Event Title

Genesis 30:37–42: Allusion to Genetic Intervention?

Location

Room S215

Start Date

7-2-2020 9:30 AM

End Date

7-2-2020 10:00 AM

Description

The newly created earth from the hand of the Master Architect/Artist was a beautiful place to behold as described in the Holy Writ. Perfect in all angles and even the Creator Himself looked at all He had made and declared them all to be “very good” (Gen 1:31). Sin genetically destroyed the perfect nature and man has been looking for the way to achieve that nature through science. In the recent decades, there have been emerging efforts on genetic intervention which is targeted at achieving a perfect human being. There is that desire to have the perfect human without any genetically traced disease, and different genetical interventions have been tried and still are being carried out in laboratory experiments in order to prevent these diseases from birth. The question is will genetic intervention change the course of the biblical declaration of death and disease because of disobedience? Does genetic intervention have spiritual implications for Christians? How is it affecting the social life of the Christian? This paper takes a look at the biblical/theological foundation of genetic intervention, the contemporary arguments for or against it, and the ethical response it generated or it is still generating within the society.

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Feb 7th, 9:30 AM Feb 7th, 10:00 AM

Genesis 30:37–42: Allusion to Genetic Intervention?

Room S215

The newly created earth from the hand of the Master Architect/Artist was a beautiful place to behold as described in the Holy Writ. Perfect in all angles and even the Creator Himself looked at all He had made and declared them all to be “very good” (Gen 1:31). Sin genetically destroyed the perfect nature and man has been looking for the way to achieve that nature through science. In the recent decades, there have been emerging efforts on genetic intervention which is targeted at achieving a perfect human being. There is that desire to have the perfect human without any genetically traced disease, and different genetical interventions have been tried and still are being carried out in laboratory experiments in order to prevent these diseases from birth. The question is will genetic intervention change the course of the biblical declaration of death and disease because of disobedience? Does genetic intervention have spiritual implications for Christians? How is it affecting the social life of the Christian? This paper takes a look at the biblical/theological foundation of genetic intervention, the contemporary arguments for or against it, and the ethical response it generated or it is still generating within the society.