Russ wrote: This leaves me with a sick feeling similar to when they cloned that first sheep. You just know that sooner or later the judgement of God is coming.
Since the Fall, the judgment of God has been upon the human race because of sin - "condemned already". History shows that humans have been most inhuman from time to time - look at Sodom and Gomorra - and this recent "innovation" may well cause repercusions from heaven, because men are playing at being God. We will have to get used to more judgments from the Lord upon this planet, and keep secure under his wings. IMHO.
I expect this sort of thing has been going on behind closed doors for decades, in one form or another. Maybe the Lord is waiting on his people to see if they cry out en masse for him to do something. Surely it must grieve him far more than it does us?
But then, his permissive will is a mystery. Who can tell what his historic plan is, apart from what we see in the Bible? And what we see there is not very palateable. And with anger on the increase, when will WWIII begin? And who will begin it? The opponents of Israel? That would guarantee American involvement, surely?