Gambling seems obviously wrong to many Christians, and yet one searches in vain for a direct forbidding of it in the Bible. Are we justified in opposing the practice? Michael Hill takes up the issue.
Heart transplants. IVF. The Genome Project. There’s even a rumour about a cure for the common cold.
The potential of medicine seems to grow by the day but the question for Christians remains the same: how much should human beings fiddle with God’s creation? How do we discern between Babel-building and faithfully stewarding the world God has given to us? Using the example of genetic engineering, theologian and ethicist Michael Hill gives us some guidelines for sorting out what kinds of medical activity Christians can welcome.
Top shelf: A guide to the must-read books in important areas of evangelical thought and life.
- A .Van De Beek, Why: On Suffering, Guilt and God. Tr. J Vriend, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990.