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

        Since the 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.