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Miracles 4

DNA is a miracle. God created DNA. It is God*s blueprint for every living thing. DNA is a miracle of God that has become wonderfully useful to man.

Wikipedia quotes:

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms and some viruses. The main role of DNA molecules is the long-term storage of information. DNA is often compared to a set of blueprints or a recipe, or a code, since it contains the instructions needed to construct other components of cells. . . . DNA contains the genetic information that allows all modern living things to function, grow and reproduce.

A sperm and an egg, two miracles in themselves, when combined produce a new and different individual type of DNA each and every time it happens. Every individual has different DNA. It is so distinct and varied in different individuals that it is the most reliable identifier of the owner of body cells found at crime scenes. The DNA from hair, skin, blood or any other part of an individual*s body will be the same. Similarities in DNA among blood relatives make it the most reliable identifier of blood relatives.

We used to think of finger prints as the most reliable identifier or criminals. But fingerprints could be filed off or mutilated. DNA cannot be altered in any fashion available to criminals.

I have read that every cell in the human body dies and is replaced every seven years. This may not be the latest information. The point is that even when cells die and are lost from a person*s body it doesn*t matter. The DNA stays the same. All of his other body parts have the same DNA, even the new ones. DNA is like a blueprint that reproduces millions of other identical blueprints. A person*s DNA is the same from before his birth and it stays the same even after his death.

Because of sin, the functions of an individual*s DNA will not continue more than about 100 years. It will be fascinating to know what kind of DNA the bodies will have that we will get at the return of Christ. Perhaps it will be the same DNA but will be free from the wages of sin.

Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

God is a Spirit. He apparently doesn*t have or need physical DNA. Jesus was given a body. He was sinless so I assume He had and has sinless DNA. It would be fascinating to have scientists compare Christ*s sinless DNA to our tainted DNA. Perhaps our eternal life and God*s eternal life flow from a different type of blueprint. Perhaps Adam and Eve*s DNA underwent a change when they sinned. They were innocent but it wasn*t a permanent innocence. We will be holy and pure eternally. Perhaps our DNA will simply have the sin and its penalties removed from it when Christ returns. It would be interesting to have scientists compare our present DNA with our eternal DNA. What a Great God!

Being born again is a miracle. Everyone*s salvation is a miracle. God has worked that miracle for countless millions of people. It took great intelligence and power to create us in the first place. The intelligence and power of God in regenerating us is even more miraculous. It reveals God*s love, grace and mercy more than His original creation did. It is more difficult to change something than it was to make it in the first place, particularly if that thing has a will of its own and doesn*t want to be changed.

2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

God changes a person who is incapable of trusting Him into one who is capable of that. He changes a person who enjoys sin into one who increasingly learns to despise sin. He changes a person who always wants to go his own way into one who increasingly sees the need to obey God. He turns a person who was headed for Hell into one who is headed for Heaven. He changes a person who was spiritually dead into one who is spiritually alive.

John 5:24: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

1 John 3:14: We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

God turns a person living a paltry insignificant little non-life into a person who lives a glorious blessed useful spiritual life.

John 10:10b: . . . I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

If you remember accurately who you were before you were saved and recognize accurately who you are after your salvation you will know that you are a miracle. What a Great God!

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