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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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.

7 Tips silence your liberal professors on issues of Life.

#SockittoPP CAMPAIGN

Be the voice for a voiceless victim of America’s largest abortion chain Planned Parenthood aborted 323,999 children in the last year … while raking in more than half a billion taxpayer dollars. Enough is enough! Let’s send 323,999 baby socks to Congress — representing these voiceless victims of Planned Parenthood … and calling upon our elected officials to defund the abortion Goliath.

DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD BY SENDING 329,999 Baby Socks to CONGRESS!

Grab a pair of clean baby socks, and take these 3 simple steps to deliver a message that no politician can ignore …

STEP 1: SEND A SOCK representing a voiceless victim of Planned Parenthood … and deliver a message calling upon Congress to defund the abortion chain.

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STEP 3: TELL YOUR FRIENDS about the #SockIt2PP campaign — via social media, email, in person — encouraging them to also send and pin socks!

The information above is shared from STUDENTS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA.

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Babies developing in the womb 7-18 weeks old

Roe V. Wade: 44 Years of legalized Murder of Innocents

The county in which I live just commemorated the 38th anniversary of an unjust law in the U.S.  January 22nd was the thirty-ninth anniversary of the Roe.V. Wade decision to nationally legalize abortion in the United States of America.

Sadly our local newspaper reported that only 75 people turned out for the candlelight vigil at our county seat of Graham NC.  I must say that Apathy seems to be pervasive in the so-called Culture of Life.  Back in the spring, my children and I attended the county RTL Life Chain. The turn out there was more abysmal. I would say only about 30 folks attended and held up signs for passersby to see.

There are many reasons why people do not have the fervor for Life we should have.  I know that one reason is the fact that the slaughter is unpublished.  No one SEES these innocent babies being killed, so it’s almost like it does not exist. If one cannot see it then it must not be happening, is the problem.  Of course another reason for the apathy is that the victims have no voice with which to protest. We are supposed to be THEIR VOICE.  Thirdly, the very fact that Abortion is Legal makes is seem fine and legitimate as a choice for women who for what ever reason don’t think they can give life to their unborn child.  I think that because these precious lives are snuffed out in the secrecy of the mother’s womb in tucked away clinics, people do not understand nor comprehend what is happening. But these reason will not cause us to be free from the blood-guiltiness in the eyes of God.

What people do not understand is the fact that Judgement is coming upon this land for its evil and unjust laws and resulting practices. Proverbs 6:16-17 There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood. An Abomination is something that is detestable, forbidden and morally offensive. It also denotes idolatry. In the case of abortion, the idolatry involved is fornication, adultery (i.e. illicit sex) and murder.  Idolatry is the worship of a false god. So in effect and in practice, Abortion is the resultant “damage control action” used to protect what those in the United States truly worship: Sex, and Murder.  And let us not forget Money. The money that is paid to “doctors” to kill the innocents.  The abortion industry is a multi-million dollar  industry. This does not even include monies that are derived from the harvesting and sales of the fetal tissues obtained from abortions and all of the research and products that are created from those  dismembered baby parts.

It seems that the old saying about a Big Lie being easier to believe that a little lie is true in the case of Abortion.  But if one would only open the Bible, the word of God, one could see the Truth told by the One True God and Creator of all Life.

In the end, God will not be mocked. See Galatians 6: Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life.

If you have had an abortion. It is not too late to ask the Author of Life for forgiveness. Jesus gave his innocent life as an atonement for your sin of abortion. He stands with open arms waiting for you to acknowledge your wrong, repent and come running to Him.  He can and will cleanse you and give you joy for the ashes.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever shall believe upon Him shall be saved. John 3:16

Will you be that “whosoever” today. I pray you will.

A Picture is worth a thousand words: Here’s a few thousand….

    “While giving an anesthetic for a ruptured ectopic pregnancy…I was handed what I believe the smallest human being ever seen…This tiny human was perfectly developed, with long, tapering fingers, feet and toes…The baby was extremely alive and swam about the sac approximately one timeper second, with a naturalswimmer’s stroke.” –Paul Rockwell M.D.

(Feet of a 10-week old baby whose mom suffered a miscarriage)

1month (4-week)unborn baby in the womb

4-dimensional ultrasound of baby in the womb

4-dimensional ultrasound of baby in the womb

A beautiful postcard from Heritage House 76

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Fetus (or Baby) at 24 Weeks Development

Model of 12 week old baby as it would appear in the womb

http://www.silentscream.org/flash/diary_v01_english.swf

Above a link from Silent Scream it is not gory or scary, just showing the development of a baby in utero. Check it out. It is very powerfully informative.