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The Flaming Sword
DEMOCRATS, STEM CELLS, AND CLONING: PART I
John S. Torell
The presidential election under way right now is going to have a profound impact upon the United States, not just for the next four or eight years, but for hundreds of years or until Jesus comes back again. The media and the Democratic Party are trying to hide theIr hidden agendas from the American people and are making the candidates the issue, rather than for what the candidates and their parties stand.
The average American citizen believes that once the Supreme Court has made a ruling, that the ruling shall stand as long as the United States exists. This is not true. During the Roosevelt presidency, in the 1930s, a decision was made that all prior Supreme Court decisions shall no longer be considered valid, and when a case is argued in court in the United States, there can be no legal reference to older rulings before the mid 1930s. To my knowledge Congress never voted on it, but took an illegal action and by default it became a "law."
This is not the only illegal act done by elected officials in the Federal Government; another example is the establishing of the Internal Revenue Service which was never properly ratified by the states. The 16th amendment to the Constitution was passed with a joint resolution by the Senate and the Congress on March 15, 1909, and then submitted to the individual states for ratification. However, the ratification process was not done properly, but regardless of this error, on February 15, 1913 Secretary of State, PHILANDER KNOX felt that he could be justified in proclaiming the 16th Amendment properly and duly ratified. (For a detailed study on this issue, see "The Law That Never Was," Constitutional Research Association, Box 550, South Holland, IL 60473, 1985)
AMERICA IS STANDING BEFORE A
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS DECLARED
WAR AGAINST GOD
In this newsletter I want to make the case of why every believer in Christ should be involved in the fall election. Every vote will count and if the Christian community will rise to the occasion and share with their friends and people around them, what God has said about these issues, we could get a great victory. If we lose this battle, it will be another defeat for the Church of Jesus Christ and millions of people will end up in hell.
At this point let me define what stem cell research is, what it will do for the human race and what will be the consequences.
WHAT ARE HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS?
Information taken from the National Institutes of Health
"Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body. Serving as a sort of repair system for the body, they can theoretically divide without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential to either remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.
"Embryonic stem cells, as their name suggests, are derived from embryos. Specifically, embryonic stem cells are derived from embryos that develop from eggs that have been fertilized in vitro — in an in vitro fertilization clinic — and then donated for research purposes with informed consent of the donors. They are not derived from eggs fertilized in a woman's body. The embryos from which human embryonic stem cells are derived are typically four or five days old and are a hollow microscopic ball of cells called the blastocyst. The blastocyst includes three structures: the trophoblast, which is the layer of cells that surrounds the blastocyst; the blastocoel, which is the hollow cavity inside the blastocyst; and the inner cell mass, which is a group of approximately 30 cells at one end of the blastocoel."
WHAT CLASSES OF STEM CELLS ARE
A fertilized egg is considered totipotent, meaning that its potential is total; it gives rise to all the different types of cells in the body.
Stem cells that can give rise to a small number of different cell types are generally called multipotent.
Pluripotent stem cells can give rise to any type of cell in the body except those needed to develop a fetus (baby).
WHERE DO STEM CELLS COME FROM?
WHY DO SCIENTISTS WANT TO USE
STEM CELL LINES?
Stem cell lines which have been grown in the laboratory provide scientists with the opportunity to "engineer" them for use in transplantation or treatment of diseases. For example, before scientists can use any type of tissue, organ, or cell for transplantation, they must overcome attempts by the patient's immune system to reject the transplant. In the future, scientists may be able to modify human stem cell lines in the laboratory by using gene therapy or other techniques to overcome this immune rejection. Scientists might also be able to replace damaged genes to stem cells in order to give them characteristics that can ultimately treat diseases.
BRITAIN LICENSES CLONING FOR
HUMAN STEM CELLS
The license allows them to insert cell nuclei obtained from a patient's skin into human eggs from which the nuclei have been removed, a process known as therapeutic cloning. Stem cells created as the embryo grows can be converted to cells of the tissue type that the donor needs repaired.
Stem cell research is controversial because the embryo must be destroyed to harvest the cells. A 2001 Bush administration decision limits researchers in the United States with federal funds to the use of existing stem cell lines.
This is another step in the direction of cloning of a human being. By bypassing the use of a sperm from a man, and instead "gutting" the egg from a woman and then inserting "the guts" from another human's cell, they are hoping to be able to produce a copy of the person who gave the cell. If this is successful, it will produce a humanoid; it will be a human body with no soul. This will be a specie not seen on earth since the days of Noah before the flood, when fallen angels came into women and impregnated them and the offspring were called "giants" (Nephilim in Hebrew, meaning fallen ones). Genesis 6:1-5
Satan had by now created a half human/half demonic race and for such a being there was no salvation. Satan's master plan was, in time, to contaminate the human race and bring the mixing to the entire human race, thus destroying the very redemption plan that God had planned for mankind. Here is what the Bible says about it:
England is not the only nation allowing this kind of cloning. In February 2004, South Korean scientists became the first to create a human embryo for therapeutic research. Surprisingly the French Parliament banned human cloning for any purpose in July, 2004.
The sad news is that the United States government has no jurisdiction over cloning by privately funded researchers, since there are no laws regulating the medical industry in this area. What has happened is that science is moving so rapidly, legal and ethical questions are lagging far behind. The Christian church in general has not become involved and few pastors are educated to an understanding of the issue.
CLONING OF ANIMALS
The cloning company is located some 15 miles north of San Francisco, California, in a small city called Sausalito. The company brags that it is the world leader in the cloning of exceptional pets. "Cloning is the most precise method of duplicating a pet - both for appearance and behavior tendencies. Our technology is the most advanced available – far more so than that used to produce Dolly, CC and other famous clones." The promotion by the company continues to tell the customer that after over five years of research and development, this February 2004, we launched "Nine Lives Extravaganza," the world's first commercial cat cloning service. As the name implies, we are cloning just nine cats in 2004. We are excited to report our first cloned kitten births. We plan to present our first client cat clones at a gala event in our headquarters in December, 2004. As of August 16, 2004, they reported that only one cat cloning slot remains for their 2004 run, and once that has been taken, customers will have to wait until 2005 to get a slot.
The company is also working hard to develop their first dog cloning service, which will be open for business in 2005.
In addition to cloning, the company is also in the business of gene banking which is the first step in the cloning process. They have named this portion of their business "PetBank," and it is described as a "state-of-the-art" gene banking facility, where they save the DNA from your pets until the customer is ready to clone them. "Making a deposit in PetBank is simple and painless for the pet. A veterinarian takes a few small biopsy samples from your pet and ships them to us in a special kit we provide. After we receive the biopsy samples, we process and save them in PetBank to exacting standards." The company gives the following warning: "Please keep in mind that we can't clone from fur, nails or blood: it's important that your gene bank gets the biopsy while the pet is still alive, or immediately following its death." According to information from other companies involved in this business, the cost of keeping tissue of a pet at a cloning bank is around $900.00 per year.
Lou Hawthorne is the CEO for Genetic Savings and Clone. In an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) he stated that feline cloning is complex. "The issue with cats is not how to do it, the issue is how to do it perfectly with the best quality result." It took over 80 attempts before the cat, CC, was produced. Hawthorne is warning his customers a "buyer beware" warning that it will not produce exact replicas. As of August, 2004 scientists in different nations have successfully cloned a dozen other mammal species, including goats, pigs, horses, rabbits and a calf from a slaughtered cow. As I just wrote the above section, I felt an "eerie creepy" feeling. As a teenager back in the mid-1950s I read every science fiction magazine and book I could get my hands on and among the different subjects it described cloning, gene splicing, etc. Fifty four years later, it is no longer science fiction; it is a reality having moved from researchers to businessmen who are now marketing it to the general public. It is clear to me that in a few more years cloning of people will become very common. And it started so innocently from researchers who wanted to find cures for diseases and began with stem cell research.
If a born-again fundamentalist Bible believing pastor in the 1950's would have spoken out against this issue, he would have been laughed at, ridiculed and told that there is no way that man will ever come to this kind of knowledge. Even at this stage, most Bible believing Christians choke when they read this. It sounds so far out! Remember this, before your eyes you are seeing the technology of demons working in the open and preparing the way for the Antichrist and his reign of evil on this earth; again, having beings with no souls and bodies powered by evil spirits. WHEN IS THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST GOING TO WAKE UP?
IS THERE A BIBLICAL ISSUE OVER STEM CELL RESEARCH?
There is a strong Biblical issue at stake; the sanctity of life! The Word of God states that life begins at conception:
. Isaiah 49:1
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Jeremiah 1:5
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, . . . Galatians 1:15
A human being is made in the image of God (God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit) and when we read the Hebrew text in Genesis, Chapter one, the Hebrew word for God is "Elohim," which means "Gods." This is why we read in verse 26; "And God (Elohim) said, LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE, AFTER OUR LIKENESS;"
In Chapter Two, verse 7, we read:
The Bible makes a difference between humans and all other living beings on the earth. Only man has a soul which, once it is created, will live for ever. Not only does a human being have a soul, there is also a "spirit." But because of the sin of Adam and Eve, each human baby is born with a "dead spirit." I do not have the time in this writing to discuss this in detail, but will make these brief comments. 1) In Genesis 2:16-17, God told Adam that if he ate of the tree of knowledge he would die. 2) In chapter 3:1-24, we read that Adam and Eve did eat of the tree of knowledge, but they did not die physically; Adam did not die physically until the age of 930 years (Genesis 5:1-5) When Adam and Eve ate of the fruit, they died spiritually. 3) Jesus taught that in order to have eternal life in heaven with God, one must be born again (John 3:1-8). 4) The apostle Paul discusses the difference between the spiritual man and the natural man (1 Corinthians 2:9-16) and in Ephesians 2:1-10, Paul clarifies what it means to be dead spiritually. 5) In the book of Hebrews we read that there is a soul and there is a spirit in man (Hebrews 4:12).
The soul of a man is the real person; personality, reason, intelligence, the ability to think and to make decisions, morality, conscience, memory, emotions, etc. all of the items that make a human being are found in the soul. The human body is only a vehicle which the soul inhabits as long as the soul is living on the earth. At the death of the body, the soul is taken by God's angels, either to heaven or to hell. The body returns to dust and is buried or cremated. Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:10-15
NOTE: ONCE A SOUL HAS BEEN CREATED BY GOD, IT WILL NEVER CEASE TO EXIST, AND ONCE IT HAS FINISHED ITS LIFE ON THE EARTH, THERE ARE ONLY TWO PLACES IT CAN GO; HEAVEN OR HELL!
Because of the sin of Adam and Eve, all human babies are born with sin, there is a contamination, a disease, which can only be cured by the shed blood of Jesus. This is why Jesus emphasized, that no one could come to the Father but by Him!
This truth was set in stone by the apostle Peter:
Thus the Bible teaches us that all human beings are born with a sin nature, and this sin nature is not located in the flesh (body) but in the soul. There are several references to this in the Bible, Genesis 8:21; Job 14:1-5; 25:4. This is what King David said:
This is what the apostle Paul said:
Here is the horrible truth of which most Christians have not faced: ONCE A SOUL IS CREATED AND INFUSED INTO THE EGG OF A WOMAN, AT THE MOMENT OF CONCEPTION (JOINED WITH A SPERM), THERE IS LIFE AND THERE IS A SOUL! That soul is contaminated with sin, and unless that soul can be washed in the blood of Jesus, it cannot enter into heaven and live for ever with God, BUT IS CONDEMNED TO ETERNAL DAMNATION IF ITS HUMAN BODY DIES BEFORE IT CAN MAKE A PROFESSION OF CHRIST!
THERE IS NO TEACHING IN THE BIBLE THAT UNBORN BABIES WILL AUTOMATICALLY GO TO HEAVEN; NEITHER IS THERE ANY TEACHING IN THE BIBLE ABOUT THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY!
If God would bring in an unregenerate soul into the New Creation, the entire new creation would be contaminated with sin! Revelation 21:1-8
THE FORK IN THE ROAD
President Bush has taken a strong stand against stem cell research. What the average American citizen does not know is that what is done here is the murder of human beings resulting in sending their souls to hell. To get stem cells, a woman's egg is fertilized and at that time life has begun. Five days after life has begun, the embryo (baby) is destroyed and stem cells are harvested. The researchers do not care what happens to the soul which has lost its body and its life here on the earth with the opportunity to receive Christ.
It sounded so caring when Nancy Reagan pleaded that stem cell research could be fully developed so that sick people could get help and get well. Killing babies to help human beings maintain their lives on earth is selfish and barbaric! As a nation we are condemning China for arresting and convicting innocent people to die in order to get organs, which are then sold in the West. Doctors in the West are sending donor lists with specific request to the Chinese authorities, who then search out a person that will fit the specification; the person is then arrested, convicted and executed and the organs are harvested and flown to hospitals in North America and Europe.
AS THE DAYS OF NOAH WERE
Since 1967, as an evangelist and later as a pastor, I have been preaching on the second coming of Christ. When I preached on this subject, I used the teaching Jesus laid out in Matthew and Luke, but His warning about …as the days of Noah, I read like a foot note, never reflecting upon why Jesus said this. During my five and a half years in a solid Southern Baptist Church in Salt Lake City, no one ever talked about it. Working on my master of theology degree in seminary it was never brought up. As a matter of fact, while listening to the great radio and TV preachers during the 1970s and up, I never heard anything about it.
Some 20 years ago the Lord opened my eyes to understand the fact that the Antichrist is going to be a homosexual, which is stated in Daniel 11:36-39. Once I had come to understand this, my eyes were opened to understand why there was such an explosion of homosexuality in the world. This was part of the antichrist spirit. But it was not until the summer of 2000, that the Holy Spirit lifted up the phrase ". . . as the days of Noah." Suddenly, the Holy Spirit shined the light into my heart and said, "Do you understand this?" A great hunger developed in my spirit; no I had never given it much thought, much less understood it. Suddenly, the question began to echo inside of my spirit, "What was life really like during these days?" As I began a deep study on Genesis, Chapter six, I learned that this was a quote from a book not included in the Bible, the first book of Enoch. When I began to search my library I was more than surprised to find that seventeen years earlier I had purchased the books of Enoch and never read them. The result was that I wrote about this in my September 2000 newsletter which is laid out on our website. In 2001, I expanded upon this and produced a teaching which was both written down and recorded on three 90 minutes cassettes. (They can be ordered from our ministry). The write up is also laid out on our website. Rather than repeating what I have already written down, I will now expand upon this subject.
Chapter six of Genesis tells us two things
Once the fallen angels had started to produce a half human/half demonic race, evil became so prevalent that mankind thrived on evil and amplified it to a degree beyond our imagination. Look at this verse:
The city of Sodom was extremely evil. It had become a center of homosexuality so degraded, filthy and vile, that God could not tolerate it any more; it had to be destroyed. Look at these verses in the Bible:
UNDERSTAND THIS: Jesus is telling us that it was bad before the flood, and he told us that it was bad in Sodom. The time just before his coming, which is known as the Great Tribulation, is going to be a combination of evil so terrible that Jesus said, "If this time is not shortened, no flesh shall survive!"
Since most Christians have never been taught what really took place before the flood, they do not see the handwriting on the wall when it comes to stem cell research, cloning, and gene splicing. We are made to believe that the human race is getting so smart, that we are able to do more and more on the cell level, and are able to change the very creation of God, all in the name of science and eradicating diseases. This is a smokescreen to cover the real purpose of this research, how to clone and develop a fallen race of beings, looking like humans, but in reality being evil spirits clothed in human flesh. Just as the giants ruled the world before the flood, so Satan will use "humanoids" to rule the people on the earth during the reign of the Antichrist.
To the average Christian this will sound "far out" because the church has never really taught on this subject. It is foreign and frightening for believers in Christ. What I have brought out in this study and backed up with scripture shedding light on what is happening in the world, should cause you to take a long hard look and ask God to give you understanding, because we are heading into these times, regardless of what you believe or say.
HOW DID THE PEOPLE BECOME SO EVIL
BEFORE THE FLOOD?
Here is an excerpt from my writing, As the Days of Noah:
In the book of Daniel we are told that in the end times knowledge shall increase rapidly:
THE HIDDEN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER OF
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