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Scholar Amar Annus has shown that the name of the old gods of the Greeks, the Titans, was derived from the name of an ancient Amorite tribe, the Tidanu. The word behind the name Tidan (sometimes transliterated into English as “Ditanu”) is the Akkadian word ditânu, which means “bison,” or “bull” (and probably refers to the aurochs, an ancient species of very large wild cattle from which modern domesticated breeds descend). This is more evidence that the story of the Titans originated in Mesopotamia and not with Indo-Europeans.
That’s not all. Because Kronos, king of the Titans, and El, creator-god of the Canaanites, were identified as one and the same by the people of the ancient world, we can make a good case that the name Kronos probably had a Semitic origin, too:
The bovid sense of the form Ditanu/Didanu is particularly intriguing in view of other tauromorph elements in the tradition. Thus, the prominent Titan Kronos was later identified with El, who is given the epithet tr, “Bull”, in Ugaritic and biblical literature. Apart from this explicit allusion, we may well ask whether the name El, (Akkadian and Ugaritic ilu) does not already itself have a bovine sense. … Does it perhaps mean “Bull”, (perhaps more generically “male animal”), so that the epithetal title tr is in effect a redundant gloss on it? …
Furthermore, the name Kronos may well carry the same nuance, since it may be construed as referring to bovine horns (Akkadian, Ugaritic qarnu, Hebrew qeren), which feature prominently in divine iconography in the Near East. (Emphasis added)
It’s interesting enough to see the additional link between Kronos and El through the bull imagery of their names, but did you notice that there are references to “Bull El” in biblical literature?
In the book of Hosea, the prophet recalled the idolatry of Jeroboam, the man who led the rebellion against Solomon’s son, Rehoboam:
I have spurned your calf, O Samaria.
My anger burns against them.
How long will they be incapable of innocence?
For it is from Israel;
a craftsman made it;
it is not God.
The calf of Samaria
shall be broken to pieces. (Hosea 8:5–6, ESV; emphasis added)
The phrase, “For it is from Israel,” comes from the Masoretic Hebrew text, kî miyyiśrāʾēl, which literally means, “for from Israel.” That doesn’t make sense. But separating the characters differently yields kî mî šōr ʾēl, which changes verse 6 to this:
For who is Bull El?
a craftsman made it;
it is not God.
The calf of Samaria
shall be broken to pieces. (Hosea 8:6, ESV, modified; emphasis added)
That’s a huge difference! Jeroboam set up worship sites to rival the Temple for political reasons. If the northern tribes continued to travel to Jerusalem for the feasts, they might eventually switch their loyalty back to the House of David. Apparently, Jeroboam felt that the worship of El was close enough to do the trick. After all, hadn’t Yahweh revealed Himself to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as El Shaddai? Hence, the golden calves at Bethel and Dan.
Since El was Kronos, king of the Titans, then he was also Shemihazah, leader of the rebellious Watchers on Mount Hermon thousands of years earlier. Like the Titans of the Greeks, the Watchers had been confined to Tartarus (see 2 Peter 2:4; the word rendered “hell” in English bibles is the Greek word tartaroo), a place that was separate and distinct from Hades. By erecting the golden calves, Jeroboam drew the northern tribes back into the worship of a god who introduced the pre-Flood world to the occult knowledge that Babylon was so proud of preserving.
This crossed a big red line, and God made it clear that it was completely unacceptable. He directed the prophet Ahijah to give this message to Jeroboam:
You have done evil above all who were before you and have gone and made for yourself other gods and metal images, provoking me to anger, and have cast me behind your back, therefore behold, I will bring harm upon the house of Jeroboam and will cut off from Jeroboam every male, both bond and free in Israel, and will burn up the house of Jeroboam, as a man burns up dung until it is all gone. (1 Kings 14:9–10, ESV)
By reading “Bull El” in Hosea 8:6, instead of “Israel,” the verse becomes a polemic directed not just at the idols of Jeroboam, but against the creator-god of the Canaanites as well. Frankly, it fits the context of the passage better than the common English rendering. And this isn’t the only place in the Bible where that substitution may come closer to the Hebrew original.
The epithet has also been identified recently in a perceptive study of Deuteronomy 32:8 by Joosten, in which he proposed a similar consonantal regrouping in the expression bny yśrʾl (bĕnê yiśrāʾēl) to read (bĕnê šōr ʾēl). Since LXX (ἀγγέλων θεοῶ, some mss υἱων θεοῶ), and one Qumran text, 4QDeutj (lmspr bny ʾlhym), already read a divine reference here, rather than the “Israel” of MT, this proposal has much to commend it:
yaṣṣēb gĕbulōt ʿammîm he set up the boundaries of the nations
lĕmisparbĕnê šōr ʾēl in accordance with the number of the sons of Bull El. (Emphasis added)
As noted earlier, most English translations render Deuteronomy 32:8 “number of the sons of Israel.” A few, such as the ESV, follow the Septuagint (“angels of God” or “divine sons”) and the text of Deuteronomy found among the Dead Sea scrolls (“sons of Elohim”). What scholars Simon and Nicolas Wyatt propose is reading the Hebrew as “sons of Bull El” instead at the end of the verse. And to be honest, it fits.
That may sound like we’re playing fast and loose with the text. But note: In the Genesis 10 Table of Nations, there are seventy names, and in Canaanite religious texts, El had seventy sons.
Coincidence? No, it is not. I’ll explain next month.

The Antichrist’s church of the last days is called “Babylon the great,” but Mystery Babylon is the name that’s stuck. After two thousand years, scholars still can’t agree on what it represents. Here’s what we know: The Babylon of John’s vision is a religion and a city. Ezekiel gave us important clues that modern prophecy scholars have missed because they haven’t considered the history and religion of the people who lived in the ancient Near East.

Chapter 27 of Ezekiel is a lament over the city of Tyre. The great trading city was founded by the Phoenician descendants of Amorites who settled along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean. This lament has a clear parallel in Revelation. It not only cements the connection between the visions of Ezekiel and John, it shows that the iniquity of the Amorites is still with us.

The word of the Lord came to me: “Now you, son of man, raise a lamentation over Tyre, and say to Tyre, who dwells at the entrances to the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, thus says the Lord God:

“O Tyre, you have said,

‘I am perfect in beauty.’

Your borders are in the heart of the seas;

your builders made perfect your beauty.

They made all your planks

of fir trees from Senir;

they took a cedar from Lebanon

to make a mast for you.

Of oaks of Bashan

they made your oars;

they made your deck of pines

from the coasts of Cyprus,

inlaid with ivory.” (Ezekiel 27:1–6, ESV, emphasis added)

Tyre was the most powerful commercial empire in the Mediterranean for centuries. Even after the city’s influence began to fade, its colony in north Africa, Carthage, grew so powerful that its most famous general, Hannibal, nearly destroyed Rome. At the peak of Tyre’s power, in Ezekiel’s day, the prophet linked the strength of Tyre, its ships, to Mount Hermon and Bashan.

Senir was the Amorite name for Hermon, the mount of assembly ruled by “the” god of the western Amorites, El. But the Amorites were history by Ezekiel’s day, at least under the name “Amorite.” Their lands were ruled by their descendants, the Arameans, Phoenicians, and Arabs, by the time of King David, about four hundred years before Ezekiel. So, why did the prophet use the archaic name for the mountain?

Ezekiel deliberately linked Tyre to the region’s spiritual wickedness in the minds of his readers. Not only was Senir/Hermon the abode of El, where the Rephaim spirits came to feast, it towered over Bashan, the entrance to the netherworld. By calling the mountain Senir instead of Hermon, Ezekiel specifically connected Tyre to the Amorites, whose evil was legendary among Jews. 

As we noted early in the book, Babylon was founded by Amorites. Descendants of Amorites, the Phoenicians, made Tyre the foremost commercial empire of the ancient world. The link between Tyre and Mystery Babylon is the lament over its destruction:

At the sound of the cry of your pilots

the countryside shakes,

and down from their ships

come all who handle the oar.

The mariners and all the pilots of the sea

stand on the land

and shout aloud over you

and cry out bitterly.

They cast dust on their heads

and wallow in ashes;

they make themselves bald for you

and put sackcloth on their waist,

and they weep over you in bitterness of soul,

with bitter mourning.

In their wailing they raise a lamentation for you

and lament over you:

“Who is like Tyre,

like one destroyed in the midst of the sea?

When your wares came from the seas,

you satisfied many peoples;

with your abundant wealth and merchandise

you enriched the kings of the earth.

Now you are wrecked by the seas,

in the depths of the waters;

your merchandise and all your crew in your midst

have sunk with you.

All the inhabitants of the coastlands

are appalled at you,

and the hair of their kings bristles with horror;

their faces are convulsed.

The merchants among the peoples hiss at you;

you have come to a dreadful end

and shall be no more forever.” (Ezekiel 27:28–36, ESV)

Now, compare that section of Ezekiel’s lament over Tyre to John’s prophecy of the destruction of Babylon the Great in Revelation 18.

After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was made bright with his glory. And he called out with a mighty voice,

“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!

She has become a dwelling place for demons,

a haunt for every unclean spirit,

a haunt for every unclean bird,

a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast….

And the kings of the earth, who committed sexual immorality and lived in luxury with her, will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning. They will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say,

“Alas! Alas! You great city,

you mighty city, Babylon!

For in a single hour your judgment has come.”…

The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her, will stand far off, in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning aloud,

“Alas, alas, for the great city

that was clothed in fine linen,

in purple and scarlet,

adorned with gold,

with jewels, and with pearls!

For in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste.”

And all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea, stood far off and cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning,

“What city was like the great city?”

And they threw dust on their heads as they wept and mourned, crying out,

“Alas, alas, for the great city

where all who had ships at sea

grew rich by her wealth!

For in a single hour she has been laid waste. (Revelation 18:1–2, 9, 15–19, ESV)

 

Let’s compare some key phrases from these chapters.

Tyre (Ezekiel 27) Babylon (Revelation 18)
“enriched the kings of the earth” (Ezekiel 27:33) “kings of the earth…lived in luxury with her” (Revelation 18:9)
Lamented by mariners, pilots of the sea, merchants, and kings (Ezekiel 27:28–36) Lamented by kings, merchants, shipmasters, and seafaring men (Revelation 18:9–19)
“‘Who is like Tyre, like one destroyed in the midst of the sea? …with your abundant wealth and merchandise you enriched the kings of the earth.’” (Ezekiel 27:32–33) “‘What city was like the great city…where all who had ships at sea grew rich by her wealth!’” (Revelation 18:18–19)

 

The parallels here have been noted by Bible scholars for generations. What I propose is that this connection points to the spiritual source of this global end-times religion—the gods of the Amorites, who joined forces as the directors of Allah, Inc.

By extension, then, it also points to the city that this religion calls home—Mecca.

When God made His covenant with Abraham in Genesis 15, He told the patriarch that his descendants would spend about four hundred years in a land that wasn’t theirs, “for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.” Ezekiel gave us the clues. He pointed to Mount Hermon, Bashan, and the neighbors of ancient Israel who worshiped the gods who called that region home.

Who, what, or where is Babylon the Great of Revelation 17 and 18? The connection between Mystery Babylon and the Amorites is key. Spiritual wickedness, symbolized by the Amorite kingdom of Babylon, connected to an unparalleled maritime trading empire are the two main features of Mystery Babylon.

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.” And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.…

This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated; they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he does come he must remain only a little while. (Revelation 17:1–6, 9–10, ESV)

As you see, there are other characteristics. “Sexual immorality” is a euphemism for spiritual rebellion, like Israel’s “whorings” with the gods of the pagan nations against which the prophets of the Old Testament thundered.

Geography is another, but a location on seven mountains or hills is one of the easiest for potential candidates to meet. While Rome is the first name most people think of, it appears to be a status symbol for a city to claim that it, too, was built on seven hills. Other cities ostensibly sitting on seven hills include Mecca, Jerusalem, Brussels, Tehran, Istanbul, Moscow, and dozens of others.

Joel Richardson made a strong case for Mecca in his 2017 book Mystery Babylon. He argues that no other city on the earth has influenced world leaders over the last century like Mecca, home of Islam’s holiest site. The vast wealth accumulated by the House of Saud over the last century has enabled it to bend bankers, academics, and politicians to their will, using petrodollars to draw the West into Mecca’s orbit. Until very recently, OPEC nations, led by Saudi Arabia, dominated world oil markets, with about forty percent of that black gold delivered to end users by ocean-going tankers. 

Some argue that OPEC’s declining influence with the recent surge in American oil production means the Mecca-as-Mystery Babylon theory is flawed. On the contrary, it suggests that even as Islam grows, the Saudis themselves are not indispensable to the global economy. And since the Antichrist and his minions turn on Mystery Babylon, we know that the spirits behind Allah, Inc., consider the “great prostitute” expendable. While the scarlet woman of Revelation 17 has “dominion over the kings of the earth,” she’s resented by the ten principal kings represented by the ten horns on the beast. They and the beast “hate” her, and so they “devour her flesh and burn her up with fire.” 

The faithful followers of Muhammad won’t know what hit them.

It’s tragic irony. The ultimate end of Mystery Babylon is to be slaughtered and served up as a sacrifice for the Beast from the Abyss—just like the thousands upon thousands of children who were passed through the fire and buried in the tophets of the ancient world.

Mystery Babylon—Mecca—will be destroyed in the war that brings the Antichrist to power; a war that sacrifices an entire religion in a diabolical double-cross to lure Jews (and Christians, if the church is still on the earth) into worshiping the Man of Sin.

A key thread woven through the fiction of H. P. Lovecraft was a fictional grimoire, or book of witchcraft, called the Necronomicon. The book, according to the Lovecraft canon, was written in the 8th century AD by the “Mad Arab,” Abdul Alhazred. This was a bit of wordplay, Lovecraft’s childhood nickname because of his love for the book 1001 Arabian Nights (Alhazred = “all has read”).

Lovecraft claimed inspiration for the Necronomicon came to him in a dream, and through his many letters to friends and colleagues he encouraged others to incorporate the mysterious tome into their own fiction. Over time, references to the Necronomicon by other authors led to a growing belief that the book was, in fact, real.

By the 1970s, Lovecraft’s work had found a new audience, and his stories were being mined by Hollywood. Then in 1977, a hardback edition of the Necronomicon suddenly appeared (published in a limited run of 666 copies!), edited by a mysterious figure known only as “Simon,” purportedly a bishop in the Eastern Orthodox Church. A mass market paperback edition followed a few years later. That version has reportedly sold more than a million copies over the last four decades.

Simon’s Necronomicon arrived on the wave of a renewed interest in the occult that washed over the Western world in the 1960s and ‘70s. Interestingly, it was a French journal of science fiction that helped spark the revival, and it did so by publishing the works of H. P. Lovecraft for a new audience. Planète was launched in the early ‘60s by Louis Pauwles and Jacques Bergier, and their magazine brought a new legion of admirers to the “bent genius.” More significantly for our study here, however, was the book Pauwles and Bergier co-authored in 1960, Les matins des magiciens (Morning of the Magicians), which was translated into English in 1963 as Dawn of Magic.

 

The book covered everything from pyramidology (the belief that the Egyptian pyramids held ancient secrets) to supposed advanced technology in the ancient world. Likewise, the authors praised Arthur Machen, the Irish author of horror fiction, about surviving Celtic mythological creatures, and they discussed the genius of H. P. Lovecraft in the same breath as the scientist Albert Einstein and psychoanalyst Carl Jung. From Lovecraft, Bergier and Pauwles borrowed the one thought that would be of more importance than any other in their book. As we have seen, Morning of the Magicians speculates that extraterrestrial beings may be responsible for the rise of the human race and the development of its culture, a theme Lovecraft invented (emphasis added).

 

The success of Pauwles and Bergier inspired others to explore the concepts they’d developed from the writings of Lovecraft. The most successful of these, without question, was Erich von Däniken’s Chariots of the Gods, the best-selling English language archaeology book of all time.

You can say one thing for von Däniken—he wasn’t shy about challenging accepted history:

 

I claim that our forefathers received visits from the universe in the remote past, even though I do not yet know who these extraterrestrial intelligences were or from which planet they came. I nevertheless proclaim that these “strangers” annihilated part of mankind existing at the time and produced a new, perhaps the first, homo sapiens.

 

The book had the good fortune of being published in 1968, the same year Stanley Kubrick’s epic adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey hit theaters. The film, based on the idea that advanced alien technology had guided human evolution, was the top-grossing film of the year, and was named the “greatest sci-fi film of all time” in 2002 by the Online Film Critics Society. By 1971, when Chariots of the Gods finally appeared in American bookstores, NASA had put men on the moon three times and the public was fully primed for what von Däniken was selling.

It’s hard to overstate the impact of Chariots of the Gods on the UFO research community and the worldviews of literally millions of people over the last fifty years. In 1973, Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling built a documentary around Chariots titled In Search of Ancient Astronauts, which featured astronomer Carl Sagan and Wernher von Braun, architect of the Saturn V rocket. The following year, a Chariots of the Gods feature film was released to theaters. By the turn of the 21st century, von Däniken had sold more than 60 million copies of his twenty-six books, all promoting the idea that our creators came from the stars.

This, despite the fact that von Däniken told National Enquirer in 1974 that his information came not through archaeological fieldwork but through out-of-body travel to a place called Point Aleph, “a sort of fourth dimension” outside of space and time.

To put it simply, the claims of von Däniken don’t hold water. His theories have been debunked in great detail and he’s even admitted to making things up, but lack of evidence has never stopped crazy ideas for long. And now, thanks to a new generation of true believers, Ancient Aliens and its imitators are still mining von Däniken gold five decades after his first book hit the shelves.

Ancient alien evangelists have effectively proselytized the American public since Chariots of the Gods went viral nearly fifty years ago. This may sound like a joke, but more adults in the United States believe that the earth is being visited by extraterrestrials than believe in God as He’s revealed Himself in the Bible.

MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, which calls itself “the world’s oldest and largest UFO phenomenon investigative body,” has gone all in with ancient aliens in recent years. The group now openly supports pseudoscientific and New Age interpretations of the UFO phenomenon instead of sticking to what can be supported by evidence. For example, the theme of MUFON’s 2017 national convention was “The Case for a Secret Space Program,” which was described by one critic as “blatantly unscientific and irrational.”

The conference featured among its speakers a man who claims he was recruited for “a ‘20 & Back’ assignment which involved age regression (via Pharmaceutical means) as well as time regressed to the point of beginning service.” In plain English, he claims he served for two decades in an off-planet research project, and then was sent back in time to a few minutes after he left and “age-regressed” so no one noticed that that he’s really twenty years older than he looks.

Another speaker claimed he was pre-identified as a future president of the United States in a CIA/DARPA program called Project Pegasus, which purportedly gathered intel on past and future events, such as the identities of future presidents. He also claimed Barack Obama was his roommate in 1980 in a CIA project called Mars Jump Room, a teleportation program that sent trainees to a secret base on the red planet.

 

You know, it sounds really bizarre when we step back and summarize things but there is no way to make this sound rational. The horror fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, which was inspired by the spirits behind 19th century occultists like Helena Blavatsky (and possibly the same spirit that communicated with Aleister Crowley), was filtered through the French science-fiction scene in the 1960s, adapted by a Swiss hotel manager named von Däniken, and recycled back to the United States at the time of the first moon landings, where it’s grown into a scientistic religion that replaces God with aliens.

Wow.

To paraphrase our friend, Christian researcher and author L. A. Marzulli: Now fifty years on from the publication of Chariots of the Gods, the ancient alien meme is real, burgeoning, and not going away.

And the old gods are using it to set the stage for their return.

The pagan gods of the ancient world did not humbly submit after the Resurrection. They’ve continued in their rebellion. Maybe they figure they’ve got nothing to lose. Like Inanna in the Epic of Gilgamesh, who tried to destroy Uruk because she’d been rejected by the hero of the tale, they’re willing to destroy everything rather than let the Messiah return to establish His throne over a world restored to its intended glory.

Their first response to the Resurrection was to inspire the Roman government and Jewish religious authorities to try to crush the growing body of believers. By the fourth century AD, when it was clear that Christianity was not going away despite the persecution from Rome, the Fallen tried a different tactic. The empire of the storm-god, called Jupiter in the west and Zeus in the east (and both just newer names for the old Canaanite storm-god Baal), legalized the faith with Constantine’s Edict of Milan in AD 313. Then in 380, Christianity became the official state religion when Theodosius issued the Edict of Thessalonica. Once the Church became a path to wealth and political power, there was no shortage of men and women who chose the clergy as a career—but it wasn’t because they were interested in saving sinners from the fires of hell.

Making Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire was a brilliant move. Corruption in the Church persists to this day and it infects all denominations. But that has only weakened the body of believers, not killed it; as of this writing, the followers of Jesus Christ still outnumber all other religions on the earth.

But the Enemy employed another stratagem, one that’s exploited the Church’s weakness and the dilution of the gospel since the Renaissance and Enlightenment. Let’s begin by tracking the activity of the pagan gods in the years after the Resurrection.

A rough outline of the spiritual history of the ancient Near East shows that there were at least two transfers of power in the pantheon. First, a primordial god of heaven was overthrown by his son, who was considered “the” god between about 3000 and 2000 BC.

Around the time that the Amorites emerged as the dominant people group in the Near East, “the” god, variously called Enlil, Dagan, and El (later Kronos to the Greeks and Saturn to the Romans), was replaced as king of the pantheon by the storm-god—except in Akkad and Sumer, where the city-god of Babylon, Marduk, occupied that place of honor.

However, the personal god of the founding dynasty of Babylon was the moon-god. Some scholars now believe that the Sumerian god Amurru was actually an epithet of the lunar deity, “god of the Amurru (Amorite) land.” A text only translated within the last ten years of this writing reveals that the moon-god, Sîn, was believed to preside over the Mesopotamian divine council at least some of the time. 

The nations led by these various deities fought with one another throughout the period of history covered by the Bible. Beginning around 1800 BC, the time of Abraham and Isaac, Marduk and his followers ruled Babylonia and Sumer, while Baal worshipers dominated western Mesopotamia (Canaan), followers of the sun-god controlled most of Egypt, and the moon-god was the chief deity of the nomadic tribes of the steppe and deserts of Syria and Arabia.

The fall of the Neo-Babylonian Empire to the Medes and Persians in 539 BC was probably another rebuke of the moon-god by Yahweh, who revealed to the prophet Isaiah, about a hundred and fifty years earlier, His plan to use Cyrus to return the Jewish exiles to Jerusalem. The rise of the Persian Empire and its devotion to Ahura Mazda, possibly another aspect of Marduk, may have been that entity’s play to go solo by rebelling against the other rebel gods. Of course, God used it for His purposes, to free His people from Babylon and humble the moon-god. (Belshazzar’s feast was during the annual fall festival for Sîn, which coincided with Sukkot—the Feast of Tabernacles.)

But Marduk’s shot at glory didn’t last long; within two centuries, people of the storm-god, first the Greeks and then the Romans, pushed the Persian Empire back to Mesopotamia. And with the rise of Islam in the seventh century AD, Zoroastrianism faded into the background. 

This is admittedly speculation, an attempt to discern the history of the unseen realm from evidence in the natural. We have limited ability to see into the spirit realm. It does, however, fit recorded history. Before Christ, the Fallen fought amongst themselves as well as with God. After the Resurrection, it appears that they put aside some of their mutual distrust.

The conquest of Babylon by Cyrus apparently frustrated the plans of the moon-god to take over the empire of Nebuchadnezzar. But worship of the moon-god didn’t disappear with the Chaldean kingdom. The land south and southeast of Edom, around the north end of the Gulf of Aqaba, ancient Midian, was still moon-god territory. Tayma, the second home of Babylon’s last king, Nabonidus, was there, although it was no longer called Midian by his day.

Most of what scholars know about the pre-Islamic gods of northwestern Arabia, the area closest to the kingdom of Judah, comes from inscriptions found at Tayma and the other major oases in northern Arabia, Dumah and Dedan (Al-Ula). All three were strategically located along caravan routes connected to the spice trade between southern Arabia, Mesopotamia, and the Mediterranean world.

Getting a handle on the rest of the gods of Arabia between the fall of Babylon and the rise of Islam in the early seventh century AD is a challenge. Trying to pin down precise one-to-one correlations across times, places, and tribes is an exercise in frustration. For our purposes, the best approach is to draw some general conclusions.

It appears there were several deities that were most prominent throughout Arabia, although they were worshiped under different names. The other oases in northern Arabia, Dedan and Dumah, worshiped a pantheon headed by Attarshamain, the “queen of heaven.” The name of the goddess is a composite: Attar + shamain (“Attar of the skies”); in other words, she was the Canaanite Astarte, Babylonian Ishtar, and the ancient Sumerian goddess Inanna by a slightly different name.

Dedan, seventy miles southwest of Tayma, was the center of a tribal confederacy that included the powerful Qedarites, a tribe named for Kedar, son of Ishmael. Attarshamain, represented by the planet Venus, was part of an astral triad with Nuhā and Rudāʾu, the sun-god and moon-god.

In southern Arabia, modern-day Yemen and Oman, over one hundred deities have been attested but only one was worshiped throughout the region—the war-god Athtar, who was the male aspect of the dualistic Canaanite god/dess Astarte/Attar. Other important south Arabian gods included the moon-god Syn or Sayin (a variant of Sîn); Wadd, another name for the moon-god; the sun-goddess Shams (variant of Shamash, the sun-god); ʿAmm (“paternal uncle”), a god whose name suggests ancestor worship; and a trio of goddesses named al-Lāt (“the goddess”), al-ʿUzzā (“the most powerful”), and Manāt. Scholars are divided on the origins of those three, other than to note that they appear to have been brought to Arabia in the second century BC.

We’re painting with a broad brush here. To draw a general conclusion: As we look at the religions of Arabia in the eleven hundred years or so between the fall of Babylon in 539 BC and the rise of Islam in the 620s AD, the deities who survived were the old Mesopotamian astral triad—sun, moon, and Venus—and the male aspect of Astarte, the war-god Athtar. To add to the confusion, Astarte and Athtar may have been worshiped as separate entities as early as the ninth century BC, with the male war-god identity linked to Moab’s national deity, the war-god Chemosh.

But there is one more conclusion we can draw that seems solidly grounded in history: While the worship of Jesus Christ spread widely in the centuries after the Resurrection, reaching as far east as China and as far west as Britain, there is one land frequently mentioned in the Bible where Christianity never gained a firm foothold—Arabia.

Extrapolating from that bit of history, we offer this theory: The gods of the ancient world, stunned and alarmed by the Resurrection, withdrew, like the unclean spirit of Matthew 12:43–45, to a waterless place—Arabia.

And there they planned their counterstrike.

Scholar Amar Annus has linked the name Sheth/Seth, found in the prophecy of Balaam
recorded in Numbers 24:17, to an infamous Amorite tribe well known in the ancient
Near East, the Suteans.
He notes that the Egyptian term for the Suteans, Šwtw, a form of the Akkadian Shutu,
appears in one of the Execration Texts from the nineteenth or eighteenth centuries B.C.,
about the time of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
The Ruler of Shutu, Ayyabum, and all the retainers who are with him; the Ruler
of Shutu, Kushar, and all the retainers who are with him; the Ruler of Shutu,
Zabulanu, and all the retainers who are with him. 1

Man Praying Sunset

The Execration Texts were like ancient Egyptian voodoo dolls. The names of enemies
were inscribed on pottery, which were ritually cursed and then smashed. In a nutshell,
“Sheth,” “Shutu,” and “Sutean” are the same name processed through different
languages and types of writing. 2   Other Egyptian texts place the Shutu/Sheth in the
central and northern Transjordan, which, significantly, includes Bashan—Rephaim
territory. 3
Other fascinating tidbits from the Execration Texts: The Shutu leaders were listed just
after the “Rulers of Iy-‘anaq”—the Anakim tribes that Joshua and the Israelites would
fight for control of Canaan about four hundred years later. Also, the Shutu leader named
Ayyabum bears the same name as the biblical Job. Now, this was probably not the Job
of the Old Testament, but the Egyptian curse does locate him in the Transjordan, the
same general area that was home to the long-suffering Job 4   and exactly where the Bible
places the Rephaim tribes. And because you’ve read your Old Testament, you’ve
noticed that the other Shutu leader, Zabulanu, has a name that Jacob would later give
to one of his sons, Zebulon.
Here’s the key link: Annus points to an Akkadian lexical list (that’s like an ancient clay
tablet version of Google Translate) that specifically equates ti-id-nu and su-tu-u—Tidanu
and Sutean. 5   Citing Michael Heltzer’s 1981 book The Suteans, Annus continues:
In Ugaritic literature Suteans are mentioned in the epic of Aqhatu, where the
antagonist of the mt rpi Dnil [“man of the Rephaim, Daniel”] is a nomadic Ytpn,
mhr št—“warrior of the Sutû, Sutean warrior.” …In the epic of Keret Suteans are
mentioned as dtn, spelled also as ddn, and it “must be understood as the
Di/Tidânu tribe, a part of common Amorite stock. It is even likely that this term
was used in Mesopotamia at the end of the 3rd millennium to designate tribes
later known as Suteans.” 6
Highlight that! The Ugaritic Epic of Keret links the Amorite Sutean tribe, the Egyptian
Shutu and the biblical sons of Sheth, with the Ditanu—the Titans!
Here’s one more bit of historical evidence for your consideration: The Shutu are also
identified in later Egyptian texts as the Shasu, 7   probably as language and pronunciation
changed over the centuries. About two hundred years after the Exodus, Ramesses II
(“the Great”) fought an epic battle against the Hittites at Qadesh, a city on the Orontes
River near the modern border between Syria and Lebanon. According to the Egyptian
2 Ibid.
3 Amar Annus, “Are There Greek Rephaim? On the Etymology of Greek Meropes and Titanes.”
Ugarit-Forschungen 31 (1999), p. 18.
4 Most Bible commentaries place the land of Uz in the Transjordan, usually near Edom.
5 Annus, op. cit.
6 Michael Heltzer & Shoshana Arbeli-Raveh, The Suteans (Naples: Istituto Universitario
Orientale, 1981). Cited in Annus, op. cit., p. 19.
7 “Biblical Archaeology: Evidence of the Exodus from Egypt.” Institute for Biblical and Scientific
Studies. https://www.bibleandscience.com/archaeology/exodus.htm, retrieved 3/3/18.

Nimrod was born in the second generation after the flood. His father was Cush, son of Ham, son
of Noah. In Sumerian history, the second king of Uruk after the flood was named Enmerkar, son
of Mesh-ki-ang-gasher.
The Hebrews, doing what they loved to do with language, transformed Enmer—the consonants
N-M-R (remember, no vowels in ancient Hebrew)—into Nimrod, which makes it sound like
marad, the Hebrew word for “rebel”.
As we mentioned in an earlier article in this series, an epic poem called Enmerkar and the Lord
of Aratta from around the time of Abraham, circa 2000 B.C., preserves the basic details of the
Tower of Babel story.
We don’t know exactly where Aratta was, but guesses range from northern Iran to Armenia.
(Which would be interesting. Not only is Armenia located near the center of an ancient kingdom
called Urartu, which may be a cognate for Aratta, it’s where Noah landed his boat—the
mountains of Ararat. So Nimrod/Enmerkar may have been intimidating his cousins who settled
close to where their great-grandfather landed the ark.)  Wherever it was, Enmerkar muscled this
neighboring kingdom to compel them to send building materials for a couple of projects near and
dear to his heart.
The poem refers to Enmerkar’s capital city, Uruk, as the “great mountain”. This is intriguing,
since Uruk, like most of Sumer, sits in an alluvial plain where there are precisely no mountains
whatsoever. Uruk was home to two of the chief gods of the Sumerian pantheon, Anu, the sky
god, and Inanna, his granddaughter, the goddess of war and sex. And by “sex,” we mean the
carnal, extramarital kind.
While Anu was pretty much retired, having handed over his duties as head of the pantheon to
Enlil, Inanna played a very active role in Sumerian society. For example, scholars have translated
ritual texts for innkeepers to pray to Innana, asking her to guarantee that their bordellos turn a
profit.
Apparently, the conflict between Enmerkar and the king of Aratta, whose name, we learn from a
separate epic, was Ensuhkeshdanna, was a dispute over who was Inanna’s favorite. One of the
building projects Enmerkar wanted to tackle was a magnificent temple to Inanna, the E-ana
(“House of Heaven”). He wanted Aratta to supply the raw materials. Apparently, this wasn’t only
because there isn’t much in the way of timber, jewels, or precious metal in the plains of Sumer,
but because Enmerkar wanted the lord of Aratta to submit and acknowledge that he was Inanna’s
chosen one. And so Enmerkar prayed to Inanna:
“My sister, let Aratta fashion gold and silver skillfully on my behalf for Unug [Uruk].
Let them cut the flawless lapis lazuli from the blocks, let them …… the translucence of
the flawless lapis lazuli ……. …… build a holy mountain in Unug. Let Aratta build a
temple brought down from heaven — your place of worship, the Shrine E-ana; let Aratta
skillfully fashion the interior of the holy jipar, your abode; may I, the radiant youth, may
I be embraced there by you. Let Aratta submit beneath the yoke for Unug on my
behalf.” 1

Notice that Inanna’s temple was, like Uruk, compared to a holy mountain. And given the type of
goddess Inanna was, the embrace Enmerkar wanted was more than just—ahem—a figure of
speech.

 

 

 

The Burney Relief at the British Museum is a terra cotta plaque dated to 1800-1750 B.C. It’s
believed to represent the goddess Inanna, also known as Ishtar, and later as Astarte of the Bible.
To be honest, some of the messages between Enmerkar and Ensuhkeshdanna about Inanna were
the kind of locker room talk that got Donald Trump into trouble during the 2016 presidential
campaign. But I digress.

Well… no. Let’s continue with the digression for a minute. We should stop for a brief look at
Inanna’s role in human history. The goddess has been known by many names through the ages:
Inanna in Sumer, Ishtar in Babylon, Astarte in Canaan, Atargatis in Syria, Aphrodite in Greece,
and Venus across the Roman world. Let’s just say the image we were taught of Aphrodite/Venus
in high school mythology class was way off.
Since we’d like to keep this a family-friendly article, we won’t dig too deeply into the history
and characteristics of Inanna. Scholars don’t completely agree on the details, but it’s safe to say
the goddess wasn’t a girl you’d bring home to meet your mother.
In fact, she wasn’t always a girl, period. You see, while Inanna was definitely the goddess with
the mostest when it came to sex appeal, she was also androgynous. She was sometimes shown
with masculine features like a beard. On one tablet (although from much later, in the first
millennium B.C., almost three thousand years after Nimrod), Inanna says, “When I sit in the
alehouse, I am a woman, and I am an exuberant young man.” 2 Her cult followers included

eunuchs and transvestites, and she was apparently the first in history to make a practice of sex
reassignment:
She [changes] the right side (male) into the left side (female),
She [changes] the left side into the right side,
She [turns] a man into a woman,
She [turns] a woman into a man
She ador[ns] a man as a woman,
She ador[ns] a woman as a man. 3
It’s wonderfully ironic. The 21st century progressive ideal of gender fluidity was personified
more than five thousand years ago by the Sumerian goddess Inanna, a woman who craved sex
and fighting as much (or more) than men, taking on all comers in love and war, and better than
men at both. Her personality is celebrated by modern scholars as complex and courageous,
transcending traditional gender roles, turning Inanna into an icon of independent
man/woman/other-hood.
There is an ongoing debate among scholars as to whether the priesthood of Inanna was involved
in ritual sex. The concept of divine marriage was common in ancient Mesopotamia, but generally
the participants were a god and his consort. It appears that the rituals were intended to please the
god so he’d be receptive to the requests from a city or kingdom under his protection.
However, as a harimtu, which may mean “temple prostitute” or may have simply referred to a
single woman, Inanna herself participated in the rite with a king. And since she was the dominant
partner in the ritual coupling, gender roles might not have been as clearly defined as we would
assume.
From a Christian perspective, however, Inanna isn’t complex at all. She’s a bad Hollywood
screenwriter’s idea of a 15-year-old boy’s fantasy woman. Inanna is selfish, ruled by her
passions, and destructive when she doesn’t get her way. The Sumerian hero Gilgamesh, who
ruled Uruk two generations after Enmerkar, is remembered partly for rejecting Inanna. As he
pointed out in the story, every one of the men in her life suffered horrible consequences—for
example, Dumuzi the Shepherd, who ruled as a king in Bad-Tibara, the second city in Sumer to
exercise kingship after Eridu.
In the myth, even though Inanna married Dumuzi, she was happy to throw him under the bus
when demons tried to drag her younger son, Lulal, down to the netherworld. At Inanna’s urging,
the demons spared Lulal and took Dumuzi instead. Dumuzi’s sister pleaded for him, so Inanna
agreed to allow her to take his place for half the year, thus making Dumuzi the first of many
“dying and rising gods” in the ancient Near East.
More than two thousand years later, one of the abominations God showed the prophet Ezekiel
was women at the entrance of the north gate of the Temple weeping for Dumuzi, called Tammuz
in the Bible.
Well, for his impudence at daring to remind Inanna about the fate of Dumuzi, and the other fools
who’d succumbed to the charms of the wild goddess, she flew up to heaven in a rage and
demanded that her father, the sky god Anu, unleash the Bull of Heaven on Gilgamesh. That

didn’t go well for the Bull of Heaven, but sadly for Gilgamesh, his best friend Enkidu was killed
by the gods as punishment for spoiling Inanna’s revenge.
We share all of this with you to make a point: This is the deity Enmerkar/Nimrod wanted to make
the patron goddess of his city, Uruk. Could it be that veneration of the violent, sex-crazed,
gender-bending Inanna was responsible for Yahweh’s decision to stop Nimrod’s artificial holy
mountain?
Well, no, probably not. Inanna has enjoyed a very long run near the top of the Most Popular
Deities list. And why not? Selling humans on the concept of sex as worship is easy.
Looking at the values of our modern society, it’s no stretch to say that Inanna is the spirit of the
age. Gender fluidity is the flavor of the month among progressives in the West. The values of
Inanna—immediate gratification and sex with whoever, whenever—are considered more open-
minded, tolerant, and loving than the virtues of chastity, fidelity, and faithfulness introduced by
Yahweh long after Inanna was first worshiped as the Queen of Heaven.
Of course, this means the so-called progressive ideas about gender and sexual morality promoted
by academia and the mainstream media are actually REgressive! The enlightened think they’re
on the cutting edge, breaking new ground and smashing old paradigms, when in fact they’re just
setting the calendar back to more than a thousand years before Abraham.
If Yahweh had genuinely intervened to put a stop to the cult of Inanna, she would be long
forgotten. Instead, as the Queen of Heaven. mentioned by the prophet Jeremiah, her cult has
continued for thousands of years. She became Aphrodite and Venus of the classical era, and was
eventually Christianized and venerated as the Virgin Mary.
But the transgression of Nimrod was much more serious than worshiping Inanna. He tried to
expand and upgrade the home of the god Enki, the abzu—the abyss—to create a dwelling place
for the gods on Earth.
For more on that story, see our earlier article, “ The Tower of Babel: Abode of the Gods. ”

1 Black, J.A., Cunningham, G., Fluckiger-Hawker, E, Robson, E., and Zólyomi, G. “Enmerkar
and the Lord of Aratta,” The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
(http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/etcsl.cgi?text=t.1.8.2.3#), retrieved 12/17/16.
2 Black, J.A., Cunningham, G., Fluckiger-Hawker, E, Robson, E., and Zólyomi, G. “A cir-
namcub to Inana (Inana I),” The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
(http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/etcsl.cgi?text=t.4.07.9&charenc=j#), retrieved 12/17/16.
3 Sjoberg, A.W. “In-nin Sa-gur-ra: A Hymn to the Goddess Inanna,” Zeitschrift fur Assyriologie
65, no. 2 (1976), p. 225.

Jesus, of course, was fully aware of the ongoing war for his holy mountain. For him, the war was personal.

Many of the key events in the life of Jesus occurred at the Temple Mount. As an infant, Jesus was presented at the Temple in accordance with the Law, where Simeon, a man who had been told he’d live to see the Messiah, and Anna, an 84-year-old prophetess, were led to Jesus by the Holy Spirit. When he was twelve, he stayed behind in the Temple after his parents started back to Nazareth after the Passover celebration in Jerusalem. It was a full day before they realized Jesus was missing, and at least three more before they found him in the Temple talking with the rabbis.

Early in his ministry, Jesus visited Jerusalem during Passover and drove the moneychangers and animal merchants out of the Temple. Later, probably during the second Passover of his ministry, Jesus healed a lame man at the Pool of Bethesda at the north end of the temple complex. Shortly before the Crucifixion, Jesus drove out the moneychangers a second time, and Matthew records that he healed many lame and blind people who came to him at the Temple.

Isn’t it interesting that even in the building erected by the wicked king Herod, and without the Ark of the Covenant in the temple, Jesus was still consumed with zeal for his Father’s house?

And that passion extended beyond the 35 acres that make up the Temple Mount. Israel’s inheritance was Yahweh, and the land inside the borders He established during the time of Moses and Joshua belonged to Him. That’s why Jesus devoted so much of his ministry to healing the sick and casting out demons—which were, remember, the spirits of the Nephilim. He wasn’t just restoring people to physical and spiritual health, he was casting them out of his land, Israel.

When we step back and take a fresh look at the events of Jesus’ life, many things take on new meaning when they’re framed in the context of the war between God and the gods. And, of course, many of the arguments offered by skeptics to explain away the divinity of Jesus are nothing more than PSYOPs by the Fallen to convince modern minds, clouded by the fog of scientism, that Jesus was either a political radical, a social justice warrior, or a misunderstood itinerant preacher—anything but God made flesh.

For example, the Transfiguration. What was the point of all that?

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified. And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only.

Mark 9:2-8 (ESV)

First reaction by the modern reader: Awesome special effects! But if the purpose of the Transfiguration was to demonstrate his divinity, why did Jesus take only three of his disciples? Wouldn’t it have been more productive to bring all twelve? Or why not perform this great visual effect for the thousands of people who had to settle for a miraculous lunch of bread and fish?

Here’s why: The intended audience wasn’t human.

The clue to the real purpose of the event is the location. Both Mark and Matthew note that the Transfiguration took place on a high mountain. Now, Israel has plenty of mountains, but not many that can be described as high—at least not relative to the rest of the peaks in the land.

Second, note that they climbed a mountain near Caesarea Philippi. That narrows the field. The town was in the northeastern part of the Holy Land, north of the Sea of Galilee and Lake Huleh, in the area we call the Golan Heights. To be precise, Caesarea Philippi sat at the southwestern base of Mount Hermon.

Ah. Bull’s eye!

Yes, the very mountain where the Watchers/Titans descended and made a pact to corrupt humanity was where Jesus was transfigured into a being of light before the eyes of Peter, James, and John.

Coincidence?

Not on your life! Jesus knew exactly what he was doing. This was a cosmic poke in the eye, a declaration to the Fallen that the Second Power in Heaven, the Messiah, had arrived in the flesh. He was declaring that the temporary dominion of the rebellious bene elohim was nearly at an end—that Yahweh’s mount of assembly would soon fulfill the promises proclaimed by the prophets. And he did it on the mount of assembly of El, the high god of the Canaanites.

More accurately, it was where the Fallen tried to usurp the name of El Shaddai, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

If we back up a chapter in Matthew and Mark, there is another incident that foreshadowed what happened on Mount Hermon. At the base of the mountain, outside the city of Caesarea Philippi, is a place called Paneas (today called Banias). It’s a cave and a spring that’s been sacred to the Greek god Pan since the time of Alexander the Great.

Pan was the god of wild, desolate places, shepherds and flocks, music, fields, groves, and wooded glens. Pan was also linked to fertility, which influenced much of the art depicting the god in the classical world. He was often shown pursuing or engaged in physical relations with goddesses, nymphs, women, teen boys called eromenoi, and/or goats. (Some of those ancient vases and frescoes should have been rated R or NC-17.) As a rustic nature god, Pan normally wasn’t worshiped in temples. He preferred outdoor settings, especially those that were like his home in Arcadia, a mountainous region of southern Greece.

The Grotto of Pan at Paneas has been sacred since ancient times. A gushing spring once flowed from the cave, feeding the marshy area north of Lake Huleh that was the source of the Jordan River. An earthquake years ago shifted something under the mountain, and today the stream seeps quietly from the bedrock below the mouth of the cave.

After the Greeks came to the Levant, Pan gradually replaced an earlier local fertility cult. Scholars have suggested that Aliyan, a minor Canaanite god of fountains, may have been the deity worshiped at Paneas before the Greeks arrived. This might have been the god called Baal-Hermon, the Lord of Hermon, in Judges 3:3.

Christians in the centuries after Jesus equated Pan with Satan. It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see how Greek depictions of the goat-god influenced later artists, what with the horns, hooves, tail, and all. But those connections were mainly in the minds of imaginative medieval artists, since there is nothing definite in the Bible that describes the appearance of Satan other than a warning that he can appear as an angel of light.

However, there are some events in Israel’s past that suggest Pan was not at all a fun-loving nature spirit.

By the time Moses arrived on the scene, around 1500 B.C., the Hebrews had been in Egypt for more than a hundred years. The days of Joseph serving as vizier to the pharaoh were long gone. The Hebrews had grown from an extended family of about six dozen to a couple million, but they were suffering under the rule of a nation that no longer valued their presence except as forced labor.

So Yahweh set the next phase of His plan in motion. After guiding the life of Moses from infancy to adulthood (you don’t think he survived that trip in the reed boat by accident, do you?), Yahweh appeared to Moses in his exile and tasked him with bringing Israel out of Egypt. And the way God had him do it was a clear message to the gods of Egypt.

Moses’ first encounter with Yahweh was in Midian. That was at Horeb in the northern Sinai, later part of Edom (contrary to long tradition that puts the mountain in southern Sinai), the har elohim, or mountain of God. Get this:  The burning bush incident was the first time since Eden that a human had come face to face with Yahweh on His holy mountain. There is no question that the bene elohim, the Fallen “sons of God,” the seventy rebel angels God allotted to the nations after Babel, knew about this meeting. It was a very clear message from Yahweh to the rebels:  I have reestablished my mount of assembly on the earth.

The time had finally come. God called Moses back to Egypt to bring His people, Israel, to the place He’d claimed as His own—Canaan.

Yahweh chose to convince pharaoh and the Egyptians to not only let Israel leave, but to encourage them to go. He did it by hardening pharaoh’s heart through a series of increasingly severe trials until the people of Egypt must have been begging pharaoh to let His people go.

There are several studies you can find online that draw links between the ten plagues Yahweh inflicted on Egypt and specific Egyptian gods. For example, the first plague turned the Nile River to blood. This is said to have been directed at Hapi, the god of the annual Nile flood. Plague number two, frogs, was aimed at Heqet, a fertility goddess worshipped since the early dynastic period—the time of Narmer and the first kings of Egypt, about 1,500 or 1,600 years before Moses.

Those match up well enough, but when we get to the third and fourth plagues, the connections are iffy at best. The plague of lice or gnats, depending on the translation you read, doesn’t match up well with any known Egyptian god. The plague of flies is paired by some with Khepri, a god of creation. But Khepri had a scarab beetle for a head, so that’s not a good match, either.

Some of the pastors and teachers who’ve published these studies are very intelligent people whom I respect. However, and with all due respect to those pastor-teachers, they’ve overlooked an even bigger supernatural conflict, and understanding that confrontation will show you why trying to link the ten plagues to specific Egyptian gods is looking in the wrong direction.

More accurately, it’s looking at the wrong pantheon.

Yes, Yahweh demonstrated with the ten plagues that His power was superior to that of the gods the Egyptians trusted to keep the Nile flowing and the crops growing. And we know for a fact that Yahweh put a hurt on the gods of Egypt the night He took the lives of Egypt’s first-born.

How do we know? He told Moses.

For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the Lord.

Exodus 12:12 (ESV), emphasis added

How likely is it that Yahweh told Moses that He was about to punish imaginary beings? What would be the point? How would that demonstrate His power and glory?

No, something happened in the spirit realm on the night of the Passover. When Yahweh passed through the land of Egypt, taking the lives of firstborn humans and animals, He simultaneously carried out His sentence on the bene elohim, the entities who’d rebelled and made themselves gods in Egypt.

Here’s a fascinating detail we never hear about in church:  It appears there was a very old tradition in Egypt, an ancient myth dating back centuries before the Exodus, that a day was coming when the first-born of Egypt would die. The pyramids of the 5th Dynasty king Unas, c. 2350 B.C., and the 6th Dynasty king Teti, c. 2320 B.C., are inscribed with this line from a well-known inscription called the “Cannibal Hymn”:

It is the king who will be judged with Him-whose-name-is-hidden on this day of the slaying of the first-born.

Similar phrases are found on other coffins from Egypt’s Middle Kingdom, including a variant that reads “this night of the slaying of the first-born.” Some scholars believe the context of the Coffin Texts and the Cannibal Hymn points to the first-born belonging to the gods, although that’s not a view shared by all Egyptologists.

What does it mean? Scholars aren’t sure. But it seems that by the time of the Exodus, there was a very old tradition in Egypt of a future nightmare event when the first-born would be killed.

Consider this possibility: Maybe the Coffin Texts and the “Cannibal Hymn” were an ancient warning to Egypt of that coming day of judgment. And forty years earlier on Mount Sinai, Yahweh revealed to Moses that He was Him-whose-name-is-hidden, I AM WHO I AM—the One who would someday fulfill the prophecy of the slaying of the first-born.

That’s speculation, of course, but fascinating. And we’re not at the best part yet.

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Scholars today, 3,500 years later, still argue about where the Red Sea crossing occurred. We won’t get into it here. If it hasn’t been settled by now, we’re not going to put the question to bed in a couple of paragraphs. Besides, that’s not important right now. What matters is what Yahweh told Moses to do next.

Then the Lord said to Moses,

“Tell the people of Israel to turn back and encamp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon; you shall encamp facing it, by the sea.

Exodus 14:1-2 (ESV, emphasis added)

Okay, this begs some questions:  Why did God tell Moses to turn back? Why did He command Moses to camp facing Baal-zephon? What is Baal-zephon? And mostly, what was Ba`al doing in Egypt?

You know Ba`al was the Canaanite storm-god and the king of their pantheon. He’s mentioned in the Bible from the Book of Exodus through the gospels. Ba`al, which is properly pronounced bah-awl with a glottal stop like, “Uh-oh,” was the main thorn in the side of the followers of Yahweh for about the next 1,500 years, all the way down to the time of Jesus.

But during the Second Intermediate Period in Egypt, roughly 1750 to 1550 B.C. (give or take a hundred years), foreigners from Canaan called the Hyksos ruled northern Egypt. Their capital was at Avaris in the Nile delta, and they worshipped the gods of the Canaanite pantheon headed by Ba`al.

Why is that relevant? Stay tuned. We’ll get to that next month.

Playing God

When you realize exactly what they are doing to create one single beneficial trait or cure a disease, then you have to realize that they are clearly playing god.  Exactly how long do you think the real God is going to tolerate this?  What do I mean?  They are not god and so they are going to have to do an incredible amount of research and experimentation to actually get any breakthroughs.  How many millions of failures will they have?  What will they do with their failures? They will kill them!  They are deciding what is good and creating life that matches their belief system, all the while they are killing their mistakes.  How is this not playing God? They are creating a new breed of humans and replacing the old ones. Only God has the right to do this!  He is the creator and according to the Bible, if it was not created in the 6 days of creation, then it should not be created.  Trans-humanism will fundamentally change the reality of what it means to be a human.  This technology is rewriting the very words that God originally wrote when He wrote our DNA. RE-writing DNA will change the creation that God once called good.

Thou Shalt Not Mix Species

Trans-humanism is clearly breaking the Biblical mandate to not mix species. We have been commanded to respect what God has created and only allow each species to reproduce after their kind. (Gen 1:24&25) The Bible even goes on to denounce bestiality, which has an obvious connection to Trans-humanism. (See Leviticus 18: 23, 20: 15 & Deuteronomy 27:21) Then we have two passages in the Bible that quite directly address the idea of mingling of species, which is also form of tampering with DNA.

From these two passages we can see that there are six types of mixing of species which are forbidden: the mixing of seeds; the grafting of different species of trees and vegetables; the mixing of seed in a vineyard; the hybridization of domestic and wild animals; plowing or driving with domestic or non-domestic animals of different species; and the mixing of wool and linen. After looking at these two passages, how do you think God would feel about Trans-humanism? Tragically, they have been feeding us genetically modified foods for 20 years now and our government believes that we don’t even have the right to know about this.

DNA Is The Book of Life Written By God Himself – Psalms 139:16

  • Psalms 139:16 – Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuity were fashioned, when as yet there were none of them.

The Bible seems to indicate that God has a book of life that was written before we were born that includes all the details and determines how all of our members are fashioned. This is a perfect description of DNA because DNA is what determines exactly how our bodies are formed.  Furthermore, the New Testament gives us the idea that our body is also the temple of the Holy Spirit.  If these two truths are correct, then it leads us to ask some very critical questions.  Once that you understand that DNA is the book of life where by YHWY authored every detail of His temple, then you can understand why we should never change it.  Interestingly enough, DNA has two strands, just like the old and new testaments of the Bible.  There are 4 individual strands that join each other to form a single strand of DNA, just as the Bible is joined together by the 4 gospels. When God was finished writing the DNA that would create everything we know and love, He rested on the 7th day and called it all good! If you know that God never changes, then why would He want us to change what he created when He created it good in the first place?  (See Micah 3:6)

Defiling The Temple

Does DNA contain the exact instructions for this temple of the “Holy Spirit?”  I believe it is difficult to say no here.  This means that DNA, just like the Bible, gives us the exact instructions for how to build a literal temple.  Like the words of the Bible, DNA is the information system that carries the true message and instructions of the creator. The Bible gives us many examples about how the physical temple in Jerusalem is a very Holy place and that Israel was commanded to protect it from those who would defile it.  Interestingly enough, if you change one dimension of the temple you have defiled it.  If you bring sin into the temple, you have defiled it.  

  • 1 Cor 3:16-17 – Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.
  • 1 Cor 6:19 – Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.  Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?

How can changing our DNA and redesigning our body not be considered destroying the temple or defiling the temple?  How can a Holy God inhabit an un-Holy temple? The Bible is clear, we are the temples of the Holy Spirit and changing the temple is a form of defiling it or blaspheming it. Changing the temple is a form of destroying the temple because God made it just the way He wanted it! Why is this so important?  Because the temple is the place where the Holy Spirit dwells.  In fact, I believe that you can take this analogy one step further.  Destroying the temple by changing it is a form of “Blaspheming the Holy Spirit.” The idea of blaspheming something has to do with speaking slanderous lies (distributing false information), but it also can be talking about various forms of abuse.  Of course, how is changing DNA from the truth that God wrote not some form of slander or propaganda?  Isn’t it interesting that the two unforgivable sins in the Bible are “Blaspheming the Holy Spirit” and taking the “Mark of the Beast?” I believe that these two unforgivable sins are connected.  We know that taking the “Mark of the Beast” is something that we do to our body and that God will destroy all those who take it.  So maybe the Mark of the Beast” somehow destroys or changes our bodies?  This is what Trans-humanism brings to the table and it breaks the boundaries of what God did when He created everything.  

Specific Creation Means Specific DNA

The “Doctrine of Special Creation” means that creation took place through supernatural processes and that each part of creation was specifically planned and formed by God. This doctrine is clearly taught in the Genesis record, where all future reproduction is commanded to take place “after it’s kind” no less than ten times in the first chapter. Understanding that DNA is the language that determines the reality of what is actually created means understanding that DNA was literally written by God himself. If God is truly Holy and perfect, then changing something that He created is wrong. How can we change something God called good and make it better, but that is exactly what they are claiming they can do?  This is exactly the lie that Satan is trying to get away with. Changing our bodies is wrong and it seems to have direct consequences for our spiritual bodies as well.

  • (1 Corinthians 15:37-44) And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare seed—perhaps of wheat or something else. 38 But God gives it a body just as he planned, and to each of the seeds a body of its own. 39 All flesh is not the same: People have one flesh, animals have another, birds and fish another. 40 And there are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies. The glory of the heavenly body is one sort and the earthly another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon and another glory of the stars, for star differs from star in glory. 42 It is the same with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable. 43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; 44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

We Are Not To Change God’s Words

It is important to note that God spoke (with actual words) the world and all creation into existence. What if God spoke different words?  Don’t you think the world would be different?  The Bible asserts these words came directly from God and therefore they are “true words,” which communicate the correct information that God wanted to give. Jesus also says that He is “the Way, the Truth and the Life.”  If God gave us true words and them someone comes along and changes those words, then what we end up with is a lie.  Who is the father of lies?  This is why there are so many warnings against tampering with the inspired words of God Himself.   YHVH also says that we are never to add or take away from His word.  (See Deut 4:2, 33:4 & 12:32, Revelation 22:18-19, Proverbs 30:5-6, Matthew 5:18). The message is clear, don’t mess with the Word of God! In my mind, there is no reason why this should not apply to our DNA. More importantly, we were made in His image and this is what makes us His children! If we change our DNA, then we will be created in a different image and that would seem to indicate that we would have a different father or creator.

Diluting the Word of God Changes The Information

  • Revelation 22:19 “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

Taking away information can lead to a loss of information to the point that even salvation is lost! This is the exact warning of this verse. (Also see Deuteronomy 4:2 & Proverbs 30:6)  Note that the warning seems to emphasize the literal words that are being used, not just the thoughts or the message behind the words. God has promised to guard His Word against any such deletions. “The words of the LORD are pure words: . . . Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever” (Psalm 12:6-7). Peter warns against those who would “distort the scriptures, unto their own destruction” (2 Peter 3:16). “All scripture is given by inspiration of God [God-breathed], and is profitable . . .” (2 Timothy 3:16). Again, if God created us, then He created DNA and used it to store the correct information or blue prints necessary to form the human body.  Because God wrote our DNA, it is more than difficult to understand why many Christians and churches are embracing Trans-humanism.

Adding to God’s Word Changes The Information

  • “For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.” (Revelation 22:18)
  • “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31) Six times during the creation week, God saw His handiwork and pronounced it “good” (Genesis 1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25). 

In the same way DNA was written by God himself and called good, DNA is the language or code that literally transcribed His image into flesh so that He could walk and talk with us in perfect harmony. Human DNA is literally the building plans for the temple of the Holy Spirit. Changing those plans may make the temple of mankind uninhabitable for the Holy Spirit of God, thereby making salvation impossible.

Information Is An Entity

Information weighs nothing and is an immaterial entity, which means you could consider it a spiritual entity because it is not flesh and blood.  When we compare the weight of a DVD that is empty versus one that is full, they both weigh the same. If the DVD is empty, there is very little value, but if it is full it could be priceless. In essence, we don’t really care about the DVD; it is the information on the DVD that is important. Interestingly enough, the “Information Theory” says that the amount of information within a system cannot increase. This is a direct consequence of the fallen world that we live in.  The information theory directly contradicts the theory of evolution and our DNA more than qualifies as an information system.  In a way, you could call the life we have been born into an information war – the “truth” versus the “lie.” Therefore, the “lie” would want to corrupt any and all information systems, including your DNA. If you have any doubt about whether the information found in our DNA is from God, then see Dr. Stephen Meyer’s book, Darwin’s Doubt – https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=aA-FcnLsF1g&feature=youtu.be.

Remaking Mankind In A New Image

Knowing that God created us in His image, ask yourself who would want to change us?  Satan! If Satan is the god of this world, then just think about how badly he wants to get rid of God’s children?  Furthermore, don’t you think that Satan wants to have his own children that are made in his image and following his plan? What would be even better is to change the children of God into the children of Satan.  After all, we know that Satan tries to imitate God in every way. Wouldn’t Satan want to destroy the temples and images of God? I think that answer here is obvious! This “War of the Seeds” is exactly what Genesis 3 is communicating.  There is going to be a DNA war and there are going to be those who have the DNA of the father the devil and those who have unbroken DNA going back to Adam, who was the Son of God. If you don’t think we are in a battle for the mind and hearts of humanity, then listen to what one of the largest false religions in this country has to say about their ultimate goal.

  • This quote is found above the doorway on the entrance to the Grand Lodge of the Masons in Washington D.C.:  “Masonry builds its temples in the hearts of men. “  With simple extrapolation one can surmise that the Masons would want to see Lucifer build a new kind of temple in the hearts of man.  Thereby replacing YHVH as the God of our true heart.

Let’s take this idea further. If YHVH wants to inhabit our body and make it His temple for the Holy Spirit, then whey wouldn’t Satan want to do the same? We know that the Abomination of Desolation takes place because Satan wants to stand in the temple and proclaim he to be god.  If Satan wants to sit on the throne in Jerusalem in a rebuilt temple, then he may also want for his spirit to sit on the throne of your heart in a temple rebuilt to his specifications.  The infilling of the Holy Spirit is the opposite of demonic possession.  In the end, we are fighting Satan for the same turf. This is why I have used the quote above to show how occultic religions actually come out and say that building temples in the hearts of men to a false god is their ultimate goal.

The Signature Temptation Of Satan

  • You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

In the very beginning, Satan gives away both his plan of salvation and his signature temptation for mankind – “That you shall become like God himself.” Satan’s signature temptation directly tempts us to play God. I also believe that this temptation will have a strong presence in how the Anti-christ plans to deceive the world.  Remember, the spirit of the Anti-christ has been at work since God created the earth and it has brought forth many anti-Christ’s. (1 John 2:18, 1 John 2:22) How do we recognize them?  Well, part of the revelation comes from their departure from the Bible and the true church. The other telltale sign is that they deny that Jesus is the Christ – the Way, the Truth and the Life. This is something that is currently happening in the ecumenical movement within the church today. Of course, the “New World Order” is behind this movement as they seek to blend the world’s religions together and make salvation all about being a good person, whatever that is.

I don’t believe that this temptation to be like God is purely an empty promise. I believe that Satan is actively trying to offer mankind a godlike existence through modern technology.  I don’t think it is a coincidence that we find ourselves in the days where people worship the false religions of both science and evolution. The end game of evolution is nothing more that the belief that we will evolve into gods. If you learn anything from this study, realize that science is starting to come good on its promise to make mankind immortal and to add all kinds of super powers along the way. This is exactly what Satan claimed to be able to do back in the garden! If you listen to Trans-humanists for very long this is the question they are going to ask you.  “If you could be better and live infinitely longer, why wouldn’t you?”  The truth is that if your god were science and evolution, only ignorant people would want to stay like they are and die so soon. However, if you are a Christian then, then my answer is quite simple. I believe that a loving and perfect God created me the way that I am. Even though I may die one day, I have put my trust in Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Just as Christ rose from the grave, I believe that He will also raise me from the dead and give me a heavenly body that I may see Him face to face and as He truly is.  This makes sense when I think and walk in the spirit, but how did that sound to the carnal man?  After all, who really wants to be weak and who wants to be a born looser?  How about the apostle Paul for one?

Human Weakness Grows The Strength Of God

  • 2 Corinthians 12:10 -That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

When we are weak, we can see the real need for God in our lives and maintain a much closer relationship with Him because we have to depend on Him daily. When we are weak, we are much more transparent so that others are more able to see Christ in us and through us. Once you understand how physical weakness and infirmity can profit the Kingdom of God, then you can see why Satan wants to change that equation. Satan wants to make us physically strong by changing us into his image and his likeness. Just like every temptation, Satan wants to blind us to our need for God and Trans-humanism fits perfectly into this agenda.  Living ten times longer just has a way of eliminating the reality of our need for a savior. Once you understand that human weakness is strength in God, then it becomes easier to understand why the final or Divided Kingdom of Daniel 2 shows an increasing inferiority as you go towards the bottom of the image. I don’t believe that it is a coincidence that the image finally ends with clay, because clay is the very lowest of earthly substances and the very thing God used to build mankind up from in the first place. God also told Adam, “for you were made from dust, and to dust you will return.”

Consider the scales:

  • 2 Corinthians 12:9-11 – And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.  (NASB)

Think about what this passage is saying.  There is an inverse relationship between physical strength and spiritual strength.  After the fall of mankind, God saw fit to make us weak physically, so that we might one day come to our senses, thereby having the potential to become spiritual giants.  If Satan uses this same equation, then Satan would want to make us physically strong and powerful. The more like God Satan makes us, the feebler we become spiritually. This is why it would make sense that Satan’s plan of salvation for mankind involves making mankind into a super race.

There Is Only One Superman

  • 1 Pet 1:23 – For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
  • 1 John 3:2 – Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

When we hide our lives in Christ and put our faith in Him, then we will be re-born of an imperishable seed because we are the children of God.  Jesus was the first of this seed.  Did you ever realize why the virgin birth of Jesus was so important?  God himself wrote the Y chromosome of Jesus and it was un-corruptible. This is exactly what being born again is all about. God is going to do the same thing to us.  Sure, we don’t look like much, but our weakness only proves that we are God’s children.  Being born again represents this idea of a new spiritual seed that gives birth inside us for a body that will one day be imperishable. Faith that believes even through weakness in the living and abiding word of God produces the salvation and righteousness that is the currency of heaven.

  • “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” (2 Cor 5:1)

The Great Lie Is Coming

Trans-humanism is coming to change all of creation and to eliminate all of the human 1.0’s. I believe that Satan is actually making good on his promise to turn us into little gods. If you didn’t have a relationship with Jesus and you didn’t believe that what God created was really good, then why wouldn’t you enhance yourself?  Why would you just want to be a human, when you could be a human 2.0 that is quite superior in every way? There is no escaping that science is doing just that and this is only the beginning. In some of the coming months we will address more of just how this ultimate temptation provided by the latest technological advancements just keeps getting better and better.  Science is a false god and it may very well be the source of the coming great lie! I also believe that this is why the Bible says the following:

  • Matt 24:22 & 24 – “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:11 – “For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie.

Deception & Strong Delusion

Deception and strong delusion are the distinguishing characteristics of the “End Times.” When I think about the fact that not many people survive, I think about just how bad the tribulation will be. However, it occurred to me that Jesus is clearly keeping track of His own.  If the population is taking the “Mark of the Beast,” then they are not His own and they will not survive what is coming. Trans-humanism could explain part of the reason why God’s children seem to be facing extinction unless Jesus returns.  When I think about a strong delusion, I think that there must be a powerful deception about “who we are” and “why we are here.” Certainly, this kind of reasoning could explain how the enemy plans to sabotage the biblical text and the ultimate meaning of life. Another give away is when the Bible refers to signs and lying wonders.  Clearly something supernatural or beyond our realm will seem to be coming into play here.  When I think about a false prophet, I think about a false religion with a false god that is communicating a false message. Trans-humanism, the product of science that follows the religion of evolution is clearly all of these things.  

Jesus Has Spiritual Seed!

For the modern mind, salvation is hard to understand because it is so simple.  Understanding only becomes possible once we become like little children and hear just how much God loves us.  Still, many people have asked, if Jesus did not pass on any of his genetics to the rest of mankind, how did He save us?  There are quite a few ways the Bible helps us to understand how we are saved.  One of my favorites is how we are made like him because of our adoption into the family of God.  In another passages, the Bible teaches that we are the bride of Christ and that Christ is our ‘kinsman redeemer.”  However you want to explain it, the miracle of the gospel is that Jesus will see his seed again. We, the believers and the church, are His seed!

  • Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. Isaiah 53:10 KJV
  • No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. 1 John 3:9 ESV

One day, Jesus will re-write our DNA into literal truth, thereby transforming us into new creatures with heavenly bodies.  Just as there are no lies or false information found in Jesus, so will God do the same for us? This re-writing of who we are will allow us to see Him as He really is by fundamentally changing who we are. (1 John 3:2) This is also the exact opposite goal that Satan has with regard to us.

  • In the beginning was the word (true information) and the word (true information) was with God and the word (true information) was God. And the word (true information) became flesh and dwelt among us. John 1 NIV

What is Really Possible Today?

In order for you to see just how big of a deal this is, I need to remind us of just what is possible. Today, they are able to clone dead things and bringing them back to life. This has already been used to bring back species that are actually extinct.  In 2009, blood was extracted from the bone of a dinosaur that scientists insist is eighty million years old. While I don’t believe that blood can last for millions of years, but I am convinced that the idea of Jurassic Park could become a reality. National Geographic confirmed this possibility in its May 2009 special report, “Recipe for a Resurrection,” quoting Hendrik Poinar of McMaster University, an authority on ancient DNA who served as a scientific consultant for the movie Jurassic Park, saying: “I laughed when Steven Spielberg said that cloning extinct animals was inevitable. But I’m not laughing anymore. This is going to happen, it’s just a matter of working out the details.”  http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/05/cloned-species/mueller-text.  There may be other nefarious purposes that are served by the development of hybrid creatures. If a spirit seems to need a body to inhabit, then what about all of the angels that lost their heavenly abode/Oiketerion?  Doesn’t that mean we may have a situation where we have a great many disembodied angels looking to inhabit bodies in an avatar kind of way? I’m not sure about you, but this is starting to sound like a hellish scenario to me?  

Right now, the US military is in a new “Arms Race” that is creating “Super Soldiers.” This is confirmed by the JASON’S $100 Genome report to the DOA and military analyst Noah Shachtman in “Top Pentagon Scientists Fear Brain-Modified Foes.” This recent special for Wired Magazine was based on a leaked military report in which the JASONS admitted concern over “neuro-pharmaceutical performance enhancement and brain-computer interfaces” technology being developed by other countries ahead of the United States. What is even scarier is that these soldiers can be born completely normal, but later modified genetically to be entirely something else.  This matches the idea of the “Mark of the Beast” exactly.

Just How Dangerous Is This?

There is not doubt that positive advances may come from some of the science and technology fields that we are discussing. However, learned men like Prof. Francis Fukuyama (Nobel Peace Prize Winner), in his book, Our Post-human Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution, warns that unintended consequences resulting from what mankind has now set in motion represents the most dangerous time in earth’s history. We are entering a period when exotic technology in the hands of Trans-humanist ambitions could forever alter what it means to be human. To those who would engineer a Trans-human future, Fukuyama warns of a dehumanized “hell scenario” in which we “no longer struggle, aspire, love, feel pain, make difficult moral choices, have families, or do any of the things that we traditionally associate with being human.” In this ultimate identity crisis, we would “no longer have the characteristics that give us “human dignity” because, for one thing, “people dehumanized à la Brave New World”…don’t know that they are dehumanized, and, what is worse, would not care if they knew. They are, indeed, happy slaves with a slavish happiness.” The “hell scenario” is just a beginning to what other intelligent thinkers believe could go wrong. More importantly, we would no longer have any more resemblance to the perfect and loving God that created us.  

Enter the “Super Soldiers.”

Today the science of recombinant DNA, or rDNA, is probably the best candidate for how they plan to change our DNA after we are born.  This term is used to describe the combination of two DNA strands that are constructed artificially. Genetic scientists can do this to create unique DNA strands for different purposes. Obviously, the code you are replacing is removed and the new code is spliced in. Like naturally occurring DNA, recombinant DNA has the ability to produce completely new proteins and structures thereby changing the host permanently. How would this DNA be carried to every cell of our bodies?  As it turns out, a virus literally does exactly just that, but they are developing other ways as well.  What is interesting is that viruses are not really alive and if is very difficult to explain just how they were made through evolution.  Just another coincidence as this entire trap of deception begins to develop around us.

Back To The Days of Noah & Tampering With DNA

The truth is that the more we study Trans-humanism, the more synonymous it becomes with accomplishing the purposes of Satan and the more similar is sounds like the “Days of Noah.” The obvious product of Tran-humanism is a new creation with a new breed of men. This is also exactly what was happening in Genesis the 6th chapter. This “new breed of men” is the enemy of God because God did not create them.  If the Nephilim were really created by fallen angels, then Satan created them and therefore they qualify to be the seed or children of Satan.  This war between the seeds is why God commanded Israel to kill every last one of them. Just like Goliath, they defy the God of Israel and the armies of Israel.  The Nephilim seem to be specifically camped out in the Promised Land. Do you think that that is a coincidence?  In the end, it is difficult to really believe the Bible literally if you cannot be open to the possibility that there were “giants in those days and also afterward.”  The fact remains, you can’t get giants with 6 fingers unless someone or something has tampered with their DNA. How can this not be similar to the genetic modification that is happening today?

While many may doubt the authenticity or inspiration of the Biblical texts or their translation, there is one thing we know.  If God is our creator, then God wrote the DNA of every living thing on this planet. DNA is a living language, a blue print of the soul of mankind. DNA is an information system that reproduces the image of God and expresses His likeness into the world.  DNA is much more complex than words because it actually determines the reality of all creation.  In my opinion, the ramifications of changing anything in our DNA could be greater than changing the words in the Bible.  Looking for the spirit that drives Trans-humanism, I find only one candidate. It is the same candidate who would want to change the Bible and all of creation and turn it into a pack of lies.  Satan is the father lies and a murderer from the very beginning!

The Flood & Protecting The Blood Line

The prophecy of the “seed of the woman” in Genesis 3 is none other than Christ Himself. He was foretold to come so that He would deal the final blow to the plans of Satan.  Satan has obviously tried to prevent this from happening.  In the same way that Joseph and Mary had to flee to Egypt to keep from being slaughtered, Satan has tried to prevent God’s plan of salvation from happening.  This includes the attack on the Messianic bloodline that started with Adam & Eve.  If Satan could modify, mix or defile the DNA of mankind, then he may have been able to pollute the Messianic bloodline. This attack was made possible because Jesus had to be of the lineage of Adam & Eve in order to save us from the wages of sin. This genetic attack explains the Bible’s documentation of a perfect and unbroken lineage from Adam all the way to Jesus Christ and just why the book of Numbers is so important.  Throughout history God has had to protect the seed of the woman from Satan, but God’s plan cannot be thwarted. (See Revelations 12) This “cosmic war” or chess match is the root of God’s redemptive plan for humanity and why there had to be a second Adam.

  • Rev 22:16  –  “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”  NKJV

Scoffing

In 2 Pet 3:1-7, Peter says that one of the signs of the “last days” will be the scoffers.  What is interesting is exactly what they are scoffing at.   

  • “Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men

In the last days, men will scoff at the idea that Jesus will actually come back, but it doesn’t end there.  Peter specifically mentions the flood, which is also synonymous with the “Days of Noah.” Jesus made the same connection between the “Days of Noah” and His soon return. The problem is that we are living in the days where both people in and out of the church are scoffing at the literal beliefs in both the flood and Genesis 6 account. Let’s face it. What the text plainly seems to say is embarrassing and sounds far fetched. That is why the modern church has had to come up with some other possibilities, but this is purely a case of scoffing. Unfortunately, this scoffing is coming from many within the church and has grown to the point that it surrounds the issue of the Nephilim and the giants in the Bible as well?  

This same spirit of scoffing goes on to scoff at creation itself through the new religion of Trans-humanism.  “How can there be a great and powerful God who made us when I can clearly design a better human being than He can.”  Trans-humanism is tampering with God’s creation. If God does not want His words tampered with, then how do you think He feels about the wholesale redesign of life on this planet? How do you think God feels about changing the “Temple of the Holy Spirit,” which is our body? The strange union of fallen angels with the daughters of Adam described in Genesis 6 is not any stranger than spiders married with goats to produce a new breed of goats that produce spider webs in their milk.  Remember, the story doesn’t say that they had sex with these women; it just says that they took them. When the women came back, they were pregnant. We take spiders and goats, mix their DNA and we get a new creature with amazing abilities. How can Satan be less technologically advanced than us?  Maybe he is behind this huge explosion of technology to begin with? Past generations had to assume it was sex because they had no other ideas for how these women could have given birth to a hybrid offspring.  Today, we know that all they needed was a swab of their DNA.  If science can take two of any species and blend them together, then why would it be impossible for Satan to devise a plan to do the same thing?  If the U.S. government is trying to design solders that any rational person would describe as “a zombie with super powers” to win their next war, then why is it so far-fetched to think that Satan would devise a plan to created similar hybrid offspring with super powers to help him destroy God’s people entirely?  If the giants had won the fight for the “Promised Land,” then God’s promise to Adam, Noah and Abraham would have been broken. The giants found in the Bible clearly seem to have been genetically modified and God certainly did not create them. Trans-humanism is clearly repeating this idea of genetic modification with the goal of produced a new type of humans 2.0.  Like the giants of old, the next generation of mankind will live longer and heal quicker. They will be bigger, stronger, smarter and faster than normal humans.  This is exactly how the Nephilim in the Bible were described. We are seeing the “Return of the Nephilim” as we speak. Once they are here, and I believe there are many reason why they are, then it will only take 3-4 generation before all of mankind will be changed.  None of the real humans will be left. One of the things we know about the return of Christ is that He comes back before that happens.

  • Matt 24:22 – “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.

So What Am I Saying?

I believe we are living in the “End Times.”  Human history is speedily coming to a close and that God’s next intervention into human history will be the soon return of Jesus.  I believe that unless Jesus returns, the new science of Trans-humanism is going to completely eliminate all of what God created by mingling the seed of His original creation. I also believe that this was exactly what happened in the “Days of Noah.” Even if you don’t agree with me, you have to admit that there is a clear similarity between what is happening today and what is described in the Bible. Genetic modification seems to clearly been happening both then and now.  The war of the seeds that was prophesied to begin in Genesis 3 is exactly what Trans-humanists expect will happen when modified humans interact with those who are not modified.  A new form of racism is about to be sprung on this planet. The “Divided Kingdom” of Daniel 2 also highlights this coming conflict, where the two groups of people “cannot cleave one to the other.” That is why our own government has spent so much money trying to modify the constitution to accommodate this war. The fact that Daniel 2 tells us that the last government before the return of Jesus will have two types of people, those with mingled seed and those who have kept themselves true to their original seed, is just too much for me to believe that this is a coincidence.  However, as I have said, I do not believe that the case against Trans-humanism ends there.  You may find this hard to believe, but I am not actually personally invested in the views I have presented here about the Genesis 3, Genesis 6, and Daniel 2. I honestly believe it isn’t important unless it was actually happening again. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on the way you look at it, I believe that Satan is tampering with God’s creation again through genetic modification. Still, a case can be made against Trans-humanism by just looking at the principles laid out in scripture. Here are some of the highlights that we have covered.

Changing Our DNA Is:

  • Blaspheming the Holy Spirit because it defiles and destroys the Temple of the Living God.  
  • Defacing the Image of God and perverting the Words of God and the Truth of God.
  • Fundamentally changing who we are by changing our perceptions / inclinations / inhibitions.
  • Ultimately Changing Mankind From the Descendants of Adam and Kinsmen of Jesus, to the Seed and offspring of Satan.

Satan’s Plan

DNA is literally a code and a language that transfers the information that God wrote that ultimately determines our identity as a species. When the Bible says that the word became flesh and dwelt among us, that is literally what happened. As we have seen, Satan has come up with a plan to change everything God wrote and created and turn it into a lie or a perversion. Whether you believe this is a new plan or an old plan is certainly up for debate. However, what you cannot deny is that Trans-humanism is going to change everything God created. This change comes straight from the spirit of the Anti-christ that has now come to our world to blaspheme the word of God in un-imaginable ways. These changes to DNA will defile, contaminate and profane the temple of the “Holy Spirit” (AKA – the human body) in such a way that a Holy God may no longer be able to inhabit this un-holy temple.   These new technologies clearly violate the species barrier that God has set up.  Most importantly, they are poised to actually tempt mankind to become something more than what God created.  They will tempt mankind with the very signature temptation of Satan by attempting to make mankind to “become like God.” Remembering our theme for this series, “when you see these things happening, then stand up and lift up your heads, for your redemption draws near.” It is to this end that I believe there is yet another unmistakable convergence of Bible prophecy happening right before our eyes. This convergence of genetic modification that ties what is happening today in Trans-humanism to what happened in the “Days of Noah” threatens to make “all flesh corrupt” yet again.  There is a new god in town and his promise of salvation seems more real to a new generation that trust in science more than a man named Jesus who lived 1900 years ago. In next month’s article, we are going to continue to show some additional implications of this new technology.  We will also cover another major part of what was different about the “Days of Noah” that very few people talk about.  Unfortunately, it will open up too many cans of worms to cover here, but again this second uniqueness about the “Days of Noah” is causing many intersections with things that are happening on our own timeline.  Hope to see you next month as we continue to lift up our heads for the soon return of Jesus!

For more information on this prophetic series, please go to prophecydays.com.  Look for “The Convergence” series where you will find the links for all the video, audio and notes from the series. You can also find the video links on YouTube by typing in prophecydays.com & Convergence.

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