So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Genesis 1:27)
IT WAS A CLEAN RURAL TOWN WHERE FOLKS felt safe and might leave the key in the car at night or leave the chain saw on the front porch. At church, in the vestibule just inside the front doors, was a table where diaper bags and purses were deposited for the ladies who didn’t want to be bothered with them during the service.
ONE SUNDAY MORNING, THEIR FIERY PASTOR was expounding on a Bible story and didn’t want to be detracted. So, when he looked up and saw a strange man going through the purses in the vestibule, without missing a beat he said, “and ladies, someone in the vestibule is going through your purses and somebody might want to take care of that.” He continued to preach, and no one moved.
AFTER THE SERVICE, THE LADIES WERE APPALLED THAT THEIR WALLETS were missing out of their purses. They turned on the pastor and said: “preacher, you were watching all the time while you were preaching, why didn’t you do something about this?” He replied, “I told you somebody was going through your purses and no one moved so I just kept on preaching.” They said, “Yeah, we heard you, but we thought you were just preachin’. We didn’t think there was anything to it.”
IS THIS WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY WHEN THE BIBLE IS PREACHED? “He’s just preachin’. Nothing to it. Times have changed.
THE MALE AND FEMALE THING IS NOW THE CENTER OF THE WAR ON MORALITY. And, it’s at the very heart of the Bible. In Isaiah’s day they said this:.. Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us. (Isaiah 30:10-11)
ENTERTAINMENT, EDUCATION, INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT have teamed up to gut the Bible and reshape the culture of the western world. But, not so fast! Science is not on the side of remaking male and female. It’s not all in the mind. In fact, male and female is in every individual cell of our bodies and the latest estimates of the number of cells in your body is somewhere around 37+ trillion cells. (It’s going to get a little tedious from here on, but I think you will appreciate this information.)
IF YOUR SURGEON IS GOING TO CHANGE YOU FROM MALE TO FEMALE OR or female to male, he/she will have to exchange your X and Y chromosomes in every one of the cells in your body. I’m quoting some material from an article I read 2-3 years ago while searching Google on this subject, from http://www.realclearscience.com/ The article is no longer available at that link. I have written them about it. The quotes below are from the article (I think). But you may want to follow the link above and become acquainted with this website. Read all websites with caution and lay the bones on the side of your plate.
“IT MAY SURPRISE YOU TO LEARN THAT -- like humans -- cells can be male or female. The distinction is more subtle at the cellular level, but it can actually affect how cells react in a variety of experiments. Still, many scientists don't take into account the sex of their cells. According to a new review published in the American Journal of Physiology, they really should.
“A GOOD CHUNK OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IS PERFORMED IN VITRO. These experiments are undertaken using components of an organism rather than the whole organism, itself. For example, if a researcher has a disease treatment or biological theory they'd like to examine, they'll often start by testing it on lines of cells; they won't simply jump into animal tests.
“EACH CELL LINE IS DERIVED FROM A SINGLE DONOR, and like every cell in the human body, each of the acquired cells contains 23 pairs of coiled DNA, called chromosomes. Included in this group are the two sex chromosomes: simply dubbed X and Y. Cells in women's bodies have two X chromosomes (XX), while cells in men's bodies have one X and one Y (XY). Thus, we get our male and female cells. Approximately 5% of the human genome resides on these chromosomes -- 1,846 genes on the X and 454 on the Y. This means that male and female cells are fundamentally dissimilar on a genetic level.
“THE SCIENTISTS BEHIND THE NEW REVIEW, Kalpit Shah, Charles McCormack, and Neil Bradbury, all professors at Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University, say that these differences are often ignored, despite the fact that genes expressed on sex chromosomes can impact cell function and how they react to all sorts of stimuli.
“PREVIOUS RESEARCH HAS MADE THIS CLEAR. Cultured female neurons uptake dopamine -- a neurotransmitter that helps regulate feelings of pain and pleasure -- twice as quickly as male neurons. Female neurons and kidney cells are also more susceptible to chemical agents that lead to programmed cell death. And female liver cells contain more of the gene CYP3A. This last difference is especially crucial, as the actions of CYP3A account for how over half the drugs on the market today are metabolized!
"THUS, FOR 50% OF PRESCIPTION DRUGS, the effectiveness of a particular drug dosage... may be quite different in females compared to males," the authors explain. Consider this possible side effect: women are 50 to 75 percentmore likely than men to experience an adverse drug reaction. This is caused by a wide range of factors, chiefly because females weigh less, but cellular mechanisms undoubtedly contribute to it.
“SUCH A STATISTIC MAKES IT CLEAR THAT RESEARCHERS should consider the sex of their cell lines when testing drugs in vitro, as the effects on male and female lines may not be the same. But it may be even more important when it comes to stem cells, as male and female varieties are decidedly not created equal.
“Over the years, differences in disease rates and drug effects among males and females have often been attributed to variations in hormone levels. But it's entirely possible that many of these dissimilarities result from underlying differences at the cellular level. Like people, cells are also male and female, and they are plainly not the same. Their unique characteristics must be accounted for in scientific research.
“Source: Kalpit Shah, Charles E McCormack, Neil A Bradbury. "Do you know the sex of your cells?" American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology. Published 6 November 2013. Vol. no. DOI: 10.1152/ajpcell.00281.2013 Ω”
Read Through the Bible in a Year
MAY 1, 2019 – WEDNESDAY
A.M. 1Kings 1-2 P.M. Luke 22:54-71
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Good Verse to Memorize:
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. (Colossians 3:16)
Song for Today:
Acapella Choir: I know Whom I have Believed
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Prayer: Our Heavenly Father…