For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand.[Jesus Christ — Matthew 24:24-25]
Let’s be serious for just a moment. We have reached a pivotal juncture in human history when our rediscovery of technology has finally caught up with our wildest science-fiction fantasies — even exceeding them. The mythos is becoming mainstream. Yesterday’s dream has become today’s reality with no end in sight. No longer must we imagine a day when man would be integrated with machines, uploaded with artificial intelligence and recoded with genetic modification, even pushing the boundaries of what it means to be human.
The next frontier of human “evolution” is here — so they say. Can we overcome the laws and limitations of this present reality and usher in the new age? The new mankind. The quest for immortality. It’s time for the upgrade, and the stage is set.
And yet the irony is that there is nothing new under the sun. What’s been done will be done again. What has been will be. Seems like we have seen this somewhere before.
And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.[Genesis 11:5-6]
So the next phase in human evolution is to scrap human 1.0 and upgrade to version 2.0. Trans-humanism at it’s core is the ancient, alternative pursuit of mankind to achieve immortality and godhood by reintegrating all knowledge (science) and power (natural and supernatural). This is man’s chance to cheat death and ascend to the heights of the gods. This is man’s moment finally to make the universe in his own image for his own vain glory.
Trans-humanism is the same ancient lie of the devil — Satan — the prince of darkness. He was the first to promise man another path to godhood by seducing Adam and Eve with divine knowledge, supernatural power and perfect beauty. The lie of the enemy has always been to worship and serve that which is created rather than the Creator, who is forever to be praised. The lie of the devil is … be thy own god and do thy own will by any means necessary.
But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.[Genesis 3:4-5]
The devil says, “I’ll give you what you want now,” all the while knowing he will destroy you in the end. He promises instant gratification that never satisfies but only makes you a slave to sin. When the devil goes down, untold millions are going down with him. His path always leads to one place — destruction.
Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.’Matthew 25:41
The Battle for the Mind
The devil is the deceiver of the whole world and the father of lies. So his most effective tactic is to manipulate the mind, keep us blind to the truth and take hold of our thoughts. It only stands to reason that the enemy is using any and every means possible to cast darkness and corrupt the minds of mankind.
On the one hand, we see the exponential advances in technology, science, medicine, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, robotics, quantum physics, virtual and augmented reality, and genetic engineering, which unfortunately are being used for unholy and ungodly purposes. On another front, there is a universal, spiritual deception from the supernatural forces of darkness manipulating mankind through principalities and rulers over the nations, through the power of sorcery [drugs], occult knowledge, black magic, pagan idolatry, sexual immorality, world mystery religions, naturalistic evolution, counterfeit Christianity, eastern mysticism, and new age theosophy.
Don’t forget the collective dependency of the modern world to be fed information through powerful and biased search engines, state/secular education, mainstream and social media outlets, movies, games, and entertainment, and the so-called scientific authorities. There is not a sector of human society that is not under the sway of the evil one.
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.[2 Corinthian 4:3-4]
This collective deception is what I’m calling the hive mind, and its ramifications are tragic for our reality. The world is primed and ready. Only those who are sealed with the Holy Spirit and possess the mind of Christ will be able to resist this mass deception and remain faithful to Jesus Christ and His gospel. God’s faithful remnant will never believe another gospel, whether it comes from the tongue of an angel of light or from the spiritual powers on the other side or an ancient alien from outer space.
There is only one true path to everlasting life and only one way to immortality. There are no original ideas with the devil. God has already promised and provided everything we could ever need, ask or imagine. Jesus Christ was born the Son of God so that we could be born again as sons of God. The Son of God became a man so that the sons of man could become sons of God.
We cannot ignore the mass deception and powerful mind manipulation that is taking place all over the world in these various capacities, and it’s only getting worse. It will be so bad in the end that if it were possible, even God’s elect would be deceived.
Primed for the Hive Mind
Super technologies and the advent of AI present one of the biggest threats to mankind as we know it. Mind-integrated machines are being developed at an exponential rate. We already have an entire generation who has never known the world without being dependent and connected to technology.
Elon Musk [Tesla] is just one of the many tech moguls perfecting mind integration devices that connect our neurons to a 5G network that can send and receive digital messages and turn parts of the brain on or off. Like most new technology, Musk is promoting his Neuralink device initially as a medical miracle-worker, but his intentions go far beyond healing the body. These devices are meant to integrate the mind with machine and propel mankind faster toward the singularity with Artificial Intelligence.
“Musk opened Friday’s event by emphasizing the wide variety of spinal and neurological conditions — including seizures, paralysis, brain damage, and depression — that Neuralink technology could help treat … But it’s worth highlighting that Musk wants Neuralink to do far more than treat specific health conditions. He sees the technology as an opportunity to build a widely available brain-computer interface for consumers, which he thinks could help humans keep pace with increasingly powerful artificial intelligence.”[Vox, 08/2020 — Read Article Here ]
And then there is the internet of things — iOT — that is the next phase of upgrades will be to augment our own DNA and integrate our minds with the collective “cloud” of information and connect to the hive mind. You can read more about 5G and iOT in one of my earlier posts here.
It is point of perfect harmony and uniformity of a colony to be fully expressing the will and thoughts of the queen bee. It’s just we aren’t dealing with an insect population. We are talking about all of humankind being controlled by the prince of demons — the prince of the power over the air!
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind[Ephesians 2:1-3]
So this virtual network, this internet of things [iOT] is powered and purposed by AI to unlock a new frontier of entertainment, escape, pleasure, creativity, power, knowledge, immortality, and eventually … godhood. Some already are beginning to upload their “cognitive personality” into a virtual data base, attempting to keep oneself “alive” after death in some interactive state of consciousness in the cloud.
Along with the common quest for the acceleration of knowledge and exponential growth of mental processing power (AI), however, technology also creates a two-way bridge, or doorway, to your brain, leaving you susceptible to mind control and behavior modification/manipulation. Anyone who opens themselves up to this technology will be taking the risk of giving themselves over to the powers of darkness and losing their very soul.
As you will see in my next installment [Part 2], the hive mind will be one of the devil’s most powerful weapons of spiritual warfare in these last days to keep the minds of unbelievers blinded from seeing the gospel of Jesus Christ and so be saved.