I was reading another blog and if I knew how to link to it I would. It is Lindsey over at “emphaticasterisk.com”. Her question was “When does life begin.”
We all have heard this same question over the years… trying to determine when exactly life begins. Is it a baby? Is it an enviable tissue mass? Is it alive?
As always Lindsey is very , very eloquent with her writings and is quite adept at leading you to where she wants you to “land”.
However, as I pondered the “when does life begin” I broke out my study bible and began to look up a few things. One of them was “blood”.
If you know your Bible you know that blood is a big theme all through the OT and NT. So rather than rewrite what I have written on Lindsey’s blog I decided to take the easy way out and cut and paste with minor changes.
You know the verse in the Bible that says although they see they won’t be able to see. You, of course, know the context. That being if you are not a believer you will not be able to see what the Lord wants you to see or that we would be completely overwhelmed if we received Revelation of everything all at once.
That being said…
Now I won’t claim out and out Revelation knowledge but let’s look at the book of Leviticus chapter 17 verses 11-14. Here we see that the Lord is reiterating the Law against eating blood. Why is that? Verse 11 “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the alter to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Then in verse 14 He reiterates again where LIFE IS. “For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof:…”
As you look at the context of blood all through out the bible. Blood means life. Therefore…
My (current) understanding to the question “where does life begin?”. Life begins when there is blood present. It really is as simple as that. No blood, no life.