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Man Playing God

A medical team in Japan has recently revealed what they are calling progress in the field of stem cell research. Their ultimate goal: generating human organs by injecting stem cells into animal embryos, or in other words playing God. What do you think? What other things does man do to playing God?

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Peter: "Maybe our obsession with medicine is not actually such a good thing after all"

I think that you are on to something. According to the Bible, people anciently lived 120 years - a few still do. I think that such factors as stress, environmental contaminants, drugs (legal and illegal), diet, and lifestyle are the primary causes of shortened lifespan.

My experience has shown that the people who most trust in their doctors, their drugs, surgery, and radiation die the soonest, while those who take charge of their own health through wise lifestyle choices live the longest.

Most of the lifespan improvement in the US in the past 200 years is from improved hygeine and infant survival - not modern medicine.
---jerry6593 on 9/16/11

Trav this from another "Rhonda" or another topic??
---Rhonda on 9/7/11

Carry over from another topic.

On this topic though. The japanese (blog question above) do not have the moral restrictions Christians have had. Heathens would be a correct Biblical term and racists by many of the current Christian amalgamist. Who cannot tolerate purity of any kind. They are 98.5% Japanese in their country and proud of it. Ha. New ground for the self anointed-adulterers to plow up.
Jer 3:13
Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD.
---Trav on 9/9/11


I don't see where I posted that on this topic this from another "Rhonda" or another topic??
---Rhonda on 9/7/11

to be one IN Christ is to have HIS saving Truth - to speak the same TRUTH in Christ makes True Christians ONE

your claim that you are one in christ through race is antichrist to Holy Scripture
---Rhonda on 9/5/11

Holds and promotes the doctrine of Balaam. Found in the New Covenant letters warning against. Restricting his use of 2/3rd of Scripture.
Peter 2:15
Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,
Jude 1:11
Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
Revelation 2:13-15
---Trav on 9/7/11

Rhonda, I also use my real name, whats that got to do with anything I answered? I just didn't get that part.

So what you are saying is that God is sometimes, not God? is that what you are saying?
That sometimes man, or satan defeats His purpose? Wouldnt' that make Him not a God, at least when He was defeated? In other words, He is ruler sometimes but not all the time? Or that things happen that He was not aware of and suddenly He has to change His plan and have a back-up plan in case the first one fails? Is that the God you believe in?
---Mark_V. on 9/4/11

I have read (in an old encyclopaedia) that in ancient Athens the life expectancy was between 65 and 70 years, with the minimal medical powers they have. How come we can only get to 78 years now, while our medical bills are bankrupting the country

Maybe our obsession with medicine is not actually such a good thing after all
---Peter on 9/4/11

Rhonda, I seem to be disagreeing with you on every blog.

I am not emotionally attached to any "name" people use here because most using internet fiction names not their real names ...and unlike MOST I stick to the topic I am replying to responses ...I don't have time or ability to track or remember every posters response across multiple topics ...and further I typical DO NOT attach a name to ANY of my posts so people like you do not become EMOTIONALLY charged and DEFENSIVE!!!!

God has DIVINE authority HE does not CONTROL every last move, thought, or action of EVERY human being ...if a "god" did this than they would be a very sadistic creature and mankind would simply be ITS playthings
---Rhonda on 9/4/11

Rhonda, I seem to be disagreeing with you on every blog. I disagree with you again. How do you know with your own human mind what God is doing? You don't know if God gifted those people to invent something that would keep those He wants to save alive long enough to save them. Your quotes indicate you don't think that God is in control. Nothing happens without God permitting it or allowing it that happen for a reason. Sin is not defeating the purposes of God. Neither is the enemy. No one can create anything without nothing. Everything and anything that is created is by God Sovereign authority. God can and does heal people by His Word or by gifting people to be there when you need the help. People are healed by His will.
---Mark_V. on 9/4/11

faith is for things unseen

extremely hard to have faith in healing when mankind has instantaneous "cures" and band-aide's for quick fixes

by seeking man-made treatments the FAITH of healing by The Father in Heaven seems unreal ...or at best "risky" when medical science has the answer today

all and I mean ALL health related issues stem from sin ...the process of prayer and waiting for GOD to answer heal and allowing one to understand WHY they are sick is considered voodoo even by today's so-called "christians"

TRUE unshakeable FAITH in prayer is not considered a "wise" approach in today's world ...especially when one wants to BLAME GOD if their prayers are not answered
---Rhonda on 9/3/11

hello,Paul....I did alot of reading & study on Radiation & Chemotherapy,the hormone treatments even more confusing! my mother had cancer 'n and never took no treatment, she lived almost 50 years. I prayed for nearly 5 months,decided no more treatments. thankfull! I believe made right decision for myself! No regrets! God has given me so much,can not say nothing but good! Thankyou Jesus! Happy!
---ELENA on 8/29/11

Research is good to help the suffering of humanity, and experimenting with chemistry and organic and cellular compounding will continue as long as we have the desire to find cures for human suffering.
---Eloy on 8/28/11

Paul, I agree with your statements and I will tell you why. The ultimate Authority in this world is God. He knows when we will be born and when we will die. If something is made that can prolong the life of someone, it is only because God permitted it so that the person can live to the time God has already ordained for him to live. Many of this people are guided by God though they might not even believe in God. Satan rules the world in a certain way, but only by the Authority of God. He is the Ultimate Ruler of all.
---Mark_V. on 8/27/11

Spidergoats? donot forget the Spidergoats....or are they Goatspiders?
---kevin5443 on 8/26/11

Is it not possible that God gives these men the ability to research medicinal cures.

As long as were not killing babies to do it I'm OK with it.

Why do you not protest cancer cures or aids vaccinations?

---paul on 8/26/11

I think man is more in danger of "playing God" when he presumes to say specifically who will and who will not endure the Last Judgement.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/25/11

I LOVE YOU,no truer words have ever been spoken.

---paul on 8/26/11

//One thing that man does to play God is abortion.
---Jed on 8/25/11//

One thing that man does to play God is not only abortion, but invetro-fertilization, cloning, using stem cells from embroyos, freezing embroyos for future babies to be made in a petri dish. There are MANY things man does to play God.
---anon on 8/26/11

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In Genesis 11:6 God states nothing that man can imagine
is impossible to man.

"And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language, and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do."
---mima on 8/25/11

I would say I would much prefer the Japanese stem cell research to the Chinese Communist practice of organ harvesting.

"In the past years, individuals have been executed for demeanors that would barely justify a custodial sentence elsewhere, pig stealing, or theft, for instance. Amnesty International asserts that the Chinese government is performing executions to expand the organ trade from executed prisoners. According to witnesses in China, criminals are regularly examined to select matches for waiting patients. One prisoner, during his seven year jail term, told how he saw numerous prisoners being medically prepared for organ removal. On the night before the execution, the prison staff would take blood samples."
---Blogger9211 on 8/25/11

I'm not sure how I feel about that. I do think God created us with intelligent minds for discovering things, but I think sometimes we go to far. One thing that man does to play God is abortion.
---Jed on 8/25/11

is this playing God?
there is no creation involved
---andy3996 on 8/25/11

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Whether this is "playing God" or developing legitimate medical research is debatable.

Is seeking a cure for cancer to stop people from dying of this dreaded disease "playing God"? Once upon a time, looking for remedies for STDs was considered to be "playing God" and even interfering with His judgement on those who lived immoral lives.

I think man is more in danger of "playing God" when he presumes to say specifically who will and who will not endure the Last Judgement.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/25/11

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