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The Reformation Herald Online Edition

One Truth, Many Lies

The Aftermath
Emil Barbu, MD

After the Gospel is preached to the whole world under the loud cry and probation closes for human race, the entire planet will be desolate. World leaders will realize too late that transhumanism is a disastrous concept. The world meets its destruction due to the manufactured anarchy that concludes with God’s intervention.

The idea of evil should become so evil in people’s minds that not even its own producers and supporters are able to bear it anymore. Evil must become so horrid as to seem like a putrefying dead carcass, stinking horribly and full of worms—to such an extent that even its remembrance will cause a sensation of utter disgust, a glaring impression in huge contrast to the grace, love, peace and absolute kindness that springs from an eternal God. The print of the nails, the enduring scars in the human body of our Lord Jesus should trigger a strong enough memory of the terrible marks of the misery, disorder and anarchy produced by this cancer called sin so as to render it totally despicable.

As time goes by, we are more and more amazed at how God has entrusted wisdom and creativity to the human race—yet tragically, it is used for evil. The devil’s manipulation of the human mind is used by the forces of evil to destroy humanity. The mind that was created by God to research the amazing unicellular world is instead used in labs to produce viruses that are spread in the cities and in the highly populated areas to bring death—igniting economic crises leading to the manipulation of the world.

“Satan works through the elements also to garner his harvest of unprepared souls. He has studied the secrets of the laboratories of nature, and he uses all his power to control the elements as far as God allows.”1

“While appearing to the children of men as a great physician who can heal all their maladies, he will bring disease and disaster, until populous cities are reduced to ruin and desolation. Even now he is at work. In accidents and calamities by sea and by land, in great conflagrations, in fierce tornadoes and terrific hailstorms, in tempests, floods, cyclones, tidal waves, and earthquakes, in every place and in a thousand forms, Satan is exercising his power. He sweeps away the ripening harvest, and famine and distress follow. He imparts to the air a deadly taint, and thousands perish by the pestilence. These visitations are to become more and more frequent and disastrous. Destruction will be upon both man and beast. ‘The earth mourneth and fadeth away,’ ‘the haughty people . . . do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant’ (Isaiah 24:4, 5).”2

Under the government’s protection, maneuvered in the shadows by Satan, noted scholars are led by evil spirits. They receive new technologies from evil angels and discover strange technologies that are said to be for the “common good”—yet actually bring degeneration and ruin of the human race. These scientific discoveries propose to improve the human organism by introducing a “living machine” by means of a genetically engineered solution, through the insertion of artificial intelligence into the organism and changing its chemistry accordingly.

Man forgets that God said that “of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:17), and people believe the lie of the devil: “Ye shall not surely die” (Genesis 3:4). In reality, this is the devil’s lie for our generation and nowadays it is called transhumanism—claiming that through its own thinking and technological achievements, mental and physical abilities and skills can supposedly be improved, and the undesirable and unnecessary characteristics of our sinful human condition—characteristics such as stupidity, suffering, disease, aging, and even death can supposedly all be removed.

The essence of this idea of transhumanism is to create a technologized super-human being. The Brookings Institute, a Washington-based think tank, along with other high-profile sources, document the plan of the Chinese military to use artificial intelligence extensively to produce super-soldiers. In an article in The Washington Times, renowned physician Dr. Ben Carson cites the ominous religious implications of carrying out phenomena such as this. It has even secular psychologists worried.3

Yet it all sounds appealing to many. After all, who wouldn’t find tempting a smooth, easy path to supposedly live forever? Wouldn’t you like to be always healthy? Who wouldn’t like to have refreshed tissues every five years? Who wouldn’t like to have a 25-year-old body and 70 years’ worth of reasoning or maturity? Would you like to accumulate more information and more knowledge faster than ever? Because when we are talking about transhumanism it is about this as well. This is the “candy” that Satan is using to lure us to destruction.

The idea of transhumanism is often used and accepted in science as the transformation of a mortal man into an entity that will ultimately tend to “euthanasia”—death by personal option. Using and replacing overused organs with nanotechnological complexes (nanobots), through using computer interfaces that would send information from the brain to the computer and vice versa through nanobots, has the tendency to prevent the shrinking of the telomeres from human cells and prevent aging—and even death—through the use of cold, artificial intelligence and even to reach the mixing of artificial intelligence with the human to produce a cyborg. What is that? A cyborg is a being with both organic and biomechatronic body parts combined. Such technologies contradict God, who clearly warned: “In the day that thou eatest thereof [of the tree of knowledge of good and evil] thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:17). These kinds of concepts and ideas—although not materialized—involve a sort of mixture, usurping the creative authority of God. But even now, I would like to warn about genetical engineering in the human genotype.

Genetic modification: GMO humans

In 2004–2005, in his book “The God Gene,” geneticist Dean Hamer wrote about the hypothesis that the VMAT 2 gene responsible for the spirituality of man could be altered at a certain point through an inoculation (FUNVax)—causing people to no longer believe in deity. The apostle Paul anticipated such a crisis in 2 Timothy 3:5, foreseeing a generation of people “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.” Reading the hypothesis through which Dean Hamer saw that mass inoculation could be done on virtually a global level—and being right now within a similar reality, our world today is really frightening. Dr. Hamer said that by the spread of respiratory viruses such as influenza viruses or rhinoviruses, scientists could justify a mass inoculation of the entire world. But even with the VMAT 2 gene in its right place, the people living in our times under the ecumenical “peace” umbrella and with “the holy papal seat” blessing, they nonetheless appear to have “a form” of godliness.

“Appetite is indulged without restraint. Professed followers of Christ are today eating and drinking with the drunken, while their names stand in honored church records. Intemperance benumbs the moral and spiritual powers and prepares the way for indulgence of the lower passions. Multitudes feel under no moral obligation to curb their sensual desires, and they become the slaves of lust. Men are living for the pleasures of sense; for this world and this life alone. Extravagance pervades all circles of society. Integrity is sacrificed for luxury and display. They that make haste to be rich pervert justice and oppress the poor, and ‘slaves and souls of men’ are still bought and sold. Fraud and bribery and theft stalk unrebuked in high places and in low. The issues of the press teem with records of murder—crimes so cold-blooded and causeless that it seems as though every instinct of humanity were blotted out. And these atrocities have become of so common occurrence that they hardly elicit a comment or awaken surprise. The spirit of anarchy is permeating all nations, and the outbreaks that from time to time excite the horror of the world are but indications of the pent-up fires of passion and lawlessness that, having once escaped control, will fill the earth with woe and desolation. The picture which Inspiration has given of the antediluvian world represents too truly the condition to which modern society is fast hastening. Even now, in the present century, and in professedly Christian lands, there are crimes daily perpetrated as black and terrible as those for which the old-world sinners were destroyed.”4

This human desensitization—the destruction of emotional intelligence and its replacement with a cold rational intelligence devoid of emotion—when placed in the hand of the evil one, will lead to the close of probation for deluded souls. How? Under such circumstances, it becomes impossible for the Holy Spirit to change the heart, because the heart referred to in the Bible (the emotional intelligence) will no longer exist. To a large extent, the support of these matters given by the religious world under the pretext of the supposed medical benefits of transhumanism, makes people less and less human. Sadly, the people will end up being manipulated, controlled, labeled and used—which leads to the death of freedom under the cover of technological benefits. Those who want to control the great mass of people are delighted with these twisted realities.

It is very interesting that in the immediate succession of the events presented by Ellen G. White in The Great Controversy, after these pandemics, the next event is the imposition of mandatory Sunday restrictions with a supposed intent to save humanity from the many outbursts of nature, abused by humans—all under the pretext that the earth has a day of rest, and whosoever does not keep it holy, makes God angry. I think this event is exactly what will follow.

“And then the great deceiver will persuade men that those who serve God are causing these evils. The class that have provoked the displeasure of Heaven will charge all their troubles upon those whose obedience to God’s commandments is a perpetual reproof to transgressors. It will be declared that men are offending God by the violation of the Sunday sabbath; that this sin has brought calamities which will not cease until Sunday observance shall be strictly enforced; and that those who present the claims of the fourth commandment, thus destroying reverence for Sunday, are troublers of the people, preventing their restoration to divine favor and temporal prosperity.”5

The frightening results of the imposition of religious holidays in the church by mandate of the civil authorities, the flood of spiritualism, and the hidden but rapid advance of the papal power—will all be revealed. Through these solemn warnings, the people will be moved. Thousands and thousands of people will hear the words which were unheard until then.6

“Amidst the deepening shadows of earth’s last great crisis, God’s light will shine brightest, and the song of hope and trust will be heard in clearest and loftiest strains.”7

God’s faithful few

“As the third angel’s message swells into a loud cry, great power and glory will attend its proclamation. The faces of God’s people will shine with the light of heaven.”8

Faithful children

“When the heavenly intelligences see that men will no longer present the truth in simplicity as did Jesus, the very children will be moved upon by the Spirit of God and will go forth proclaiming the truth for this time.”9

The angels

“The angels of heaven are moving upon human minds to arouse investigation in the themes of the Bible. A far greater work will be done than has yet been done and none of the glory of it will flow to men, for angels that minister to those who shall be heirs of salvation are working night and day.”10

“Two great opposing powers are revealed in the last great battle. On one side stands the Creator of heaven and earth. All on His side bear His signet. They are obedient to His commands. On the other side stands the prince of darkness, with those who have chosen apostasy and rebellion.”11

“A terrible conflict is before us. We are nearing the battle of the great day of God Almighty. That which has been held in control is to be let loose. The angel of mercy is folding her wings, preparing to step down from the throne and leave the world to the control of Satan. The principalities and powers of earth are in bitter revolt against the God of heaven. They are filled with hatred against those who serve Him, and soon, very soon, will be fought the last great battle between good and evil. The earth is to be the battle field—the scene of the final contest and the final victory. Here, where for so long Satan has led men against God, rebellion is to be forever suppressed.”12

“The battles waging between the two armies are as real as those fought by the armies of this world, and on the issue of the spiritual conflict eternal destinies depend.”13

“In every city in America the truth is to be proclaimed. In every country of the world the warning message is to be given.”14

“During the loud cry the church, aided by the providential interpositions of her exalted Lord, will diffuse the knowledge of salvation so abundantly that light will be communicated to every city and town.”15

“A crisis is right upon us. We must now by the Holy Spirit’s power proclaim the great truths for these last days. It will not be long before everyone will have heard the warning and made his decision. Then shall the end come.”16

No matter how great the ideal and the coalition of spiritualism may appear to be, the transhumanist worldwide government and ecumenical religion led by the papacy from underneath to create a future for mankind without the true Creator will have disastrous results. Jesus has warned, “without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5). The presumptuous ploy will lead a fallen human race manipulated by the devil into such a great catastrophe that people will long for death and look upon it as a blessing.

At the same time, those, in contrast, who will stand “in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1) will not be afraid; they will only behold with rewarded eyes the fate of the wicked, because God has been their place of refuge and their strong tower.

The misery and degradation of humanity will be unbearable to those who have joined the sinful and evil coalition led by the devil. At the same time, those, on the other hand, who have chosen the goodness and righteousness of the Lord Jesus, will cry out: “Come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20). The benefit of this contrast will be that the wicked who were manipulated by the devil will ultimately recognize as well that “Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments” (Revelation 16:7)— although their destiny can no longer be changed. As for those who are saved, the unimaginable misery will cause such a terrible scene that in eternal ages no one will ever wish to repeat it. A guarantee for that are the marks of the nails in the palms of the Lord—when beholding them, in the eternal ages, the redeemed ones will discover new dimensions of the infinite love that was able to destroy every trace of evil forever.

“The great controversy is ended. Sin and sinners are no more. The entire universe is clean. One pulse of harmony and gladness beats through the vast creation. From Him who created all, flow life and light and gladness, throughout the realms of illimitable space. From the minutest atom to the greatest world, all things, animate and inanimate, in their unshadowed beauty and perfect joy, declare that God is love.”17

References:
1 The Great Controversy, p. 589.
2 Ibid., pp.589, 590.
3 www.brookings.edu/research/ai-weapons-in-chinas-military-innovation/; www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/china-has-done-human-testing-create-biologically-enhanced-super-soldiers; www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jun/9/transhumanism-the-potential-dark-side-of-technolog/; www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/rationally-speaking/200907/the-problems-transhumanism
4 Patriarchs and Prophets, pp. 101, 102.
5 The Great Controversy, p. 590.
6 Ibid., pp.603, 604, 606.
7 Education, p. 166.
8 Testimonies for the Church, vol. 7, p. 17.
9 The Southern Work, p. 67.
10 10 Counsels to Writers and Editors, p. 140.
11 The SDA Bible Commentary [E. G. White Comments], vol. 7, pp. 982, 983.
12 The Review and Herald, May 13, 1902.
13 Prophets and Kings, p. 176.
14 The General Conference Bulletin, March 30, 1903.
15 Evangelism, p. 694.
16 Testimonies for the Church, vol. 6, p. 24.
17 The Great Controversy, p. 678.