In a report that seems straight out of a science fiction movie, three labs in the United Kingdom – at King’s College London, Newcastle University and Warwick University, have reported that they have created an astounding 155 human-animal hybrids mixing the DNA of humans with the genetic material of animals.
Reporters from the UK Daily Mail were shown pictures of 155 “admixed” embryos:
This legalised the creation of a variety of hybrids, including an animal egg fertilised by a human sperm; ‘cybrids’, in which a human nucleus is implanted into an animal cell; and ‘chimeras’, in which human cells are mixed with animal embryos.
Going Against God’s Plan
Do these beings have a right to life? Is it moral to do this kind of experimentation? In addition to the obvious ethical issues this development raises, there is also the spiritual concern. God, when creating the creatures of the Earth He had a very specific design in mind:
1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. — Genesis 1
The animals of the Earth were each made “after their own kind.” In other words, cows birthed cows. Lizards birthed lizards. There was no evolutionary process and no mixing of animal species. Additionally, humanity was created in God’s image. Human DNA was precious because it was through the “seed of a woman” that the prophesied Messiah would come to Earth. And that took place 2,000 years ago with the birth of Jesus Christ.
This type of scientific experimentation flies in the face of that. It is rejecting God’s order and letting humanity “play God.” In addition to the numerous health concerns, hybrid human-animal creatures can introduce into a population, there are also the spiritual concerns of what it would mean to mix a human with a soul with a beast.
The Days of Noah: Were Animal Hybrids Created?
This site has covered extensively the “Days of Noah” in which fallen angels were permitted to come to Earth, interact with humanity and took human women as wives, leading to hybrid human-angelic offspring called the Nephilim. The Nephilim were Satan’s attempt to corrupt the human gene pool and thus prevent that birth of the prophesied Messiah, Jesus Christ (whose birth was first predicted in Genesis 3, right after the fall of Adam and Eve). By making humans partly fallen angelic beings, the future Messiah could not be a “kinsman redeemer” for all of humanity.
And thus the Nephilim – giants, of extraordinary strength and ability, began to so dominate the Earth and and intermingle with human women, The Lord had to wipe the world out with the great flood of Genesis 6 to preserve the last bit of pure humanity that was left. Noah and his family were not only God-fearing but were also “perfect in his generations.” The term in Hebrew refers to perfect in health and condition. His family had no angel admixture in its ancestry and so he was suitable to restart humanity along with his daughters and their husbands after the flood. However, But in addition to the evil angels having relations with women, the Bible also recounts, animals being defiled as well:
6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
All flesh was corrupted at that time. Interestingly, when instructing Noah on which animals to bring on the ark, God went back to His original design from creation:
6:19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
6:20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. — Genesis Chapter 6
The Lord specified that each animal “after their kind” be brought in. The emphasis is again on animals reproducing appropriately. Could it be that angels were defiling animals as well?
The Ancient Hyrbids
In Greek, Roman and many other mythologies we do see depictions of half human-animal hybrid creatures. The minotaur, centaur and satyr are some common examples. We also see in Egyptian mythology. Here are some of their gods:
Other extra Biblical sources like the book of Enoch and book of Jasher state plainly that angels engaged in this sort of genetic engineering:
4:18 And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.
While these sources can provide historical information, they do not hold the authority of the Bible. Is it possible that during the pre-flood age of the gods, this type of hybrid creature existed? It’s certainly possible and we have to remember Jesus’ prophetic warning: “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” (Matthew 24:37.)
King Nebuchadnezzar: Transformed to a Beast
There is an account in the Bible of a man who truly became part animal and that was King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. At the height of His Kingdom, Nebuchadnezzar had conquered the known world. The Lord was trying to reach him through the prophet Daniel (who lived in the King’s court) but Nebuchadnezzar had still not humbled himself before God, giving himself all the credit for the wealth and power he had amassed. As part of his punishment, God did something we only see once in the Bible:
4:16 Let his heart be changed from man’s, and let a beast’s heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him.
4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
4:18 This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now thou, O Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation thereof, forasmuch as all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known unto me the interpretation: but thou art able; for the spirit of the holy gods is in thee.
4:28 All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar.
4:29 At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon.
4:30 The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?
4:31 While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.
4:32 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
4:33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws. — The Book of Daniel
This King, whose career foreshadowed many of the prophesied actions of the future Antichrist, was turned into an animal as his punishment. The merging of beast and human is something that is reserved for the evil. Nebuchadnezzar saw the power and wealth of his kingdom and gave himself all the credit. He made himself god. And as a result he was made even lower than a human. Pride that is so intense that it leads you to replace the true God of the Bible with your own self, or your ideas or sense of self-worth is the produce of a sinful delusion. And humanity today is headed down that same road as it seeks to try and solve every problem on Earth through scientific achievement while rejecting and ignoring God altogether.
With the report that there are actual animal-human hybrids being made in labs, one can only ponder what is taking place that we are not being told. What we can know is that there is a movement afoot to “play God” and change human DNA forever. And this is against God’s Will. Jesus did not die for animals. He died for humanity. And any attempt to change humans from beings from “the image of God”, is going against the Lord’s Divine Plan which is redemption for humans. Satan failed at stopping the birth of the Messiah. But now he can still work to prevent the people of the Earth from being saved and having eternal life in Christ. And genetic tinkering and “engineering” is one way of trying to do this.
Unfortunately humanity is being deluded by pride into helping in this effort. And like King Nebuchadnezzar, it will bring on God’s wrath. Let’s pray that those doing this work will realize they are not God and rethink going down this path. No matter how much human science can achieve, we will never be God. And we cannot be “immortal” without Jesus Christ as our Savior.