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The breath of life

Discussion in 'Bible Study Forum' started by theophilus, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. theophilus

    theophilus Well-Known Member

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    Everyone knows that human life begins at conception. A new person comes into existence, created in Gods image, with his unique DNA, with a God given plan for his life. The new human isn’t yet able to survive on his own so he must spend the first nine months of existence in his mother’s womb.

    Actually the first sentence isn’t accurate. What I should have said is, “Everyone knows that human life begins at conception, except those who believe a woman has the right to abort her baby.” All of us believe that murdering a human is wrong so abortion can only be justified by claiming that the unborn child is something less than human. Some “Christians” even quote a verse of the Bible to prove this point.

    The LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
    Genesis 2:7 ESV

    They say this proves that life begins when the baby takes its first breath and so there is no sin in aborting it before then. This viewpoint is refuted later in the same chapter.

    The LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said,

    “This at last is bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;
    she shall be called Woman,
    because she was taken out of Man.”

    Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
    Genesis 2:21-24 ESV

    God did not breathe the breath of life into the woman yet there is no doubt that she was alive.

    Gabriel told Zechariah that John the Baptist would be filled with the Holy Spirit while still in his mother’s womb.

    And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,for he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.
    Luke 1:14,15 ESV

    Here is more evidence that John was already alive before he was born.

    And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb.
    Luke 1:41 ESV

    When God breathed the breath of life into Adam he breathed it into the whole human race. Adam became a living creature and he transmitted that life to all of his descendants.

    Satan often uses the Bible to deceive people. He quoted it when he was tempting Jesus.

    Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,

    “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’


    “‘On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
    Matthew 4:5,6 ESV

    Here is the source of his quotation.

    For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways.
    On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.
    Psalm 91:11,12 ESV

    If you compare them you will see that Satan left out the phrase “to guard you in all your ways.” When he uses the Bible, he misquotes it or takes it out of context. Don’t automatically accept something as true if the Bible is used to support it. Examine the Bible references used to make sure the meaning is not being distorted.