GENETICALLY MODIFIED

“But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.” (1Peter 1:25)

 

INTRO

 

Do you know what I heard the other day on TV?

MEN HAVE BECOME SUPERFLOUS!

THE HUMAN RACE CAN APPARENTLY GO ON WITHOUT US.

WITH TEST TUBE BABIES, HUMAN CLONING, AND GENETIC ENGINEERING, THE MASTER SPECIES – WOMEN – DON’T NEED US ANYMORE. WE COULD BECOME EXTINCT! WE ARE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES!!

The days of Frankenstein appear to be upon us well and truly!

 

POINT

But another aspect of modern science – fitting in with our harvest theme!

What do you think of GM foods?

There’s a big debate raging today about their safety, the dangers of cross-pollination, where normal crops, will be no longer ‘normal’,

AND YOU DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU’RE EATING.

I doubt if most of us would be happy eating food, that has perhaps been laced with scorpion genes, or poisons of one kind or another, perhaps to make them grow faster, bigger, or more insect resistant.

It is by enlarge an untested and untried science, the long term effects of which we know nothing about!

As in most things, there is a PARALLEL WHICH WE CAN DRAW WITHIN THE CHURCH!

We have a GENETICALLY MODIFIED GOSPEL – unless it’s ‘up to date’ has bits added, and other bits taken away, people aren’t interested!

They tell us we’ve got to adapt for the present day. Taboo subjects of the past, were just because our ancestors didn’t know any better!

We don’t need to take proof verses from Scripture any more to prove a point – we simply take the overall mind of Scripture, and adapt it to the modern ‘enlightened’ age. After all, people today, are far too educated to accept Carte Blanc what the Bible says.

We end up with our genetically modified Gospel, that condemns no-one, opens Heaven to everyone with any kind of weird belief, or good works, throws out anything controversial, like the virgin birth, the resurrection, hell, the need to repent, morality, even belief in God at all!

Well, I’ve got news for them!

We have a God Who is the same yesterday, today and forever, and Whose Gospel remains His constant and unchanging truth!

1Peter 1:25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”

In Acts 17:30, it still commands “all men everwhere to repent

It still says in Luke 13:3, “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”

It still says, in Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

It still says in John 1:12, “To as many as received Him, to them gave He the power to become the children of God.”

Jesus still says, in John 14:6, “No man cometh unto the Father but by Me.”

Make up your own mind about genetically modified food, but never ever accept a genetically modified Gospel, for we have the responsibility under God, to hold it in trust, and proclaim it’s truth. (1Thessalonians 2:4)