A Christian View of Genetic Engineering

جینیاتی تبدیلی کے بارے میں عیسائیت کا نقطہ نظر


  • Dr. Mahmood Ahmad Post Doctoral Fellowship, IRI, International Islamic University, Islamabad.
  • Dr. Muhammad Zia Ullah Assistant Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, NCBA & E, DHA, Lahore.
  • Waleed Tariq M.Phil Scholar, Department of Islamic Studies, NCBA & E, DHA, Lahore.


Christianity, Genetic Engineering, Human, Plant, Animal, DNA


Genetic engineering presents a complex situation for Christians, raising questions about humanity's role as stewards of creation and the boundaries of human intervention. Proponents of genetic engineering highlight its potential to serve God's will. They view it as a tool to alleviate suffering by curing diseases, improving food production to feed the hungry, and potentially even reversing some of the consequences of the Fall of Man (Genesis 3). This aligns with the Christian mandate to be good stewards of creation (Genesis 1:28). However, ethical concerns also arise. Some Christians worry that altering the human genome could be playing God, tampering with the divinely ordained nature of humanity created "in the image of God" (Genesis 1:27). The potential for unintended consequences and misuse, such as creating designer babies or exacerbating social inequalities, is another major concern. Stewardship also implies respecting the integrity and diversity of God's creation, raising questions about the manipulation of plants and animals. Ultimately, Christians must approach genetic engineering with both caution and hope. Openness to its potential benefits for healing and improving life should be balanced with careful consideration of its ethical implications. The focus should be on using this technology for the betterment of humanity, honoring God's creation, and upholding human dignity.




How to Cite

Dr. Mahmood Ahmad, Dr. Muhammad Zia Ullah, & Waleed Tariq. (2024). A Christian View of Genetic Engineering: جینیاتی تبدیلی کے بارے میں عیسائیت کا نقطہ نظر . Al-Mithaq ( Research Journal of Islamic Theology), 3(01), 79–89. Retrieved from https://almithaqjournal.org/index.php/home/article/view/75