NETHERLANDS - Create Life from Nothing?

Arno Froese

The experimental research combined two types of stem cells and created a viable embryo—which the team say would provide an unlimited stock for medical research.

The created embryos would also be used for medical treatment testing and help shed light on one of the biggest infertility enigmas—why embryos fail to implant in the womb.

However critics say it is a huge step towards human cloning.

Lead researcher, Professor Nicholas Rivron of Maastricht University, said the main use for the embryos would be to test drugs and solve the infertility riddle.

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge of the Francis Crick Institute added while the experiment was a huge breakthrough for modern science, it may come as a relief it cannot be replicated in humans yet.

Cloning continues to fascinate the science world, particularly after Dolly the Sheep made headlines across the globe in 1996., 3 May 2018

Arno's commentary

Man will not cease in his attempt to create something from “nothing.” That, of course, he cannot do.

Creation, from a Biblical perspective, means to speak something into existence. As we can read in the first page of our Bible: “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day” (Genesis 1:3-5). All other so-called “creation” really means alteration.

Regarding Bible prophecy, we know that the false prophet demonstrates a sign: “And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men” (Revelation 13:13). Yet, 2 Thessalonians 2:9 exposes this supernatural sign: “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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