Genetic Armageddon (Transhuman: As The Days of Noah Were)
Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be
also in the days of the Son of man. (27) They did eat, they drank, they married
wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
and the flood came, and destroyed them all. (30) Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is
By John P. McTernan, Ph.D.
This is the fourth in my science series. See the others: Singularity and The Image of the Beast; Calling Fire From Heaven; and Prophecy and the Television.
When the Lord Jesus was describing the “end of days,” the time just prior to His Second Coming, He drew a direct connection back to the days of Noah: the time just before the Great Flood. He mentioned that the people were involved with eating, drinking and marrying right up until the flood came. They were totally unaware of the coming judgment.
At first glance, there does not seem to be anything unusual about eating and drinking until all the Scriptures are studied about the time of Noah. The big picture shows this time period was full of violence and rebellion against God. It is also a time of intense sexual immorality as women were having sexual relations with spiritual beings identified as the “sons of God.”
This combination of violence and immorality grieved the heart of God. The wickedness of man filled the earth. Man’s thoughts and imaginations were continually evil, and this triggered God’s judgment on mankind. Mankind was so corrupted that God deemed it necessary to destroy man and start over again with Noah and his family.
Genesis 6:5-7 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth …
The effect of man’s sexual immorality was staggering since it altered the race. The offspring of this union between human females and the fallen angelic beings were physical giants. These children were not fully human. They grew enormous in stature with great intellects and were called “men of renown.”
This cohabitation between humans and the spiritual beings was not isolated to a few individuals but became widespread throughout the earth.
Genesis 6:1,2,4 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
This cohabitation was part of the reason God’s heart was grieved with mankind and triggered the flood as judgment to wipe out this corrupted race of humans. In modern science, the biologists would identify what happened to mankind as altering the human DNA. The DNA of man was changed by this union and some men were no longer fully men. They were a hybrid.
describes God’s selection of Noah in order to preserve mankind. Noah qualified
because he was “perfect” in his generation. This does not mean he was a morally
perfect human, but that he was genetically perfect in his lineage. He had
perfect human DNA and was not corrupted by the sons of God.
Genesis 6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
In the 1970s when I first began to study Bible prophecy, I viewed “As the days of Noah” as a time of great violence and immorality. I never imagined that a time would come when mankind’s DNA would once again be altered. The modern altering would not be done through sexual contact with the sons of God, but rather through man’s knowledge of science and breaking the DNA code. We are now living in a time when man’s DNA is being tampered with just as it was in Noah’s day.
Man’s increase in scientific
knowledge reached a point that starting in 1990 a concerted effort was made to
map the human genome. The United States led this project with
assistance from other nations. This was an enormous task as the genome has
25,000 genes with 3.1 billion DNA pairs. The project was 99 percent finished in
Immediately while this mapping was taking place, the manipulation of the DNA began. This manipulation included splicing DNA together from two females to create a multiple parent egg, and splicing human DNA into other animals such as mice and pigs. Animals such as sheep were cloned, but to this day there is no known case of a human being cloned. Since 2003 there has been a tremendous acceleration in tampering with man’s DNA. It seems that scientists are now on a regular basis making discoveries about DNA.