I was always taught since childhood that each and every person started as a thought in God’s mind and it was His desire that he/she (the person) exist.
How do I reconcile this belief (which I’ve always held dear to my heart) with the countless instances of conception through sinful acts?
Adultery/Rape/PremaritalSex: was it secretly God’s will that these acts were to take place so that He could enact His eternal plan for little Jimmy? If so, wouldn’t that mean the existence of a pregnancy would render the need for reconciliation in that instance void, since the parties were in fact fulfilling God’s will?
David + Bathsheba ( - Psalm 51) = Solomon?
Where do research embryos, clones, etc fit in all this, and if they truly are people blessed with the sanctity of life, then wouldn’t that mean God has wanted each of them to exist? Then why protest their creation?
Is it more like each of our souls have been planned but the actual time/place of our earthly manifestation is a bit of a variable? Pure luck? How unlucky can you be to end up getting your number called only to find out you’ve been chosen as the soul to fill a frozen embryo?
I don’t know exactly where I stand on all this, so please don’t approach me like a heretic or someone trying to start a fight, I’m really not trying to make any definitive statements. These are just honest cognitive conflicts I’m having.