The Miracles of Conception
by Shay Braggs
Have you ever thought about the complexity of a developing human baby? All the parts needed are formed and used in the womb. The fact that we are conceived is a miracle that only God can control. However, many Evolutionists think otherwise. The theory of evolution calls for a lot more faith than that of creation, for it requires development by chance, depending on things forming without intelligent involvement. When scientists say that something is true, you cannot always depend on what they say because their conclusions may be based on their belief system. I believe that scientists have not even scratched the surface of knowing everything, hence all the questions about life. In Ecclesiastes 11:5, God says,” As thou knowest not the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child; even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.” (King James Version) Conception consists of many important tiny details that can never be fully explained. I know one thing for sure, God wants us to pursue knowledge and wisdom, and he wants us to have a set goal to follow. If you just look at God’s creation, you can see that an Intelligent Creator did it all.
To explain my thesis, I want to start with something that we call ovulation. Scientists use this term when an ovary, an organ in a woman’s body, releases an egg. There are two ovaries in a woman’s body, and they release an egg once every month until menopause, when a woman can no longer have children. What amazes me is every time an ovary releases an egg, it leaves behind a scar. “The ovary is about the size of an almond, so you can see the scar at arm’s length (Fraser & Cooper, 2003)!” What would occur after years of this, especially if scar tissue does not always dissolve? God, in his all-knowing mind, put dissolvable scar tissue in the ovary, and that was for our benefit. “This would be the end of life without it (Menton, 2005).” How does evolution explain this, especially if it took millions of years to evolve one organ? A small detail such as this is so important that life itself depends on it.
Another good reason for my thesis begins with something called fertilization. We use this term to express the action of a sperm entering the egg, which is a miracle itself. Once the ovary expels the egg, it travels down a tube called the fallopian tube, connected to the uterus, the area of which the baby develops. The fallopian tubes, (there are two) are extremely interesting, because they consist of small hairs called cilia. These hairs are too small to see, so you have to use a very powerful microscope to see a collection of them. The cilia’s purpose is to transport the egg to meet the sperm by using waves, and they move together. If one single hair started waving the opposite direction, the egg would not reach its destination. How does evolution explain this miracle? Did the cilia hairs evolve, or did an intelligent being create them? Without the hairs, we would not be able to reproduce, and therefore, the human race would be gone.
Sperm have to get through two main barriers in order to fertilize the egg: the shell, and the membrane. When the thousands of sperm reach the egg, they send out enzymes that break down the shell, allowing one of them to pass through. Once it gets in, the sperm must enter the eggs’ membrane. As this happens, the egg searches through all of the information of the sperm to make sure it is a sperm. If one single sperm makes it into the membrane, the egg sends out an enzyme that explodes and hardens the outside of the shell, keeping other sperm from entering. Once a sperm enters the egg, it becomes a human baby. He or she has their own DNA, and they already have a future foreknown by God. How miraculous do things have to be to catch our attention? God made everything perfect, but the curse on our bodies is causing us to die.
After studying conception, I found that it is impossible for it to occur without God. He designed everything, and he knows how everything works. We as human beings think we control the world and our lives, and we try to fulfill our wants such as when or if we get pregnant; but on the other hand, in reality, God does. If we try to control ourselves, we suffer the consequences because of our sinful nature. Job 5:7 says,” Yet man is born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward.” (King James Version) You see; if a parent just let their children raise themselves, the children would, in fact die. When God created humans, he knew what he was doing, and he fashioned us in his likeness. He put our parents over us for our own protection, and I am very thankful for that. Psalm 139:13-15 says; “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knowest right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.” (King James Version) Conception is in fact something that only God can allow to happen, and there are many more reasons, which I did not explain, but God knows them all. Babies are a blessing, and they should be treated that way. A human is a very complex machine, but we should focus on what is on the inside, and not worry so much on what is on the outside. I hope that many people learn the truth about God before it is too late, and it is our job as Christians to teach them.
Fraser, Diane & Cooper, Margaret (2003) Myles Textbook for Midwives, Churchill Livingstone, UK ISBN-13: 978-0-443-07234-5
Dr. Menton, David (2005) DVD Fearfully & Wonderfully Made, Answers in Genesis, USA Hebron, KY