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Re: Sperm banks, Harvesting eggs... "seed"

"You shall not do like the doings of the land of Egypt in which you
lived. And you shall not do like the doings of the land of Canaan,
where I bring you. Neither shall you walk in their ordinances...do not
defile yourselves in any of these things. For in all these the nations
are defiled..and the land is defiled. Therefore I visit its wickedness
on it...you shall keep My ordinances, so as not to do any of these
abominable customs...and do not defile yourselves in them. I am Jehovah
your God." (Lev ~18)

Leviticus 18 is the chapter where adultery is defined. But even more
than -mere- "adultery" ...sexual perversion. It also addresses
infanticide (vs21), homosexuality (vs22), and beastiality (vs23).

Regarding infants it speaks of "seed." As for beastiality it is
"shameful mixing." ("confusion" KJV - "perversion" NKJV/LIT) Mixing or
confusion of what? The -seed-.

God created all living things with "seed" for procreation.  Plants
"seeding seed" and fruit "whose seed is in itself" (Gen1:11) The beasts
of the earth "after its kind" was designed to procreate "after their
kind." (vs24-25) (By the way, the -chicken- came first...NOT the -egg-)

When God made mankind He "blessed them. And God said to them, Be 
fruitful, and multiply and fill the earth.." (vs28) There was no need 
to say to multiply "after your kind" because man was made uniquely "in
[God's] image." (vs27)

If a man died childless, a brother was to "raise up seed" to his [dead]
brother. And when Onan "spilled" the seed, it was "evil in the eyes of
the Lord" and God killed him. (Gen38:8-10) A -brother- was to raise up
seed to continue the family lineage, not a stranger. (Deu25:5)

Homosexuality is perversion because it deals in -seed- but not within
God's design of "male and female." (Gen1:27) Beastiality is perversion
because it mixes the -seed- outside the "kind" debasing man [made in 
God's image] down to that of animals. (Rom1:23)

So...what about this thing that seems to appear on the news almost
every other day lately, and is the theme for so many doctor and sci-fi
shows?  Genetic screening and sperm donations.  Infertile couples
screen donor characteristics from -another- male donor, to attempt to
create a "super-baby" with all the advantages possible. Well, it's not
her -husband's- sperm.  From the standpoint of "seed" that pregnancy
was adultery. They are not trusting in God's provision to have (or not
have) babies. In the O.T. it speaks of -God- "closing" or "opening"
wombs. He also knows what the sperm count is.

What about "harvesting eggs"? Same thing. The egg/s from one woman go 
into another woman, fertilized by sperm from someone other than either 
woman's husband. Again...it's "adultery." ...because of the "seed"

It's "confusion". And the -confusion- becomes quite apparent when the
baby is born, and the birthing woman has emotional attachements to the
baby because she has carried it through gestation, but the "real"
parents claim -legal- custody. And there are law suits.

And what of the child. Recently I've seen promos for a TV special that
said something like, "Whose child is this?"  As, there were apparently
-five- different people involved in the child's upbringing, in one
fashion or another. I didn't get to see the special...

And the thing scientists are working on is genetic manipulation.  
Cloning has started to become common-place. In an attempt to 
-manufacture- body parts, they come up with lab rats growing human ears 
off their backs, and apparently are developing the ability to grow
partial bodies and fetuses. All the body except the head...for 
instance. This activity is -mushrooming- in just the last couple of
years.

"..as the days of Noah" (Mt24:37) will be like the time just prior to
Christ's return. Our recent considerations of "sex with angels" in 
visions and reference back to the "sons of God" and the "daughters of
men" (Gen6) prompted a reader to suggest that such unions would have
resulted in "hybrids" and "monster-like" creatures. Well, see Gen6:4.
The wording in that verse seems to indicate a "super-human" race that
came forth.  And, as we've mentioned in the past... think about the
hybrids of mythology, and consider that most religious traditions have
some basis in -fact- way back in ancient times. Mythological tradition
usually states things like "the gods came down to mankind" and the gods
are always "at war" with one another, having illicit relationships
with one another... and sometimes with humans.

What was God's verdict on those hybrids? "The LORD repented that He had
made man on the earth, and He was angry to His heart. And the LORD
said, I will destroy man whom I have created..." (Gen6:6-7) ...and
Noah's flood is recorded. But God preserved Noah, who was "perfect in
his generations" (vs9)

As Believers we cannot change what the world does. God will judge them
in His wrath, (Rom1:18) since they have "changed the glory of the
incorruptible God" (vs23) into all their perversions.

But we can, and -must-, see to our own purity before God. We look for
the "blessed hope, and the glorious appearance" (Tit2:13) of Christ, at
which time we will be "changed" (1Cor15:52~) and become "like Him, for
we shall see Him as He is." (1Jn3:2) John concludes, "..everyone who
has this hope on him purifies himself, even as that One is pure."(vs3)

Amen!