Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Spiritual Personhood

In one of David's great prophetic Psalms, we read these words of faith:
But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts. I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly. (Psalm 22:9-10)
David declares not only that God formed him in the womb and had a purpose for his life, as he says in Psalm 139, but also that God is his God from the womb. It seems to indicate some form of spiritual relationship even in the womb. Perhaps this is merely an expression of David's lifelong dependence on God.

Let no one claim that the Bible says spiritual life (when the soul joins the body) begins with the first breath at birth. The inspired writers speak of a spiritual union with God before birth. "Thou art my God from my mother's belly."

To those preparing to denounce me as a heretic, I'm not implying anything about salvation before birth or denying the inheritance of the sin nature.

"Thou art my God from my mother's belly." What a beautiful statement of spiritual identity before birth.

Wesley Wilson is the President of Let Her Live, a nonprofit dedicated to saving babies by showing the beauty and value of life to women considering abortion. Please learn more about the Let Her Live pro-life billboard campaign. Donations are tax deductible.

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