Chapter 29: When Does Life Begin? – Answers in Genesis
It is fairly easy for those who feel no real responsibility for their actions, or those who don’t believe that they will have to face judgment someday, to tell the world that life does not begin at conception and that the baby in the womb is just a bunch of cells. What they neglect to tell is the rest of the story and that is that we are all a bunch of cells but that life itself is scientifically established with the dividing of those cell, at least human life is. They like to convince people that abortion is acceptable not because they don’t believe in life, but because they don’t believe in anything but themselves. To admit to something greater would be to admit to the possibility that they might have to take some responsibility for their actions at some time. They prefer to live a life that is simply filled with whatever they desire, the mentality that says if it feels good, do it. If there is an unwanted reaction to that lifestyle, it is easier to dispose of if you can deny the reality of it. These same people will also argue the worth of life or the quality of life. As if by some accidental arrangement of their brains, they have the right to decide who is worthy and what quality of life they have. They would like to be able to euthanize the disabled, the elderly or simply those that they find burdensome. These are the lawless of our society. The ones who want to do as they will, if they can change the laws they will, if they can not, the laws are something to be gotten around. Their only value on life is what it brings them. They would rather treat the Word of God as a history book that doesn’t fit todays lifestyle, rather than a book by the Creator that emcompasses all of creation itself and warns regularly of the consequences of our actions. Please take time to visit the site and consider the book written by Tommy Mitchell MD and God bless! An excerpt is below!!!
Who Is More Human?
Life is a continuum. From the season of growing in the womb to being born, from playing as a child to growing older, each stage of life seems to blend gracefully (or not so gracefully in my case) into the next. Life progresses and time passes, culminating in death. Death, a very visible end point, is more easily defined than the point at which the continuum of human life begins.
Where is the starting point? If life is indeed a continual process, can we not just work backward to its beginning? There are a variety of opinions about life’s beginnings. Many say life begins at conception. Others argue strongly that life does not start until implantation in the womb. Still others say that human life begins only when the umbilical cord is cut, making the newborn child an independent agent. How is fact separated from opinion?
Perhaps another way to ask the question is, when do we become human? Certainly a child sitting on grandpa’s knee or a fully grown adult would be considered human. Is the adult more human than the child? Of course not. No reasonable person would consider the child to be less human. At what point along the journey did this child become human? Was it at conception, somewhere during his development, or at birth?