Bioethics

Kill Humans to Save Humans? Taking the Heat

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Author Amy K. Hall Published on 11/15/2014

Alan’s and Brett’s newsletters are now posted on the website:

  • Must We Kill Humans to Save Other Humans? by Alan Shlemon: “Removing stem cells from a human embryo kills the developing human. Without stem cells, a week-old human can’t build his or her body. That’s why ESCR is morally wrong: It kills an innocent human being. Fortunately, scientists have discovered another source of stem cells: adult human beings. Since stem cells have been self-renewing since our embryonic days, they continue to grow and live in our bodies today. They are found in our bone marrow, brain, fat, eyes, and many other places... Adult stem cell therapy has helped human beings for the last 20 years. To date, stem cells have been used in the treatment of 73 different conditions. How many successful human treatments have embryonic stem cells achieved? Zero. None. Nada.” (Read more)
  • Taking the Heat by Brett Kunkle: “Our relationships with other believers should be marked by love—the kind of love Jesus has for us. And you might expect that if the world looks in and sees that kind of love amongst believers, they would naturally be drawn to it. However, Jesus alerts us to the typical reaction of the world: “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ’A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also” (vv. 17-20)... So what should be the response of Christ’s followers to the world’s anger and hatred?” (Read more)

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