When does a person get their eternal spirit? Ecclesiastes 12:1,7 tells us after death our spirit returns to God from where it came. But when did we get our spirit? Identical Twins and Mirror Twins are produced when the already fertilized, dividing and growing new life form splits and separates into two groups of cells up to 8 or 12 days, respectively, after fertilization. If one had their spirit before this, did it split into two, or did God then send another spirit to inhabit the second spiritless group of cells?
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In the book “The Soul’s Remembrance” by Roy Mills, the author says God allowed him to remember his time in heaven before he came to earth. He says when he first entered the baby’s body inside his mother that the baby’s heart beating so fast, etc., caused him to kick and his mother felt this kick or quickening as it is sometimes called. Some Moslem scholars and in the past some Christian scholars felt the arrival of the spirit into one’s body corresponded with quickening or the first noticeable kicks of the baby, around the 3rd or 4th month of pregnancy. In the book "Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo, their little boy Colton who died and came back when he was almost four, told of seeing and talking to his little sister in heaven who told him she had died when she was a baby in her mom's tummy. Page 35 of the book reveals the mom lost the baby when she was two months into the pregnancy. Apparently some fetuses move as early as the 8th week after conception. However, the mother normally won't feel the fetus moving until the 14th to 26th week after conception. Jesus’ cousin John was already in his body in Elizabeth when she was around 6 months along. Luke 1:36-44. In the case of Jesus, we are told the Holy Spirit came upon her and she became with child. Luke 1:34-35. We are not told if Jesus entered her at that time or later. Surprisingly, the nine months of a woman's pregnancy technically starts two weeks before conception or before she's actually pregnant.
Thoughts on how society might legislate humanness, abortion, and punishment as a function of time. The Pro-life Action League fetal developmentpage. According to them a baby's heart is pumping blood and a baby's brain has brainwaves by 3 and 6 weeks respectively after conception. Death is ruled when there is no heartbeat and no brain function so why wouldn't life be ruled when there is a heart beat and brain function? The evidence to me indicates one"s spirit may enter their new body anytime after the heart and brain are both working!
Let's not forget, there are cases where the mother will die if the baby is not removed. A tubal pregnancy is extremely painful for the mother and will eventually result in both of their deaths if the baby is not removed. There are other cases which will result in both the mother and baby's deaths if the baby is not removed.
As early as 7 to 8 weeks after conception the fetus reacts to touch! When doing surgery on a fetus only 18 to 20 weeks along many doctors use fetal anesthesia to stop the fetus from moving around. Here are some very thought provoking testimonies by former abortionists. The National Right to Life's fetal development page. They have evidence why they believe a fetus can feel pain for sure by 20 weeks after fertilization.
I recently received a questionair in the mail asking me if I believe life begins at conception. Every cell is alive. Every fertilized egg has a unique DNA arrangement. However, that does not mean it is inhabited by a spirit. Today, we have many frozen fertilized eggs. I do not believe they are inhabited by a spirit. Every cell does not have a spirit. I think a better question to ask is, when do you believe one's spirit enters their body. I believe it must be sometime after both the baby's heart and brain are working or at the end of the 6th week from conception.
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