Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I Have Cloned a Human: I can be "As God"

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This morning Dr. Panayiotis Zavos, a controversial fertility specialist, is telling the world, "I've cloned a human."

He says he has cloned 14 embryos and placed 11 of them into wombs of four women. A documentary film maker says he filmed the process as evidence that it happened and that the women were consenting.

Zavos is controversial, to say the least. Many researchers dismiss him. However, he seems to reflect a tendency that others, perhaps a couple of years behind him, share.

Zavos said on Kentucky Public Television, just after the cloning of Dolly the sheep in 1997, "I don't have time to think about the ethics of what I am doing. I'll leave that to someone else."

It is apparent that others, in our rush toward secularism, are agreeing with Zavos. While he and others may not have the time to think about the ethics of what we are doing, people of faith and pastors in particular, must have the time and courage to do so.

If not us, who?

The moral vacuum that is being created in America as a result of running from the biblical principles upon which this country was founded and framed, will certainly lead to a similar place as the first two humans found themselves as a result of believing they could be "As God."

While President Obama has said he will not support human cloning, his new embryonic stem cell research policy and guidelines have some very concerned.

There are those who believe that the Administration is sliding even further down the slippery slope.

While the President has publicly denounced human cloning, Douglas Johnson from the National Right To Life Committee told ONENEWSNOW.COM that he believes the Administration is sliding even further down this slippery slope.

He said, "This seeming restraint is really part of a step-by-step strategy intended to desensitize the public to the whole concept of killing human embryos in federally sponsored research."

Once killing is acceptable, artificially creating life cannot be far behind.

Incrementalism is an important component of the extreme far left agenda. We have seen it in Washington State in regard to homosexual marriage---we are seeing it now in matters of life.

Perhaps all medical research should heed the ancient medico-scientific injunction, Primum non nocere--"First do no harm."

Pushing the envelope can be a good thing in some fields of achievement, however, to do so in this field, without the restraint of biblical morality will be deadly.

The serpent said to the first woman, "You will not surely die, you will be like God."

Pretending to be God when you are not God is a very risky venture.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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