Crispr/Cas9 :: by Matt Ward

There is a technology that exists today that will take us right back to the days of Noah. It is called Crispr/Cas9 technology. Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat (CRISPR), or Crispr/Cas9 for short, is an RNA-guided gene-editing platform that has the potential to literally, at a basic DNA and germ-line level, alter humanity and “speed up the evolutionary process.”

Researchers the world over are already using Crispr technologies to tinker with the genomes of humans, animals, plants, germs and bacteria, something expressly forbidden by implication in

“And God said, let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.’ And it was so” (Genesis 1:24).

This cross-species tinkering and altering has been going on for years in labs all over the world. What makes Crispr/Cas9 different is that this technology is going mainstream. Crispr/Cas9, through gene-editing live subjects, can target and modify DNA with ground breaking accuracy. This makes it both the newest darling and the newest villain of genetics research; a relatively recent invention was initially developed in 2012 by scientists at the University of California, Berkley.

It aims to repair or eliminate mutations that cause disease. There are significant valuable potential outcomes attached to this new gene-editing technology. Crispr/Cas9, for example, has the potential to eradicate specific diseases like HIV, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, hemophilia, sickle-cell anemia and several forms of cancer. It could also be used to prevent children from being born mentally impaired.

Crispr/ Cas9 could also be used, though, to create designer babies, prevent premature aging, or to stimulate muscle growth, among myriad other more nefarious applications. There is a very real danger that technologies like Crispr/Cas 9 will be exploited for non-therapeutic modifications by terrorists or by unregulated scientists working in any number of off the grid, beyond oversight labs currently operating around the world.

The U.S. military are exceptionally interested in Crispr/Cas9. They want to create the first super-soldier. They want to engineer a man who can run further and faster, carry more weight, make better decisions under pressure, stay awake longer, endure more physical pain and hardship and act without a sense of guilt or moral consideration to hinder them. They want a soldier who is unaffected by the emotional baggage of combat, someone who would kill on command, without question or any remorse.

Though this type of technology has been widely used in professional laboratories for a number  of years, Crispr/Cas9 is now taking gene editing to the general public. This is what makes Crispr/Cas9 so dangerous, revolutionary and prophetically significant. As a private citizen, with no scientific knowledge or training, you can now buy your own Crispr/Cas9 kit for about $400.

You can get Crispr/Cas9 over the Internet. This means that with almost no training or expertise, you can potentially edit your own DNA and genes, in the privacy of your own home, regardless of the consequences.

What makes this even more dangerous, if that were possible, is that with Cripsr/Cas9 technology it is possible to alter DNA at a germ-line level, which is at the basic level of seamen or ovum.

Altering DNA at the germ-line level (seamen/ovum) has truly massive and terrifying consequences. It means that any genetic change or mutation made to a hosts DNA in the privacy of their own home, would be passed on through seamen/ovum to all future offspring for as long as that individual line lasts long into the future.

Altering the human germ-line will result in heritable human genetic modifications and this poses a huge risk to the future of humanity. These changes are permanent and cannot be reversed. The effects on all future offspring, for all time, would be permanent and could not be reversed.

This is such a significant risk that even within the experimental scientific community, which is involved in constant deliberate attempts to push the envelope of acceptability further and further, and which is also infamous for failing to regulate itself, even here there is widespread and grave concern over the ethical and safety implications attached to Crispr/cas9 technologies.

This has the potential to change the human race irrevocably and we are currently only at the beginning of this process. Many scientists attached to this field even believe that soon it will become necessary to redefine the very boundaries of what it actually means to be a human being.

In 2016, you can’t even buy a second hand beat up car for $400 dollars, but you can soon change your own DNA, and those of all your future offspring—forever.

Jesus Christ revealed that the time of his return would be as the days of Noah:

“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man” (Matthew 24:37).

Jesus emphasized a direct connection between the days of Noah and the time of His return to this earth. During the days of Noah people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, right up until the very moment the flood waters came and washed them away. The people of Noah’s day were totally unaware of the coming judgment. Much like our world today, they were totally oblivious.

Those days were also characterized by two other things; extreme violence and extreme rebellion. One was a symptom of the other. It was the extreme forms of rebellion that facilitated the extreme rise of violence on the earth. Man’s thoughts and imaginations had become continually evil, again much as it is today.

This rebellion, detailed in Genesis 6 and thereafter is one of the most pivotal events in all Scripture. The scale of the rebellion is staggering in its implications and without a good understanding of it, it is impossible for any Christian to fully grasp later events in the Old Testament. This chapter is that important. It is foundational to the rest of the Old Testament.

In Genesis 6 we are told how “…the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose” (Genesis 6:2).

In all scriptural interpretations that remain faithful to the biblical text of Genesis 6, and elsewhere in the Bible, render the words: “sons of God” as a translation of the Hebrew “bənê ĕlōhîm,” which literally means “sons of Elohiym” or “sons of God.”

This phrase is used only four times in the whole of Scripture. It is used in Genesis 6:2, Job 1:6, Job 38:7 and Psalm 29:1. In every scriptural example this term clearly refers to heavenly beings or angelic beings. This term is used in each case as an example of a direct creation of God, a literal “son of God.”

Genesis 6 describes a time when some of the most powerful “bənê ĕlōhîm,”descended from heaven and seeing human women subsequently lusted after them. Ultimately, they began to take whichever they wanted for themselves as wives, a direct contravention of God’s ordained boundaries for his own creation:

“And God said, ‘Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.’ And it was so” (Genesis 1:24).

God ordained plants, animals and all things to reproduce after their own kind, with no interbreeding between species.

Jude in the New Testament talks of this time in the New Testament when he explains how:

“And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling–these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day” (Jude 1:6).

Even though this can be difficult for modern day Christians to accept, a literal reading of the Bible can only lead one to conclude that Scripture clearly indicates that in the distant past powerful angels descended from heaven, abandoned their proper positions and produced hybrid offspring with human women. This cohabitation between humans and spiritual beings was not isolated to a few individuals but became widespread throughout the earth.

As a result of their outrageous conduct, the angels involved in this attempt to destroy true humanity were consigned by God to the Abyss (1 Pet.3:19-20; 2 Pet.2:4-10; Jude 1:5-7). That terrifying prospect seems to have allayed all such behavior since (at least as far as the biblical record is concerned: Lk.8:31; cf. Jude 6; Rev. 9:1-11; 9:13-16; 20:1-3; 20:7).

These unholy and entirely unsanctioned unions resulted in the Nephilim, angel-human hybrids. These children were not fully human and they grew enormous in stature and intellects. These Nephilim were an utter abhorrence to God.

“The Nephilim were on the earth in those days–and also afterward–when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown…” (Genesis 6:4)

Today, scientists might interpret this incursion by the bənê ĕlōhîm as an attempt to alter the human DNA gene pool. They were successful because the DNA of man was changed by these unions, with most men becoming no longer fully human.

When one also examines in depth the reasons for Noah’s deliverance it becomes clear that he was selected in order to preserve mankind. Noah is described as being “perfect in his generations,”

“These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God” (Genesis 6:9).

Noah wasn’t delivered simply because he was a good man, a “preacher of righteousness.” The word “generations” referenced here is more accurately translated as “descendants.” In context this phrase, “perfect in his generations,” literally means he was “without blemish” in his generations, or “without blemish” amongst his descendants.

Noah and his family likely represented the only true and completely human seed left on the earth.

This changes the whole traditional interpretation of the flood account. God did not destroy mankind in Genesis 6 simply because of sin, because he “is a capricious and angry God,” as many like Richard Dawkins proclaim loudly today. God used the flood to save mankind. Everything had become genetically corrupted by this previous angelic incursion. Plants, animals and human beings had become tainted and corrupted. Except for Noah and his family.

In 2016 mankind is embarking on the same path of rebellion as the rebellious bənê ĕlōhîm did all those years ago. Crispr/Cas9 technologies and others like it are going to enable the tinkering and altering of DNA by wholly inexperienced novices, which will have unforeseen and eternal consequences for all involved.

Crispr/Cas9 is a highly significant technological development, clearly signposting where we are on God’s prophetic calendar.  In labs all over the world scientists have been experimenting and altering DNA for years, but we now stand on the cusp of being able to alter our own DNA in the privacy of our own homes. God judged and destroyed the world for this type of aberrant behavior once before and ominously, the Bible tells us over and over that God does not change.

Today, in 2016, we are once again in the days of Noah. Judgment is coming. Like Noah who was delivered by the Ark, a clear prophetic picture of Jesus Christ, we also who cling to the name of Jesus will soon be delivered. It will be sudden, miraculous!

So make yourself ready!

“Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by” (Isaiah 26:20).