Hank Hanegraaff, president of the Christian Research Institute and host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast, shares and celebrates the wonderful story of Elise, frozen embryo Snowflake #94, who is now 16 years of age. A couple named Eric and Kris heard Hank answering a question on the Bible Answer Man broadcast about the status of an embryo. Human life begins when one sperm cell from one human being fertilizes an egg in another human being. The forming embryo does not have a fully developed personality but does have full personhood from the moment of conception—and bears the imago Dei. Kris and Eric decided that they would adopt a frozen embryo! The frozen embryo arrived via Fed-Ex and was implanted in Kris’s uterus and was brought to full term. Hank had the privilege of meeting Elise when she was a baby—and now she is 16! A truly amazing story. Glory to God!
Listen to Hank talk more about Elise’s story on the Bible Answer Man broadcast, https://www.equip.org/video/embryo-adoption/. For further study, see Hank Hanegraaff, “Should Christians Support a Ban on Embryonic Stem Cell Research?” https://www.equip.org/bible_answers/should-christians-support-a-ban-on-embryonic-stem-cell-research/; and Clinton Wilcox, “The Human Embryo: Potential Person or Person with Great Potential?,” https://www.equip.org/article/the-human-embryo-potential-person-or-person-with-great-potential/.
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