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Commentary; Mar 24, 2018
Kosher Pork

Richard Ritenbaugh, suggesting that "kosher pork" is as an absurd oxymoron, reveals that 'Rabbi Yuval Cherlow has argued that cloned flesh "loses its identity," thereby disregarding the scientific truth that the DNA identifies the cloned swine flesh as genetically procaine, even though it has not consumed food. Rabbi Cherlow naively thinks a pig is unclean because of its "faulty" digestive system and that laboratory-produced meat, lacking a digestive system, does not fall under God's proscription. He takes as a precedent an earlier Rabbinical decision that humans can disregard the Halakha traditions concerning mixing milk and meat if the meat has been produced in a laboratory. We in God's Church must be careful not to allow faulty human reason to abrogate God's Laws. In point of fact, Rabbi Cherlow has no desire to follow God's Commandments, but instead prefers to follow 'progressive' humanist reasoning that eating cloned pork meat would prevent people from starving, prevent pollution, and avoid the suffering of animals, thereby revealing himself as more concerned with leftist politics, mouthing the nefarious principle of the "greater good," than with advancing the commandments of Almighty God.

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Commentary; Oct 28, 2017
Are Humans Becoming More Intelligent? (Part Two)

Martin Collins warns against accepting the secularist doctrine that technology demonstrates the primacy of human intelligence over anything else. If we measure intelligence as the ability to adequately respond to challenging situations, humans are faring no better than ancient civilizations. As a matter of fact, archeology has demonstrated that even in technology, modern man has some gaping deficits in comparison to earlier civilization. Humans have never invented anything new, but have relied on biomimicry—mimicking what God had already created in nature. As examples, consider that Velcro mimics the adhesive properties of the cocklebur, e-readers mimic the properties of luminous butterfly wings, and medical tape inspired by spider silk which will not damage the flesh when peeled off tender skin. God created these intricacies from nothing. It is important for us to distinguish the creation from the Creator, giving the honor and worship to the Creator and not the creation.

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Sermonette; Aug 19, 2017
Identity Crisis

Joe Baity suggests that the media seems to be creating major identification dysphoria among the populace by destroying age-old cultural norms such as work ethic, family, and liberty, replacing these norms by family-wrecking agendas. The government-controlled media, under the sway of Satanic influence, has succeeded in promoting homosexual, transgender, trans-human, and trans-species movements, encouraging bewildered pre-pubescent youth to question their gender and species identity. The same virulent media has attempted to divide men from women, black from white, youth from elderly, labor from management, etc. While the 'progressive' media blatantly perverts what is to be human, we as God's called-out ones need to think as Christ thinks, dismantling our carnal human nature, replacing it with God's Holy Spirit, enabling us to become holy as Christ is holy. Our responsibility is to be unified through God's Holy Spirit, living together to serve truth.

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CGG Weekly; Mar 9, 2012
The Specter of Transhumanism

"Maximum Ride" is a popular science-fiction/action-adventure series, ultimately to be eight books, written by novelist James Patterson. These books, aimed at teens, are loosely based ...

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World Watch; September 2007
Are Biofuels the Answer?

Environmentalists, politicians, and pundits proclaim biofuels—fuels made from processing and distilling organic matter—to be the answer to the world's energy problems. However, writes Richard Ritenbaugh, several downsides to ethanol tarnish the glowing promotions of this "clean, renewable" fuel.

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Prophecy Watch; August 2006
Embryonic Stem-Cell Research: The Promise and the Reality (Part Two)

Biotechnology, particularly stem-cell research, is the future—or so screams the media, as well as many scientists, actors, and politicians. Charles Whitaker, however, begs to disagree: While we have been inundated by hype, the realities of stem-cell research have been hidden from the public.

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Prophecy Watch; July 2006
Embryonic Stem-Cell Research: The Promise and the Reality (Part One)

Stem-cell research has recently been in the news as a few bills wound their way through the U.S. Congress. Charles Whitaker takes the opportunity to explain the details of embryonic stem-cell research, exposing some of the hidden truths science and business interests do not want the public to know.

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Prophecy Watch; November 2005
The Zeitgeist of Suicide (Part Four): A Soup Tureen of Trouble

With populations around the world in decline, how will governments and businesses maintain the present standard of living? Charles Whitaker reveals that their solution, hinted at in the sudden surge in biotechnology, resides in technology discovering a brave new world.

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Prophecy Watch; September 2005
The Zeitgeist of Suicide (Part Three): Answers That Miss the Mark

The numbers do not lie—birthrates are declining. But what are governments planning to do about this imminent problem? Charles Whitaker examines the two main proposals, concluding that both are wrongheaded. Sidebars address why demography is important and the work of two famous demographers, Thomas Malthus and Paul Ehrlich.

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World Watch; December 2004
Procreative Madness: The Price Our Offspring Pay for Lawlessness

New technologies may potentially change the very definition of motherhood, as a typically American form of "consumer-driven . . . eugenics" develops. Building "designer babies" could become big business. Yet, warns Charles Whitaker, bioethicists offer little guidance as to what is right and wrong in the process.

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Prophecy Watch; April 1999
Fooling With the Code

Science has ventured into the field of genetics, an area traditionally considered part of God's exclusive domain as Creator. What does God think about this intrusion? Will man create life? How will God react?



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