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The FLASH of Life

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“Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film. An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception… Not only is it an incredible spectacle, highlighting the very moment that a new life begins, the size of the flash can be used to determine the quality of the fertilised egg” (Telegraph, April 26, 2016). “To see the zinc radiate out in a burst from each human egg was breathtaking,” Professor Teresa Woodruff of Northwestern University observed (ibid.). However, the same scientists who are amazed by the observation of “the very moment that a new life begins,” propose to use this flash of life to determine the strength of human eggs fertilized through in vitro fertilization. Thus, the weaker “new life” can be terminated early, leaving only the strongest embryos to survive.

Doctors and scientists know the creation of human life is truly a miracle. King David once wrote, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well” (Psalm 139:14). The fact that God made human beings in His own image (Genesis 1:26) gives each human life an intrinsic value, which is why murder is condemned (Exodus 20:13). Modern science has lost this vital perspective. When Jesus Christ returns to this earth to establish His Kingdom, He will restore respect for human life. For more on this topic, read “The Deception of Abortion.”