At what point in a baby's development does it get a soul?
- AlLv 65 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- Roberta BLv 65 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,*
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)
- antoniusLv 75 months ago
When a baby gets its first pair of shoes.
- PaulLv 65 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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- PubliusLv 75 months ago
Upon conception the fertilized ovum becomes a living soul. That's probably the time a spirit becomes associated with it.
- TrevorLv 45 months ago
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.
- GraceLv 55 months ago
When Pa Pa says so.
- Bulldog reduxLv 75 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.
- Little Big ManLv 75 months ago
I don't see how anyone can know that.
- DRDEATHLv 75 months ago
Realistically it must understand no so it actually tries to sin on its own brain power