I took my wife to the surgeon again today and the news was very good. She is healing nicely, but will be on medications for some time. Its strange how life seems to progress into patterns, as just a couple of days ago, I watched a movie called "Splice". This film was about two geneticists who successfully crossed the genes of a human with that of an animal. Needless to say, the consequences were NOT GOOD!!!! When medicine goes from its ancient origins into actually changing the very nature of the species, it has gone too far!!! Recent advances in Science and the art of medicine hold the possibility for man to "play god" and this is dangerous in the extreme!!!! Remember what happened when man just disobeyed God????
Genesis, Chapter 3
6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 The eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. 8 They heard the voice of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden.
9 Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”
10 The man said, “I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.”
11 God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”
13 Yahweh God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
14 Yahweh God said to the serpent,
“Because you have done this,
you are cursed above all livestock,
and above every animal of the field.
On your belly you shall go,
and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.
15 I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will bruise your head,
and you will bruise his heel.”
16 To the woman he said,
“I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth.
In pain you will bear children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”
17 To Adam he said,
“Because you have listened to your wife’s voice,
and have eaten of the tree,
of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it,’
cursed is the ground for your sake.
In toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
18 It will yield thorns and thistles to you;
and you will eat the herb of the field.
19 By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground,
for out of it you were taken.
For you are dust,
and to dust you shall return.”
20 The man called his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living. 21 Yahweh God made coats of skins for Adam and for his wife, and clothed them.
22 Yahweh God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever...” 23 Therefore Yahweh God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed Cherubs at the east of the garden of Eden, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
Pain, suffering and separation from God were the result of disobedience of that transgression. Wanting to take the place of God and writing our own new "Genesis" is tantamount to declaring that we are "god" and maybe even with a capital "G" to boot. Genetic manipulation could be used for positive things like preventing disease, but it also has the potential to realize Adolph Hitler's dream of a super-race of humans. And we all know the outcome of that experiment!!! May God grant mankind the wisdom to use its intelligence wisely and the humility not try to "play god"!!!