Are We God's Cells?
by Pierre Bittar
February 18, 2013
A cell is defined as “the smallest unit of life that is classified as living.” Amazingly, a human body contains approximately 100 trillion living cells. Just to have an idea what this number means, imagine that God creates a man or a woman every single second. How many humans would be created in 3 million years? The answer would be less than 100 trillion.
Another question may come to your mind. Do we have any control over this huge quantity of cells in our body? In a way, the answer is yes. For example, when we have a mosquito bite, not only do we feel it, but we know the precise area on our skin where it happened.
Likewise, we know from the Scriptures that when we sin, we hurt God. He suffers from our sin much more than we suffer from a mosquito bite. He knows the nature of our sin and the name of who did it. In other words, each one of us has his soul and spirit connected with God—like our body's cells are connected to our mind. By discovering our human abilities, we have a better understanding of Who God is.
This analogy is another confirmation that man is made in God's likeness. Genesis 1:26 says, “Then God said ‘Let us make man in our likeness.…’ ” After all, He is our Father and our soul and spirit are from Him. Genesis 2:7 says, “…He breathed the breath of life into him, And the man became a living person.” We have in us the breath of God; we therefore carry His gene.
What is worse than a mosquito bite is when a cell becomes a cancer cell and transforms other surrounding cells by creating a tumor. If man sins, repents and asks for forgiveness, God will forgive him. If, instead, man continues to sin and tempt or force others to sin with him without any regret or repentance, he will condemn his soul and spirit for an eternal death.
When the archangel Lucifer's pride pushed him to envy God and want to be like Him, God could have forgiven him if Lucifer would have repented and asked for forgiveness. Instead, Lucifer convinced one third of the angels that they could be like God if they followed him. The result was the fall of Lucifer, who became Satan, and his followers who became angels of darkness or demons. They were all condemned to an eternal death.
When cells become a tumor, a surgeon removes it and throws it in the trash. God, on the contrary, doesn't want man to be separated from Him and thrown into Hell. He wants man to remain in Him as He wrote in John 15:4, “Remain joined to me, and I will remain joined to you. No branch can bear fruit by itself. It must remain joined to the vine. In the same way, you can't bear fruit unless you remain joined to me.” He also said in John15: 6, “If anyone does not remain joined to me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and dries up. Branches like those are picked up, they are thrown into the fire and burned.”
The moral of the above is that we must always remember that we have the privilege and the honor to be children of the all mighty God, the King of kings and Lord of lords. We should be humble and honor His holy name by being holy. We must also refrain from committing sin, which makes Him suffer. God loves each one of us more than anything He created. He proved His great love when He came to earth in Jesus Christ and, as a human, accepted all possible humiliations by shedding His precious blood on the Cross like a lamb, to wash away all of our sins. He wanted us to become the new Adam and Eve born by the Holy Spirit (born again), so we can enjoy being with Him in His Kingdom for eternity.
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