Ok! Let us talk plainly and remove the fanciful ‘spiritual’ terms….

Very simply there is nothing that will ever happen to you that has not occurred before in history. Yes, in an accident some factors might differ, but the end result is the same. What changes with ‘experience’? That is the key question.

We have shared “everything has a cause”; minimalizing this statement brings the “cause an effect” principle into vision. Elementary, you might state “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” This addresses individuals in every wake of life!

https://www.openbible.info/topics/cause_and_effect

So, where does our Source come into play? Very simply, think deeply on this: “Where are you from?” Very biologically/anatomically speaking a sperm meets an ovum and replication begins, a foetus…development…then you? Not that simple!

After the first mention of the word “Man” it always appears as ha-adam, “the man“, but as Genesis 1:27 shows (“So God Created Man in His [own] Image, in The Image of God Created He Man; male and female created He them.”), the word is still not exclusively male. Man was created in the “Image of God.”

This brings a major point to mind! 1 John 4:12 “No one has ever seen God…” Who or What do we serve?

https://www.openbible.info/topics/who_do_you_serve

An ‘invisible’ God? This makes me laugh. Have you ever seen you? I did not ask if you had seen your physical traits. Who are you?

Ok! A thought goes into an act and we can all see what the body does. With all the technology; no one has ever seen who we truly are. Acts? Yes. Thoughts become actions, yes! But where do they come from? Who are you? What are you?

We have technology:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/these-are-highest-resolution-photos-ever-taken-snowflakes-180976710/

What is the most significant photo or images taken of man?

Competition!

http://100photos.time.com/

But, no matter how ‘fantastic’ they are, they still do not capture a Man’s essence.

This gets us one step closer… https://www.shutterstock.com/search/spiritual+essence+of+man?image_type=illustration

So, who and what are you? If it has all been seen/done before… https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/quizzes-and-assessments/which-bible-character-are-you-quiz.html

What we are Created to do. Realize that we are temporary here on Earth which is itself temporary. IF, we are Created in The Image of the unseen and we cannot and have not seen ourselves, then – what next? The afterlife (also referred to as life after death or the world to come) is an existence in which the essential part of an individual’s identity or their stream of consciousness continues to live after the death of their physical body.

Death of the body…https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20150508-what-happens-after-we-die

But, where is our essence? The experience? The memories? The experiences? Is there truly something/some place? The Afterlife?

So, where do memories go?

Coma

coma is a deep state of eyes-closed unconsciousness where a person is not able to respond to people or the environment around them. In a coma, a patient is alive and there is some brain activity. Depending on the severity of the injury, recovery time varies and comas can be temporary or permanent.

Patients in a coma might have brain stem responses, spontaneous breathing and/or non-purposeful motor responses. Coma has three possible outcomes: progression to brain death, recovery of consciousness, or evolution to a state of chronically depressed consciousness, such as a vegetative state.

Patients in comas are not considered for organ, eye, or tissue donation.

Brain Death

Brain Death is death. No brain function exists. Brain death results from swelling in the brain; blood flow in the brain ceases and without blood to oxygenate the cells, the tissue dies. It is irreversible. Once brain tissue dies, there is nothing that can be done to heal it.

The brain performs many functions, including thought, movement and all the neurological functions that allow the body to maintain blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, hormones, breathing, etc. When a person deteriorates to brain death, the body’s entire system stops. You cannot breathe, your heart cannot beat and your body cannot function once your brain dies. Massive artificial medical measures must be started to maintain organ function (such as ventilated support), but these interventions are only a temporary measure

Brain Death Testing

Brain death is a very conservative diagnosis and is only made when there is no doubt in the findings. Brain death is a rare event that occurs in one out of every 200 hospital deaths (CDC study, 1986).

Physicians will perform a series of tests to determine if brain death has occurred. These tests would confirm: the patient has no response to verbal or visual command, the patient is flaccid; pupils are unreactive and fixed; has no oculocephalic, gag, oculovestibular or corneal reflexes; and there is no spontaneous respiration.

Even after confirmation of these tests, many physicians request additional, tests before pronouncing brain death. These commonly include the electroencephalogram (EEG) and the cerebral blood flow (CBF) study.

The EEG measures brain voltage in microvolts. It is so sensitive that the static electricity in a person’s clothes will give a squiggle on the EEG (a false positive). All positive responses suggest brain function. The patient in the deepest coma will show some EEG electroactivity, while the brain-dead patient will not.

The cerebral blood flow (CBF) study involves the injection of a mild radioactive isotope into the blood stream. By placing a radioactivity counter over the head, one can measure the amount of blood flow into the brain. If there is no blood flow to the brain, the brain is dead. A negative cerebral flow study is indisputable evidence of a dead brain.

Only after brain death has been confirmed and the time of death noted, can organ donation become a possibility.

And we look at things from the beginning….

It takes about 24 hours for a sperm cell to fertilize an egg. When the sperm penetrates the egg, the surface of the egg changes so that no other sperm can enter. At the moment of fertilization, the baby’s genetic makeup is complete, including whether it’s a boy or girl.

What caused the specific sperm to penetrate the ova?

https://www.ohsu.edu/womens-health/fertility-factors

Please feel free to browse a scientific/medical explanation. This is the beginning of your life! The Bible presents Man in the proper context of The Creator/creature relationship. Man is a person and is therefore capable of making moral choices.

Moral? What is “moral”?

Mor·al/ˈmôrəl/adjective

  1. Concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character. “The moral dimensions of medical intervention” Similar: virtuous, good, righteous, upright, upstanding, high-minded, right-minded, principled, proper, honorable, honest, just, noble, incorruptible, scrupulous, respectable, decent, irreproachable, truthful, law-abiding, clean-living, chaste, pure, blameless, sinless. Opposite: Immoral, bad, dishonorable.
  2. Holding or manifesting high principles for proper conduct. “He prides himself on being a highly moral and ethical person”

noun

  1. A lesson, especially one concerning what is right or prudent, that can be derived from a story, a piece of information, or an experience.”the moral of this story was that one must see the beauty in what one has” Similar: lesson, message, meaning, significance, signification, import, point, precept, teaching.
  2. A person’s standards of behavior or beliefs concerning what is and is not acceptable for them to do. “The corruption of public morals”

What qualifies as a person?A person (plural people or persons) is a being that has certain capacities or attributes such as reason, morality, consciousness or self-consciousness, and being a part of a culturally established form of social relations such as kinship, ownership of property, or legal responsibility.

Personhood is a moral concept, related to the notion of individuality. Very roughly, a person is someone who matters in his or her own right, and who therefore deserves our highest moral consideration. … So, in the Kantian sense some non-human things could be persons, and some humans are not persons.

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To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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