Originally Posted by RunningOnMT
It seems to me that regardless of whether the Bible says specifically when human life begins, it should be self evident to a thinking person, when that is. Think about it, we have two living things, a womans egg and a mans sperm cell. All that's necessary for human life is for the two to meet. If there isn't human life at that point, there never will be.
EX NIHILO, NIHIL FIT
Perhaps God realized that HIS people would have the "wisdom" to understand what is "implied" in HIS Word.
Personally, I think with those whom are called by HIS name, there is little need for a "direct"
answer. (Faith is enough)
It is only the ones that lack "FAITH" and have NOT yet accepted or met the "Spirit of TRUTH" who have difficulty in this particular understanding.
The Bible is quite literally full of implications that we were known of God well before we were born. One either believes this or they do not.
I can not see how anyone can believe they were known by God before they were born and NOT believe that your "physical"
life began at the time of your conception.
To those that have yet to grasp this TRUTH, I suggest a time of prayer & devotion to the FATHER. Ask him to fill you with the "Spirit of TRUTH"
; so you will know & understand your LIFE has ALWAYS been in the hands of GOD!
John 14:15-21 (KJV)
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
John 16:13-15 (KJV)
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.