go to Zoltanistvan.com you can read all about the Transhumanist Bill of Rights. Here’s just a small excerpt of what you’ll find. “Under penalty of law, no cultural, ethnic, or religious perspectives influencing government policy can impede life extension science, the health of the public, or the possible maximum amount of life hours citizens possess…Human beings, sentient artificial intelligences, cyborgs, and other advanced sapient life forms agree to uphold morphological freedom–the right to do with one’s physical attributes or intelligence (dead, alive, conscious, or unconscious) whatever one wants so long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else.”

In a January 17, 2020 You Tube video, Zoltan Istvan talks about brain implants. He discusses biohacking, which he describes as “putting all sorts of stuff in yourself to monitor what’s going on, and help you do things you can’t do.” Brain implants allow you to “interface directly with machine intelligence.” By doing this, Istvan believes humans will be able to think faster and more efficiently. He says, “In order to have humans keep up with machines, they want to merge our brains with machines so that we can think in real time…the thing in your pocket–cell phone, smart phone– basically can be put in your head through an implant or headset.”

Other popular transhumanists have similar ideas. In an April 2018 Ted Talk, MIT biomechantronics professor Hugh Herr discusses neuro-embodied design. He explains how we can become cyborgs and extend human potential. He says, “In this design process, designers contemplate a future in which technology no longer comprises separate, lifeless tools from our minds and bodies…a future in which technology has been carefully integrated within our nature–a world in which what is biological and what is not, what is human and what is not, what is nature and what is not will be forever blurred. That future will provide humanity new bodies.”

The Word of God promises that believers in Jesus we will receive new bodies one day, but certainly not through technology, and not by becoming cyborgs. 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 flies in the face of the transhumanist movement.

“But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.”

Entrepreneurs like Elon Musk do not understand this biblical concept and continue to pursue transhumanist goals that envision our brains being linked to computers and mobile devices. He’s invested over 100 million dollars in Neuralink, a neurotechnology company developing implantable brain interfaces. The website describes the implant like this: “Micron-scale threads are inserted into areas of the brain that control movement. Each thread contains many electrodes and connects them to an implant, the Link.” One of the goals of the Neuralink implant includes helping patients with paralysis and other neurological disorders. Of course, the possibilities are endless and will go far beyond just these goals.

At the same time, Musk recognizes the dangers of such an advanced, invasive technology. In an October 14, 2019 YouTube video, he highlights these issues and explores what he calls, “democratizing AI.” By this he means that we must keep tight control on the capabilities of AI so they do not control us. He believes “God-like” digital superintelligence can become more dangerous than nuclear warheads. If left unchecked, it could become an “immortal dictator.” Because of this, Musk advocates for oversight in developing AI safely.

There’s one giant problem Elon. It’s called SIN. How can we expect oversight on a technology connected to a movement that takes God out of the equation, and does not recognize the sin that resides within all humans? Without Christ, the purveyors of this technology could try to become gods and wield this power in evil ways. Elon Musk was asked if he believed in God. He said, “I think the universe has to better explain this.” When asked if he prayed, his answer was, “I didn’t even pray when I almost died of malaria.”

The transhumanists want to live forever without God. But we cannot live without the One who created every living thing on earth. We cannot receive eternal life without Jesus Christ. The transhumanists focus on overcoming suffering, disabilities and brokenness, but they don’t realize that the key to eternal life and even agelessness doesn’t lie in technology overcoming these things. It lies in a suffering servant who was broken on the cross for all humans who receive him as Lord and Savior. Transhumanism misses the whole point. Instead of resurrection, they want to keep living in a sinful world indefinitely through the means of a manmade “matrix.”

The Bible tells us that, “our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever. Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, there are also spiritual bodies.”

That my friends, is true transformation and you can’t get this from a machine.

Ray Kurzweil, engineering director of Google, says that as part of his daily routine he ingests 250 supplements, 8-10 glasses of alkaline water and 10 cups of green tea. He also has 40-50 fitness indicators to help track his bodily functions. He dreams of blood-cell size robots (nanobots) that will keep him young and repair his body systems so he can live long enough to see humans reach immortality.

Well Ray, good luck with that. I’m here to tell you that there can be no eternal life without Jesus Christ and you need the Living Water, not alkaline water. If we use artificial intelligence to “google” how to receive eternal life, likely we will not find this powerful truth as the answer. But Christians know more than computers. We have the super powered Word and Holy Spirit which say, “Death is swallowed up in victory…O death, where is your sting? For sin is the sting that results in death…But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ,” 1 Corinthians 15:54-56. This trumps any transhumanist declaration. Man has his plans, but God says, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails,” Proverbs 19:21.

Prayer Points to consider:

 Let’s pray for the Lord to change the hearts of transhumanists who do not realize they are on a path to death, rather than a path to life. We should pray that, “God will grant them repentance, leading them to a knowledge of the truth and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will,” 2 Timothy 2:25-26.

Pray for the cessation of technologies that cross the boundaries by manipulating the human body in ways that attempt to fundamentally change who we are as humans.

Open the eyes of Christians and non-Christians so they understand the dangers of this agenda that is disguised as being for the common good.

How else do you think we can respond to the transhumanist movement? Let us know in the comments below!

Angela Rodriguez is an author, blogger and homeschooling Mom who studies the historical and biblical connections between Israel and the United States. You can visit her blogs at 67owls.com and 100trumpets.com. Her latest book, Psalm 91: Under the Wings of Jesus, was just released in June. Photo by IStock.

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Santos Garcia, Jr.
October 26, 2021

Dr. Thomas Horn & Steve Quayle have been warning about all this for the past 12 years. Their books, DVDs, and websites [SkyWatchTV.com & SteveQuayle.com] are full of additional scholarship that connects with the ‘…as it was in the Days of Noah…’ prophetic statement of our LORD Jesus Christ in Matthew 24. Daniel also spoke of the final earth kingdom on this wayward planet where iron would not mix with clay. It is on the horizon, yet not so very near- since our Father has another agenda: the Great Awakening and the MASSIVE Harvest at the End of the Age [of Grace].

Holy Father, we ask that you would open blind eyes and compromised ears that we may all see and hear the truth about what the schemes of the enemy are. We pray that the Spirit of Discernment would blanket the Body of Christ AND the lost, that we may resist and fight against this affront to Your magnificent creation in man, Your Prize possession. Draw us back to You by Your Holy Spirit that we in humility may surrender in a deeper way to Your Will & Your Work at this critical time in human history. ‘Your Holy Will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven…’ in Jesus’ Name, AMEN!

https://zionsgate.wordpress.com/2015/10/31/the-new-age-movement-the-fallen-serpents-old-lie/

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Vickie
July 19, 2021

Dear Lord, You created mankind in Your own image. Please open the eyes of scientists, leaders, and any other persons who think they can improve upon what You already said was good from the very beginning. In Jesus Name and Authority, Amen!

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Pauline
July 18, 2021

Americans have no idea that this is going on, for the most part. It is so surreal, that many don’t even believe it, or they choose to ignore it (like maybe it will go away). Talk about “given over to a strong delusion,” we are seeing it! This is all about demonic power, control, and influence!! Unfortunately, most of our churches, are not warning their people about this! I was blessed to have a, now retired, pastor, teach us regarding this! The pastor who has taken his place though, has no clue about this. Years ago, I remember Glenn Beck, interviewing Ray Kurzwell, and I thought, “this is crazy.” Well, it’s not, it’s EVIL! Let’s call it what it is,…..EVIL! I sincerely believe our God will only allow so much and no more! When things reach a certain point, (that only He knows) He will say ENOUGH!! “Believing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” God will deal with this.

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Barbara Roberts
July 17, 2021

Lord God, I pray for wisdom and discernment for those who either promote this idea or consider becoming a part of it. May they realize the difference between the discoveries in science and research You have revealed to us versus the manipulation of Satan. Remind them of Satan’s ancient lies: to Eve (surely you won’t die) and to Jesus (all this I will give you if you fall down and worship me). Help us to stay in Your Word and cling to Your truth that illumines all things. You, Lord Jesus, are that Pearl of Great Value we have found, and in whom we have put our trust. Praise to You! Amen.

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fawn Scott
July 15, 2021

Thank you for this timely article It was quite educational. they forgot about our Lord being the sole creator in Genesis and that he gives his Glory to no one! Man will always try to play God in one way or another! if this is allowed it will dehumanize and desensitize us to the meaning and purpose of life and what it means to feel compassion and love. scary indeed but, God has got this with his final say! Thank you Jesus.

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Augie
July 15, 2021

So long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else, is a very telling line within the manifesto of this end life as we know it cult. It is sad to see what godless people will devolve to when all they have to believe in is today, not, this moment. They live in fear while we live in hope. A world without challenges and difficulties is a world for hedonists who care for nothing and no one other than themselves.

These people seek not to be human. They are willing to give up their humanity in exchange for more time to be miserable, how very dark it must be in their hearts. I pray the Lord, through His followers will shine the light of hope into those dark spaces and help these people see that they are on a very short-sighted and wrong-minded path.

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Patricia
July 15, 2021

Father God, we repent for those who are playing and usurping Your role in our lives. They want to corrupt human flesh it seems to make humans another species without their God gene that can be controlled. We ask Father God that you would break the power from our enemy fueling its power and stop this activity. You are the author of life and Your ways are higher than our ways. Help us to be faithful to You and speak out against nefarious elements in our culture. May truth abound about the end-game of this work.

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Joan H. Richardson
July 15, 2021

In Rev. 20:1-3, an angel comes down from heaven to lock the dragon in the bottomless pit till after Christ reigns for a thousand years. Then he’s released for a little while. In Rev. 9:1-12, an angel falls from heaven with a key to the pit at the fifth trumpet’s first woe, and Apollyon, the Destroyer, is released. Out of the smoke of the abyss, devils fill the earth to torment everyone who doesn’t have the seal of God on their forehead. The point is, at that time, they will seek death but will not find it. Can I get an “Amen”?

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Cheri Frey
July 15, 2021

Wow! Such an informed article that opened my eyes to the Babelonian way of thinking that our sinful self always circles back to. Nothing is new under the sun. Satan knows he’s defeated at the cross, but he is actively working to take us down with him. God is the author of life, and what He created is GOOD! May the power of the Holy Spirit stop this evil and open the eyes of the blind. Jesus hear our prayers.

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Carole Ann Neve
July 15, 2021

There are too many dying of cancer and Alzheimer’s and dementia. I heard there are many cures that have been kept from the public. We should live a long and prosperous life. When the evil ones try to sabotage progress that is a real problem.

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brian
July 15, 2021

Great, extensive article, Angela. This clearly outlines these terribly misguided attempts to do what only Almighty God can accomplish. It is obvious that these people are clearly under the sway of the demonic influence which is so strong in the worldwide culture today. Lord Jesus, I ask that the endowment of human attributes and abilities would remain part of your dominion. I bind the influence of the demonic spirits upon these misguided scientist, engineers, etc.I loose the fruit of Holy Spirit upon them . Satan, you and your minions must flee, and stay away from these people.In Jesus’ Holy name.

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Anne Battle
July 15, 2021

I pray that these people ” will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil,who has taken them captive to do his will.” 2Timothy2:6.

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Tulsi Rose
July 15, 2021

Dear God thank you for your everlasting plan and kingdom that we may live with you and partake in your love. Please give all of these person’s the opportunity to come to you, know the truth and the way, your Son Jesus Christ!
Thank you Lord. In Jesus’s name I pray. Amen!

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Denise
July 15, 2021

Sovereign God,

Again man tries to build the Tower of Babel attempting to reach a higher level of intelligence, seeking to control their own destiny and redefining the concept of God. Do they know nothing of You? You are God and our dependency is on You. You sustain us, You created us and You already have shared with us the future You have ordained for us. Lord God, my heart is heavy for these who wish to remain tethered to sin forever. I can’t wait to receive the new body spoke of throughout Your Word. I look forward to the eternal home You are preparing for us. Oh Lord, forgive these futile attempts to be gods of our bodies and our futures. You are our living hope. All will return to dust, but You remain and those who have followed Christ will remain with You! Isaiah warned in 5:21, “Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight.” One day, all will be revealed and they will see that “they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the created rather than the Creator.” Romans 1:25. So clear is Your Word if only they would read it! Lord, please draw hearts to Yourself. Bring wisdom to the many who reject You and try to become like You. You have blessed them with great intellect but without You, evil will fill the void. Strengthen and encourage those within these industries to seek You, Your will and Your plans for our future. May they choose salvation and eternal life with You. Maranatha, come quickly Lord Jesus, please come. In Your Name we pray!

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Amber Guillen
July 15, 2021

Thank you Angela for presenting this timely and informative article. What seemed to be science fiction not long ago is becoming a main stream reality. I recently wrote a blog at http://www.faithbyholyfire.com that references transhumanism but not with the deep dive details you have shared. Many blessings!

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