Bible Life Begins At First Breath
Biblical life begins at first breath. The Bible consistently teaches us that the natural man is not a soulless being, but one who has been made in the image of God and who has an immortal soul (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7). This belief is clearly refuted by Jeremiah 1:5-8 which says that God knew us before we were conceived in our mother’s womb!
John 3:1-6 shows that the natural man is not a soulless being.
John 3:1-6 shows that the natural man is not a soulless being. The natural man has the ability to reason and make decisions, choose between good and evil, love, hate, feel compassion and experience pain. As we will see in subsequent verses in this chapter of John’s gospel account of Jesus’ ministry on earth (John 3:7-21), as well as in other sections of Scripture (for example Ephesians 2:1-3), every person who has ever been born into this world contains within himself both a body (soul) with senses (spirit) which is capable of receiving information from God’s Word through spiritual means such as hearing His spoken word or reading scripture written down in print form; but also contains within himself an evil heart filled with sin where his thoughts find wickedness instead of righteousness because he has rejected Him Who created him from nothing at birth . . . God Himself!
Numbers 27:16 shows that a human person begins at conception.
The word nephesh is used in Genesis 2:7. There, God breathes the breath of life into man. This Hebrew word can be used to describe animals and humans; it refers to something that is alive or animate. When God created Adam from dust, he breathed into him his own breath, which made man a living soul (Genesis 2:7).
In Numbers 27:16 Moses gives Joshua instructions for how to organize Israel’s camp as they move forward into Canaan after crossing the Jordan River. The text says that each tribe will be responsible for providing its own provisions (Numbers 27:16). Then Moses says that all the people who had come from Egypt should go back across the Jordan River with their children, wives and livestock so they could settle down and get started building cities in Canaan (Numbers 27:17). Why would all these women who came out of Egypt need to return there? Because this was where their families lived!
Moses also tells them what happens if any single person crosses over before everyone else: “The Lord will never let him cross over with you” (Numbers 32-33). If someone crossed over before all his family members arrived—even if it was only one day late—God would keep him from entering Canaan!
Jeremiah 1:5 shows that God knows us before we are conceived in the womb.
Jeremiah 1:5 says that before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. God knows us before we are conceived in the womb. He knows us even before we are born!
Psalm 139:13-16 shows that God formed us in the womb and wrote our DNA.
Psalm 139:13-16 shows that God formed us in the womb and wrote our DNA. There he knew us before we were born, and he wrote our days before one of them came to be. How precious are your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is their number! If I try to count them, they outnumber the grains of sand on the seashore or the stars in heaven. They are innumerable! For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. You saw my imperfections long before I was born; everything about me was written down in your book Anew each morning when I wake up, I thank God for keeping his promise for creating a perfect baby boy just like this one
Luke 1:41,44 show that the unborn child leaped in Elizabeth’s womb when Mary visited her.
The Bible says that “the babe leaped in Elizabeth’s womb” when Mary visited her. This is not a well-known fact, but it is true. John the Baptist was born six months before Jesus and he was Elizabeth’s firstborn son. (Luke 1:41) His conception happened about seven months before Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth, who also became pregnant that same year on the day of Pentecost—about three months after Jesus’ birth.
We know from Scripture that God usually gives his prophecies in advance so we can prepare for them before they happen. In this case, John was given a prophecy from an angel named Gabriel telling him what was going to happen: “And you will be filled with the Holy Spirit while yet unborn…” (Luke 1:15).
Matthew 2:18 shows that Rachel died of a broken heart, having lost all her sons, including Benjamin who was still in her womb.
Matthew 2:18 tells us that Rachel died of a broken heart, having lost all her sons. She had given birth to Joseph and Benjamin, but both were taken from her by the hand of God.
Note: Jacob was the father of Israel
Job 10:8-12 shows that God knit us together in our mother’s womb and has counted all of our bones. We do not have an immortal soul inside of us who is reborn at birth or added to our bodies at conception, as popular belief suggests. Instead our entire being is made from the ground in the womb and then it grows breath by breath day by day until we are born and given the breath of life on the outside (Genesis 2:7). Our soul, like Adam’s, comes from dirt and dust, not from heaven (Genesis 2). God works at every part of our development; he does not sit back and watch some immaterial soul go through development with his hands off.
The Bible tells us that God has a plan for us before we are even born. He knows us even before he knits us together in our mother’s womb. He counts all of our bones (Psalm 139:13-16) and knows every detail about how we will grow up to serve him best in this world. We cannot believe otherwise because this verse is clear: “For you created my being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:13).
This passage also shows that our “immortal soul” does not exist outside of us or added to us at birth, as popular belief suggests. Instead, it is woven together with flesh and bone by God himself inside the womb so that when we are born into this world, we already have everything needed for life here—including breath itself! As Paul writes elsewhere: “The first man was from the earth, made of dust; the second Man [Jesus] came from heaven” (1 Corinthians 15:47). This is why Jesus had no need to breathe upon anyone when they believed on Him; He had already breathed into them while they were still in their mothers’ wombs!
The Bible does not say that the soul enters the body at birth. Our body is made by God in our mother’s womb (Job 10:8-12) and given breath by breath until we are born and given the breath of life on the outside (Genesis 2:7). The soul, like Adam’s, comes from dirt and dust, not from heaven (Genesis 2). God works at every part of our development; he does not sit back and watch some immaterial soul go through development with his hands off. The Bible is clear that human life begins at conception because it says so many times in several different ways: John 3:1-6 shows us that natural man has a soul; Numbers 27:16 shows us that a human person begins at conception; Jeremiah 1:5 shows us God knows us before we are conceived in the womb; Psalm 139:13-16 shows how God formed us