The media headlines and internet news feeds were recently ablaze with the startling revelation that a Chinese researcher had successfully created genetically modified twin girls. Critics pounced upon the story, decrying the ethical and moral implications of altering genetic material in humans. Others cautiously proceeded to withhold judgment until the data was published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and the results properly vetted. A minority expressed optimism that if this did occur, the technology may be a short step from correcting numerous other genetic abnormalities, perhaps even eliminating disease. Could a genetically perfect human ever be created? Even if this or other new technologies lead to eliminating genetic diseases, bringing man closer to genetic perfection, we will always have one glaring deficiency. Our souls are deficient, damaged by sin.
…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 3:23 (ESV)
Ironically, the genetically perfect human did exist, not once, but twice. God created Adam as the first human. He was genetically perfect and without sin but he chose to turn his back on God’s blessings and believe Satan’s lies. In that fateful moment, sin entered into the human race, rupturing our perfect genetic code and condemning our souls to eternal separation from God. At the same moment that happened, God put into action His greatest act of love and redemption to reconcile man to His Creator. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be born as a man, a second Adam. Jesus lived a perfect sinless life, in complete obedience to God. He died and was resurrected by God, all part of God’s plan of redemption for mankind.
The Scriptures tell us, “The first man, Adam, became a living person.” But the last Adam–that is, Christ–is a life-giving Spirit.
1 Corinthians 15:45 (NLT)
Jesus Christ is a genetically perfect man and a spiritually perfect and sinless soul. Only He is worthy of our faith because He is God. Only He can save our souls from our sins.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.