Full Speed Ahead

Do the 98,000 annual deaths from “medical mistakes” in the US bother you? How about the fatal results of “gene therapy” experiments? Do you want tighter government controls? Or does that scare you more?
The problem with modern man is that he is so self-confident. You’d think that after a few nuclear meltdowns and a couple of decades of AIDS, he’d start to see that he is in deep trouble — too deep to back out of it. But somehow he thinks that no matter how much he monkeys around with the order of nature, no matter how many problems he creates in the process, science is going to solve them all before it’s too late.
Right now, man seems to be racing full speed ahead to mastering the secrets of life itself. But protests are being raised about genetic engineering. Splicing genes from bacteria into corn is supposed to kill pests, but it kills helpful insects as well. Thousands of people have been poisoned by genetically engineered stuff that supposedly had been tested as safe. Some have died. Gene splicing is clumsy, the protesters say, and the results are unpredictable. They want laws to be passed requiring tighter controls and stricter tests.
Such laws seem necessary. But can man make the world safe for man to live in while he tears apart its foundations and puts them back together to suit his whims? Will government control of genetics keep things from going wrong? If the US government controls the progress of genetics, will other nations, also? Or will they race ahead and unleash terrors on the earth? Won’t a powerful, centralized world government be needed?
The world is racing full speed ahead towards the rule of the beastly empire that Revelation 13:1-4 describes, and there is nothing you can do to stop it.

And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names. And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; and they worshiped the dragon, because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”

Is it possible that this beastly government will have the power to flick the genetic switch that controls life and death? Will man finally give his body the unlimited power to heal itself, no matter how serious the injury? Will tampering with genes also be the cause of some of the plagues that devastate the earth at the end of time?

And out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth; and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man. And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; and they will long to die and death flees from them. (Revelation 9:3,5,7)

Will locusts with the stings of scorpions be a genetic experiment gone haywire? Why will men not be able to kill themselves? Are you ready to go where the world is heading now? Have you sold out and bought your ticket? Or do you realize that man needs someone to save him from himself?

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