From the desk of Charles Mullis Sr.:
This past week our president lifted the ban on embryonic stem cell research. Does this bother you or are you thinking, “What’s the big deal? What is so wrong with fertilizing an egg from a donor with the sperm from another donor and producing an embryo that can then be used in experimentation and save someone’s life?”
The real question is this, “Is God the author of all life? Is the act of the sperm uniting with the egg, becoming an embryo, a creative act of God, or is it something that happens on its own?”
There are two possible definitive answers implied here and the argument in our culture has been a yes from orthodox Christianity and no from those who are pro-abortion.
“Wait a minute!” You may exclaim, “How did you jump from stem cell research into the abortion issue?”
If such is your reaction then you are the one who is jumping. And said jumping is through the hoops of deism. Deism is the belief that there is a God, but that he is not involved in the ongoing activity of his created order. Deists teach that God made the world and then set it off in its own direction. Like a mechanical clock he wound creation up and it is ticking away. Therefore when that sperm and egg unite it is nature following its design and when this is your philosophy, then you can decide when an embryo becomes a life. That is the view of pro-abortion proponents. Pro-life proponents argue that life begins at conception. If you are pro-life then you should be abhorred by our president’s latest act.
Join me in this prayer.
You are the God of all creation and in your Word we are told, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.” (Proverbs 21:1) My “king’s” river is on a course that is leading us down the rapids of self destruction and he is taking our country with him. How long will you wait Lord before correcting this course? I beg you by your mercy to turn this man’s heart toward you. Open his eyes to see the dangerous nature of his actions. I ask you to disturb his sleep, stir his conscience, and speak to him by Your Spirit. Put in his presence those who would ask the hard questions concerning this subject. This man proclaims to be a Christian. If he is then open his eyes to the truth. If not then bring him to the cross. In Christ’s stead I ask!
I cannot help but wonder what will be our tower of Babel. The reason for the confusing of languages and scattering the people throughout the earth was to stop their reach into the heavens. This was an attempt to be God by Noah’s offspring. The ability that man has in the area of stem cell research is frightening. And his ability and knowledge is growing. Playing God can be a dangerous game and somehow there has to be restraint. I am afraid that we are facing a modern day Babel which will be a judgment on society as we know it. PRAY!