Spider-goat milking

Adam Rutherford, left, and Randy Lewis milk Freckles, the silk-producing goat. Photograph: BBC

Watching the BBC program “Horizon:  Playing God” recently had me both transfixed and horrified at the depths to which scientists are prepared to go to get ahead of others in their field, & to be the ones to provide the next new world-changing concept.

Having a strong interest in science myself, I can honestly understand where scientists are coming from on one level, in constantly wanting to break new ground, & find new things, or improve on old ideas etc, but at some point there has to be some sanity within the discipline that recognises that some things truly aren’t meant to be tampered with, & while they may feel that need outweighs any possible detriment in the short term, one has to wonder what the long term repercussions will be.   Science now is already well into blurring the boundaries on all levels as we’re continually indoctrinated, by the multitude of natural history TV programs. into believing that we’ve “evolved” from the animal kingdom anyway, so we should be quite comfotrtable about mixing ourselves back into it again.

This is invariably what happens when you remove the concept of creation whereby the animal kingdom & mankind are two totally different subsets and never the twain should ever meet.   But our quest for medical cures in particular has pushed society to a point where now people think nothing of having pig, cow, or horse DNA mixed

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into theirs through transplants or other more permanent structures.   But no sooner had we all gotten sort of comfortable with that concept, then they go and up the ante once again by revealing their plans firstly for cloning and then for a genetic library whereby parents could select their offspring’s traits for all sorts of things from eye colour through to intelligence.  Once again, while there was an initial storm of protest from some quarters, it soon died down as it always does, giving the scientists a green light to go ahead and not only continue on those types of “experiments” but to then push boundaries out a little further again, to where they’re now openly changing the DNA of many animal species by mixing in human DNA so that the animal is used as nothing more than a genetic lab of sorts.  Each time we’re told these things are “miraculous”, “ground breaking” or “of greatest importance yet”, or whatever adjectives the scientists/media think will not only grab people’s attention but make them feel this is work that just has to be incorporated into our thinking as well as our lives in a positive manner.

We also see how many insects in particular are being manipulated with a concept to being used as robotic soldiers of the future  – where some had tried to create pure robotic “insects” they found them unwieldly and hard to control at times, especially for fine motor movements or accurate flight, so for the scientists it made sense (in their warped thinking) to put the robotics inside real insects and thus just manipulate what worked perfectly already with the result we now have insect cyborgs being created.

Where will it all end?  Well, while I can’t answer that question, I know one thing for sure; these types of new & warped “creations” are going to figure quite prominently in the future and not in a good way either.   While much of the world could care less about the concept of the AntiChrist, he is a real person & as I’ve mentioned before, most likely alive today or if not, shortly to be so, and he will have no problem utilising this futuristic technology for his own deadly ends.  There was a time when I used to read these words of Joel and wonder what form the “horses” would take.

A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.  Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.  Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.  They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:  Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.  They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.  The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:  Joel 2:3-10 

Before anyone discounts the above, remember that Joel was dealing with a vision of the future (our time & beyond even) which was already so alien to him, he would have struggled to describe what he was seeing, but we can be sure that his “horses & horsemen” isn’t what these beings are because they can climb up walls etc.  My personal view ever since I first heard of them, is that these may be some type of robotic insect capable of entering houses virtually unnoticed and who knows what havoc they will be capable of unleashing on its occupants.  The military are already working hard to create something along these lines for surveillance purposes   where others are indeed trying to put them to more sinister work.

Other articles in a similar vein:  Supersoldier ants and Chimeric monkey

But before you get despondent about what the future might hold, know that God has an answer to all of your concerns and provides a way for you to be at peace no matter what the future may be.

Jesus says:  “I have spoken these things to you, being present with you.  But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said to you.   Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  You have heard how I said to you, I go away and I am coming to you again. If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, I go to the Father, for My Father is greater than I.  And now I have told you before it happens, so that when it happens you might believe. John 14:25-29

And if you are being convicted by any of this to actually become a Christian then click on the link in the sidebar on the right  (Meet Jesus Now) and ask God to enable you to understand and grant you the faith to believe.