BORN SLAVE – FREEDOM OF MAN
Martin Luther (1483-1547) examined ‘The Freedom of a Christian’ by proofs from Scriptures or Christian Theology. I examine ‘Freedom of Man’ by interpretation of verified information provided by Science. I examine the issue of Freedom by verifying or accounting for Man’s existence in Natural World.
The issue of Man’s Freedom, Freedom of Choice and Action, is always preceded by the fact of existence which depends upon structures and functions of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems that constitute entity called Man.
Not all genes are involved in determining structures of body. The problem comes with functional genes that get turned on and off on their own without giving man any chance to choose or act. For example, if a particular gene sends signal directing the cell to initiate cell division, man cannot intervene to stop that choice made by the gene to perform action called cell division.
As man has no ‘free will’, man depends upon medical and surgical interventions to interfere with independent choices and actions of genes of his own body. There is no known human language which man can use to communicate with genes of his body to guide their functions.
Cells and Tissues are the constituents of Man’s Human Body. Man lacks both Constitutive as well as Regulative Power to rule or govern cells of his own body. Man has no choice for his living condition or living state called ‘EXISTENCE’ is conditioned without concern for Freedom of Man.
Martin Luther says Man is saved not by his actions but by his Faith and Grace. However, that Faith and its gift of Everlasting Life or Salvation may still demand Man to live his mortal existence without Freedom.
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