The main problem that it seems most Christians have with the field of DNA editing is that it allows people to design a perfect baby, instead of allowing God to design that baby.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”1 Samuel 16:7
The Lord does not care what we look like. Like everything of this world, the physical aspect of “us” is just a tool for the spirit to do the real work. The spirit is what really matters, not the body.
So what does it matter if we change the body? The body does not matter.
If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.Matthew 5:29
I know that Jesus is talking about the repercussions of sin, but the point can also be made about What does it matter if you lose an eye? What does it matter if you can guarantee that your kid’s eyesight will be perfect?
Whether your kid is 5 feet tall or 7 feet tall does not affect their relationship with God, and their hair or eye color will not affect how much God loves them.
Genetic editing will help to irradicate an incredible amount of diseases from the face of the earth. As Christians, it should be our mission to help people to not suffer from things that they do not deserve.
We fight constantly to end the oppression that terrible governments impose on their people. We fight to end tyranny and we fight to undo the work of the devil. Genetic diseases are the work of the devil, and we need to fight against them.
People can edit the genes of people, but what they cannot touch, and will not ever touch is the soul. The soul is what makes us unique from the rest of creation.
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