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by Wayne Blank
"Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, "I believed, and so I spoke," we too believe, and so we speak, knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into His presence." (2 Corinthians 4:13-14 KJV)
Conception and Birth
The New Testament was written mostly in Greek, and then translated into the many languages of the world. The Greek word pronounced gen-aw-oh is often translated as "born," but the original Greek word has a much broader literal meaning - it covers the entire process from conception to birth. Unlike (in certain areas of) the modern world where abortion has been magically transformed from a hideous criminal act to a "right," in God's eyes there is no Satanic debate about "when life begins" - according to God's Word, it begins at conception e.g. "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you" (Jeremiah 1:5 KJV).
The original Greek word included the entire process of creating a new life, as proven by the two examples:
Gen-aw-oh translated as "born"
"Now when Jesus was born [i.e. the Greek gen-aw-oh] in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king" (Matthew 2:1 KJV)
Gen-aw-oh translated as "conceived"
"Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived [i.e. again, the Greek gen-aw-oh] in her is of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 1:20 KJV)
The good news, maybe, in view of what the Biblical word gen-aw-oh literally means, and God's statement "before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you," is that all of those who died before they were born, from abortion, may yet have a chance. Their human parents may not have wanted them, but their Spiritual Parent just might. The birth that they were denied, by man, may happen, by God - for Whom nothing is impossible. You didn't really think that Almighty God would let Satan win, anything, did you?
Fact Finder: When will God's children be actually born?