When Does Life Begin?

WHEN DOES LIFE BEGIN? (By Rita and Edgar Riel)
Some say life begins when the baby takes his or her first breath outside the womb. Most say life begins at conception. Others say life begins midway between conception and the baby taking his or her first breath on its own. With these three different opinions of when life begins, we find that, neither is the Supreme Court of the land able to reach a decision as to when life begins with their natural minds. We say “natural mind” because life’s most important question, “when does life begin?” can only be answered spiritually. What the Supreme Court has decided is the following.

“We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins…the judiciary at this point, in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.”

Then, the highest court made a key admission:
“If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case (or Roe’s case) collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.”

What the court’s decision is saying, in effect, is that “if personhood is established, then “Roe’s case collapses, and the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed by the 14th amendment.” Because of the Supreme Court’s openness for any one to bring evidence to when life begins when personhood is established, we take this opportunity to defend personhood by presenting the spiritual understanding of when life begins.

The Supreme Court, which is considered to have the most brilliant, educated and reasonable minds in our country, nevertheless, by their own admission in saying, “the judiciary at this point, in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer,” Therefore, the judiciary could not determine when life begins and seems to leave this decision up to technology and science. However, Scripture warns us how science is “falsely so called” (1 Tim. 6:20); (Col. 2:8), and that is because, science reasons with the natural mind and history has proven that science hardly, if ever, except for true science, acknowledges the spiritual. This may very well be the reason why it is said to be “falsely so called” and may lead many away from the truth in discerning the spiritual meaning to when life begins.

Consequently, if these most learned men, we appoint in our nation, cannot establish when life begins within “the development of man’s knowledge” (natural mind), we must then seek the answer in the Word of God: for therein, it will be found spiritually. “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor. 2:14) (1 Cor. 15:46).

In relation to this, the Supreme Court and very few people understand that the natural understanding and the things that are seen were given to reveal symbolically the spiritual understanding of the things that are unseen, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Rom 1:20). The Godhead spoken of in this verse speaks of “the Father, Son and Holy Spirit” and is showing that we are without excuse if we do not relate to that life being formed in the womb to the life of the “image of the invisible God” in heaven: for God created man ‘in His own image. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Gen. 1: 27) (Col. 1:15a);. In other words, the personhood that is being made, created and formed invisibly by God in the womb and made in the image of God, is symbolic of the Godhead that is already invisible and established in heaven (Isa. 43:7).

We pray that the following will give further understanding to the Scriptural truths written above.

WHEN LIFE BEGINS:
In this study of when life begins, we will provide two or more verses of Scripture in context as witnesses; “for every Word to be established” (2 Cor. 13:1b); (Deu. 19:15b). We will be using the Word of God, the King James Version, which has been the standard Bible (law) for the past 400 years by which we can judge all things. (Mat 5:18) With this standard for truth, we will proceed to find the answer to the Supreme Court’s decision, which said, “If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case (or Roe’s case) collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.”

Since the answer has been hidden to the natural mind until now, let us seek the spiritual meaning of when life begins. We find that most everyone believes life begins at conception or thereafter even after the baby is born when it takes his or her first breath. This is an answer that can only be found and understood spiritually and not with the natural mind according to (1 Cor. 2:14). What a great victory that would be for the preservation of the potential multiplied millions of lives yet to be born if ‘we the people’ and the Supreme Court would consider and understand the spiritual meaning and evidence presented of when life begins and when personhood is established!

To arrive to the spiritual reality of when life begins, we must first compare the order of the Godhead “in heaven:” – the Father, the WORD and the Holy Spirit – with the order of the God- head being formed and created in the image of God “in earth” as it is “in heaven”. “Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven”(Matt.6:10).

THE ORDER OF THE GODHEAD, WHICH IS “IN HEAVEN”:
“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (1 John 5:7). The order of God “in heaven” is always listed as in the preceding verse throughout Scripture. (Matt. 28:19). The second Person, “the Word”, signifies Jesus. (Rev. 19: 13); (John 1: 14) all three persons of the triune God eternally existed as God, according to His eternal power and Godhead, as said in (Rom. 1:20).

THE ORDER OF THE GODHEAD, WHICH IS “IN EARTH”:
“And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one” (1 John 5:8). The reason the Holy Spirit is mentioned first here, in the only place in Scripture, is because the “three in earth” are looking up to heaven to “bear witness” of the “three that bear record” in heaven” (1 John 5:7). Specifically, these three, – “the Spirit, and the water and the blood” – that agree and bear witness “in earth”, are bearing witness of the order of God that is being formed in the woman, “in earth” as it is in the order of the Godhead that bears record “in heaven” (Matt. 6: 10).

Another reason the Holy Spirit is mentioned first, “in earth” in (1 John 5: 8), is because He is bearing witness of the water and the blood, both of which are symbolic of Jesus, and that the Holy Spirit’s 7 functions or offices “in earth” is to bear witness, “to testify of” and to “glorify” Jesus. (John 15:26b); (John 16:14); (John 14:26b). It is only through the Spirit that man can come to understand the spiritual meaning of “the blood and the water”. Therefore, both (1 John 5:7) and (1 John 5:8) speak of the order of God in the Godhead, so that we can compare life “in heaven” with life being formed and created in the image of God in the woman here “in earth”.

The Father is not mentioned in (1 John 5:8). The reason the Father is not mentioned is because in Jesus, “… dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” (Col. 2 :9); (1;19). The word “bodily’ is said because Jesus was made and was created bodily in ‘a woman’. “…made of a woman, made under the law” to redeem them that were under the law” (Gal. 4:4b, 5a). Jesus, who was invisible “in heaven” was made visible as a “faithful and true witness” to us here “in earth”. (Rev. 3:14); (Jer. 42:5). “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1: 14); “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh” (1Tim. 3:16a),”in all things he might have the preeminence” (Col. 1:18). Born of the Spirit (Luke 1:35) of a virgin with- out Adam’s sinful bloodline, Jesus lived a perfect life in obedience to His Father, which qualified Him to redeem us from what Adam, nor we, Adam’s descendants, could do by our works.

Therefore, these three: “the Spirit, and the water and the blood”, “bear witness” and “agree” “in earth” (1 John 5:8), of that which is already written and recorded “in heaven” (1 John 5:7). We say, “written” because Jesus always appealed to the totally preserved and “every word” (Luke 4: 4) written Word of God” to correct error by saying “it is written” (Matt. 4:4). God’s Word is “for ever settled in heaven” (Ps. 119: 89, 160); “and the scripture cannot be broken;” (John 10:35).

We are saved and sanctified by faith in the water of the Word (Eph. 5:26) and the blood,  “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul” (Lev. 17: 11). We can see from this verse eleven that the blood is both applicable to the human life and the spiritual life to be born again by the Holy Spirit “in earth”.

LIFE OF THE FLESH THAT IS IN THE BLOOD PRECEDES THE BREATH OF LIFE
The Life of the flesh that is in the blood always speaks and testifies of Jesus as we read above in (Lev. 17:11) and always precedes the breath of life that is representative of the Holy Spirit in the order of the Godhead “in heaven”. When Jesus “breathed on” His disciples “and said”, “Receive ye the Holy Ghost”, (John 20:22); we understand by “breathed” that it is the Holy Spirit that is represented as the ‘breath of life’.(Gen 2:7). With the Holy Spirit bearing witness “in earth” of the order of the Godhead in heaven, let us now proceed to understand how the three that “bear record in heaven” parallel and reveal “when life begins” and “personhood” is established here “in earth”.

If Jesus, might have the preeminence in all things, (Col. 1:18); (Eph. 1:21); (John 3:35); and always precedes the Holy Spirit, in the order of God in heaven, which we find throughout the Bible, then, the life of the flesh that is in the blood, that represents Jesus (Lev.17:11) must precede the “breath of life that represents the Holy Spirit, (John 20:22; John 3:8); (Acts 2:2); (Eze.37:5,9).

More specifically, we find that life begins in earth at the time the marriage union of a man and a woman is consummated. The marriage union is consummated at a time when the most intimate act of the sexes is fulfilled when the man and the woman become “one flesh” (Mat.19:5); (I Cor. 6:16). Life begins with Jesus first supplying the life of the flesh that is in the blood of man “in earth” – in the woman, – at consummation before the Holy Spirit supplies the breath of life through the mother’s umbilical cord at conception. (John 20:22); (Acts 17:25)

This life, that is in the blood, in the seed of man, begins the process of the beginning of life at consummation, but at conception, God begins to form that precious innocent life within the womb when the breath of life is supplied by the mother. Not only in the natural time frame does life begin before conception but also according to His eternal power that is outside of natural time where God exists having created time and space. This is evident when God said to Jeremiah, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations” (Jer. 1:5). (Eph. 1:4); (Heb. 4:3) This is where the Lord holds us accountable and, “without excuse”, if we fail to see when life begins physically and eternally according to His “eternal power and Godhead” (Rom.1:20).

A NOTE OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If any find themselves in that situation of having committed abortion and may feel condemned and without hope for having believed that this life within is called a fetus, not understanding how and when life begins according (Romans 1:20), please know that there is forgiveness in God: If we, first of all “repent, turn, confess to God. “…he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1John 1:9).

In God’s omnipotent power to create life in His image, He chose to place the life of the flesh that is in the blood in the seed of man. From the multitude of seeds, only one of the minuscule seeds is all that is needed to create a person. That tiny seed contains the life of the flesh that is in the blood, representing Jesus, by whom life begins. Jesus came to earth to bring us life (John 10:10b). Let us keep in mind always that this microscopic seed, carrying life, swims upstream to its destination and must not be despised in the day of its small beginnings. (Zech. 4:10); (Job 8:7)

Before we close, we humbly present before the Supreme Court to consider the spiritual evidence above of when “personhood is established”, which the judiciary said, “in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.” Since the answer can not be given with man’s knowledge, we have appealed to the spiritual understanding according to the Word of God. Our plea is for the multitude of innocent lives that may possibly be aborted in the future.

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Women’s Reproductive Health Resources Alamance County NC

Women’s Reproductive Health Resources Alamance County

A Hearts Cry- Sherry Morris
306 S. Main Street
Graham, NC 27253
http://www.aheartscrync.org
336-222-1505
lbmsherry@bellsouth.net

Offers Peer counseling to women who are in crisis pregnancy.
Offers physical resources such as baby items i.e. clothing, diapers etc…
Offers practical “mothering” classes i.e. cooking classes etc…

Alamance Pregnancy Services- Tammy and Tony Honeycutt
1519 N. Mebane St.
Burlington, NC 27216
http://www.piedmontrescuemission.org
336-222-9195

Offers Pregnancy option information
Counseling
Parenting Classes
Infant Care Classes
Maternity and Baby needs i.e. clothing, diapers, wipes, etc. etc.

Alamance Cares
http://www.alamancecares.com
3025 S. Church St.
Burlington, NC 27215
336-538-8111

Walk in free Testing for HIV – Every Tuesday 10am-2pm
Offers Hepatitis C and Syphilis testing by appointment

Open Door Clinic of Alamance County
319 N. Graham Hopedale Rd.
Burlington, NC27217
336-570-9800

Offering free health services NOT including Obstetrics

For anyone at Elon interested in starting a Students for Life Group

*Contact
Ryan Eyrich-reyrich@studentsforlife.org
Southeastern Coordinator
http://www.studentsforlife.org

Abortion Testimony Speaker/ Blog
Leslie H. Gydos
http://www.ncprolife.net

Interview Life Chain 2017 / min.14:04-15:04

Alamance County Life Chain 2017- Sunday October 1st.

Help transform Lives. The text is from Proverbs 24:10-

This text has a message of Light and responsibility. God is calling us to Light and Life.

So if you live in North Carolina’s Triad area, come out to Alamance County Life Chain on Sunday October 1, 2017 on South Church Street, Burlington NC.

God Bless You for Standing for the Preborn.

Ask Forgiveness for a Medical Procedure? Yes!!!

Do I need to be forgiven for having a gall stone removed? No, that’s not what I mean….

In the past 44 years since abortion became legal nationally due to the Roe V. Wade decision, over 50 Million unborn babies have had their lives snuffed out.
As much as we who are ProLife think about those precious innocent babies. Do we stop to really think about those women who lost those babies due to abortion?
In abortion there are two victims. One is left living (usually) and the other is left dead. But the mother, who must go on living with the knowledge that she chose to terminate the life of her own child is often tortured. And many don’t realize they have committed a sin,due to many factors,including teaching about “evolution”. Our culture has called abortion a “Medical Procedure”. The truth is that abortion is a Killing. The killing is not just of the unborn child within the womb. Other deaths take place. Often the death of the spirit of that woman takes place. She is so wounded by the abortion experience that her life is altered forever.
Women need healing and hope after an abortion. But due to the pain, shame, and guilt, most women may keep their abortion(s) a secret. They hold in the pain. The pain does come out in many ways, however. These women often lose their relationship with the father of the baby that was aborted. They then may go on to have serial relationships which are unhealthy or even abusive, since often low self-esteem results from an abortion. Other women may turn to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. And others yet may harden their hearts and conscience and try going on like nothing happened.

The women have been lied to and duped by this culture of death. They are suffering and many don’t know where to turn for relief.
As a woman who has gone the through the torture of abortion personally, I can tell you there is only one place or really one person to turn to that is JESUS. He is the only one capable of taking away from you the sin of abortion. You see, when a woman makes the choice to kill, she has the blood of her unborn baby on her hands. That is innocent blood. So you see that is why you feel so badly. It’s why you need to drink, or do drugs, or have relationships, or sex to try to brush away that guilty stain on your heart and mind.

You cannot remove the pain, the stain; you cannot do it. Jesus can! He died a horrible death on a Roman Cross to take upon Himself the responsibility for what you have done. Can you believe it? Many cannot. It sounds too simple, right? Or maybe it sounds too good to be true? Or maybe it sounds like a Religion? Rationalizations can be innumerable. But Jesus is none of those things. He is a person. He is the Savior (of you,) if you will only call out with a mustard seed (tiny bit) of belief in Him, then He will show himself to you, personally. You can ask him for forgiveness. You need to ask. It is called Repentence. We cannot and will not be forgive unless we ask for it. That is the Free Will that God put in each of us. He forgave me. He will do it for you-when you choose to ASK Him.
The only way Jesus will not come and cleanse and forgive you is if you are unwilling. Some are too proud. Some are too smart or educated. Some believe there are many paths to God or heaven. Some think they are “good” people. Some just deny the pain away and believe they did nothing wrong, it was a blob of tissue and just a medical procedure. You know in your heart of hearts it was so much more.

I am so grateful that Jesus loved me so much that he drew me to himself with his great Love. He does that. He draws people through his Goodness and Mercy.
In our culture if someone commits a homicide. Lets say goes up to someone and shoots another person with a gun. That person is guilty of murder, and is punished. Yet our culture legalized, condones and even promotes murdering the most helpless people of all. And the only punishment for the doctors and women is perhaps a guilty conscience, if that.

I hope you will think about what I have said. Let it really sink in to your heart and mind. Maybe you are a person of another religion. Maybe you don’t believe in God’s existence. Or maybe you believe in many paths of righteousness that can lead to “God” as you see Him or Her or It.
Whatever the case may be in your personal life. All you need to do is sit on your bed and sincerely (verbally or silently) say “Jesus, if you are real, as others believe. Then please show yourself to me. ” He will begin in perhaps subtle ways to draw you. You will see His faithfulness. Open your heart and you will see.
It may sound silly, but again, it’s the mustard seed of faith. And He hears you when you call. He loves you. He created you. He knew you before your were born and even before this earth was created.

He wants to make your life whole again. He wants you to know His Great Love and Forgiveness. We all need forgiveness because none of us has lived a perfect life. And we cannot be good enough to earn it. It is through His sacrifice that we can make it here in this life and most importantly to Eternity with Him in Heaven. And you definitely want to end up in Heaven because that is where your baby is, with Jesus. The innocent are gathered around the Father’s throne in heaven. If you choose Christ you will be reunited with your aborted (unborn) child.

May His Holy Spirit touch you now, that you Believe this: The Good News.
In Jesus Name.

PS- Click the tab “TESTIMONY” on my Home page to read my personal Testimony.

Google’s Machine Learning: Helping tackle gender bias in movies…Yay?!

https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.google.com/about/main/gender-equality-films/&source=hpp&id=19002115&ct=3&usg=AFQjCNGBf2_CKA0AtJu8kSs3k4RfbbZYcQ

Some Movies w/ Pro Abort Message

I recently watched a couple of movies I had been sort of avoiding because I had heard they had pro-abortion themes in them. The first and most odious was “Grandma”. Wow, this movie was just horrible on so many levels. The most disgusting aspect was the main character, Grandma, played by long time lesbian Lily Tomlin. In real life she’s not a mother, nor a grandmother. But in real life she’s also clearly on the side of promoting abortion. I won’t go into the whole plot, or lack thereof, other than to say “Grandma” is helping her granddaughter to raise enough money to get an abortion. They go through various schemes, meeting with “Grandma’s” old friends and lovers. And sadly end the end they raised enough money to get the young girl the abortion. This movie dramatizes what is happening in real life in our culture today. Imagine, there must be many grandparents out there who were all rooting for feminism, women’s rights, ERA, and abortion on demand back in the 1960’s and early 70’s. And those so-called pioneers have passed this death culture down for a few generations already. I am praying these elders will have their eyes opened and be able before they meet their Eternity, to Repent for the lies they have propagated to their children, and children’s children, if they were lucky enough to be born.

The second movie I saw recently I rented from my local library. It was “Revolutionary Road” starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. This story took place in the setting of the “oh so repressive” 1950’s New York. The two meet and marry. She’s an artistic type who enjoys acting and had wanted to be a Broadway actress. He was a veteran of WWII, who eventually gets into a desk job at a marketing firm. But all alone they feel like the are too cool for the life they have settled into, living in the suburbs with two young children. The wife suggests they get out of their doldrums by moving to Paris. He was there during the war. Long story short, there is adultery on both parts. The plan to move to Paris is foiled when she discovers she is pregnant with their third child. She is distraught and he is disappointed. She tells him she can “take care of the situation” just as long as it’s before 12 weeks. He, at first seemed somewhat interested, but eventually he’s offered a promotion at work and encourages her to have their child and shames her for her immaturity and selfishness in even thinking of aborting her own child. She feels trapped in her life, her marriage, and in suburbia feeling she’ll never live her dream. So after making “nice nice” with her husband with a lovely breakfast she waves him off to the city and politely goes upstairs to the bathroom to give herself an abortion. She comes back down the stairs solemnly and much blood starts dripping from her skirt and onto the floor. She’s rushed to the hospital where she dies by bleeding to death. This story does a couple of things: It puts down traditional family and married life as old timey and boring. And secondly it not-so-subtly promotes our “need” for abortion on demand. After all if the U.S. had not passed Roe V. Wade in 1973 making it legal to kill the preborn up til 20 weeks then a woman might have to try to perform her “own homemade abortion” or worse go to a back alley doctor for a coat hanger abortion! Revolutionary Road was total pro-abortion Propaganda.

Both above films receive thumbs down and rotten tomatoes from me.