THOUGHTS FOR THINKING PEOPLE
ARE WE JUST ‘CHEMICALS’?
Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness:
Does a person’s view of what it means to be human influence their ethical decision-making? In a recent article by John Evans, a sociologist at the University of California, San Diego analyzed data from 3,500 US adults in order to find out, the results of those who believed humans bear the image of God and how it affected their attitudes and those who did not believe they were made in God image.
The more that respondents agreed with the purely biological definition of a human, the less likely they were to view people as special. They were less willing to stop genocide and more likely to accept the ideas of buying kidneys, suicide to save money, and taking blood from prisoners. By comparison, those who believed humans are made in the image of God held a more humanitarian attitude and were less likely to agree with money-saving suicide or nonconsensual blood donation.
The editor of New Scientist, where Evans’ research was published, commented, “If this preliminary result is upheld by further research, it will come as an unwelcome shock to scientific materialists.”
I love the story that I have told and believe it will bare up to repetition.
A group of scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God. So, they picked one scientist to go and tell Him that they were done with Him. The scientist walked up to God and said, “God, we’ve decided that we no longer need you. We’re to the point that we can clone people and do many miraculous things, so why don’t you just go on and get lost.” God listened very patiently and kindly to the man and after the scientist was done talking, God said, “Very well, how about this, let’s say we have a man-making contest.” To which the scientist replied, “OK, great!” But God added, “Now, we’re going to do this just like I did back in the old days with Adam. “The scientist said, “Sure, no problem” and bent down and grabbed himself a handful of dirt.” God just looked at him and said, “No. You go get your own material!”
You are not a collision of molecular particles. You are not an accident of the cosmos. You are not some kind of debris floating around in the universe. You are more than a statistic. You are more than a convergence of chromosomes.
You are made in God’s Image and His Likeness.
Just thankful I’m not an accident of the cosmos.
I’m hand made.
In The Masters Service
Leo Calvin Price
Ministry Speaker Author at Leo Price Ministries
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