God is the first one to describe genetic transfer. While geneticists unravel the mysteries of DNA, genes and related genetic machinations they are simply playing with stuff that God first documented about 6,000 years ago.
The original records of the creation, which were later compiled by Moses in about 1500BC clearly document that God created plants and animals to reproduce “after their own kind” (Genesis 1:11,21,24). Natural science has consistently attested to this creative limitation ever since.
I noted in a previous post (Genetics for Dummies) that Gregory Mendel and Charles Darwin both approached the question of heredity. The monk, Mendel, in due reverence for what the Bible clearly taught, was intrigued by how God did it. How was it that the distinctively created kinds could reproduce diversity among their population, while remaining within their distinctive kind?
Darwin chose, probably under the influence of his father who first proposed the theory of evolution, to seek explanation for how the various kinds could emerge differently to what the Bible taught. He settled on natural selection and the survival of the fittest as the mechanism for one kind migrating or transforming into a completely unrelated kind.
In the century and a half since both these men lived we can now compare the impact of these two scientific pursuits. Mendel, thinking consistently with the Bible, has spawned enormous breakthrough in science and technology. Our understanding of the cell and genetic processes has progressed at staggering rate until insights completely unanticipated by Darwin are now taken for granted.
Darwin, on the other hand has contributed nothing to science, except the waste of people’s lives. The century long quest for Darwin’s “missing link” proved to be a waste of the energy, intellect and lives of thousands of brilliant men and women. The gullibility his quest created has been widely exploited with fakes and false science. From Piltdown Man to Peppered Moths, vestigial organs to embryonic recapitulation, Darwin’s vain theory has filled the minds, textbooks and classrooms with nonsense. No technology can be traced to his work, except the industry of extermination employed by Darwin devotees such as Karl Marx, founder of Communism.
God’s revelation about genetics has proven to be the seedbed of good science and positive technology.
Genetics received another Biblical boost in the giving of the Ten Commandments on Mt Sinai in Arabia, in 1491BC. God supernaturally wrote on stone slabs the curse that would come on people who worshipped other gods. Their iniquity would pass on to their descendents for multiple generations. God described Himself as, “visiting the iniquities of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation”, Exodus 20:5.
We see ample evidence of generational transfer of good and adverse social and personal qualities. Some families have been infamous for many generations, while other families have enjoyed happiness and stability for equally as long. The debate about whether these distinctions are based on nature or nurture has been a popular one. However it actually takes place, the fact is that God has already identified a generational transfer process. God is the God of Genetics, and He may well use genetic coding to encode the very things He speaks into existence, be they substance, as animals, or consequences, such as curses.
Science may yet be able to describe exactly what a curse looks like in the genetic code. As I pointed out previously, we now know that genetics involves the substance of the coded options (the DNA) and the switching on of various genes by other proteins (such as RNA). While ‘kinds’ are locked in the DNA, it may be that curses are transmitted through the actions of RNA. God may exercise the right to switch certain things on and off in your life.
Next time I visit this subject I’d like to explore the issue of Nature versus Nurture.