[quote=BioCatholic]so mary was his mother. God is the father. 1/2 DNA comes from mom, 1/2 from dad. So what is God’s DNA then? is god’s half of the DNA and genome PERFECT? If it were appropriate or fitting for it to be so (like the virgin birth) it would be so, God would spare no effort on his son.
if god created the other half of jesus’ DNA, how would you account for the fact that the 2nd law of thermodynamics explicitly prohibits random assembly of molecules into ordered structures on their own. This was within Mary’s body, He could have rearranged the DNA of one of her cells and inserted it into an egg, like they do for cloning. Or more likly, the DNA did come from nothing. God created the universe and everything in in out of nothing, and as catholics we belive creation is an ongoing act of God. so Screw thermodynamics, Omnipotence wins.
would God violate his own laws of physics?
In this case, quite possibly. He chooses to obey his own law, and he could choose to disobey it if he wished.
if jesus’ DNA was perfect, would he have developed parkinsons, cancer, gotten some disease had he not been crucified until say his late 80’s? It was a mortal body and unless it was propped up by grace, it would eventually run down. Jesus’ body was made in a fallen world it did not posess the preternatural gifts of Adam.
if he had perfect DNA, did his body have amazing abilities to heal and accept trauma? i.e. if we “somehow” got a hold of his DNA could we use it to develop genetic therapies to heal the deathly ill? I dont belive so. Im not even sure if Jesus never got sick, he was in a fallen world and (as evidenced by the ability of dying) likly did not posess the preternatural gifts of adam.
was it his wounds that killed him, or just his willingness to let his spirit (of the trinity) go from his body? i.e., could they have wounded him over and over and over and he could have remained alive until HE decided to die? Physically he was killed because he had a mortal body.
finally, where did the matter and mass of his body go? remember, matter cannot be created nor destroyed. Yea, but matter can be changed, ie converted into energy right (like in an atomic blast)? Could the process be reversed? Jesus’ body still exists as does Mary’s as a physical body, because that would make them complete (body+soul is full human). the matter of Jesus’ body then probably was moved into heaven in the form of energy and reassembled. or maybe im an idiot and need to take physics again.
and yes i ask the TOUGH questions. haha.
I have nothing against scientific iquiry and expanding knowlege but always remember that y definintion faith is above reason even though the two are harmonious in nature, coming from the same God. Do not fall into the materialisty rut that if we cant understand it it cannot be, because God knows a whole heck of a lot more about teh design and function of the universe than we do.