Wednesday, August 26, 2009

CORRUPTED BLOOD

Ultraguy at New Wineskins posted a very short blog on 8/24.

I followed the link he provided and the article talks about a life form that scientists have created using bacteria and a FUNGUS.

World of Warcraft is a fantasy role-playing game that is about demons, warriors, shamans, hybrid creatures (what we would call nephilim), centaurs, and so on. (Don't worry, I don't play.)

On August 21, 2009, the company that produces WoW (World of Warcraft) announced a new expansion of the game that would be released in 2010 called CATACLYSM. This new expansion describes a massive seismic event (earthquake) that would cause an extreme eruption of a volcano hidden in a watery abyss that will not only change the face of the world, but would release the dreaded DEATHWING, an ancient serpent-like creature that fought in ancient times. It will now return from its watery prison in lots of fire and lava and change forever the face of the earth. New breeds of hybrids will be created and new flying mounts will be available to ride.

WOW! The creators of this game didn't even bother to be subtle on any detail.

Sue Bradley has been writing a 3-part series on KRAKATAU: THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE TONGUES OF FIRE. The idea behind the series is to explore the strong possibility that ANAK KRAKATAU over in Indonesia could be the "burning mountain" of Revelation 8: 8, 9.

And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. (emphasis mine)

Krakatau has erupted before, as Sue has pointed out, with a vengeance in 1883. There is a strong possibility that this volcano will encore again.

And in WoW, it appears that it has. Though WoW does not name the volcano that will erupt, its eerie parallel to Revelation 8, 9, is evident. I looked deeper into the past history of the game and found many parallels to beliefs of what happened in ancient times.

The Bible speaks in Genesis 6 of the fallen angels coming to daughters of men and mating with them. Their offspring were called nephilim, and they were giants, the mighty men of old. The fallen angels did not just take women, they experimented with animals, and their offspring were grotesque hybrids, the hideous results of mingling DNA. Genesis 6: 12 tells us what God thought of this.

And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. (emphasis mine)

Genesis 6: 17 tells us what God decided to do about it.

And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein [is] the breath of life, from under heaven; [and] every thing that [is] in the earth shall die. (emphasis mine)

Virtually all current-day civilizations have ancient records of a massive, world-wide deluge -- Noah's flood. WoW is no different. They reference an ancient time that was submerged into a watery abyss and beings are trapped there now waiting for their time to be released. Apparently in WoW's CATACLYSM, they will be.

But here is where Ultraguy's short blog ties in. I've copied it in its entirety.

Artificial life (not the computer kind)… Many promising applications… and just as many dark and perverse ones not mentioned. What concerns me more is the hubris.

‘Assuming we don’t make any errors, I think it should work and we should have the first synthetic species by the end of the year.’


You can almost hear God saying, “this will not stand”… by the end of the year…

The scientists in the article that Ultraguy links to took the DNA from a bacteria, transferred it to a FUNGUS, let it divide some, then transferred it to a different bacteria. (1) With this knowledge, scientists are hoping to create a life form that will consume toxic wastes, create biofuel and assist in vaccine production. Obviously I have simplified the process, so read the article to follow the yellow brick road.

The yeast cell (a FUNGUS) the scientists used causes a type of CONTAGIOUS PNEUMONIA in cattle and goats. It infects both the lungs AND the linings surrounding the lungs. Pneumonia occurs when an infection causes a fluid build-up in the lungs making breathing extremely difficult. The H1N1 flu, or swine flu, happens to be a type of LUNG FLU that causes pneumonia, but H1N1 comes from a virus and not a fungus -- important difference.

While looking at some of the scenarios that WoW players face, I found an interesting one: the CORRUPTED BLOOD INCIDENT. (2)

What happened is that the creators of the game created an aspect of the game in which a spell called CORRUPTED BLOOD could be cast and a plague put on opponents. This plague could be transferred from character to character. The original intent was to leave the plague within a certain area of the game, but gamers figured out how to transfer the plague beyond the intended area and soon WoW had a virtual plague. The creators had their own version of the Black Death running rampant. Characters were being killed and entire cities were laid waste -- all unintentional.

Some players were upset about losing their characters while others were fascinated because it was the first "real-world" event that took place within the game. An epidemiologist by the name of Ran Balicer wrote an article for the journal Epidemiology comparing the WoW plague to SARS and avian flu outbreaks. What evolved out of this is that real-world scientists who study plagues used the gaming platform to create models of possible future outbreaks. (Awfully convenient for now, don't you think?) Others took it a step further and created models of possible terror attacks.
 
By no means is WoW a prophetic voice, and I don't recommend playing the game. Their announcement on August 21, of their own coming CATACLYSM in 2010, points, however inadvertently on their part, to exact scriptures in Revelation 8. Furthermore, their past history of a widespread plague of CORRUPTED BLOOD points to past scriptures in Genesis 6 of CORRUPT FLESH as well as current events of flu-like avian pandemic. I would think that those who play WoW will not be able to stand before God when they give account of themselves and have excuse: their very game points to actual events in the Bible. (It would behoove them to put down the gaming manual and forsake their fantasy characters and pick up God's Immanuel and embrace His real Son.)

And consider this: there is a blight caused by a type of fungus currently occurring in the U.S., particularly areas of the East Coast, affecting tomatoes and potatoes. It is the same blight that devastated potatoes in Ireland in the mid 1800s causing the Great Potato Famine or sometimes the Great Irish Famine.

Furthermore, there is a form of wheat rust (fungus) that emerged from Uganda in 1999 and is now making its way across the Middle East (Iran, in particular) and parts of Asia (South, Central and East). It is decimating acres of wheat, leaving black, moldy wheat plants in its wake.  More than plants die when blights appear -- livestock and people can perish as well.

SO IS CORRUPTED BLOOD A SIGN? Look at it this way: a fantasy game that mythologizes the Bible has a glitch that ties to REAL past, present, and future events:
PAST: the name CORRUPTED BLOOD is tied to a past event that caused
judgment because fallen angels and men mixed DNA, becoming CORRUPT;
PRESENT: the event CORRUPTED BLOOD has a present equivalent in
the present pandemic lung flu that has the potential to become more lethal in the
Fall; and
FUTURE: the possibility of an artificial life form by end of the year, that
mingles, CORRUPTS, DNA from at least 3 species, and uses an infectious lung
fungus no less, which equals CORRUPT BEINGS, we have CORRUPTED
BLOOD
once again.

God didn't stand for it in Genesis 6 when angels and men mingled creating CORRUPTED FLESH, which contained CORRUPTED BLOOD and CORRUPTED DNA.

"I am the Lord, I change not." (Mal 3: 6)

So, I agree with Ultraguy, GOD probably won't stand for it.

Hmmm . . . CORRUPT BEINGS by the end of the year. Hmmm . . . WoW's CATACLYSM to be released in 2010. Hmmm. . .
 
UPDATE 08/27/2009

The prospect of a human baby with three biological parents (3) has moved closer after scientists created monkeys using a technique that one day could stop children from inheriting severe genetic diseases. . .

All in the name of good. And, of course, nobody would even think of something as awful as introducing a non-human species as one of the three! The British government and certainly the Obama administration would not even go there. Right?
 
*Mad scientist: One who fails "to see the evil that is implied will ensue from the hubris of 'playing god.'" (4)


Update 9/5/2011

Scientists have created more than 150 human-animal hybrid embryos in British laboratories.

The hybrids have been produced secretively over the past three years by researchers looking into possible cures for a wide range of diseases.

The revelation comes just a day after a committee of scientists warned of a nightmare ‘Planet of the Apes’ scenario in which work on human-animal creations goes too far. . . (5)


(1) Artificial life will be created 'within months' as genome experts claim vital breakthrough by Daily Mail Reporter, 8/22/2009
(2) Corrupted Blood Incident, wikipedia
(3) DNA could cure inherited diseases by Mark Henderson, Science Editor, 8/27/2009
(4) Mad Scientist, wikipedia
(5) 150 human animal hybrids grown in UK labs:  Embryos have been produced secretly for the past three years by Daniel Martin and Simon Caldwell, 7/25/2011

Note:  On September 5, 2011, this blog posting was changed.  All links to news articles were "de-linked" and titles of articles along with bylines and dates of articles were placed as references at the end of the post.

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