‘YE SHALL BE AS GODS’
New group seeks ‘renewal of creation’ through technology
Humankind has been trying to appeal its death sentence ever since the serpent in the Garden of Eden whispered those enticing words that persuaded Adam and Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit: “Ye shall not surely die” and “Ye shall be as gods.”
Today, it’s not just secular scientists trying to achieve longer, of even eternal, life through better chemistry and technology. Meet the Christian Transhumanist Association, whose members say they are “called by Christ to participate in that mission.”
“We believe that God’s mission involves the transformation and renewal of creation including humanity. …” the group states in its first of five affirmations.
While the biblical prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel both affirm a future Kingdom of God on earth in which people live a natural life of up to a thousand years again, the question for Christians is whether man’s chemistry and technology is the answer or whether it’s Jesus’ prescription of a spiritual rebirth…
My take on this? Color me suspicious.
I tried to see what they are all about, but found so far no affirmation of faith that remotely resembles the Apostles’ Creed. They spout high sounding stuff, but nowhere on their website do I see anything about the blood of Christ, or the Cross or the Resurrection. Beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing.
A number of the quotes on their site were by CS Lewis. But invoking Lewis is not enough to satisfy me. As Lewis was making his assertions, he was not at all ignoring the atoning work of Christ on the cross.