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The doctrine of Election, Part 15. The limits of human life are from birth to death.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
July 28, 2004

Point 7. Selection and Election.

At the point of physical birth, you come under the concept of selection not election.

At the moment of physical birth, God imputes human life to the format soul, at which point the individual becomes alive – that is selection.

“From the womb” – prepositional phrase mibbeten = “separated from the womb,” or “out from the womb.”

God did not make your human body but He did make the elements that the human body, biological life is made from.

If there is life in the womb at eight months and 15 days, what is the difference between a child eight months and 15 days old and a child nine months old?

Why would God call the child from birth, but not call the child in the womb, when if the fetus was a person, he would have just as much intellect at birth that he would have in the womb?

JER 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

The forming of the Lord in the womb has to do with the natural laws God has provided in copulation for the perpetuation of the human race.

Psa 22 – a Messianic Prophecy concerning our Lord’s dependence on God and on God’s power under the doctrine of kenosis.

When did the humanity of Christ actually trust in God or when was the humanity of Christ actually given to God?

HEB 10:5 Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, “Sacrifice and offering Thou hast not desired, But a body Thou hast prepared for Me;”

In verses 4 and 5, he calls the miscarriage an “it.”

MAT 1:20 Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for that which has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.”

MAT 1:20 …because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

“That” or “what” =
definite article “to” – neuter gender not masculine; it cannot and does not refer to a person; translated correctly “the thing.”

LUK 1:35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy offspring shall be called [not is called but shall be called] the Son of God.”

Offspring – definite article “to” = neuter gender not masculine; it cannot and does not refer to a person!

LUK 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. – KJV

Governments administer law to the living, not where life does not exist. Government has no jurisprudence over the content of the womb.

Biological life in the womb is under the control of the volition of the mother.

Once human life is imputed by God, then biological life is under the control of what the soul decides.

Capital punishment is appropriate for murder, GEN 9:5-6; EXO 21:12; NUM 35:30; MAT 26:53; ROM 13:3-4.

Biological life minus soul life is not a human being.

The content of the womb is not regarded as human life.

Job describes the limits of life: out from the womb and to the tomb.

The limits of human life are from birth to death.

At birth, God creates soul life and imputes it to biological life.

At death, God removes soul life from biological life, and for the believer, takes that soul life to heaven.

Job could not die before birth, because he was not a human being prior to birth.

If he had died at birth, out from the womb, he would have been with those who had died before him.

It is not surprising that the Bible emphasizes human experience as existing between birth and death, not conception and death.

PSA 58:3 “The wicked are estranged outside the womb [me rechem]; those who speak lies go astray outside the womb [mi beten].”

ECC 3:2 “There is a time to be born, and a time to die;”

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