Whoops, Naughty Gene!

By Karl Lee

…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God … Romans 3:23NIV

Here is something to ponder.  I am at times amazed at what humanist thinking comes up with. It is even more surprising that so-called smart people believe it.  On May 27, 2015 the CBS This Morning Show had a guest geneticist on their program.  The geneticist alleged that they had located an infidelity (unfaithfulness) gene within the DNA.

To me it seems to open up a whole lot of possibilities.  I would suppose that same anomaly would apply to a person being licentious.  I’m wondering if there is one abnormal gene how many more might there be within any genetic makeup.

If I pause and think for a moment, I may be able to excuse any and all of my “short comings” by claiming I have a naughty gene. Therefor it’s not my fault.  Now that’s an interesting thought, isn’t it?

Should we carry that thought further? Based on the alleged findings by that reparable geneticist there appears to be a host of unusual genes.  There could be an abnormal gene for murders, thieves, those who would like to change their sex, and the list can go on and on.  They too, can plead it is not their fault; it is their genetic composition.

I also wonder what would have happened and how would the network have responded if that same geneticist said to her host, “I believe that I have found the “sin‘” gene; the one passed down to us by our original parents, Adam and Eve?

It is amazing how the world can transfer sin into some innocent and non-threatening word. Should we acknowledge “sin” it would cause us to change or to ignore it.  The Bible tells us “all have sinned.” It also tells us to confess it.

What are your thoughts?

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 (NIV)




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