Members Dr. Robert S. Morley Posted April 26 Members Share Posted April 26 24 minutes ago, BrotherTony said: You would have us to believe that God is just sitting around on his throne waiting to drop a soul into a body at the right time.... laughable. Did you laugh at the account of Adam? What about the account of the valley of dry bones? What of Ecclesiastes 11:5? Odder to me is the idea that 1 in every 2 zygotes that are being discarded as we speak are considered human beings by those who believe a human being is formed at conception. Here are extracts from my book (I put a key point in bold): Despite that soul reproduction appears to have been made innately transferable, it remains a challenge to determine the starting point of personhood in human offspring. It would seem reasonable to conclude that each zygote is an entire living soul from conception. However, it may be that the soul remains untriggered for weeks after conception has occurred. This delay would be not unlike the eyes opening in the womb during fetal development. Such a delay seems plausible, especially considering the high spontaneous loss in pregnancy in the first trimester. Should one view these tragedies as the loss of children, or are they the tragic loss of valuable material and the potential of children? . . . It remains unclear whether or not personhood gets established at conception, i.e., during fertilization, which can occur as quickly as 30 minutes after ejaculation of semen into a woman’s vagina right up until five days later, or during the implantation of the zygote into the uterus, which is another 5-6 days after that. Nor whether it’s from around 5 ½ weeks when a heartbeat can be detected or later. But one thing is biblically clear; personhood does begin in the womb. ABORTION AND THE BIBLE: Can Pro-life and Pro-choice Both Be Right? Dr. Robert S. Morley Pastor Scott Markle and BrotherTony 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.