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When Does a Human Person Begin?

When does human personhood begin? Various answers are offered to this question, depending upon the individual responding and his or her philosophical or religious persuasion. The question cannot be answered from a strictly scientific perspective, because science cannot determine anything about the human spirit, much less when its bestowal initiates personhood. Some Theories Some contend that the entity resulting from ... read more »

Don’t Mess with the Target

The Greek word for "sin" is hamartia (a noun), found 173 times in the New Testament. Its verbal counterpart, hamartano, occurs forty-three times. An adjective, hamartolos (sinful), is found some forty-seven times in the inspired record. Obviously, this word-family is an important one. These terms have an interesting history in classical Greek. Herodotus, the Greek historian, speaks of a hunter ... read more »

Frankenstein Is Alive and Well!

In 1818, Mary W. Shelley authored a famous horror novel which detailed the exploits of a young medical student whose name was Victor Frankenstein. In the story, young Frankenstein created a "monster" from the parts of dead human bodies. It was only fiction. More horrible now is the fact that modern "Frankensteins," subsidized by our tax dollars, and with the ... read more »

Eggs for Sale

EGGS FOR SALE! No, not the hen variety-human eggs! Just when you think you've heard it all, something else-even more bizarre-pops up. This time it has to do with the auction of human eggs on the internet. According to news reports last week (around which some suspicion has now arisen), a fashion photographer who lives in Malibu, California is attempting ... read more »

How Do I Deal with Conflicting Emotions?

I am a single Christian mother. I made a serious mistake and conceived a baby out of wedlock. I love my little girl very much. I struggle with what I've done, but I can't bring myself to be sorry that I have this child. She is the joy of my life. Can you give me advice you feel would help ... read more »

The Value of Life

The book of James has been called the gospel of practicality because it contains so many truths of everyday value. One of the dangers of which James warns is the pursuit of material interests to the exclusion of the Lord's will (cf. 4:13-17). Within that discussion, the inspired writer asks, "What is your life?" In the immediate context, James addresses ... read more »

Scientists “Xerox” First Human

A week ago, "Advanced Cell Technology", operating out of Worchester, Massachusetts, announced that a human being had been cloned in its laboratory. The news release sent shock waves across the country and around the world. Protests, from a wide variety of sources, have been enunciated. President George W. Bush denounced the practice, asserting that cloning a person, in his "judgment" ... read more »

Some Reflections on “Right” and “Wrong”

Sinful human beings are ever attempting to blur the distinction between "right" and "wrong." This inclination reaches far back into antiquity. The Book of Proverbs states: "He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination unto Jehovah" (17:15). Later, the prophet Isaiah affirmed: "Woe unto them who call evil good, and ... read more »

The Covering of Sin

In a refreshing declaration, an Old Testament writer affirms: "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered" (Psa. 32:1). In stark relief, another biblical writer says: "He who covers his transgressions shall not prosper..." (Prov. 28:13). The former passage commends the covering of sin; the latter one condemns such. How are these two inspired oracles to be ... read more »

Manufacturing “Slave Babies”

In a 2004, The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity issued a press release noting that the Journal of the American Medical Association had reported on experiments being carried out by Chicago's Reproductive Genetics Institute. The report had to do with genetic procedures crafted to engineer "designer children" for the purpose of providing blood and/or tissue for potential use on ... read more »