Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
When does human life begin? God gives the beginning of human life at birth.

God chose for Jesus Christ to perform a miracle through the power of the Spirit to express and to expose our Lord to all of us through the Word of God.

One of the main principles concerning this passage that we noted recently was the womb of the woman.

There are three well-known passages that teach us that very time our Lord spoke about the Angel Conflict, there was a woman who interfered with His message by using  a statement to honor the womb and take the attention of  the woman; Gen 3:15.

Gen 3:15  And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.”

His plan = have an entire group of individuals judged for the sin of one of their reprehensive in order that He could solve their problems of sin for them since.

Soul life is provided by God at birth, Job 33:4 “And the breath from God has created me [a human being], and the breath [soul life] of the Almighty gives me [human] life.”

In ECC 12:7  then the dust [human body] will return to the earth as it was, and the soul-life will return to God Who gave it.

GEN 2:7  tells us when this life began, Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of lives and man became a living being.

Author of human life in ISA 43:7  Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.”

Created earth and man ISA 45:12,  “It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands, And I ordained all their host.

ISA 57:16  “For I will not contend forever, Neither will I always be angry; For the spirit would grow faint before Me, And the breath of those whom I have made.

The reason is because the sin nature is a part of biological life and is not passed on by God, as noted in Rom 6:6, 7:14. Gal 5:16; EPH 2:3.

Rom 6:6   knowing this, that our old self [OSN] was crucified with {Him,} that our body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin;

Biological life = life in the physical realm.

Soul life – life with the conscience, self-conscious, mentality, volition.

  1. Self-consciousness. Man is aware of his own existence.
  2. Animals have consciousness, but not-self-consciousness.


  1. Mentality.
  2. Self-consciousness which is no good without mentality.
  3. Volition. Man has the ability to be negative or positive in life.  5.  Emotion, Luk 12:19.  This is the appreciator of the soul.


  1. Conscience. This is the evaluator of the soul.

Without soul life, biological life does not become a human being.

Biological life originates with our parents; soul life originates from God at birth.

Only Adam and the woman were given biological and soul life simultaneously at original creation.

This is because neither Adam nor the woman were ever inside the womb. There was no womb at creation and no soul life in a womb.

Prin-God imputes human life to the format soul at birth; therefore, God gives human life.

  1. The second imputation which is a part of the divine decrees is Adam's original sin imputed to the old sin nature, automatically condemning each member of the human race at birth.


PSA 51:5  Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.

PSA 58:3  The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth.

In ISA 48:8  “You have not heard; you have not known. Even from long ago your ear has not been open, Because I knew that you would deal very treacherously; And you have been called a rebel from birth.

GEN 8:21  for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth;

Rom 5:12   Therefore, just as through one-man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned‑‑

Rom 5:19  for as through the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one the many will be made righteous.

Selection is a technical term related to the divine imputation of human life at the point of physical birth.

God is the inventor of human life, just as He is the creator.

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

The Bible teaches that if you died in the womb you would not be a person.

Job is saying that as long as he was in the womb he was not a human being.

Now that he is out of the womb, he is a human being.

Job had no human life until God imputed it to his soul.

Job is asking why God ever let him become a human being.

Verse nineteen explains the last phrase in verse eighteen.

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

Human life exists out from the womb (birth) to the tomb.

The limits of human life are from birth to death.

God gives human life at birth, and takes it away at 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.

This is why Job says in verse 19, I would have been “as though I had not existed.”

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

Job 1:21, “The Lord gave [soul life at birth], and the Lord has taken it away [at death]; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

Biological life is only temporary.

Soul life is permanent.

In Job 5:7, “for a man is born for trouble, as sparks fly upward.”

The man is not conceived but born for trouble.

JOB 14:1  “Man, who is born of woman, Is short‑lived and full of turmoil.”

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; a time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted.”

Further injury then what?

Further injury then the miscarriage!

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

Therefore, life has meaning, purpose, and definition for everyone, regardless of environment or circumstances, historical prosperity or historical adversity.

  1. Human life is imputed to the soul.
  2. Adam's original sin imputed to the old sin nature.
  3. The third imputation as a part of the divine decrees takes place at the point of faith in Christ, eternal life is imputed to the human spirit, created by God the Holy Spirit (called regeneration).

TIT 3:5  He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,


  1. The fourth imputation in the divine decrees is the perfect righteousness is imputed as a judicial imputation to the believer at salvation.

2CO 5:21  He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

GAL 5:22-23, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self‑control; against such things there is no law.

  1. Our Lord is still speaking.
  2. In verses 43-45, He was speaking about the influence of evil spirits.


  1. His mother and siblings are standing outside, not listening to Him.
  2. His mother and brothers and sisters are seeking for Him to listen to them not vice-versa.


Now remember, the prayer to the mother Mary has the phrase “And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.”
What about the womb of Mary when the Roman Catholics pray “And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.”
MAT 6:23  “But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!


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