Genetic diseases are a result of an abnormality in the DNA structure. These abnormalities can range from a small mutation in one single gene to an addition or subtraction of a chromosome or sets of chromosomes. Some mutations do manifest themselves in an array of phenotypes and other less obvious conditions characteristic of recessive mutations. These types of health disorders or abnormalities can be passed on from one generation to another by inheriting the defective gene(s). Sometimes these conditions can be corrected using gene therapy. Gene therapy involves delivering a correct version of a mutated gene to the affected cell where its expression is likely to produce the normal protein and restore normal cellular function. Adam’s fall was a spiritual genetic mutation which every human being has inherited. It has manifested itself in an uncanny propensity to sinning in every human being. But Jesus, by His supreme sacrifice; His shed blood, stood at the head of the entire human race and exchanged our diseased spiritual genome for His spotless one. And now, in Him, we are a new creation, not a modification of the old, an antidote for sin-The Perfect Prescription. No wonder He told Nicodemus “You must be born again” in order to enter the kingdom of God (John 3:5). This pre-requisite still stands.

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