Jesus Christ: Our Ultimate Source of ATP

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As a graduate of BS Biology and a medical student in the university, I always hear about ATP also known as the adenosine triphosphate as the molecular currency of energy transfer in human body. In short, ATP is the ultimate source of energy of all the biochemical reactions happening in human body. In the absence of ATP, there will be no source of energy for cells. Thus, each cells in human body will undergo DEATH.

Why am I talking about ATP anyway? Aside from the fact the I love Biology, I just want to use it as an analogy one of God's role in our lives. I know of several verses in the Bible that compare God and His Word as our ultimate source of spiritual energy and strength.

  • Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God." - Matthew 4:4
  • Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation - 1 Peter 2:2
What I am saying is that God and His Word is our spiritual ATP. As Christians, we cannot live without the Word of God. It is our ultimate source of wisdom, knowledge, strength and power. His word is the everlasting light that shines upon our lives. Without this light, we will have to live a life full of darkness and uncertainties. Just like a cell without ATP, we will also die. We will experience a horrible death: an eternal death in the fires of hell. Paul made it clear in Romans 6:23 that the wages of sin is death. And this is not just physical death but also eternal death, eternal damnation. But the latter part of that verse also made it clear that eternal life is a free gift from Christ Jesus.

According to biologists, all of our behavioral responses are because of the desire of our DNA to reproduce, therefore, to survive and pass on its genetic material. So even at the molecular level, humans aim for survival. So as human beings, our instinct compels us to adapt and to survive. And in order to survive we need energy to sustain all our physiological and biochemical mechanisms. Thus we need ATP to power these mechanisms. 

If we are this concerned regarding our physical survival, how much more should we be concerned regarding our eternal survival. On the spiritual level, our source of spiritual ATP is Christ. He is the one and only source of ATP. Through Christ we no longer have to search for it for God offers it as a free gift. We just have to accept it. Before I end this, I just want to leave this as a challenge to all the people reading this blog. When you have the source of ATP prepared before you, free and with no charge, eternal and not perishing, are you still going to find other sources? Or will you accept it and use it and rest in the assurance of eternal survival with it? Now, the choice is yours. 

P.S.All organisms make decisions and choices. Even frogs choose and they choose what is healthy and best for their survival. Now, as organisms belonging to species Homo sapiens, regarded as the highest form of organism ever created on Earth, much is expected from us. If frogs can choose, how much more us, humans? So I pray that you choose what is best and certain -- you can always accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord.

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3 comments

  1. I came up with that too!! Maybe not that Atp is Jesus but it sure does prove he exists. Also possibly the light(atp) within us

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  2. I came up with that too!! Maybe not that Atp is Jesus but it sure does prove he exists. Also possibly the light(atp) within us

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  3. I came up with that too!! Maybe not that Atp is Jesus but it sure does prove he exists. Also possibly the light(atp) within us

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