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From John B. Watson

By Staff | Jul 7, 2010

In response to the question, “When does God say life begins,” Psalm 139: 16-17 reads, “Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect, and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there were none of them.” Jeremiah 1:5 reads, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou came forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Paul wrote in Galatians 1:15, “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by His grace.”

How can there be a question of when life begins when His word so clearly tells us He knew us and had a plan for our lives before we were even born?

The Bible is God’s word written for us by His chosen prophets that we might know Him and His will for our lives, and His love for us, demonstrated by Jesus giving His life up on the cross for our sins. He gave us knowledge of things to come so we could believe on His word. A few examples are the 22nd Psalm which describes the death of Jesus by crucifixion over 1,000 years before it happened. Over 800 years before the Romans took control of Israel. Jesus fulfilled over 60 prophecies to the letter about His birth, life, and death. The bulk of which were out of His control.

The prophecies of the Nation of Israel being brought back into existence after the Roman destruction 1,900 years before.

It’s rebirth happening in one day. The Hebrew language, all but dead, being brought back, are but a few of the many prophecies written over 800 years before Christ about Israel that have been fulfilled.

In the book of Zechariah, written 500 years before the birth of Jesus, he writes in chapter 14:4, “And His feet (Jesus’), shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem and the mountain shall split in two.” Oddly enough, when there were plans being made to put a hotel on the Mount of Olives, a large fault was found underground that when it gives will split the Mount in two.

Thank you,

John B. Watson

Pine Grove