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High School Student Injects Self with the Bible and Quran

Many pastors challenge their hearers to meditate on Scripture. But a teenager in France took this idea in completely wrong direction.

An article in Live Science reports that 16-year-old Adrien Locatelli, a French high school student, transcribed parts of the Hebrew Book of Genesis and the Arabic-language Quran, into DNA and injected them into his body—one text into each thigh. DNA is just a long molecule that can store information. Mostly, it stores the information living things use to go about their business. But it can be used to store just about any kind of information that can be written down.

Locatelli explained, “I did this experiment for the symbol of peace between religions and science, I think that for a religious person it can be good to inject himself his religious text.”

Locatelli said he didn’t experience any significant health problems following the procedure, though he reported some “minor inflammation” around the injection site on his left thigh for a few days.

Possible Preaching Angles:

Love God’s Word. But the correct way to get the Bible deep within us is not through sequencing and injection but by reading and studying the Bible every day.

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