When Does Life Begin?



This is Ken Ham, a publisher of the apologetics, award-winning family magazine called Answers .


At the moment of fertilization, all of the information that makes a human being is present. From that moment, there’s a combination of information that’s never been seen before … and will never be seen again. A unique human being has been created.

But, you know, scientists can’t agree on when life begins. Some say it begins at that moment; others say it’s later. Can we know?

Absolutely! We must look to God’s Word. It’s our ultimate authority in all things. You see, the Bible never treats unborn life different from life that’s passed through the birth canal.

All humans, regardless of level of development, are made in God’s image. So life beings at fertilization.

They aren't the ultimate authority, God is.

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Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.

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