by John Greene
“And Elohim said, ‘Let the earth sprout tender sprouts, the herb seeding seed, the fruit tree producing fruit according to its kind, whichever seed is in it on the earth.’ And it was so. And the earth bore tender sprouts, the herb seeding seed according to its kind, and the fruit tree producing fruit according to its kind, whichever seed is in it. And Elohim saw that it was good.” – Genesis 1:11-12, HRB
A handful of scientists are always working through monetary grants through government authorities to find new ways to apply new knowledge. With the fear of terrorist attacks and biological warfare, scientists and savvy politicians have been thinking outside the box to build new tools. Since the completion of the Human Genome Project, science has gone wild with exploring new ways to manipulate the building blocks of life. Genetically engineered plants are being developed and used to detect the presence of environmental contaminants and bombs. (“Gene Science: Another Power Grab for Authority in Your Life“; “Abomination: Corporations, Sweeteners and Twisted Science“)
Scientists are working to genetically engineer plants as “canaries in the coal mine,” responding to biological toxins to alert authorities in public spaces like government buildings and shopping malls. These genetic creations could be used as specific detectors to help tighten airport security. This thinking isn’t being limited for indoor uses either. With wide spread satellite monitoring, color changes in plants could be detected which could save entire populations.
Through genetics, researchers that deal with genetics have explored the signaling processes or pathways of cells. Biologist June Medford at Colorado State University is exploring detection traits that can change the signaling process in plants.
“The idea to make detector plants comes directly from nature. Plants can’t run or hide from threats, so they’ve developed sophisticated systems to detect and respond to their environment. We’ve ‘taught’ plants how to detect things we’re interested in and respond in a way anyone can see, to tell us there is something nasty around.”
Using computers to help them redesign proteins, researchers are able to theorize new ways to reconfigure plants to make certain receptors respond to identify pollutants and contaminants. When the environmental threat is nearby, a “genetic switch” is turned on in the plant and it changes color from green to white. Once the pollutant is removed the plants turn green again, giving the “all safe” signal. At least, this is the idea. Science says that they plan to make plants “smarter,” while benefiting mankind. They also see inexpensive plants as being less expensive than expensive electronic detectors and the like. This movement in science seems beneficial and good, even as we are personally admonished to grow our own security. (“Health in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Has Science Gone Too Far?“; “Hazards of Vaccines & Medication (Pharmakeia)“)
Scientists have continued tinkering with genetics to meet special uses and purposes. Science and corporatism have met for similar purposes. Monsanto has been on the forefront of bioengineering, reconfiguring all kinds of plants, advertised for the betterment of mankind and the farmer. Truth continues to come to light that science and corporate entities are doing this for their own prosperity, with the possibility of very real danger to the food supply. Once a plant is unleashed in the environment, it seeds and mixes with similar plants unless it is redesigned as a hybrid. (Leviticus 19:19) So far, science has taken this approach widely and as a result, whole crops of grocery store commodities are being changed forever in nature, with the increased possibility of creating manmade food shortages and other crises. (“Bible Prophecy and the Rise of the Corporation“; “Corporations Compromising Your Food“; “News: Wall Street Greed Creates Hunger“; Movie: The Future of Food)
Because genetic engineering was unknown at the time that the Bible was written, you might think that establishing definitive references would be difficult or simply refer to this as “moralizing.” The Bible does hold the cards where human behavior is concerned though. How you act and what you say affects everything you do! While generally regarded as simply an ancient book, the Bible holds the keys to breaking the hold of negative and destructive human behaviors and actions, through the roots of strongholds of realities that have plagued mankind through time. Through scripture and a little thinking outside the box, the coded information contained in the Bible has the means to change mankind. Either way, the authorities of mankind and the earth as a whole faces the Second Coming of Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah. (Hebrews 4:12; Proverbs 3:1-6:35)
“And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” – 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, NKJV
In the meantime, these bold strides in genetic engineering are painted as progress and beneficial to the world. Through corporatism, the motivations of men are actually something else entirely. (Genesis 3:1-24) Naturally, the idea of turning expensive research into profit is their main focus. It is fact that corporations are, in effect, not responsible for what they do. They usually are not held accountable or if they are, receive a small token fine for their “sins.” Because most of mankind is not focused on YHWH, they don’t realize when or if they are in defiance of Him. (Matthew 15:13) It would seem that we live in a truly wicked age. Genesis 11:1-9 reveals what happens when the creation attempts to exalt itself above the Creator. The people in Genesis 11 were reasonably unified in purpose, but were not submissive to YHWH’s design. Because of this rebellion, He stopped their progress. It was all about the attitudes that they held and what they sought to do in His face. (1 Corinthians 14:33; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; 1 Timothy 6:3-5; 2 Timothy 3:15; “News: The Truth About Genes & Science“; “Spiritual Warfare: “Genetics” That Rule Your Life“)
It is true that YHWH has given man dominion over the earth as its caretaker as we fill the earth in line with His command. (Genesis 1:26-27) Right now, deciding whether government, scientific and corporate authorities are in violation of YHWH’s Word rests on your spiritual maturity. As a disciple of Messiah, you are commanded to have discernment in all things, which is especially needed in these times. (1 John 4:1; Philippians 1:9-10; Hebrews 5:14; “Discernment the World Doesn’t Have“)
Disciples of the Messiah have a similar warning in Romans 1:18-32. The Bible writer describes individuals that are so enamored with the creation, that in the eyes of YHWH, they actually worship the creation rather than the Heavenly Father. (Colossians 1:16; Psalm 139:13-16) It could be that they worship their own creation. There is nothing strange about that because the Bible is full of accounts that show the idolatry of men, whether Jew or Gentile. Ultimately, these renegades that reject YHWH go down to destruction. (1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Corinthians 11:4; Romans 1:22) Because genetic manipulation is under the control of wicked and selfish men and women, there is a danger that even the simplest of genetic tampering can result in great harm to mankind, despite the designs of light-hearted advertising that pretend to usher mankind into a new age of prosperity and health. (“A Derivative of Abortion in that Pepsi?“; “Filling Your Life with Truth Instead of Deception“)