As we conclude this story, I shall tell you this directly: I do not believe that cloning from mere DNA as done in this story is necessarily possible […]
As we conclude this story, I shall tell you this directly: I do not believe that cloning from mere DNA as done in this story is necessarily possible in our world, at least not with our current level of technology and scientific knowledge. This story, however, was not designed to debate the possibility of cloning and raising the dead, but rather to have a story where Christians are put in a world that goes against what they think is truth. I just used a hyperbole to do so.
Bill Reese exemplified the common argument I hear from Christians concerning cloning which is, “God made man and woman to create life in marriage, and cloning circumvents that. You are playing God, and thus it is not possible.” While it would be easy to list out all the ways we “play God” that are, indeed, sinful, the fact that we CAN do these abominations should tell you that just because something is sinful doesn’t make it impossible. Of course, if it’s sin, then don’t do it…obviously!
That was basically the thrust of the story. Know why you believe what you believe. Many folks fear questioning their beliefs, because they wouldn’t know what to do without them. However, when a Christian is not afraid to compare his convictions with the Word of God without the constraints of his assumptions, he may actually find that the Bible really does say what he thinks it does, with it explaining this belief much better than that Christian could have ever thought.