In my book, Corrupting the Image, I suggest that recombinant DNA (RDNA) will very likely be used by the Antichrist to become the beast. That is, he will obtain ‘s DNA and then splice it into his own. I am now wondering if that isn’t “old school” thinking. With synthetic biology, it is now possible to take a DNA code (stored on a computer) and then to print it into a DNA strand (as shown on the video). The truth is, that Satan does not have to give anything physical to the Antichrist, he simply needs to supply him with his code. If we humans are able to sequence our source code, it seems like the one whom declared to be the sum of wisdom (Ezek 28:12) would be able to sequence his own seed-DNA (remember Gen 3:15). Once he has his code, he would simply need to pass on the data, and then the DNA synthesizer (like a printer) would produce it. Once that is finished then the beast could sequence his own DNA and send, perhaps by email (see the video), to those ready to take the mark. The mark may be a chip of some sort, but it is not simply to be able to buy bread – it is to change the person completely – to destroy the image of God.
Let me mention this…we believers are not against science and we acknowledge that we enjoy many of the products that come from the research that scientists are doing. The trouble is that anything that can be used for good can also and will also, as history has taught us, be used for bad.