Laminin (Colossians 1:15-17)

This diagram depicts the protein laminin. As a physician and dermatopathologist, I am very familiar with laminin. It is an essential protein found in nearly every cell of the human body. Its function is to provide structural support and assist in cellular interactions. Without laminin, we could not exist. 
Source: Wikipedia.

Several years ago, I was intrigued when I encountered references of laminin to Christianity. As one can see, this model of laminin resembles the Cross. Some Christians reference the indispensable nature of this molecule that holds all cells together and aver that it is a representation of God in nature.

Several pastors and evangelists have used the example of laminin as evidence that “God is leaving His fingerprint as the Creator.” and “Great Designers always leave their marks.” These observations may be true but if later scientific discoveries disprove the structure or ubiquity of laminin, where does this leave the Christian who is convinced of this? All Christian believers must be careful when looking for signs in nature to prove a truth in the Bible. We all look for signs. I certainly do. At times, God does confirm His will with signs in nature. There is the rainbow that God placed in the sky as a promise to Noah and mankind that He will never again destroy the world with a flood. The Bible is replete with many examples.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He  is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 

Colossians 1:15-17 (NASB)

All of Creation is a witness to God’s creative power and omnipotence. We should never berry-pick occurrences in nature as proof of God’s existence. God does not need our help. He created everything for a purpose, to declare His glory and magnificence!

Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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