China has successfully cloned a pair of macaque monkeys. It states that these are only a possible source for medical research animals. But could these experiments lead to the creation of 200 million horsemen or mobile troops?
Monkeys are used in human disease research, but a cloned army is an obvious future application of the science. Primates to humans is a logical progression of the technology that produced the cloned sheep, Dolly, in the early 2000’s.
It is a direction that would be against the ethics and values of Judaeo-Christian society, but the Chinese Communist Party are not bound by such morality.
Warriors without conscience
In the era of the ‘killer drone’ and the surveillance satellite, a robotic army is on the horizon. However, robots are very expensive, especially when you need to produce them by the thousands. If a cloned army was cost-effective, it could be a rival to the futurists and their dreams of robotic ranks.
Perhaps what is most likely would be a hybrid cloned human, with some kind of artificial intelligence interface, making them more ‘robots of flesh’ than humans.
All very evil, but this kind of demonic thinking has been around for a long time. Nazi Germany pioneered the use of endurance enhancing drugs, given to soldiers in battle.
The United States Army also used the ‘man as a weapon’ concept, in an effort to add a robotic consistency to the battle performance of its troops.
Hard and Unyielding
Research into the behavior of World War Two soldiers revealed that only one in four actually aimed their weapons to kill. Our God-given consciences are a very strong influence, even on the unsaved, against the taking of life. It is easy to see how deadly a cloned army, without this moral safeguard, could be.
From image to reality
The Chinese armed forces are very keen on projecting a ‘robotic’ or ‘cloned’ image of their soldiers. By choosing men and women with the same height and proportions (length of leg, shoulder height, etc), they create impressive propaganda parades.
Of course, there would be great advantages to having a cloned army. The savings on designing equipment and uniforms for only one body size would be immense.
The Chinese leadership believe in the so-called ‘Chinese dream’. They believe that they will rule the world, by stealth or conflict, sooner or later.
I have no doubt that the Chinese Communists are considering such things. As a younger man, I had a fascinating conversation with a consul general’s son, who was adamant that human cloning had taken place. Did they die early, like Dolly, the sheep?
200 Million Horsemen – The Kings of the East?
In the book of Revelation, we come across the 200 million horsemen, which I believe will be the army of the “Kings of the East”. The description could certainly lend itself to a cloned or robotic army.
However, I believe that the apostle John’s vision is more likely a description of a twenty-first century, but very human, army. Clones or robots could play a small part, but I think that the forces that attack Israel at Armageddon will be predominantly human. This means that it is going to happen sooner rather than later because the technology of which we are speaking is also very close.
Spiritual Weapons Only
So it isn’t going to be like a sci-fi horror movie – “am I witnessing to a real human or a clone?” As the Scriptures tell us, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood … “
No perverted technology will save sinful world leaders from the Lord Jesus Christ. They refuse Him; they destroy themselves.
Use your freedom in Christ and the advantages of your youth to help save lost humanity. Satan wants to destroy. The Lord Jesus wants to save. This is our great spiritual battle and privilege. And now is your only chance to get involved.
Pastor Aaron ,
Prophecy for Youth Ministry
1.Chinese military parade https://vimeo.com/138372293 (video)
2.Macaque monkey By RedCoat – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3032679
3.German soldier By German military photo, captured by U.S. military [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
4.U.S. Marines tank. By Staff Sgt. M.D. Masters [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
5.Young women U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Joshua Adam Nuzzo/Released (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/125911) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons