Post by whatif on Apr 2, 2017 0:59:19 GMT -6
Greetings to my brothers and sisters in Christ! In this past year or so, I have read a number of news articles that describe plans for medical experiments designed to bring the dead back to life, to greatly extend the lifespans of the living, and to provide new bodies to those who've been disabled by terrible disease or traumatic injury. While I am certainly not against medical advances seeking to bring relief to people facing pain, the following experiments described in the articles for which I've provided links send up red warning flags in my head. I find it fascinating that these types of experiments are beginning to take place in these days when the world is so near the time of antichrist's rise to power. Might these attempts at defeating the curse of death and decay be part of the Enemy's version of the Resurrection and Eternal Life, similar to the way he tries to imitate other works of the Lord, and as an example, similar to how there is an earthly version of the heavenly sign of Revelation 12:1-2?
The first article is "Resurrecting Dead People Using Stem Cells Given the Green Light," by Donna Bellevue (iTech Post 10 March 2017), regarding Project Reanima.
The second is "World's First Head Transplant Patient Schedules Procedure for 2017" (author not named, Fox News Health, 10 September 2015).
I'm also wondering about the possibility that this is how the head wound suffered by the antichrist will be healed, if indeed the head wound spoken of in Revelation 13:3 refers to the man who will be antichrist rather than to a nation that makes up his kingdom. I would think that the souls of both parties involved in the transplant (the person who provides the body, who I assume would already be recently deceased, and the living person who provides the head) will no longer be present after the surgery, and thus the post-surgery body may be possessed by the Enemy as the antichrist will be. I pray that the man who wishes to have this surgery will reconsider and find hope in the promise of the future pain-free, eternal, perfect body that will be given to all believers in the Lord Jesus when the day we're all awaiting arrives.
The third is "Scientists Say the Clock of Aging May Be Reversible," by Nicholas Wade (The New York Times, 15 December 2016).