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My Baby Died. Where Is My Baby?

 

My Baby Died
Where Is My Baby

Clayton B Carlson

Copyright 2016 Clayton B Carlson

Published by First Page Solutions (Canada)

 

 

ISBN: 978-1-988226-02-6

Forward

The death of a loved one leaves many people in emotional turmoil. Few deaths are as traumatic than that of your child. Being sure of what happens to your baby after death can make the experience less painful. Using Bible scriptures, this book will open your eyes to the hopeful plans God has in store for all who die not having the opportunity to accept Jesus and the life giving salvation brought by him alone.

Table of Contents

 

 

Chapter 1

The death of a baby is one of the biggest sorrows for a parent. The heartache from the loss can linger, and for some they can never escape it. Different cultures and religions have varied explanations for where the deceased child may be. Doing a search of major world religions will yield a wide array of beliefs. Beliefs from the baby being safe with Jesus, or already in the fires of hell, to it getting ready to be reincarnated as it’s karma dictates. Even older beliefs may put them into the cosmos as a star or a planetary body. There is no lack of choices out there waiting for your consideration.

A modern evolutionist, or atheist would most likely say the baby is dead and at best their energy will go on to other life forms, similar to any other creature that dies. For they see people at the top of the evolutionary chain, but fundamentally no different than the animals people have progressed beyond. They feel a person’s life has no future beyond death. The atheist’s, or evolutionists answer to a grieving parent would be a short one, not holding any future for the dead child.

Virtually all of mankind has historically had some belief or legend of an afterlife. The grieving parent may well get bewildered with all of the options to believe in. In the midst of an emotional storm is not the time to be building your boat of faith. Often though, we never put our faith to the test until we are in the midst of the tempest. At times it may seem like our ship of faith will be torn apart by life’s storms. As a rule, it’s not until we need to be sure of what we believe that we start to prove the answers given to us. Faith hope and trust are vital elements in everyone’s lives. They are basic to the human psyche regardless of your beliefs.

Faith for Christians is important. For it is through faith in Jesus we believe we gain salvation. Hope for humans is important. For it is hope that will keep us motivated throughout life. Trust for mankind is important for personal psychological well being. We use it to know that our beliefs are well established on firm foundations. Without these elements in our lives we can start to feel like we have no solid anchor points on which to cling. Being strong in all three of these emotional building blocks, faith, hope and trust, is fundamental to strong mental health. They can help us be joyous, contented people. For the religious along with the atheist, we will all use some of these three fundamental supports in our lives.

 

The atheist or evolutionist may be the first to bristle at the thought of having faith. They will point out that their beliefs lie in facts and science, not in faith. They may go on to say faith is blind, that you should not trust what you are hoping in is correct, but that you need to have the verifiable facts to prove it. They would like others, to be more like themselves, trusting only in the facts of science. Their faith in the scientific method shows them their hope is firm and well rooted in the trustworthy facts of science.

 

What exactly is the scientific method and how does it give them such trust?

 

scientific method

noun

Scientific method is a well documented, carefully controlled experiment that applies logic, order, and critical thinking skills to solving problems and finding new information.

Steps to the Scientific Method. Ask a question to define the problem or issue you wish to resolve.

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p(((((<>{color:#000;}. Do background research to learn what others have discovered about your topic.

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p(((((<>{color:#000;}. Construct a hypothesis to determine how you think your questions should be answered.

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p(((((<>{color:#000;}. Test your hypothesis by conducting an experiment.

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p(((((<>{color:#000;}. Analyze the data you have collected during the experiment.

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p(((((<>{color:#000;}. Formulate a conclusion based on your research and the data you’ve gathered from your experiment.

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p(((((<>{color:#000;}. Communicate your results to others who have an interest in the topic.

An example of scientific method is a very detailed step by step list of what must be considered and done when changing a lightbulb.

YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2015 by LoveToKnow Corp

 

CARM has this to say:

What is the Scientific Method? by Matt Slick

The scientific method is used in science as a means of gaining understanding about the physical universe. There are differences of opinion on exactly what the scientific method is, but basically it consists of the following main parts.

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p(((((<>{color:#000;}. Observation—a perception, viewing of a phenomena.

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p(((((<>{color:#000;}. Hypothesis—a proposed explanation is developed to account what has been observed.

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p(((((<>{color:#000;}. Experimentation—tests are developed to validate or invalidate the hypothesis.

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p(((((<>{color:#000;}. Prediction—after tests and validation of the hypothesis, predictions are made based upon the evidence gathered in experimentation.

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p(((((<>{color:#000;}. Theory—a theory is based upon a hypothesis, verified by testing, and is generally accepted as being an accurate explanation of phenomena.

So, with the scientific method, people attempt to understand something sufficiently to reproduce an event and/or accurately predict an event.

The exact order of the steps is fluid, but generally the scientific method is the process used to understand phenomena through developing a hypothesis, experimentation, and learning, so that we are able to predict the phenomena again. This means the phenomena is understood.

Wikipedia explains further:

…that through observation and reproducible experimentation we can predict what will happen. The volume of positive outcomes may not prove it to be true but can add support to the theory. This proving of a hypothesis through experimentation builds trust that the hypotheses made were correct.

:This is an investigation of whether the real world behaves as predicted by the hypothesis. Scientists (and other people) test hypotheses by conducting experiments. The purpose of an experiment is to determine whether observations of the real world agree with or conflict with the predictions derived from an hypothesis. If they agree, confidence in the hypothesis increases; otherwise, it decreases. Agreement does not assure that the hypothesis is true; future experiments may reveal problems.

:A final point: a scientific hypothesis must be falsifiable, meaning that one can identify a possible outcome of an experiment that conflicts with predictions deduced from the hypothesis; otherwise, it cannot be meaningfully tested.

 

It seems to me, for the atheist to trust in the scientific method as showing how our physical world works, it needs to be proven through experimentation. On the internet there are many good articles on how the physical universe got started. Some theories have a creator, others do not. To hold an informed opinion one would need to do at least some study on the subject. Many brilliant minds have devoted their lives to the study of the beginning of everything. To quote just one;

 

‘Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing, and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to support life. In the absence of an absurdly improbable accident, the observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying, one might say, supernatural plan.’
- Nobel Prize-winning scientist Arno Penzias

 

When I look at both sides of this debate my tradesman mind keeps going back to the story of the Emperor’s New Cloths. It took a small child to point out the fact that he was naked. Although atheists don’t worship anything to be God, I believe these verses from Romans.1 apply.

 

Romans 1:20-22

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

I believe evolutionists must exercise as much faith to maintain their belief in a universe coming into existence from nothing, as I do believing that it was created by God. Trusting in the scientific reasoning used in debates over the beginning of the universe gives no firm proven factual evidence as demanded for by the scientific method. Relegating the beginning of creation to the time of the beginning of the universe misses the point. Starting at a point when there was, if the theory is correct, gravity with particles and antiparticles popping in and out of existence is hardly a time when there was nothing. It may have been before the universe was brought into existence, but by saying something was there, says that something was there. Where did that something come from? You can’t have a beginning to everything if something is already there. Hope to the faithful evolutionist is left to possibilities and conjecture. For the atheist or evolutionist as for myself, it is the faith in our beliefs alone that can give us solace not tangible evidence.

faith

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noun: faith

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complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

“this restores one’s faith in politicians”

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optimism, hopefulness, hope

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strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.

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p(((((<>{color:#000;}. religion, church, sect, denomination, (religious)

persuasion, (religious) belief, ideology, creed,

teaching, doctrine

“she gave her life for her faith” |

What do we Christians put our faith in? We may believe the scientific method is a useful tool in understanding how the world around us functions, but on what do we cling to as the source of our faith? As a Biblist, I believe the word of God is given to us through the Bible. It is in the words and teachings of the Bible that I derive my source of faith, hope and trust.

Hebrews 11:1-3 NCV puts it this way.

1 Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it.

2 Faith is the reason we remember great people who lived in the past.

3 It is by faith we understand that the whole world was made by God’s command so what we see was made by something that cannot be seen.

Chapter 2

Let me give you a few reasons why I feel so strongly that the teachings of the Bible are the best source for lifelong direction, and why I don’t have that kind of faith in any other book or collection of teachings. Firstly I believe the Bible to be inspired by God. What makes me think that? One reason is the secular historical record showing the Bible’s ability to reliably foretell the future. Not just in general terms, but very specifically, and well into the future.

The scripture written by Isaiah between (circa) 740-680 B.C., towards the end of the reign of King Uzziah and throughout the reigns of King Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah tell us of future events.

Isaiah 44: 28 KJV

28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.

No one knew who this Cyrus was at the time of Isaiah’s writing. Isaiah didn’t apparently know either. Isaiah was taking dictation from God. This was God talking to his chosen nation of Israel through Isiah.

Isaiah 1:1-3 KJV

1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

Isaiah 8:1 KJV

8 Moreover the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man’s pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.

These scriptures show that God was doing the dictation and Isaiah was doing the writing.

Cyrus the Great wasn’t born till 600 BC a good eighty to one hundred and forty years after Isaiah wrote to the Jewish nation. He became a towering figure in history but he came from an obscure and tenuous start. Cyrus’s own testimony tells us that he came from a royal family line. He was preceded as king of Persia by his father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

After Cyrus was born, Astyages the king had a dream, his wise men interpreted it as a sign that his grandson Cyrus would some day depose him. Fearing this he ordered his trusted servant Harpagus to kill the newborn Cyrus. Harpagus, who could not bear the thought of killing a baby, ordered Mardian Mitradates, a bandit herdsman from a mountainous area near by, to leave Cyrus in the mountains to die. Having just lost their own child at birth the herdsman and his wife Spaca-o took Cyrus and raised him as their own, giving their own stillborn son as proof of Cyrus’s death. Cyrus grows up as their son, he would have undoubtedly helped with the family business of herding animals. He grows in this environment into a strong noble boy. The deception is uncovered and when Cyrus is ten, King Astyages allows him to come back to his rightful home and parents.

Ultimately Cyrus did overthrow his grandfather to become king in 559 BC. His kingdom was not an autonomous one as he still acknowledged the over-lordship of the Medians. He finally conquers the Median Empire in 549 BC. By 546 BC, he is crowned as the King of Persia galvanizing his complete rule. Culminating in the new Achaemenid Empire that will, under Cyrus, extend from Turkey, Asia Minor and Arabia in the west to the northwest regions of India in the east.

Cyrus cunningly takes over Babylon in 539 BC, by diverting the Euphrates river, dropping the water level to the middle of a soldiers thigh. In October Cyrus and his army march into Babylon under the cover of darkness and take it with little to no resistance. It is not until this time that Cyrus would be in a position to fulfil the prophecy God had Isaiah record for him, almost two hundred years earlier.

In this prophecy, as we have read, God specifically named Cyrus as the re-builder of Jerusalem. He calls Cyrus his shepherd, an even more appropriate description knowing how Cyrus was brought up as a child. For this prophecy to be fulfilled a great number of obstacles had to be overcome. From raising a ruler to have a shepherds heart, to getting him into a position of power to do the job that he was called to do. If God is not sovereign over the world and it’s systems, the possibility of Cyrus doing what God had specifically prophesied he would do, would have been unobtainable. For it to be predicted in such detail century’s ahead of time proves to me the trustworthiness of the Bible.

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My Baby Died. Where Is My Baby?

  • Author: First Page Solutions
  • Published: 2016-09-06 05:20:15
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