by Thomas Horn
May 3, 2007
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Thomas Horn is a well known radio personality and CEO of
SurvivorMall.com. Over the last decade,
he has authored several books and dozens of published articles.
works have been referred to by writers of the LA Times Syndicate,
MSNBC, Christianity Today, World Net Daily, White House
Correspondents and dozens of newsmagazines and press agencies around
His latest book "The Ahriman Gate"
fictionalizes biotechnology used to resurrect Biblical Nephilim.
The benei Elohim saw the
daughters of Adam, that they were fit extensions
(Gen 6:2, Interlinear Hebrew
In the study
of the Old Testament Book of Genesis, beings of great stature
called "giants" appear, which some scholars believe came into
existence after powerful angels known as 'Watchers' descended to
earth and used women (or their biological matter) to construct
bodies of flesh, which they used to "extend" themselves into the
The Apocryphal books of Enoch, 2 Esdras, Genesis Aprocryphon and
Jasher support the Genesis story, adding that the sin of the angels
grew to include genetic modification of animals as well as humans.
Book of Jasher, mentioned in the
Bible in Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18, says,
"After the fallen angels went into
the daughters of men, the sons of men taught the mixture of
animals of one species with the other, in order to provoke the
This clear reference to the Genesis 6
record illustrates that "animals" were included in whatever
cross-species experiments were being conducted, and that this
activity resulted in judgment from God.
Book of Enoch also supports this
record, saying that after the fallen angels merged their DNA with
"began to sin against birds, and
beasts, and reptiles, and fish"
The Old Testament contains associated
reference to genetic mutations, which developed among humans
following this activity, including unusual size, physical strength,
six fingers, six toes, animal appetite for blood and even lion-like
features among men (2 Sam 21:20; 23:20).
What if, by corrupting the species barrier in which each creature
was to recreate after its "own kind,"
mingled human-animal DNA and combined the hereditary traits of
different species into a single new mutation?
An entirely new being—Nephilim—might
have suddenly possessed the combined intelligence and instincts
(seeing, hearing, smelling, reacting to the environment) of several
life forms and in ways unfamiliar to creation.
biotechnology resurrect Nephilim?
Today, molecular biologists classify the functions of genes within
native species but are unsure in many cases how a gene's coding
might react from one species to another. In recombinant DNA
technology, a "transgenic" organism is created when the genetic
structure of one species is altered by the transfer of a gene or
genes from another.
This could change not only the genetic
structure of the modified animal and its offspring, but its
evolutionary development, sensory modalities, disease propensity,
personality and behavior traits among other things.
Such transgenic tinkering already exists in many parts of the world
including the United States, Britain and Australia where animal eggs
are being used to create hybrid human embryos from which stem cell
lines can be produced for medical research.
A team at Newcastle and Durham
universities in the UK recently announced plans to,
"create hybrid rabbit and human
embryos, as well as other ‘chimera’ embryos mixing human and cow
More alarmingly, the same researchers
have already managed to reanimate tissue,
"from dead human cells in another
breakthrough which was heralded as a way of overcoming ethical
dilemmas over using living embryos for medical research"
In the United States, similar studies
led Irv Weissman, director of Stanford University’s Institute
of Cancer/Stem Cell Biology and Medicine in California to create
mice with partly human brains, causing some ethicists to raise the
issue of "humanized animals" in the future that could become "self
aware" as a result of genetic modification.
Even the President of the United States,
George W. Bush in his
January 31st, 2006 State of the Union Address called for
"prohibit…. creating human-animal
hybrids, and buying, selling, or patenting human embryos."
Not everybody shares these concerns.
A radical, international, intellectual,
and cultural movement known as "Transhumanism" supports the use of
new sciences including genetic modification to enhance human mental
and physical abilities and aptitudes so that,
"human beings will eventually be
transformed into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as
to merit the label 'posthuman'" (2)
I have personally debated leading
transhumanist, Dr. James Hughes on his weekly syndicated talk
show, Changesurfer Radio. Hughes is Executive Director of the
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and teaches at
Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut.
He is also the author of "Citizen Cyborg:
Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the
Future", a sort of Bible for transhumanist values.
Dr. Hughes joins a growing body of
academics, bioethicists and sociologists who support,
"large-scale genetic and
neurological engineering of ourselves….[a] new chapter in
evolution [as] the result of accelerating developments in the
fields of genomics, stem-cell research, genetic enhancement,
germ-line engineering, neuro-pharmacology, artificial
intelligence, robotics, pattern recognition technologies, and
nanotechnology…. at the intersection of science and religion
[which has begun to question] what it means to be human…"
In related development, Case Law School
in Cleveland was awarded a $773,000 grant in April 2006 from the
National Institutes of Health to develop guidelines,
"for the use of human subjects in
what could be the next frontier in medical technology – genetic
Maxwell Mehlman, Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law, director of the
Law-Medicine Center at
the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and professor of
bioethics in the Case School of Medicine is leading the team of,
"law professors, physicians, and
bioethicists in the two-year project to develop standards for
tests on human subjects in research that involves the use of
genetic technologies to enhance ‘normal’ individuals – to make
them smarter, stronger, or better-looking" (4)
Other law schools including Stanford and
Oxford have recently hosted "Human Enhancement and Technology"
conferences where transhumanists, futurists, bioethicists and legal
scholars merged to discuss the ethical and legal ramifications of
In his book "Life,
Liberty and the Defense of Dignity - The Challenges of Bioethics",
the former chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics, Leon
Kass provided a status report on where we stand today regarding
He warned in the introduction that,
"Human nature itself lies on the
operating table, ready for alteration, for eugenic and psychic
'enhancement,' for wholesale redesign. In leading laboratories,
academic and industrial, new creators are confidently amassing
their powers and quietly honing their skills, while on the
street their evangelists are zealously prophesying a posthuman
future. For anyone who cares about preserving our humanity, the
time has come for paying attention" (5)
Not to be outdone in this regard by the
National Institute of Health,
DARPA and other agencies
of the U.S. military have taken inspiration from the likes of
Tolkein's Lord of the Rings.
In a scene reminiscent of Saruman the
wizard creating monstrous Uruk-Hai to wage unending, merciless
war, we find billions of American tax dollars have flowed into the
Pentagon's Frankensteinian dream of "super-soldiers" and the
"Extended Performance War Fighter" program
Not only does the EPWFP envision
"injecting young men and women with hormonal, neurological and
genetic concoctions; implanting microchips and electrodes in their
bodies to control their internal organs and brain functions; and
plying them with drugs that deaden some of their normal human
tendencies; the need for sleep, the fear of
death, [and] the reluctance to kill their fellow human beings,"
but Chris Floyd in an article for CounterPunch a while back
quoted the Daily Telegraph and Christian Science Monitor,
"some of the research now
underway involves actually altering the genetic code of
soldiers, modifying bits of DNA to fashion a new type of
human specimen, one that functions like a machine, killing
tirelessly for days and nights on end.... mutations [that]
will 'revolutionize the contemporary order of battle' and
guarantee 'operational dominance across the whole range of
potential U.S. military employments" (6)
In keeping with our editorial, imagine
the staggering implications of such science if dead Nephilim tissue
was discovered with intact DNA and a government somewhere that was
willing to clone or mingle the extracted organisms to make Homo-nephilim.
If one accepts the biblical story of giants as real, such discovery
could actually be made someday, or perhaps already has been and was
The technology to resurrect the extinct
species already exists, and cloning methods are being studied now
for use with bringing back Tasmanian Tigers, Wooly Mammoths and
other extinguished creatures.
Let not the dead live, let not the
giants rise again…
(Isaiah 26.14, Douay-Rheims
The reference above from the Book of
Isaiah 26:14 could be troubling, as it may reflect a prayer from the
prophet, a petition to God not to allow the giants to incarnate
Did Isaiah pray this way because he knew
something about the future, something related to a return of Nephilim?
The relationship between creatures called "Rephaim" and the Nephilim
of ancient texts is enlightening, as Rephaim are viewed as the
spirits of dead Nephilim in the grave.
The word "Rephaim" carries with it the
meaning 'to heal' or to be 'healed' as in a 'resurrection'. In the
Ras Shamra texts, the Rephaim are described as both human and
divine beings who worshipped the Amorite god Ba'al, the ruler of the
underworld, where the Rephaim served as his acolyte assembly of
lesser gods, kings, heroes, and rulers.
These beings were believed to have power
to return from the dead through incarnation in bodily form as 'Nephilim'.
The ability of Rephaim to be reincarnated in this way as living
Nephilim is viewed by some as the explanation for Nephilim existing
before, and after, the Great Flood.
The book of Job may elucidate this idea when it says,
"Dead things are formed from under
The dead in this text are Rephaim and
the phrase "are formed" is from "Chuwl", meaning to
twist or whirl
as in a double helix coil or genetic manufacturing.
When combined with something my good
friend Steve Quayle once wrote, the word "Chuwl" takes on added
"When the Greek Septuagint was
created, the Hebrew word Nephilim was translated into Greek as 'gegenes'.
This is the same word used in Greek mythology for the 'Titans',
creatures created through the interbreeding of the Greek gods
and human beings.
The English words 'genes' and 'genetics' are
built around the same root word as gegenes; genea
meaning 'breed' or 'kind'. Thus, the choice of this word again
suggests a genetic component to the creation of these giants."
And what about this prophecy from
The vision which Esaias son of Amos
saw against Babylon. Lift up a standard on the mountain of the
plain, exalt the voice to them, beckon with the hand, open the
gates, ye ruler. I give command and I bring them: giants are
coming to fulfill my wrath…For behold! the day of the Lord is
coming which cannot be escaped, a day of wrath and anger, to
make the world desolate…
And Babylon…shall be as when God
overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah…It shall never be inhabited… and
monsters shall rest there, and devils shall dance there and
satyrs shall dwell there…”
(Isaiah 13:1-3, 9, 19-22,
Given what is happening in Babylon
(Iraq) and biotechnology today, we may be witnessing the fulfillment
of Biblical prophecy.
(1) Picken, Jane. Medical Marvels,
The Evening Chronicle, April 13, 2007
(2) Wikipedia, The Free Enclyclopedia. Transhumanism, 2 May.
2007. Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
(3) Grassie, William. What does it mean to be Human? A John
Templeton Foundation Research Lecture Query, 2006
(4) Case Western Reserve University. Case Law School receives
$773,000 NIH grant to develop guidelines for genetic enhancement
research: Professor Max Mehlman to lead team of law professors,
physicians, and bioethicists in two-year project, April 28, 2006
(5) Kass, Leon R. Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The
Challenge for Bioethics, Encounter Books; 1 edition (October 25,
(6) Floyd, Chris. Monsters, Inc.: The Pentagon Plan to Create
Mutant "Super-Soldiers", CounterPunch, January 13, 2003
(7) Quayle, Steve. Genesis 6 Giants. Bozeman, MT: End Time
Thunder Publishers, 2002.