A Transhuman Takes Power
The Antichrist is one of the most mysterious and talked-about figures in the Bible. When he arises, he will display great charisma and intelligence, and will, according to 2 Thessalonians 2:9, “use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie…”
Revelation 13:3 may reference this same person, showing him—or her—to have even greater power.
“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.”
This person will not only perform wonders, but will heal from a mortal wound.
Here’s an interesting thought: the antichrist may be our own creation.
Research into the augmentation of the human body has reached new heights—we’re not far from the ability to edit our own genes, replace our aging organs with superior substitutes, and even grant ourselves extended lifespans and miraculous healing abilities through nanotechnology in the form of tiny machines that can flow through our bloodstreams.
So this antichrist may be transhuman—a human being taken to the next level, physically and mentally superior in every way. He would be smarter than us, stronger, faster, and more able to manipulate and deceive.
And if someone like this takes power, it’s unlikely that they will give it up, and even less likely that we will be able to take it from them.
Keep an eye out for emerging medical technologies—they may just create our own apocalypse.