LAMININ REFLECTS CHRIST
Good evening my friends!
How did you all celebrate Resurrection Sunday? I pray that at least for this very special day that for the most part your hearts were turned and walked close with Yeshua. I loved being in His presence most of the day thanking and very grateful for His sacrifice. Praise God!
“Laminin is a protein that is part of the extracellular matrix in humans and animals. The extracellular matrix (ECM) lies outside of cells and provides support and attachment for cells inside organs (along with many other functions). Laminin has “arms” that associate with other laminin molecules to form sheets and bind to cells. Laminin and other ECM proteins essentially “glue” the cells (such as those lining the stomach and intestines) to a foundation of connective tissue. This keeps the cells in place and allows them to function properly. The structure of laminin is very important for its function (as is true for all proteins).”1
|Electron microscope of laminin without enhancement|
“Romans 1:20 states; ‘For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:’ Scripture makes it clear that we can know God through what He has made. God certainly designed the laminin protein and gave it a structure that allows it to perform the function He designated for it. That it is, for the most part, in the shape of a cross, I don’t believe was accidental. The shape of an X or + sign could easily have worked just as well. Everything God does is done so with a purpose that is even recognizable by the secular world. “In fact, one of the early papers on the structure and function of laminin said this: ‘Globular and rodlike domains are arranged in an extended four-armed, cruciform shape that is well suited for mediating between distant sites on cells and other components of the extracellular matrix” (emphasis Answers in Genesis).”2
So the question many people ask is, “Did God create laminin as a sign, or as His, the Creator’s, fingerprint? ” “Certainly God can use signs to reveal things, and that is evident from Scripture. In Luke 2:12 scripture reveals that an angel tells the shepherds, “This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” But should
we be putting our faith in signs? Let’s take a closer look at laminin…
|Dr. Georgia Purdom|
The structure of laminin, a little known protein, was not made popular until 2008, when Louie Giglio gave a sermon utilizing laminin as a reference on how God holds our physical bodies all together. Dr. Georgia Purdom of Answers in Genesis states, “…I have no doubt that many Christians before that time have trusted the truth presented in Colossians 1:17 which states, “And he is before all things, and by him all things consist,*” (*some versions end with ‘hold together’),
because it is God’s Word. Would Colossians 1:17 be any less true if laminin were not in the shape of a cross? No. If five years from now we discover that the laminin protein actually has a different shape (in fact, some electron micrographs of the protein do not resemble a cross at all), would that change the truth found in Colossians 1:17? No, because our belief in the truthfulness that Christ holds all things together should start and end with God’s Word alone!”3
Physical evidence will always back up God’s Word because this world was created by God. We just need to remember that God’s Word came first and the physical evidence found in the universe is great confirmation of His infallible Word. Even those evidences that are as stunning and beautiful as laminin are not to be utilized as something outside of Scripture that is vital to know the truthfulness of a biblical validity. Scripture itself is the Truth.
Until next time, take care and God bless,