When new knowledge is discovered, rather than think about how much we know, we should realize how little we know. We are in need of God to declare things for us that are true, free of deception and meant for our good. Take a look at what technology has revealed to us that happens at the moment of conception:
Spark of Life (1.5 min)
The exact moment sperm enters the egg (2.5 min).
The detailed story of the fertilization process and the odds against the sperm that makes it (5.5 min).
Discussion of the moment of conception (5 min).
We are told in Daniel 12:4 that in the end times knowledge will increase, so we can expect to be learning new and amazing things all the time. It seems no coincidence to me that the conception process begins even as the creation process did, with a glorious release of light.
Genesis 1:1-3 (Day 1) The Voice Translation
1 In the beginning, God created everything: the heavens above and the earth below. Here’s what happened: 2 At first the earth lacked shape and was totally empty, and a dark fog draped over the deep while God’s spirit-wind hovered over the surface of the empty waters. Then there was the voice of God.
God: 3 Let there be light.
And light flashed into being. 4 God saw that the light was beautiful and good, and He separated the light from the darkness. 5 God named the light “day” and the darkness “night.” Evening gave way to morning. That was day one.
The Genesis account seems to parallel the conception process, God marking the beginning of creation with the release of light.
Psalm 139:15-16 ESV
15 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
The Bible is full of metaphors and parables – God obviously likes to communicate this way. Is “Earth” a reference to sperm in this Psalm? Just as there were two bodies described in creation, the heavens and the earth, so there are two things that begin biological life – the egg which is most like the heavens, and the earth which is most like the sperm. Just as in the creation story, after the two bodies are in place God says, let there be light. Compared to the heavens earth is small. This verse also describes the process of being woven – sounds like DNA. Ultimately we must depend on God to know the truth. He is the one who tells us when life begins as a human being.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
God uses many processes over and over in creation, just as a mechanical engineer would reuse similar structures in similar situations, such as the muscle mechanics of an arm. This confused evolutionists who were trying to figure out how life began without God. Life is about getting to know God and how he likes to operate. It seems that God likes to begin the creation of life with the release of light. Biological life is conceived in the relative darkness inside a womb, just as the earth and heavens were created in darkness. The creation of all things is formless and void of detail on day one, the same is true of the unformed embryo on its first day.
Now I will speculate a little. Is it possible that God created a universe-egg that was filled with various planetary substances and chemicals and shot a massive metal bullet into it? God lives outside time so things he does can happen instantaneously or slowly. God created laws of physics which He used to fling all the stars and planets into space and govern this clock-like universe that gives us not only physical signs of the seasons but spiritual signs of major events in “His – story,” such as the birth of Christ using the star of Bethlehem. The moment of conception for the universe would have been a very big bang indeed and given off a staggering release of light which God declared.
A quote from the below linked article: “…the vulnerability of materialism, which is most vulnerable when scientists arrive at the edges of nature and find it pointing beyond itself.” IMPORTANT article: Intelligent Design Passes Peer Review: Life Is Fine-Tuned
Hope you enjoy these blog posts and pass them on however you would … David