I wrote a grand post about my opinion of when life begins. Then I had to do something I hate. I recognized I was wrong and deleted the post. So mostly questions, some opinion.
When does “life” begin?
- At conception when the perfect little human blueprint is established in its DNA? There is no doubt that it is “alive.” All those little cells begin doing what God has designed for them to do.
- At the time it attaches to its mother and “breath” of oxygen flows through its cells? Perhaps what the Bible calls God breathing “the breath of life” into Adam.
- When the blood begins flowing caused by that little heart beat? The Bible says “the life is in the blood.” Is that when spirit life begins?
- When it lands outside its mother and takes its first gasp of air prematurely?
- When it is fully developed, doctor spanks its bottom and it takes a breath and cries?
My deleted post was taking a stand for number three, based on the “life being in the blood.” But there are too many scriptures and too much logic indicating an earlier time. The last option is absurd to me since I know that baby can take a breath much earlier than its full development stage. The claim that it receives its “life” when it breathes because that is what happened to Adam, is not analogous because that baby is “alive” from the beginning. Adam was not. He was “dirt” until God breathed life into him. Not equal!
So I don’t know when spirit life begins. I know a lot of mothers who have miscarried, and they absolutely believe the baby awaits them in heaven. I do to.
There is no logic to saying a mother who loses her four month unborn baby in spite of doing everything possible to carry it to term, has a little “soul” awaiting them in heaven, but the four month unborn baby whose mother aborts it deliberately does not have a “soul.”
All those who are spontaneously miscarried because of some medical reason even too early for a woman to know she is pregnant, I don’t know.
However, when considering the issue of abortion, there is more to be considered. On to some of those issues next time.
- “Know that the LORD Himself is God; it is He who has made us, …(Psalm 100:3, NASV).
- “… the One who formed you from the womb, ‘I, the LORD,. . .'” (Isaiah 44:24, NASV).
- “… and all of us are the work of Thy hand” (Isaiah 64:8, NASV).
- “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb…” (Psalm 139:13-16, NKJV).
- “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5, NIV).
- But when He who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through His grace . . .” (Galatians 1:15, RSV).
- “,,,the baby in my womb leaped for joy'” (Luke 1:41, 44, NIV).
- Exodus 21:22-25 prescribes what should be done to a person who wounds a pregnant woman in such a way as to cause a miscarriage or death of the infant.