A New(Old) Gospel?

ImageIn his video, Jason Silva puts to music and flashy images the great Idea of the Spirit of the Age. Mankind is at the brink of defeating the last enemy: death.  This is what we are told all of our technological advances, be it bio-tech, nano-tech, or other -tech, are advancing towards.  A utopia.  The kind of utopia where we never die and anything is possible, whatever we can imagine is what can be done.  And this all will be accomplished without god, nay, in spite of god. For man is god.

This all sounds familiar, man setting himself as to be God.  Haven’t we seen this somewhere before?  That’s right, try: Genesis 11, Ezekiel 28, Romans 1, to name a few.  Or how about the prince of darkness in Isaiah?

12 “How you have fallen from heaven,
O star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who have weakened the nations!
13 “But you said in your heart,
‘I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
14 ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.’
15 “Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol,
To the recesses of the pit.

Isaiah 14:12-15

It has been the obsession of man from the beginning.  Conquer death, and we will be gods.  The Fountain of Youth is not just a fairy tale for children, it is the dream and obsession of the secular humanist.  Don’t be fooled.  Mankind cannot conquer death.  There is a man who can, though.  Who did.  Who is.  Who will.

20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. 21 For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive …. 26The last enemy that will be abolished is death.

1 Corinthians 15:20…26

HT Patrick Schreiner

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