In this issue . . .
A: Although science has shown us the wonderful continuity of the development of life throughout all its stages, science has been unable to define the onset of humanness. However, there is ample information in Scripture for us to determine the answer to this problem.
The Bible contains numerous references to the unborn. Each time the Bible speaks of the unborn, there is reference to an actual person, a living human being already in existence. These Scriptures, taken in context, all indicate that God considers the unborn to be people. The language of the text continually describes them in personal terms.
Since the Bible treats those persons yet unborn as real persons, and since the development of a person is a continuum with a definite beginning at the moment of fertilization, the logical point at which a person begins to be human is at that beginning. The answer is that life begins at conception (using the now older definition of the term, synonymous with fertilization). Frankly, no other conclusion is possible from Scripture or science.
Discover the details of how human life begins and develops, then learn what Scripture teaches about the unborn.
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Wrinkled fingers: Most parents get asked by young children after a long soak in the tub, “Why do my fingers and toes get wrinkly in the water?” Until recently that remained a scientific mystery.
No “curse of Ham”: The Creation Museum does not promote the erroneous “curse of Ham.”
Cave-baby clone: Could cloning technology resurrect humanity’s past, and should it?
Bird teeth: Toothed bird and its dinner add to knowledge of avian biodiversity in the age of dinosaurs.
Forgiveness: In the wake of the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States, we should remember that the 54 million unborn babies that have perished are not its only victims.
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