The Light of Life

I always get excited when a new scientific discovery both proves the Word of God to be true and gives greater understanding to its meaning. Such was the case in a recent remarkable discovery.

Researchers at Northwestern University near Chicago were able to document that each individual life starts with a spark of light. At the moment when the sperm meets the egg, the time that each individual’s life begins, a fiery explosion of light can be seen coming from the egg. It is breathtaking…we can now SEE life begin! This amazing discovery was documented on a video which can be viewed at:

Flash of conception

The researchers explain that “the bright flash occurs because when sperm enters an egg it triggers calcium to increase which releases zinc from the egg. As the zinc shoots out, it causes a spark.”

However calcium and zinc do not make life. The Bible tells us that it is God who gives life; that from Him comes all life. His Word also tells us that God is Light and that He is the Father of light. His first recorded words in Genesis are “Let there be light.” This amazing discovery triple amplifies to me that it is God who begins each life and that man has no business taking it.

Unfortunately, that is what many in the scientific community will use this amazing discovery to do. Instead of basking in awe at witnessing such a miraculous event and what it means, researchers immediately began figuring out how they could control and manipulate “nature”. It seems that the eggs that are being fertilized give off different sizes of lights which show the quality of the egg that is being fertilized. This interests researchers because it could help fertility doctors pick the best fertilized eggs to transfer during in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

“It was remarkable,” said Professor Teresa Woodruff, one of the study’s two senior authors. “This means if you can look at the zinc spark at the time of fertilization, you will know immediately which eggs are the good ones to transfer in in-vitro fertilization…It’s a way of sorting egg quality in a way we’ve never been able to assess before.”

“Quality control” of humans…sound familiar? Eugenics. Kill the less-than-perfect fertilized eggs. Then when you have created more fertilized eggs than you need for in-vitro, you can kill the rest for failed embryonic stem cell research.

Let us not imitate those who would use this wonderful discovery to harm life, but instead let it increase our knowledge, awe, and respect for the miracle of LIFE!


  1. Actually, there’s no flash of light at conception (source:, and even if there was, it wouldn’t prove the existence of God (I am not saying God doesn’t exist; I’m just saying that this particular experiment doesn’t prove the existence of God). But we don’t need religion or a flash of light to prove that life begins at conception. All we need is science, and the science is pretty clear: life begins at fertilization.

  2. The Lord be glorified forever. Bless you for the Lord’s work & labor of lose you (all) do; in the name of the father, son & holy spirit. You are (all) in my prayers. As are the women who will come to you for support..

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