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?
On June 9th, 2020, Charles Lieber, a Harvard nanotechnology researcher, was indicted by the US DOJ for fraud. Lieber received millions of dollars in grant money from the US Department of Defense, specifically military think tanks including DARPA. His research dealt with the blending of nanotech with living cells. His indictment was over his collaboration with the Wuhan University of Technology. His work describes the use of silicon nanowires for brain-computer interfaces, or “neural lace” technology.
Charles Lieber was a colleague of Robert Langer, one of the co-founders of Moderna, with a net worth of $5 billion USD thanks to Moderna’s mRNA death-shot sales.
Both Lieber and Langer’s bibliographies describe techniques for human enhancement, i.e. transhumanism. Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum and the architect behind the so-called “Great Reset”, promotes the “blending of biology and machinery” in his books.
The picture on the left is the planned Amazon Arlington (VA, USA) headquarters which will be a 350-foot tall “Helix,” composed of steel, glass and even live trees. (Image: NBBJ, Amazon). The picture on the right is an artist rendering of the original Tower of Babel, which was built by Nimrod in his efforts to reach up to heaven.
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
4 And they said, “Come, let us build us a city and a tower whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.”
5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men built.
6 And the Lord said, “Behold, the people are one and they have all one language, and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be withheld from them which they have imagined to do.
7 Come, let Us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth; and they left off building the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel [that is, Confusion], because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth; and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.