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Planning for a Unborn Flame Memorial

Many parents find it helpful in their grieving process to do something deliberate to honor the Unborn Child.

Some families commemorate the Unborn Child while others honor the Unborn Child in ongoing ways through church attendance and yearly rituals. or choose not to do anything formal but something special.

Planning and conducting the memorial is an important part of the grieving process. It confirms that this is a real loss, one to be acknowledged by those who love you, and that there is a journey of grief ahead. It is during the planning and conducting of a memorial that denial can wear off and a network of friends be established to support you in the weeks and months ahead.

There is no right or wrong to commemorate and celebrate an Unborn Child. Do what you think and feel right for you personally or spiritually.

Is the "Breathe of Life"... the "Beginning of Life"?

Some believers and scholars argue that accordingly to Genesis 2:4-7, the Bible describes man’s creation in this way: “In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up–for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to till the ground; but a stream would rise from the earth, and water the whole face of the ground–then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being”.

It seems that Adam did not become a “living being” until he could breathe. And so many argue that a fetus is not a “living being” until it can breathe outside the mother’s womb. 

There are three problems with this argument.

  1. Adam was an inanimate object until God breathed into him “the breath of life,” but we know conclusively that a fetus is animate from the moment of conception.

  2. The fetus breathes in the womb, exchanging amniotic fluid for air after birth.

  3. Adam in Genesis 2:7 was a potential life even before he became a human being. By any definition, a fetus is at the very least a potential human being.

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