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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.
Jeremiah 1:5 -


  1. One of my favorite verses, since it's Biblical proof that abortion is acceptable.

  2. Well, if life started at conception, I might be worried. If life starts at conception, then aborting a fetus is murder.

    Luckily, God knows us before He formed us in the womb. He essentially knows us as sperm, and I assume he only gets to know the one of billions that will become a person. He's not going to bother to get to know the trillions that are lost all the time as sperm are created and die naturally in the testes, and considering over half of all conceptions result in spontaneous natural abortion, God is perfectly familiar with the concept that not even conception results in a person.

    So, God knew me when I was a sperm, and knowing everything, knew I, the sperm, would out swim millions of other little tadpoles of genetic material to fertilize my mother's egg, grow to term, and would be born. If I was going to be aborted, an all-knowing God wouldn't bother to get to know me when I was a single cell with half my genetic material in my father's testes almost over 28 years ago.

    A very misunderstood Bible verse, if you ask me.

  3. That's a pretty poor effort Bret. I don't expect an "A" effort every time by this is way below what you're capable of doing.

  4. Then you explain to me the implications of knowing someone before they are formed in the womb.

  5. I'm sorry. I thought you were being flippant. Sorry.

    Foreknowledge as used in the Bible always means to know the person, to be in relationship with the person - to have set apart the person for a relationship.

    A sperm or an "egg" on its own is not a person. Life does indeed start at conception.