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    Does life start at conception or birth?

    In my opinion life starts at conception. This is when the soul enters also

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    Colleen

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    My opinion is life starts when the brain is fully developed in the fetus. At this point, Soul will enter the fetus. Until the brain is fully developed there can be no conscious awareness. Why would Soul want to exist in pure nothingness if it can remain in heaven until the last second? I can't think of a good reason. Again, my opinion and my belief.

    friendindeed

    I believe the moment of conception the soul enters and God has created a new human.

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    A scientific textbook called “Basics of Biology” gives five characteristics of living things; these five criteria are found in all modern elementary scientific textbooks:




    1. Living things are highly organized.




    2. All living things have an ability to acquire materials and energy.




    3. All living things have an ability to respond to their environment.




    4. All living things have an ability to reproduce.




    5. All living things have an ability to adapt.




    According to this elementary definition of life, life begins at fertilization, when a sperm unites with an oocyte. From this moment, the being is highly organized, has the ability to acquire materials and energy, has the ability to respond to his or her environment, has the ability to adapt, and has the ability to reproduce (the cells divide, then divide again, etc., and barring pathology and pending reproductive maturity has the potential to reproduce other members of the species). Non-living things do not do these things. Even before the mother is aware that she is pregnant, a distinct, unique life has begun his or her existence inside her.

    FriendofGod

    Good answer Pam!

    IamPamela313

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    friendindeed

    Clear answer

    ed shank

    Right again.
    IamPamela313

    Thanks, Ed :-)

    A baby starts to grow at conception so there is life. Love, Randy

    yes at conception I think

    friendindeed

    I agree. .

    God knew you before you were even thought of or born so actually it could be even before conception but yes life does start too at conception.

    At Conception
    Yes life begins instantly at conception.The ancient Chinese they believed that life begin instantly at
    conception

    The soul is your identity, and your identity was always as a spirit with God. Therefore, your life always existed in the spiritual realm. The physical conception is just a process to producing a human being, consisting of body, soul, and eternal spirit.

    conception I had a miscarraige and believe I will meet that child in heaven
    friendindeed

    I believe you will. That will be a good day
    without doubt conception.. the soul was born.. but was known beforehand

    Definately At Conception

    Conception.

    If we believe God creates life then if life does not start at conception what is going on when the egg is fertilised. Does God only step in later. No We cant say God Creates but something happens without Him until the brain develops

    "WHEN YOU (RETIRE) OF COURSE"!

    The question needs more clarification. Life is in the blood, if the blood is pumping then there is life. I think you mean when is a new soul created, at conception or at birth? This would be answered in God's word just as all matters of life and death are. God's word declares that He already knows you while He is forming you in the womb, before any of your parts are fashioned. So the answer as to whether a new soul is created at conception or birth the answer is at conception. This is why abortion is murder, the shedding of innocent blood and destroying the body of the soul which God is creating within the womb.

    The moment of conception a part of each parent comes together and at that moment a life starts. We cant say it grows for a few months and then life starts or the soul enters.

    The moment there is breath of life in the zygote,it is a living thing.
    Life BEGINS when born. A life form STARTS at birth. Purpose of life is to reproduce. Life ENTITY begins at conception.
    Sorry, I clicked twice.
    As I recall, It was pretty lively at the conception of both my children.

    This is a tricky one. Life is conceived at conception but not as a baby I believe that but I also agree with Coleen that the soul enters the child when or just prior to the birth but there will be many who will not agree,

    Interesting outlook and argument, Colleen. I would say life while life may begin with a fertilized embryo implanted in the body, human life from a legal standpoint should begin when that life form can exist outside the womb on its own, even if that means with artificial help like an incubator, breathing and feeding tubes, etc. Currently that would be between 22 and 25 weeks post conception. But that time period is getting earlier and earlier too while life fertilized in a dish is being grown later and later too. Eventually, there may be no need to even implant a fertilized egg. At that point, friendindeed may be correct from my point of view too.

    If life starts after birth then God is not the Creator. God is the Creator so life starts at conception.

    I THINK THE MEANING OF LIFE IS THE BEGAINNIG OF LIFE TO BE BORN TO DIE.NOW YOU HAVE THE CHORES TO LIVE FOR EVERY OR DIE FOR EVERY.BUT IF YOU WERE NOT BORN YOU WILL NOT HAVE THE CHANCE TO Chouse LIFE OR DEATH.FOR SOOM RESON GOD WHANT USE TO EXPERIENCE LIFE ON EARTH BEFORE WE CAN BECOME A FULL SPIRIT MAN.IN ORDER TO LIVE IN WITH HIM.I BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE SAID YOU CAN'T LOOK AT GOD AND LIVE.SO YOU HAVE TO DIE FIRST

    PEOPLELOVER

    What the????

    With respect that is a silly question. Life does not start.Life is already there.An egg is life it may not be fertilised. then it will be a dead egg.   All the best Fred.



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