essay: Human Life Begins at Birth

July 20, 2014

“Human life begins at birth”!

HEBREW verb ( Me-rekim ) translated “FROM”
definition: (away from, out from, separate from.)
Greek verb ( Ek ) translated “FROM”
definition: (away from, out from, separate from.)
“From the womb” ( away from the womb; out from the womb; separate from the womb )

Isaiah 49:1
Listen to Me, O islands, And pay attention, you peoples from afar.
Yahweh called Me from the womb;
From the body of My mother He named Me.
This is referring to the Messiah in his humanity and that the Messianic commission actually began at birth, although He did not officially manifest Himself until 30 years later.
Isaiah 49:5
And now says Yahweh,
who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant,
To bring Jacob back to Him,
in order that Israel might be gathered to Him
This is still speaking of the Messiah, and indicates that He was formed from the moment of physical birth to accomplish the Messianic purpose. This can be compared with Hebrews 10:5-7, where the Messiah says “when He comes into the world,” A body you have prepared for me and I have come to do your will.
Luke 1:15
“For he will be great in the sight of the Lord,
and he will drink no wine or liquor;
and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit,
even OUT FROM his mother’s womb.
That is, from the time that he is born, John will have the empowering ministry of the Spirit upon him, but not while he is IN the womb.
There are many passages that people use to suggest that there is soul life in the womb, but none of them actually prove it, and most of them do not even refer to the fetus. The most common argument comes from Luke 1:41-44, but it is not the baby in the womb that is experiencing joy. It is Elizabeth’s joy and the baby has a physical reaction based on the emotional and spiritual stimuli on Elizabeth’s body. Medically speaking, this is called reflex motility.