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At what point in a baby's development does it get a soul?

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  • Al
    Lv 6
    5 months ago
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    This question was answered by a Christian man named Roy Mills who wrote a book on his Pre-Birth memory called " A Souls Remembrance " and in short, the soul of a child can come in at any time after conception, in his case, he experienced his awareness of self before entering his mothers womb by spending time with other family members, and when he was ready, he just entered her body, he was jolted by the heartbeat of the body, he said it was a rather bumpy ride getting used to the heartbeat, but he shared his mothers emotions and bad habits, it took some time to adapt to a body of an infant, but he felt safe after a while.... I think its an individual choice by the spirit as to what point they want to enter a body, once the commitment is made, there is no turning back unless the health of baby or mother takes a turn for the worse or the baby is aborted, all these are things the brain can't comprehend because most of us have no prebirth memory or we do but we blame it on imagination....in Roy Mills case, he was allowed to remember from prebirth to old age his existence in its entirety.

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    • wombatfreaks
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Lord Aizen , nothing about Roy Mills' views on life and death match any known Christian tradition, it's entirely made up by him without any detectable Christian influence.

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  • 5 months ago

    Three things to consider scripturally:

    The original Hebrew word translated "soul" is neʹphesh, which literally means "breathing creature"

    This is in harmony with Adam's creation described in Genesis 2:7

    7 And Jehovah God went on to form the man out of dust from the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living person.*

    Or “soul.” Hebrew, neʹphesh, which literally means “a breathing creature.”

    3. The child before birth breathes through his/her mother through the placenta and the umbilical cord. Showing that the baby before birth is a breather, therefore he/she is a soul, is made clear in Exodus 21:22, 23.

    22 “If men should struggle with each other and they hurt a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely* but no fatality results, the offender must pay the damages imposed on him by the husband of the woman; and he must pay it through the judges. 23 But if a fatality does occur, then you must give life for life,*

    *neʹphesh, "soul"

    So according to the Mosaic Law, if a preborn child dies due to the actions of another person, that person's life must be forfeit.

    Christians are not under the Mosaic Law which was given to the Israelites, but that Law does let us know how God values the life of a child before he/she is born. The two scriptures here also show that a "soul" is not something that someone "gets" - we ARE souls.

    Source(s): New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (Study Edition)
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  • 5 months ago

    When a baby gets its first pair of shoes.

  • Paul
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    At the moment he/she comes into existence, the moment of conception, or in biological terms, the moment of fertilization. At that moment a genetically complete human being exists, and all that remains is his/her growth and development.

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  • 5 months ago

    Upon conception the fertilized ovum becomes a living soul. That's probably the time a spirit becomes associated with it.

    • Actually, in the bible, in Genesis I believe, that it says it doesn't become a" living soul" until it "breathes the breath of life".

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  • Trevor
    Lv 4
    5 months ago

    Good question.

    Anywhere between conception and 20 weeks gestation.

    I think it could be linked to the initial development of the brain.

    Certainly it would have to be before birth.

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    • antonius
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      It seems that there is a certain way of thinking causes some persons to make outlandish claims about something which they do not understand nor know a damn thing about.

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  • Grace
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    When Pa Pa says so.

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  • 5 months ago

    The sperm and the egg carry half a soul each. Put the two together at conception and you have a total of one.

    Update: Apparently, some thumbs-downers don't understand basic arithmetic.

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    • Gone Galt5 months agoReport

      Thanks, Bulldog.

      Um, "You just gave the god believers ... " What??? Does anyone here understand comedy?

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  • 5 months ago

    I don't see how anyone can know that.

    • antonius
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      They don't. But when you claim to know the god thingie some believers will try anything to seem as if they know something about magic.

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  • 5 months ago

    Realistically it must understand no so it actually tries to sin on its own brain power

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