Grandmother’s Point of View
by Grandma Betty
There are 46 chromosomes in the one initial cell of each human life. Animals were created with different numbers of chromosomes than humans, so they never did and never can evolve into human beings. As you can see, I find the science of genetics very fascinating! It is amazing to my finite mind that each of us has the same number of chromosomes in our initial life cell, yet out of these 46 chromosomes come all the variations of the characteristics and “bents” governing our appearance, sex, personality, capabilities, talents, and emotional make-up.
It has occurred to me that the potential in that initial life cell embodies the make-up of the “old man” (Romans 6:6, Ephesians , Colossians 3:9). We are aware that it isn’t necessary to teach a child to lie, deceive, or steal – he is born with these tendencies toward sin. Psalm 51:5 tells us that even before our birth, we were “shapen in iniquity.” Each of us not only inherits a unique combination of the 46 chromosomes of our forebearers, but also the fallen nature of Adam (Romans ). We do not inherit any of the characteristics of the “new birth” (I Corinthians ).
As Christian grandparents, we must realize that God has given us the responsibility of establishing and endowing our children and grandchildren with a Christian heritage through the guidelines of His Word. In Deuteronomy 6:2-9 God commanded parents to teach Biblical principles to their children and children’s children. Psalm 78:2-7 concludes, “Shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord and His strength, and His wonderful works that He hath done.”
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