Yesterday we Baptists looked at life as sanctified, taking a stand against abortion choice. We do this every year. As I heard yesterday, there have been approximately 50 million abortions in the U.S. That amounts to the population of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Oklahoma, so I'm told.
I was delighted to hear today that there are greater results from adult stem cell research with no results to the good from embryonic stem cell research. I also heard on Friday that some (very unethical, in my opinion) scientists were "successful" in cloning a human embryo. They started with an egg, took out the genetic material from the center of it and inserted the genetic materail from a skin cell of one of the scientists.
Let's see... what about that is cloning? Yes, I know they call it that, but they take an already created egg and insert already created genetic material from an already created skin cell. Then after the cell divided and began to grow, they destroyed the embryo.
There is something incredibly wrong with this picture. Do we have the right to play with life like that? No. We do not.
Pro 6:16 These six things Jehovah hates; yea, seven are hateful to his soul;
Pro 6:17 a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Pro 6:18 a heart that plots evil plans, feet hurrying to run to mischief,
Pro 6:19 a false witness who breathes lies, and he who causes strife among brothers.
I know these scientists do not know Whom they offend. I pray that God will show Himself to them, that they may ask forgiveness and receive it before it is too late.