Philosophy View Of Heart Transplant
Heart transplantation, also called cardiac transplantation, is the replacement of a patient's diseased or injured heart with a healthy donor heart.
Biblical View Of Heart Transplant
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:26 NKJV
And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.
Jeremiah 24:7 KJV
Throughout my lifetime I have seen many Kidney transplant surgeries done, most were successful and unfortunately some were not. Friends and family members were rightly awed, meaning greatly surprised or impressed at the sacrifice they made to save lives. The heart is also an organ I have seen transplanted. The purpose of a heart transplant is to extend and improve the quality of life of a person who would otherwise die from heart failure.
Most patients who receive a new heart were so sick before transplantation that they could not live a normal life. Replacing a patient's diseased heart with a healthy, functioning donor heart often allows the recipient to return to normal daily activities. Heart transplant is performed on patients with end stage heart failure or some other life treating heart disease. Before a doctor recommends heart transplant for a patient, all other possible treatments for his or her disease must have been exhausted.
Perhaps you have heard of such sacrificial acts of organ donor but have you ever heard of a person needing a heart transplant and someone still alive saying, TAKE MINE? I will say, It did happen. I know a Man called Jesus and it doesn’t matter what stage of disease your spiritual heart is in He will give you a brand-new heart that can change your life for good. At the cross, God the Father accepted the heart of his only Son Jesus Christ and offered it to a dying world. In effect, Jesus said, take mine.
In the book of Jeremiah 5:23 it says that we each need a new heart because our human heart is stubborn and rebellious.
But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts; they have turned aside and gone away.
Jeremiah 5:23 NIV
Deceitful and wicked
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
Jeremiah 17:9 NIV
And able to turn us away from God.
See to it, brothers, and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.
Hebrews 3 :12 NIV
God promises a new heart and made a promise about this divine transplant. I will take away their hearts of stone and give them tender hearts instead. Then they will truly be my people and I will be there God.
I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.
Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.
Ezekiel 11:19-20 NIV
To the believers in Corinth Paul wrote that there was a letter from Christ not written with pen and ink but with the spirit of the living God. It is carved not on stone, but on human’s hearts.
You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
2nd Corinthians 3:3 NIV
If you desire this heart transplant, God promises to give you his heart as your own. Only then you can you begin to develop God honouring character as we come to him for forgiveness, he has promised to help us live in moral excellence.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness, and to goodness, knowledge.
2nd Peter 1:5 NIV
Such character is impossible apart from the Holy Spirit’s work in our new heart. By accepting this new heart, we can share His divine nature. The heart transplant is only the beginning, but you do need to begin. Do you want godly character? Let God give you a new heart.
Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
2nd Peter 1:4 NIV
DON’T ALLOW UNGODLY DESIRES TO KEEP YOU FROM RECEIVING A GODLY HEART OF FLESH .
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!