Daily Devotional for Thursday February 1, 2018
Does God and His Word Support Cloning
(Genesis 2:7, Romans 5:1)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, I cry out to you today. I have no place to turn but to you. My life is yours. Do with it as you will and I will obediently serve you with my very last breath. IN the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ..AMEN!
“A HUMAN-chimpanzee hybrid was born in a Florida lab 100 years ago before being killed by panicked doctors, claims a renowned scientist. Evolutionary psychologist Gordon Gallup coined the term “humanzee” which refers to a human-chimp crossbreed – a scientifically possible hybridisation which was attempted throughout the 20th century.”
I know many of you are thinking this is a joke, or some fantasy from a book or movie. Gordon G. Gallup Jr. is a real person who was born in 1941 and is a psychologist in the University at Albany's Psychology department, researching biopsychology.
We are living in a unique time of human history, where medical science has evolved greatly. Once a subject of fiction novels, human cloning appears to be more possible than ever. Science has taken great strides to help man live longer, and have a better quality of life. I am a big advocate of using all the tools we have to improve our life here on earth. After all, never forget that it is God who gives even unbelieving scientists the gifts they have.
The major fact in this conversation that cannot be ignored is that life only comes from God. Neither man nor science can produce life, only God can! Cloning is NOT creating a new life. Please hear this clearly. CLONING IS NOT CREATING A NEW LIFE! It is an attempt to duplicate an existing life. Even if some day science is successful in cloning a human being (something I have huge doubts will ever happen), the reality is only God and God alone can create human life. A clone is NOT a new life, it is only duplicating an existing life.
Very important! It is GOD and GOD ALONE that creates man with a human soul. SINCE A CLONE IS NOT A NEW LIFE, A CLONE WOULD ONLY BE A DUPLICATE OF AN EXISTING LIFE WITHOUT A SOUL! A SOULESS BEING!!!
It is a clear Biblical truth that life comes from God, and only God has the right to end it. Another important fact is that death is part of the human condition. God originally made man to live forever. However, one of the consequences of man 's sin in the Garden was physical death. Death is inevitable and something each one of us will face one day.
Taking these two Biblical truths as a starting point, life is from God and death is something we will all one day face, we can now look at this issue much more clearly. This means that nobody, no matter how noble the purpose, has the right to end a life God has created. Destroying a living cell in an attempt to clone it it is not an option! Period!
That brings us to the bottom line. Our purpose in this life is to serve and glorify God our Creator with our lives. God is the one who gave us life, and it will be God who decides when our life is over. During this brief journey we call life, our goal should be to use each moment of each day of this precious gift called life to serve and glorify Him. I tell you often to make the most of each day. The Bible clearly tells us tomorrow is promised to no one. We never know when we will wake up one day and unknown to us, it is the day God calls us home.
WE SIMPLY CAN'T TAKE OUR LIVES FOR GRANTED! We need to wake up each day, thank God for that day, and set out to do all we can to serve and glorify our Creator. If that is our focus, then everything else in life falls into place. Including the fact that one day this life will be over, and those who know Christ as their personal Savior will spend eternity with Him.
I love you and care about you so much. The entire premise for cloning is 100% wrong from a Biblical standpoint since it involves killing a cell/life given by God. The real focus in all honesty should not be trying to figure out how to duplicate life, but for those God has given life to, to live each day for Him. If we understand and accept that death is an event we will all face, then the goal should be clear. How can we succeed in fulfilling our purpose of serving and glorifying Him with the time God gives us during this brief journey here on earth!!!
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In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller