Tuesday 3rd March 2020 Devotion
Scripture:- Genesis 1:1-31
Topic:- Christian Gene 
Text:- Genesis 1:26
B. Bred to Meet Needs:
Genetic engineering has not yet reached its full potential, though it is developing rapidly. Another application, currently on the horizon rather than a reality, is the ability to fulfill the dream of eugenicists: to custom design human beings.
Would-be parents could order “designer babies,” choosing the color of hair and eyes, selecting for size, strength, intelligence, and—perhaps above all—attractiveness. Embryos that fall short of the parental standards could be identified, destroyed, and replaced.
Or perhaps operated upon, adding and subtracting genes until the genetic makeup will be just right to produce what the parents consider to be the perfect child.
Or people could be bred to meet specific social needs. This could mean selecting for highly specialized traits. The government could use genetic modification to generate super-soldiers, with extraordinary strength and courage.
Others could be engineered for high intelligence and mathematical ability, thus assuring the supply of scientists. We could engineer high-performing blue-collar workers, athletes, musicians, and artists.
This might produce a genetic caste system, but we could breed skillful and beneficent leaders to rule us. All that is needed now to completely liberate human reproduction from sex, marriage, relationships, and undirected random genetic pairings is the perfection of the artificial womb.
Already an artificial womb designed for sheep has brought a lamb to term, though the technical challenge of designing one that would work for humans is daunting and said to be a long way off.
But think of the possibilities! An artificial womb would represent the ultimate liberation of women, freeing them from the constraints and pains of pregnancy and childbirth. It would undo the curse of Eve!
No longer would we need marriage or parents. The family would be technologically obsolete. The government could take over the necessary but freedom-inhibiting function of reproduction, opening hatcheries that could produce children genetically customized according to social needs.
From the hatchery, the children could be raised in nurseries that would transition into schools, where they could be culturally conditioned to fulfill their roles as determined by the state.
Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, help me to have dominion henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Have A Wonderful Tuesday!