Will The Unborn Be Resurrected?
Below is a study my husband and I have done independently concerning unborn children, the science, and how God views the unborn in His Word. It naturally follows that if an unborn child is alive, he/she will be in the resurrection. It will consist of three parts.
When does a human being become a human being? When does life begin? When we answer these questions another question naturally follows. At what stage of life are we counted worthy of the resurrection from the dead? This question may seem unimportant to many but to a mother who has lost a baby to miscarriage or to an abortion or to an abortifacient (ie. the pill or IUD) it is very important!
First the science:
The following are a few quotes from highly respected scientist.
“To accept the fact that after fertilization has taken place a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion … it is plain experimental evidence.”The “Father of Modern Genetics” Dr. Jerome Lejeune, Univ. of Descarte, Paris 1
“The human being is fully programmed for human growth and development for his or her entire life at the one cell age,” reported Dr. David Fu-Chi Mark, a celebrated molecular biologist. He concluded: “There can no longer be any doubt that each human being is totally unique from the very beginning of his or her life at fertilization.” 2
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When life begins.
The development of all the parts of an embryo begins at conception, when the ovum, or egg cell, of the woman is fertilized by a sperm cell of the man. New advances in technology have enabled scientists to observe the amazing changes that take place in the nucleus of this one-celled fertilized egg. The molecules making up the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) of the father and mother combine to create a human life that never existed before. 2
Afterward, as that original cell divides, the complete genetic (DNA) “blueprint” is duplicated into every new cell. Amazingly, each of these is programmed to develop into whatever kind of cell is needed. This includes heart tissue, brain cells, bone, skin, and even transparent tissue for our eyes. The initial programming within the original cell for the development of a unique new person has understandably often been referred to as “a miracle.” 2
When it comes to storing massive amounts of information, nothing comes close to the efficiency of DNA. A single strand of DNA is thousands of times thinner than a strand of human hair. One pinhead of DNA could hold enough information to fill a stack of books stretching from the earth to the moon 500 times. 3
Science also declares that an unborn child is just as much an independent human being as you. The original human cell consists of 46 chromosomes, 23 from each parent. At no point during pregnancy does the mother contribute any new cells to the child. The original cell divides itself and multiplies to provide development and growth for the child. Scientifically speaking, the child is just as independent at six months before birth as he will be six months after birth.Yes, the mother does provide nourishment to the unborn child, but she also provides nourishment to the newborn child!
At two weeks pregnancy, the “fetus” can move alone. By four weeks the child has limbs, muscle tissue, a heart and heartbeat. Ears, eyes, and small hands are visible by the fifth week. The child responds to touch sensations by the sixth or seventh week. At eight weeks, the baby sometimes tries to take a breath when removed from the mother. At twelve weeks, the child will often struggle for life two or three hours when removed from the mother.
There is a myriad of information that is available on this subject in scientific journals, libraries and on the internet.
Science confirms the fact that a human being is a human being at fertilization
The following link has a wonderful computer generated video on how DNA works inside every cell (accept blood cells) of our bodies. The story begins with the journey from skepticism to wonder of a staunch evolutionist, Dr. Kenyon. The microscopic and computer visualizations that follow are truly amazing!
DNA Double Helix
Watch below as this video shows in computer animation how your body copies the genetic information from one cell to another, creating a whole new cell. This may seem complicated at the beginning but keep watching until the end. In a computer generated model, you will see what happens when the DNA is split and coded. It rivals Star Wars, and it is not fiction!!
In conception (fertilization), half of the mothers DNA of the above double helix and half of the father’s DNA from his double helix join together to form a completely new creation.
The new fertilized ovum already has his or her own genetic DNA design coding, with detailed instructions about how the single cell will develop into a baby over the next nine months, a code that is written in God’s book, to never forget.
Ps 139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
Psalms 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Psalms 139:15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Psalms 139:16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Could this be specifically talking about the DNA code of genetics that is written out for us at conception? I would say so! The Bible is full of science that man has discovered or is still now discovering.
Isaiah 49:5 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
?Question? If we know that in God’s Book our names are written, the Book of Life, why would He forget the pages of His book that contained the DNA of your unborn infant? Even greater, our Lord has written our names on the palm of his hand.
In the next post, Part II, we will discuss how God views unborn children in His word, penalty for harming a child in the womb, the breath of life, and the blood as the life thereof. End of Part I.
Other Interesting Videos
Here are part II and III of this series: