Season 2, Episode 14
For Thursday, August 20, 2015
“Does the Fetus Have A Soul?”
Welcome to The New You, where we focus on maintaining and accentuating the new that Christ has created in you. I’m Robert Hatfield, and here is today’s scripture:
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also (James 2:26).
We have dedicated this week to defending the defenseless; namely, the unborn. Let’s call it like it is: abortion is murder. It is such because what is growing inside of the womb is human life. It is unique human life from the moment of conception (as we have proven scientifically and biblically earlier this week).
Make no mistake about it: God is serious about this life. He gave it! Who are we to think that we have the right to take it?
This week has been primarily focused upon the physical aspect of that life. Today, however, I want us to make a transition to the spiritual aspect of that life. Does an unborn child have a soul? I believe that the Bible answers this question for us in the verse which I read a moment ago: James 2:26. Notice it again:
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
James says that the body minus the spirit, or the soul, results in death. If the body is alive, then the spirit must be present. The unborn child is undoubtedly alive. Therefore, the spirit must be present.
That child in the womb has a soul that will exist forever. Just like you and I have souls that are immortal and will exist forever. The child in the womb is, just like we are, an unending being.
In 2 Samuel, we read of David’s adultery with Bathsheba. A child was conceived, and that child died. As David mourns the loss of his son, he makes this incredible statement, a statement which indicates that his son had a soul:
But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me (2 Sam. 12:23).
“I shall go to him,” David said. That son, though departed from this physical life, had entered into the spiritual realm, where he exists even now. David was confident that he would be reunited with his son.
Let’s wrap it up: I believe that the multitudes in heaven will include the 57 million plus unborn children who were legally murdered in the United States. They were more than fetuses, they were living human beings. They are souls, and they still exist in the spiritual realm. One day, we will see them there.
Memory Verse: Psalm 139:14 is our verse this week. David praises God, Who formed him while he was yet in his mother’s womb, for the amazing and wonderful way that God made human beings.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well (Psa. 139:14).
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Tomorrow, I want us to notice Christ’s solution to our abortion problem. I’ll meet you then for The New You.