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This e-book serves as a guidebook for believers, to evoke their curiosity, supply functional support, permit them to imagine via colossal questions in gentle of Scripture, and get ready them for the best factor of the twenty first century: our new energy to revamp human nature and ascertain the bounds of human existence via abortion, cloning, euthanasia, eugenics, and robotics.
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By becoming human after making human nature in his image, God has twice placed his stamp on human dignity. And having taken on human nature in first-century Palestine, he has not given it up. Many believers do not realize that after his resurrection and ascension, Jesus did not abandon his human form. In the words of the creed, he “sat down on the right hand of God” — he took once more his glorious place as the Son of God in heaven, yet he retained his human nature alongside the divine. It would be hard to imagine any more startling way of underscoring the dignity of human nature than the belief that the Jesus we meet in glory will still have the glorified body he had on earth — still have human nature alongside the nature of God.
I’m convinced people of common sense yearn for a society lawfully ordered. Despite what happened last week . . I received a letter from a man I will call Conrad who took issue with my views on Dr. Agutter. Conrad believed I was being uncharitable. He thought that if the doctor had paid his debt to society, he should be given every opportunity to get integrated back into the mainstream of life. This man chided me for my un-Christian spirit and lack of forgiveness. The letter stung. I wondered about the prudent thing to do.
I stared breathless, gripped by one thought: There’s no way the sperm and egg are ever going to meet. No way will a baby come out of this alive. Even when the egg and sperm finally met — no easy feat — there was a long way to go before the fertilized egg could survive the 50 percent rate of failure. In one quick action, the egg sent out a chemical to harden its shell, permitting no other sperm to pass through. Next, it began the long process of expelling half its chromosomes into a small pouch.