THE MIRACLE OF LIFE!
The Bible does teach that life begins at conception
THANK GOD FOR SMALL LITTLE MIRACLES!
A baby with an umbilical cord still attached was discovered this week in a Nativity scene at a New York church, according to church staff.
Jose Moran, a custodian at Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill in Queens, found a baby boy wrapped in towels in a Nativity scene on Monday afternoon.
Moran heard a baby but didn't think anything of it because people go in and out of the church all the time, said Paul Cerni, parish secretary. But once he got closer, Moran saw the newborn.
Although this mother did abandon her newborn thank God she did choose life over death. Thank you Lord for sparing this precious life and we know for this mother and others forgiveness is found at the Cross of Jesus Christ and for those who are willing to forgive others.
Question: "Does the Bible teach that life begins at conception?"
Answer: The Bible does teach that life begins at conception. Every culture's view of when human life begins changes as society's values, moral standards, and knowledge about the process of embryonic development change. Prior to the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed abortion on demand, developing embryos were considered unborn persons. Now, even a fetus that could survive on its own outside its mother's womb could be aborted, under certain medical circumstances. This demonstrates that we do not consider an unborn child to be a true human being.
Science tells us that human life begins at the time of conception. From the moment fertilization takes place, the child's genetic makeup is already complete. Its gender has already been determined, along with its height and hair, eye and skin color. The only thing the embryo needs to become a fully-functioning being is the time to grow and develop.
More importantly, God reveals to us in His Word that not only does life begin at conception, but He knows who we are even before then (Jeremiah 1:5). King David said this about God's role in our conception: "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb . . . your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be" (Psalm 139:13, 16).
Society continually seeks to devalue the lives of the unborn, creating its own definitions of humanity based on distorted views of morality. But the undeniable fact is that life begins at creation, and a human is created as soon as he or she is conceived. God is present at our creation; He is, in fact, our Creator. Our value as human beings created in His image is conceived even before we are.
Before you were formed in the body of your mother I had knowledge of you, and before your birth I made you holy; I have given you the work of being a prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5 BBE)
My flesh was made by you, and my parts joined together in my mother's body. (Psalms 139:13 BBE)
I will give you praise, for I am strangely and delicately formed; your works are great wonders, and of this my soul is fully conscious. (Psalms 139:14 BBE)
My frame was not unseen by you when I was made secretly, and strangely formed in the lowest parts of the earth. (Psalms 139:15 BBE)
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book all my days were recorded, even those which were purposed before they had come into being. (Psalms 139:16 BBE)
How dear are your thoughts to me, O God! how great is the number of them! (Psalms 139:17 BBE)