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Christian perspective on miscarriage please

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smartieliscious Thu 02-Jun-11 21:55:34

I hope no one finds this insensitive but I really want to help a good friend of mine. She's just found out she's suffered a mc and will need an ERPC next week.

She is questioning what happens to the foetus in spiritual terms.
She believes that life begins at conception and wonders whether all babies that are miscarried are welcomed into heaven even if only a few weeks into the pregnancy. She believes that they would have a soul and a spirit at this stage.

I tend to agree with her that that is what happens but she is finding it hard to understand and I just wondered whether anyone else had any further thoughts or suggestions on how I can help her with this.

PositiveAttitude Fri 03-Jun-11 08:21:16

Sorry to hear about your friend's miscarriage.

I had a baby who died at 8 days old, and 4 miscarriages. I took comfort from the passage in Samuel chapter 12 verse 23. It is talking about David's newborn son who died and he says "I will go to him, but he will not return to me." This clearly says to me that the newborn babies and those who were not born, are in Heaven.
It took me years of struggling with this before my minister showed me this passage and it has been a comfort ever since. I wish I had been able to find it years before!!

HTH.

smartieliscious Fri 03-Jun-11 08:35:21

Thank you PositiveAttitude - that is exactly the sort of thing that I think will help her find some comfort. I'm going to see her this afternoon so will see if the opportunity arises to share with her.

I'm so sorry for your losses. Thank you for sharing though so that someone else can benefit.

nickelbabe Fri 03-Jun-11 13:36:01

yes, the foetus will definitely go to heaven.
Don't forget that in heaven there are no bodies, or forms, only souls.
So a foetus will have the same status as a fully-grown adult.

I'm sorry that your friend is suffering.

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