A Perversion of God’s created order
Text: “Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit
of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of the vineyard be
defiled” Deuteronomy 22:9
beginning of his depravity, man has attempted to improve upon the work
of God. When he violates the law of God, he sins, and the natural result
is death; but instead of repenting, and obediently returning to the law,
man attempts to cure the resulting plague. In this way, he hopes to be
able to sin with impunity.
One way depravity manifests itself is by the
naughtiness of pride which makes men think they can improve upon God’s
created order. For instance, God instructed Israel to allow the land to
lie fallow every seventh year, during which time the people were not
allowed to harvest even that which came up of itself. But, man has
planted year after year, until he has literally worn out the soil. To
compensate for his rape of the land, man has substituted chemical
imitations of natural fertilization, and has spread these compounds on
his land year after year. Add to this, chemical pesticides, chemical
fungicides, chemical colorings, chemical flavorings, and chemical
preservatives. Might there not be a real connection between cancer and
all these inorganic chemicals with which people are being fed?
For many years, man has been experimenting with
seeds until today it is difficult to purchase natural, i.e. non-hybrid
(reproducing), fruits and vegetables. Is it not a wee bit arrogant for
man to presume to improve upon the work of the Creator?
God created the “herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree
yielding fruit, after his kind, whose seed is in itself” (Genesis 1:11).
God, all wise, saw it was good that plants be able to reproduce. Men by
their tampering with God’s handiwork have produced hybrid fish, fruits
and vegetables that cannot reproduce. The tragedy is that while they
profess themselves to be wise, they have, in fact, become fools, because
they have perverted the excellent order established by God.
The seriousness of manufacturing hybrids is enormous,
for it leaves people dependent upon the availability of seeds for each
year. The book of Revelations warns of famine that is coming that will
be international in scope. Because we continue to produce food that is
hybrid and not able to reproduce (fish, fruits, and vegetables), it is
only logical that hybridization will play a major role in the coming
food shortage. God did not give man hybrids to eat.
It is not without reason God commanded, “Thou shalt not
sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed, which
thou has sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard be defiled.” For this
reason, we should refuse to plant hybrids.
A Warning in Time.