Research as Part of Our Christian Mission

In Romans 12:1-8, we, as believers are reminded that we all have different God-given abilities, even while we are part of one body.  As a child of God, we have an obligation to recognize our particular talents and to use these talents in His service.

... (12:6) We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. (12:7) If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; (12:8) if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

And informed by such thought as:

“I believe God did intend, in giving us intelligence, to give us the opportunity to investigate and appreciate the wonders of His creation. He is not threatened by our scientific adventures.” Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health