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My understanding of scripture is that we are not physical beings. We are spiritual. We live a time in a physical state here on this earth in a body created, formed, by God.
I am not aware of theology that posits that we are all Adam. Sorry. Decended from Adam? Yes.
I suggest that we are created spiritual prior to conception then placed into the formed physical at conception. This is directly in line with the passage I posted prior.
It was on your radar when you were in the womb. If your mother had chosen abortion, you wouldn't be here to not care.
I won't touch on the other points directly, instead focusing on the philosophical and theological points.I personally don't see how philosophy has any say or bearing on when the soul develops. However, the theological is actually very clearly defined.
Jeremiah 1:5 says "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations."
God is speaking specifically of the prophet here, but the same applies to all humans. Before being formed in the womb God knew you and me and each other human. So, clearly a knowable entity is created before being formed in the womb, e.g. this would be the zygote or even before.
God has always been clear when life begins. We, in our limited understanding, have been all over the place.
(d) wants to legally declare that life begins at conception
Why is this such a bad thing? Why is it such a fatal ideology to think that all life is precious? Even the unborn? How can the living hate life so much?
Now, to retort to the below response that Ron Paul voted against the constitutional amendment, you are right. He did vote against that. He did so because he believes abortion is a state level issue. He does see that life begins at conception. He is just confused on where the issue should be resolved. Life is a federal issue. Right to life is a federal issue.
I would not vote for Ron Paul for various reasons. I will respond on his behalf though on your curiosity. He thinks women shouldn't be able to choose to ave abortions because as an obstetrician he knows very well that life begins at conception, and he believes in the federal right to life. The unborn cannot speak for themselves, so we must protect them.
Rick Santorum is not God, nor does he respresent the inerrant Word of God.
You know I started to answer each one of these statements individually. I have decided that is not needed. I don't need to cover the differences in language in tanslations or limitations of culture of the time. This will be labeled as a troll response, but:
1 Corinthians 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
Ephesians 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
These passages tell us God is much smarter than us, and that understanding of His divine Word only comes by Spirit revelation.
Not the answer you're looking for, but the truth.
Please feel free to cite what parts of God's Word is wrong when compared to man made "facts".
The difference is that the one I refer to is an actual human, where your example is a part of a human.
How can someone that was not killed prior to birth even consider advocating for the killing of others prior to birth? It makes that person into a hypocrit.
Sorry, faith in the living God was an completely intrinsic part of life. It was not just a passing thought as you alude to. It also was not just colloquial language as you wish it was.
Perhaps you should rethink your language. It would very much be a sign of insanity to continue calling out to God when you don't believe He even exists. Although it could still benefit your situation as He very much does exist and cares about you.
Where did I disregard women as no longer human? I expect the lives of both women and children, even those in the womb, to be equally respected and fought for.
You claim I misinterpreted the use of the word establishment in my reply to someone incorrectly citing the establishment clause. Then you tell me my reply was off topic? Not following.
I certainly agree there is a huge disparity between people that call themselves Christian today and Christians in the days of the country's founding.
I'll also agree there was certainly no intention of the US ever becoming a theocracy. And I would not want it to be one.
And I tend to agree they had no intention of religion influencing government. They did however have the intention of God's influence. See the dating of the signing of the constitution, "Year of our Lord". See the first amendment proclaimation of Washington praising Almighty God for the drafting. Reference Ben Franklin's, least likely to do this btw, call to the constitutional convention to prayer at the beginning of each day's session for God's guidance in the drafting of the constitution.
These men had no reason to invoke God directly in the constitution. They were forming a God fearing nation; a Christian nation using the definition of Christian from that time. But certainly not a theocracy. The idea of being a secular nation was completely foreign to anyone until the mid to late 1800s.