When Does Human Life Begin?

When Does Human Life Begin? Scientific, Scriptural, and Historical
Evidence Supports Implantation

About The Book

 

What difference does it make?

Why should we be concerned about a definitive answer?

Is there an answer from biology which is compatible with the position of scripture?

 The elusive answer for the question, “When does human life begin?” is one that has not been fully resolved. This book presents a remarkable discussion for all those who would like a fresh approach to this seemingly simple question.

 For centuries this debate has been clouded with assumption, dogma, tradition, and emotion, creating a gridlock of thought among our scientific, legal, and spiritual institutions. This has created a tension within debates over contraception, abortion, rape, stem cell research, and human rights. But until now, no one has thoroughly addressed the simple fundamental question: Why is fertilization thought to be the beginning of life?

 This book reviews the status of current medical thinking as well as the history and traditions of the beginning of human life. Startling scientific evidence shows that fertilization is not the final step in creating a new life and scripture never refers to fertilization. The scriptural evidence clearly states that life is in the blood. Ultimately, an inclusive analysis reveals how the implantation of the blastocyst into the wall of the uterus—eight days after fertilization—completes the requirements for a new individual life.

 Implantation is the time:

  • When the blastocyst receives the essential nutrients and oxygen from the mother
  • When the blastocyst becomes metabolically active and growth occurs
  • When genetic imprinting has completed the new genome
  • When the blastocyst truly becomes an embryo
  • When the breath of life is first given
  • When a new life is truly “conceived”