Chromosomes and The plan of Salvation

What do Chromosomes have to do with the plan of salvation? Is there a link between the two? Is there something particular about Chromosomes that can teach us about the plan of salvation? Well…Let’s find out.


First of all before we go deeper, we need to establish what Salvation is:
1. For I was born a sinner, yes, from the moment my mother conceived me. Psalms 51:5 – we’re born in sin.

2. But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. Isaiah 59:2 – Sin separates from God

3. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 – Sin leads to death(Ezekiel 18:20), but accepting Jesus brings eternal life.

4. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.  John 3:16, Acts 3:19 – whoever believes and follows Christ will be saved.  When we accept Christ and repent from a sinful life, we experience the power of Christ(conversion – through the power of the holy spirit) in our lives and we seek to live a Godly life.

One last verse to sum up this section, the foundation of salvation:
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. Isaiah 45:22

So salvation in it’s simplest form can be defined as ‘The way in which we are delivered from sin and its consequences. This happens by having true faith in Jesus Christ ,which leads us to live Godly lives’.

Now that we have introduced Salvation, we will now see how salvation can be explained through the biological process which takes place in humans when chromosomes determine gender. A introductory knowledge of the gender determination process may be required to understand the next chapter, here is a short video that will give you the basic knowledge: Click to watch short YouTube clip.

Caution: This topic is not meant to be discriminatory to any gender in any way or form. Please approach this topic with an open heart or you may miss the bigger picture completely.


X chromosone = mans sinful nature
Y chromosome = Christ.
XY = someone who is saved. (because we are only saved when our lives are changed after we have accepted Christ)
XX = has no Christ (no Y chromosome) so cant be saved
YY – Not applicable in this example.

Below is an encyclopaedia description of the gender determination process, notice the annotation in the brackets.

“In humans, a single gene present on the Y chromosome acts as a signal to set the developmental pathway towards maleness(think of this signal as the holy spirit). Presence of this gene starts off the process of virilization(think of virilisation as the process of Justification). This and other factors result in the sex differences in humans. The cells in females, with two X chromosomes, undergo X-inactivation, in which one of the two X chromosomes is inactivated. The inactivated X chromosome remains within a cell as a Barr body.”

So the ‘inactivation process’ of one of the x chromosones can be looked upon as the inactivation of the power of sin against us.

It makes sense when you look at it microscopically.
Lets see this one more time:

X chromosone = mans sinful nature, the power of sin against us
Y chromosome = Christ.
XY = someone who is saved. (because we are only saved when our lives are changed after we have accepted Christ)
XX = has no christ (Y chromosome) so can’t be saved
YY = Not applicable in this example.

 The Significance of Y

Y Chromosome = plays a key role in the gender determination process. The principle drawn from this is “There is an utmost significance of the Y chromosome”. This is the same way in which  “Christ is utmost significant in the plan of salvation”.

“THE primary decision about male or female sexual development of the human embryo depends on the presence of the Y chromosome, more specifically on a gene on the Y chromosome encoding a testis-determining factor, TDF”…


Notice the extract below:

“In the absence of Y, the pathway leads to development of a female (Fig. 4). Therefore, the Y must contain a testis-determining factor…The region of the Y chromosome that carries the testis-determining factor contains a gene called SRY (sex region Y). Its product binds to DNA, acting as a transcription factor that is critical for testis production. Scientists studying sex reversal, a difference between the chromosomal sex and the phenotypic sex, confirmed the importance of SRY.”


The main key point to be taken from this reading in the same way that Y has a significant in the gender determination process, Christ is also of great significance when it comes to our salvation.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16.


Header image by Sciepro.

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