The following article was written by Brian Shilhavy Editor of Health Impact News.
This article reminded me of the fact that until we are saved and regenerated we are dead, dead men walking. Only in Christ are we made alive. And thus we avoid the second death even if our flesh dies we live eternally.
Jesus said to the guy in Luke 9:59-60: “Let the dead bury the dead” when they weren’t dead at the moment He spoke to the man who wanted time to wait until his parents had died before following Jesus.
Life. It is one of the most common words in the English language. It is something to “live,” something to “spend,” something that begins and ends, something that is evaluated as “good” or “bad,” as “healthy” or “unhealthy.”
But how do we actually define it? Is it defined by our culture, or does it have an intrinsic meaning that transcends how the culture uses the word?
How you understand or define “life” affects pretty much everything you do, and I doubt that very many people have actually spent time evaluating their understanding of “life,” but passively just accept how the culture defines it.
“Life” is closely associated with “truth,” which means that the meaning of “life” is not dependent on people’s opinions or understanding of what it is.
It just is. It transcends even language, therefore it requires that we examine the language we use to describe and define life, and the closer we can come to its actual intrinsic meaning, the closer we come to understanding “truth.”
To help you decide whether or not you want to continue reading this article, I need to repeat my working premises that I have publicly explained in previous articles, and which are the premises I have accepted as true and are the foundation for all the articles I have personally written and published on Health Impact News for the past 12 years, which is that the Ancient writings of the Bible, also referred to as the “Scriptures,” are true in so much as they contain truth.
They are not the total embodiment of truth, as that originates from God (Yahweh/Jehovah) and his Son Jesus Christ, who is the “living Word of God.”
So for example, one of the “truths” found in the Scriptures is: Love your neighbor as yourself. This is written in English, so to properly understand this truth, we need to define “love” and “neighbor,” which is generally defined by our culture and language. It is also an “imperative” (command) truth.
But even if we come to an agreement on how these English words are defined so that we can properly communicate with each other about this truth so that we generally agree on how these words/concepts are defined, the truth of how that works out in your life, or mine, is not something we can find in the Scriptures.
Who I am supposed to be loving as my neighbor, will not usually be the same as who you are supposed to be loving as your neighbor, especially if we do not even know each other.
The general principle of this truth, “love your neighbor as yourself,” is always true, but how that truth is applied to someone’s life or situation is not the same for everyone.
And the knowledge of that kind of truth does not come from words written in a book, even if those words are true. They come from a relationship with the Living Word of God.
But that’s a topic for another article.
Where does Life Come From?
This is a question that is easily answered in the Scriptures, but when we closely examine just what the English word “life” means, it actually becomes more complicated.
As I have stated in other articles I have written, I have been studying the Bible for over 40 years, and I start each day by reading it and studying it.
I recently was reading through Paul’s two letters to his young associate, Timothy, and I recently wrote an article on what I found to be the main truth in Paul’s second letter to Timothy, and how that truth can be applied to us today. See:
Has Everyone Left You Because You are not Ashamed to Speak the Truth? Stay the Course!
But I came across something Paul wrote towards the end of his first letter to Timothy that Paul mentioned as an “aside.” In other words, it was not the main point he was making, but he stated it as a generally accepted fact.
I command you before God, who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate testified the good confession, that you keep the commandment without spot, blameless, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ; which in its own times he will show, who is the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and eternal power. Amen. (1 Timothy 6:13-16)
The “aside” here is the text I highlighted “who gives life to all things.”
I jotted down a note about this verse, and I thought to myself, “This would be a good topic for an article.”
I am familiar with this statement, and it is stated in many other places in the Scriptures, so I thought it would be a quick and easy article to write.
But as I dug deeper into the Greek words that are used in the New Testament which we translate as “life,” I soon learned that I did not understand this concept nearly as much as I thought I did, and so even though this would have been the earlier article I would have published before the one on 2 Timothy, I have now spent very many hours and days studying “life” as it is defined in the Scriptures, and I almost abandoned writing this article, so deep is the topic, and so inadequate do I feel in even attempting to write this article.
So I will be the first one to admit that I still have more to learn, but so important is this topic of “life,” that I felt I had to share what I have learned so far, as we are in desperate need today to identify the truth in our culture, and identify the lies, and it begins, in my opinion, with the proper understanding of “life.”
But before I start in examining the Greek words used by the New Testament writers that are translated into our English Bibles as “life,” let me give you other passages that confirm the truth Paul expressed here: God gives life to all things.
One of the most comprehensive statements of this truth is in Paul’s letter to the Colossians where he explains that Jesus Christ, in his pre-incarnate state, which means before he took on human form and was born to the virgin Mary, was the one who created everything in the universe.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:15-17)
Here is the same truth again written in Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians:
For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live. (1 Corinthians 8:5-6)
Here is the apostle John writing the same truth:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. (John 1:1-4)
Here is the same truth being stated in the book of Hebrews:
In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. (Hebrews 1:1-3)
I realize that the English word “life” is not in all of these verses, but I believe the truth that God gives life to all things is included in these passages as well.
Because God’s creative actions also include things that are not “alive,” such as the elements of the earth.
Genesis, the first book of the Bible, teaches us that God took some of these elements that we would not say were “alive” but then formed them into a living being, the first man.
The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7)
So we can conclusively say that the Bible clearly teaches that ALL life comes from God, specifically from the person Jesus Christ. So now we just need to define what this “life” is.
What is “Life?”
The English noun life, and its corresponding verb, to live, along with other cognates of this word, such as alive, lively, lifeless, etc., have multiple meanings, and we generally understand the meaning the speaker or author is using by its context.
“Live,” for example, can be a noun or a verb based on usage. So “Live your life to its fullest” has a different meaning from “It’s being broadcast live,” for example. In written English we determine the meaning by context, but in spoken English the pronunciation is different based on usage, making it easier to distinguish.
This is true in Koine Greek also, but when we get to the usage of the English word life in the New Testament portion of the Bible, there is actually more than one word in the Greek that is translated into this single word in the English. And of those words in the Greek, which are mainly 3 different words, each of those words can have multiple meanings as well, based on the context in which it is being used, just like the English word group.
The primary 3 words in the Greek that are translated (sometimes) by the English word life, are ζωή (zóé), ψυχή (psuché), and βίος (bios).
Zóé and its cognates are by far the most common words translated to the English life, and it is found in all 27 books of the New Testament.
Psuché is the second most common, used hundreds of times including its cognates.
Bios is the least common (this actually surprised me), and is only used 11 times in the entire New Testament.
Zoe is almost always translated into the English word “life.” I surveyed a few English translations, and the only exception I found was in the older King James Version in Luke 16:25, where it is translated “lifetime,” which restricts is meaning to the duration of our physical lives in our natural body between our physical birth and our physical death.
Here is a verse where Jesus uses the word that seems to refer to our “life” between physical birth and physical death:
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15)
Here is an example of Paul using it the same way:
If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men. (1 Corinthians 15:19)
As with the English word “life,” zoe has different variations of meanings, and besides “lifetime” can refer to the “natural life” that applies to humans, animals, and plants, but is also used with “eternal life” as exceeding the “life” of just our natural bodies, but including our “soul” and “spirit” which are not confined to just the existence of our physical bodies.
This concept of “eternal life” is, by far, the more common meaning found in the New Testament, referring to “life” as an eternal existence not confined to the duration of time we spend in our physical bodies. Some examples (note, in some of these verses the verb form, zao, is also being used):
“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” (Matthew 25:46)
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:14-16)
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14)
“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. (John 5:24-26)
In the context of the New Testament writings, zoe also is used with “new life” to describe the spiritual rebirth found only in Jesus Christ, the first man resurrected from the (physical) dead which added new meaning to zoe that the ancient Greek philosophers writing in Classical Greek, such as Plato and Aristotle, did not have.
Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” “Sir,” they said, “from now on give us this bread.” Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. (John 6:32-35)
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)
We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. (2 Corinthians 4:10-11)
For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. (2 Corinthians 5:4)
The quality of this “life” is often associated with “light” and “truth” shining into the domain of Satan, exposing his lies hidden in the dark.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1-5)
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Psuché, on the other hand, is translated into English as “soul” about as often as it is translated into English as “life,” and refers to more than just our physical bodies. This Greek word is behind our modern English words like psyche, psychology, etc.
Here are some of the verses where psuche is translated as either “life” or “soul” in English:
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? (Matthew 6:25)
Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent. (Mark 3:4)
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28)
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:29)
Here the same word is translated “life” in one verse, and then the exact same word (psuche) in the following verse is translated “soul”:
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:25-26)
Another word used in English to translate psuche sometimes is “mind.”
But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. (Acts 14:2)
In some verses, psuche is translated into the English word “heart.”
Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. (Ephesians 6:6)
Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. (Hebrews 12:3)
As should be obvious from just this brief look at the various uses of the two most common Greek words in the New Testament portion of the Bible that are translated into the English word “life,” it has a much broader meaning than its usage in modern Western culture today, which over-emphasizes only our physical life starting with physical birth and ending with physical death.
In the New Testament writings, “life” cannot be understood apart from Jesus Christ, who broke the power of physical death and instituted “eternal life” in heaven, the Kingdom of God, which also exists on the physical earth at this time in the spiritual realm, invading the Kingdom of Satan, the current world system, also referred to as “darkness.”
So using zoe, we come back to that famous statement made by Jesus Christ in John 14:6:
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
Jesus did not just explain what “life” is, he claimed that he IS “life.” And this truth fits with what was written in the passage in Colossians I quoted above:
For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
And he is the head of the body, the assembly; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. (Colossians 1:16-20)
Jesus also used an analogy of a vine, a living plant, and the “branches” that lived off of the vine, but which “died” and were burned up once they were cut off from the vine, to illustrate how he IS the “life”:
I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.
You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine.
Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. (John 15:1-6)
But there is a 3rd Greek word that is sometimes translated “life” in the English translations of the Bible: bios. This noun is only used 11 times in the New Testament, and once in its verb form.
Notice how it is translated into English in each of these verses.
And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” (Mark 12:43-44)
And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. (Luke 8:14)
And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians, she could not be healed by anyone. (Luke 8:43)
And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. (Luke 15:12)
But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’ (Luke 15:30)
No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. (2 Timothy 2:4 – note: some English translations say “every day life” or “affairs of life” for “bios” here.)
1 Peter 4:2-3 uses the verb form (only occurrence in the New Testament) in verse 2, and the noun in verse 3.
that you no longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. For we have spent enough of our past time doing the desire of the Gentiles, and having walked in lewdness, lusts, drunken binges, orgies, carousings, and abominable idolatries. (1 Peter 4:2-3)
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, isn’t the Father’s, but is the world’s.
(1 John 2:16)
But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and closes his heart of compassion against him, how does God’s love remain in him? (1 John 3:17)
I think it is easy to see by observing how bios is used in these verses that this is a very different, and mostly negative, term that is sometimes translated into “life” in English.
It is obviously only dealing with physical life, and the duration of that life between our physical birth and our physical death. It includes the things that “empower” our physical life, such as finances and worldly possessions, but also the emotions and desires that are tied into the physical world and the current world system ruled by Satan, such as pride, lust, idolatry, etc.
So even though bios is the original Greek word used the least amount of time in the New Testament, is it any surprise that of the three Greek words used to translate into “life,” that bios is the one most often used today in English and Western Culture?
We are familiar with the common English words derived from bios, such as biology, biologist, etc., which are used in academic settings in the study of “life.”
The English word “life” comes originally from the Germanic languages, the language group from where English originated.
Old English life (dative lif) “animated corporeal existence; lifetime, period between birth and death; the history of an individual from birth to death, written account of a person’s life; way of life (good or bad); condition of being a living thing, opposite of death; spiritual existence imparted by God, through Christ, to the believer,” from Proto-Germanic *leiban (source also of Old Norse lif “life, body,” Old Frisian, Old Saxon lif “life, person, body,” Dutch lijf “body,” Old High German lib “life,” German Leib “body”), properly “continuance, perseverance,” from PIE root *leip- “to stick, adhere.” (Source.)
“Biology,” on the other hand, appears to be an introduced word, both into German, as well as into French (a Latin language), in the late 1700s or early 1800s.
Here is the entry from etymonline.com:
“the science of life and living things,” 1819, from Greek bios “life, one’s life, lifetime” (from PIE root *gwei- “to live;” see bio-) + -logy “study of.” Suggested 1802 by German naturalist Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus, and introduced as a scientific term that year in French by Lamarck; they seem to have hit upon the word independently.
They “seem to have hit upon the word independently“? Yeah, I don’t think so….
Merriam Webster, which today is owned by a Jewish financier in Switzerland, states:
First Known Use of biology
1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1
History and Etymology for biology
German Biologie, from bi- + -logie -logy
ORIGIN OF BIOLOGY
From the German word Biologie, dating back to 1805–15.
What they seem to agree upon is that the word we know today as “biology” was an introduced word from the early 1800s coming to use in the English from the German.
So what all was going on in Germany and Europe during this time period?
This was the period of history often referred to as the “Great Awakening” in Europe.
We have the rise of the House of Rothschild, for example, taking over the banking industry. We have the secret societies like the Freemason lodges, and the Illuminati, all taking form in Europe during this time, and influencing academics.
The theories of Marxism were written by Karl Marx and the theories of race development and the “Aryan Race” was written by Karl Ritter, and these two opposing theories would shape political and academic thought that shaped Western Culture in Europe, and was exported to the United States.
There were some positive influences also from the “Reformation Movement” during that time that at least worked at translating the Scriptures into the vernacular of the languages of the working classes.
But the biggest development from this time period, by far, which gave birth to “biology,” was Charles Darwin, and this theories of “evolution.”
Here is the entry on “biology” from encyclopedia.com:
Biology comes from the Greek word for life, bis, and the Greek word for thought or reasoning, logos. It denotes the science that studies life, the properties and processes that sustain life, the evolutionary history of life, and particular living organisms. It is a science of enormous diversity, breadth, and heterogeneity unified only by the conceptual framework provided by the theory of evolution.
Indeed, as famously noted in 1973 by the Russian evolutionary geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900–1975), “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”—a quote now replicated in so many university-level textbooks that it is almost a dictum in modern biology.
During this time period the definition of “science” began to evolve from a meaning that historically was synonymous with “knowledge” and “philosophy” and began to limit its study to strictly the bios of life, concerning only the physical life between our physical birth and physical death, and all the elements of Satan’s world system such as pride, lust, greed, etc., and eliminate all other meanings of “life” as “unscientific.”
Today, in American academics, you are generally not allowed to challenge Darwin’s theories of evolution, theories which have undergone many changes over the years, as it is presented as a scientific “fact,” even though it is only a theory which is really not supported by science at all.
The actual science that Darwin (and others) observed were primarily species adapting to their environment, in order to survive, and not evolving into a higher life form which in this theory takes BILLIONS of years to happen, and could never be observed by science, but just accepted by faith.
What we have completely lost in modern day academics, is the teaching that life comes from our Creator, and our Savior, Jesus Christ. And along with this view of “life,” is a declining emphasis on the humanities and arts, the creative expression of human life, as “science” is now regulated to only physical science, based mainly on Darwinian Biology, which, among other things, has given us modern medicine and the pharmaceutical industry with its very narrow, and very evil, view of “life” that came from bios.
Transhumanism’s False Claims
I have wanted to write an article for some time now debunking all the false claims for “transhumanism.” But as I began to study the language used to define and describe “life,” I quickly realized that the easiest way to debunk transhumanism is to first properly define “life.”
Once we realize what life really is, we can easily see that the promises, or warnings, depending on who you are reading or listening to, regarding transhumanism are all based on a false definition of “life”.
Transhumanism is nothing more than the 21st Century version of Darwinian biology, based on bios, instead of zoe and psuche. Modern academic teaching has turned the meaning of life upside down, putting the lowest forms of “life” that deal only with physical life and the elements of this world system on top, and eliminating the human soul and spirit completely.
If you want to live your life like that, ignoring your soul and your spirit, go ahead. You will fit into modern society just fine, along with the modern belief in the religious cult of “medicine” and their priests called “doctors.”
This false belief that originates with the Greek concept of bios, and popularized and institutionalized with academic thought built upon “biology,” is what produced the false science known today as “genetics,” which was originally called “eugenics,” until it was associated with Nazi Germany and Hitler and perceived as negative.
Therefore it was rebranded as “genetics,” and it is what fuels most “scientific” research today that gives us modern day drugs and vaccines, which never promote a healthy life, but merely manage disease at best, or kills life prematurely at its worst. For more information on this topic, see our previous articles:
Mapping the Genome and Modern Genetics: Eugenics Repackaged for Modern Times
Eugenics in the United States Today: Are We on the Same Path Nazi Germany Followed?
Dr. David Martin Exposes the False Foundation of Eugenics: “You Don’t Have DNA”
To understand the false science of “genetics” and “biology,” you first need to understand what true “life” really is, which includes your eternal soul and your spirit.
All life originates from God, through Jesus Christ. I quoted these verses above, and the Greek word for “all” is pas, which really means ALL, or the WHOLE.
That means neither man, nor Satan, can create life. Period. End of story.
They can affect our physical bodies and the bios that we live from physical birth to physical death, but neither man nor Satan has control of our soul or spirit.
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28)
We are created in the image of God, and nothing can change that, because all life originates and is upheld by God through Jesus Christ. There are no exceptions, according to the language used in the Scriptures.
What about procreation? Cannot a man and women create children through sex?
We just established the fact that all life is created by God. When a man and women join together and produce a child, they are participating in the creative process with God, but they are not creating anything. God created the sperm, and the egg.
Every single person born from their mother was created by God.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalms 139:13-16)
If a man and a women do not have the power to create a human being, therefore, then Satan and his demons most certainly cannot create “transhumans”!! And neither can the technocrats.
I am currently seeing two forms of transhumanism being discussed in the popular culture and also in the Alternative Media.
One is put forward by the technocrats such as those who work with the World Economic Forum and have defined what they want to do with “transhumanism.”
The second is promoted mostly by Evangelical Zionist Christians who believe that Satan can procreate and produce hybrid demons/humans, and much of this is based on the Book of Enoch, which was rejected as an authentic piece of literature to be included in the Bible.
And as I have shown here in this article, probably the main reason why the Book of Enoch was not included in the Bible is that it has a false definition of “life.” The Biblical definition of “life” sees ALL life as originating with God, and even being upheld in the universe today by God.
The writers of the New Testament dealt very strongly with the issues taught in the Book of Enoch, which deal with “bloodlines” or genealogies and hybrid demon-human beings. Here are a few of the warnings from Paul to NOT get involved with these debates and arguments:
As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain men not to teach false doctrines any longer nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. These promote controversies rather than God’s work–which is by faith. The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk. (1 Timothy 1:3-6)
Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the commands of those who reject the truth. To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. (Titus 1:13-15)
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. (Titus 3:9)
As far as the false claims of the technocrats, no machine, robot, or artificial intelligence can ever be defined as “life.” It is also based on the false science of “genetics,” and it is all cow dung.
These are the false prophets of our day. The Christian false prophets are terrorizing people who foolishly took a COVID-19 injection by telling them that they now cannot be healed or saved, and that their DNA has been altered and they are no longer human.
They say these things because they have a false understanding of “life,” and there is no room for God in their thinking to overcome the negative effects of the pharmaceutical cult. They need to repent.
The technocrats are from my generation, and they grew up watching Star Trek and Star Wars and actually believing all that science fiction, because they too have a false concept of “life.” They are actually not even very smart people, most of them, and as soon as their technology developed to the point where almost everyone started using it, the Globalists came in and bought them all, as they sold their souls to the Wall Street Bankers and Billionaires.
But transhumanism is only science fiction, and it always will be. AI, robots, etc. are all creations of man, corrupted by Satan, and cannot create life, nor be called “life.”
It is mainly a distraction to the real dangers of technology, and things like artificial intelligence, which is massive data processing that allows new levels of tracking and surveillance that we have never seen before.
It is one thing to spy on every single person on the planet through technology, and it is another thing to be able to process all that data and use it for evil purposes, and that is the true danger of the technocrats who are now owned by the Wall Street bankers.
But here is the truth:
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
End of story.
Jesus controls life, and if we know him and have his Spirit living inside of us, we have absolutely nothing to fear, because the worst thing our enemy can do to us is kill our bios, our physical life, which is going to pass away at some point anyway, as our soul lives on into eternity without the physical body.
I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed–in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:50-58)
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2 replies on “What is Life?”
Interesting. The fact that we have a spirit, soul and body is clearly taught in Scripture. Unfortunately, many confuse the soul/spirit dichotomy. They see the soul as interchangeable with the spirit. The loose idea of bios referring to biological/physical life, psuche
referring to psychological (emotional, attitudinal, character) aspects life, and pneuma referring to the spirit (consciousness, thought, conscience) that resides within, which itself comes from God and is the distinguishing element between humans and animals.
When in Matthew we are told not to fear those who kill the body but to fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell, what is left unsaid is that the spirit of the individual continues to exist. Once judged, the worm that never dies will reside in the spirit of the individual forever, though the body and soul will be destroyed by the Lake of Fire.
The idea that the DNA of fallen angels will mix with that of humans has no basis within Scripture.
The Sons of God took to wife the daughters of men before the flood, their offspring were destroyed, no doubt, as they themselves were in the flood. Whether the Sons of God were actual angels or another species of Creation, we are not told. But if Scripture is the truth, then those beings were able to have offspring with women.
The interesting part of the account is whether the Nephilim had a spirit or not. Since the spirit of man comes from God. In all probability, God did not give them a spirit and the offspring were just animals, like giant apes, Neanderthals that became very violent. No ability to think, just frustrated giants, unable to reproduce. There were giants (20-40ft?) on Earth before the appearance of the Sons of God.
Nephilim appears to be a reference to giants. When the Israelites saw the Anakim, the sons of Anak, these are referred to Nephilim.
”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.” (Gen. 6.4)
”And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim); and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.” (Num. 13:33)
”a people great and tall (12-20ft?), the sons of the Anakim, whom you know, and of whom you have heard it said, ‘Who can stand before the sons of Anak?” (Deut. 9:2)
The book of Enoch could not possibly be inspired by God. The fact that it implies that the Earth is flat and there are twelve gates from which the Sun emerges throughout the year is sufficient to inform anyone that this pseudepigrapha is not inspired by God. Those who claim that pseudepigrapha is inspired by God are deceivers deceiving the deceived.
I am inclined to think that the transhumanist push will fall short of expectations and a more traditional means will be deployed to subjugate the world’s population to force them to worship the beast. I expect the death of some 2.5 billion people will occur before that (probably the consequence of an injection of toxic mRNA technology) and the final onslaught to implant chips in people will be a matter of ”bios” or death on the spot. Blessed are those who are beheaded on account of the Word of God.
I’m reminded of the film A.I. Artificial intelligence by Spielberg. At the end of the film humans were no more and only the Mecha aka AI’s were left. They lamented their emptiness at not knowing what their purpose of existence was and were saddened that they lacked the spirit (soul) of humans. Imagine living forever with no meaning to your existence….it is the proverbial hell. This is what the elites want to create. They want to change the circle of life into a straight line to nowhere.
life=circle of existence and collection of souls you meet along the way.