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03: Man: God’s Handiwork – Thought Starters — 2 Comments

  1. Joyce you ask a very intriguing question in part 2, "Why did God let Satan meddle with our genes so that we are no longer perfectly formed?" There are a lot of things we simply don't know and the extent to which Satan can go is one of them. We do know that God has a strong leash on Satan as we can see in his dealing with Job and with the four angels holding back the winds of destruction (Rev 7:1-3).

    What I can gather from the Bible is that Satan is a deceiver and a liar who works on our mentality in order to get us to think and do what we shouldn't. I also understand through several avenues that he also destroys physically through disasters so he apparently is allowed to have a lot of control over the environment.

    What bothers me about his possible genetic control is that evolutionists are trying to connect our mental abilities along with social behavior and morals to the chemical makeup of our DNA. While that may seem quite innocent it carries with it rather profound implications theologically. If what we do is determined by our DNA then we are really not responsible for what we do and that is not biblical. For that reason I believe that even though Satan has the knowledge and technology to physically manipulate our DNA God has greatly restricted him in that area.

    There are, however, ways that our genetic makeup can be influenced since organisms do respond to environmental conditions. His tremendous influence on man to destroy his environment and create dangerous lifestyles can do an amazing amount of damage and cause long term degeneracy of health. If a person doesn't think so then just ask an alcoholic or a hard core drug addict. One can even review the statistics on lifestyle in industrialized nations and compare what counties are having the most problems with heart disease along with other major organ problems including general obesity and diabetes.

    I think when we say that Satan did it; it is only a half truth. The other half is that we made the choice to listen to him.

  2. We are dealing with a master manipulator. Satan's intelligence is beyond our comprehension. Remember he was God's most special angel. Since the fall Satan has worked many miracles through man's intellect to make them think that we can be like the most High God as well. But man can't even begin to imagine the power they are up against the One True God. That's why evolution will continue to run into dead ends. That's why it will be so beautiful when the secrets of the universe will be revealed to us when we make it to heaven. Taught by the greatest teacher of all time: Jesus Christ. For now just trust and obey my friends. Isn't it amazing though as we follow God's instruction book (The Bible) we are closer to God and some of the mysteries begin to unfold.... Our Father is giving us a glimpse of what's to come. ...and it all makes sense. Not like any failed human theories. If you don't believe me just look around. Have things got better over time or worse? Kind of shoots the whole idea of things slowly improving through evolution in the foot. We have to pray for those that have fallen asleep to the truth. In the end good will triumph.


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