Does Becoming a New Creature in Christ Mean New DNA?
January 28, 2012 24 Comments
[UPDATE 12/13/14: Since more than a few readers did not understand that I was being facetious, let me make this crystal clear: WE DO NOT RECEIVE ANY SORT OF DNA CHANGE UPON CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY. Damon Thompson’s words here are absolute rubbish.]
“…Not only did her DNA not match the crime scene, her DNA didn’t match her DNA.”
– Damon Thompson of The Ramp
Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and switch on the TV. Last night while having yet another bit of insomnia I flipped through the channels landing at Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) finding Damon Thompson of The Ramp. I’ve heard him before and found him to be a bit ‘off’, but this time he said something that really woke me up. Not having pen and paper nearby, I wasn’t sure if I could write down exactly what he said; however, thankfully, someone has posted this very thing on YouTube so that I can post it here:
…not only did her DNA not match the crime scene, her DNA didn’t match her DNA. Six months earlier they had checked her DNA. Six months later they check her DNA and her DNA is not the same DNA because if any man be in Christ he is a new creature…
This raises all sorts of questions:
Should all believers expect impunity from crimes committed prior to conversion?
Does this mean that all ‘born again’ (born from above) believers have new DNA?
Should we check DNA of all inmates post-conversion and compare to DNA pre-conversion in order to set free all those whose DNA has changed? (This would sure make the Gospel very good news indeed and certainly lead to many more jailhouse conversions.)
Would a DNA change then be the sure marker of a true convert?
Should we believe Damon Thompson and his story?