Someone help me out with this!
Christians not only believe there is one true God, but they believe wholeheartedly that He is a personal and loving God! He has His hands in every individual's life. Omnipotent and everlasting. Anyone can communicate with Him through acceptance and prayer. However, I am very puzzled with the God of Creation and the increase birth of conjoin twins. These births are products of a single egg that for unknown reasons fail to divide fully into identical twins.
The one scripture all Christians have used to debate against Abortion is Psalm 139:13-14:
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My post here is not to debate about Abortion, but I like to know and understand how Christians explain the high incidence of Conjoin twins born here in the US and all around the world? They say 1 in every 200 deliveries of identical twins would be conjoined.
I completely understand and accept the science behind Conjoin Twins:
Scientists believe conjoined twins form because of a delay in the fertilized egg's division. In normal identical twins, the egg splits at four to eight days after fertilization. In conjoined twins, however, the split occurs sometime after day 13. Instead of forming two separate embryos, the twins remain partially attached as they develop inside the womb. In most cases, conjoined twins do not survive more than a few days past birth because of a high rate of malformed organs and other severe birth abnormalities. However, surgical separations have been successful in conjoined twins that have a superficial physical connection.
Conjoined twins are commonly referred to as Siamese twins, although this is now considered a derogatory term. The phrase Siamese twins originated from the famous conjoined twins Eng and Chang Bunker, who were born in Siam (Thailand) in 1811.
Some conjoined twins are attached at the upper body, others may be joined at the waist and share a pair of legs. Conjoined twins often share major organs such as a heart, liver, or brain. Medical experts have identified several types of conjoined twins. They are classified according to the place their bodies are joined. Most of the terms contain the word pagus, which means "fastened" in Greek. Link
But how do you explain God's interaction and works?
If God is a God of Love and every child is selectively handmade and sculpted in the likeness of God, why is God creating conjoin twins?
Why would God create 2 children, if not separated, will become a visual spectacle of sympathy, pity, bewilderment and even disgust?????
How much can Christians blame the environment or the mother's health for the causes of conjoin twins? We know many birth defects and diseases can be contributed from the environment.
There are some Christians out there who don't believe in medical intervention, what do they do if they produce a conjoin twin?
And when conjoin twins are born, I know every reasonable parent (Christians and non-believers alike) would agree to separate them if there is no risk to the health of both child. Why would Christians do that if God created them just as they are? And if separating them would be lethal to both child, the only option is to raise them and accept them just as they are (as in the case of Dicephalus: Twins that share one body, but have two separate heads and necks). So to sum it up, conjoin twins is undesirable and should be corrected. But if it can't be corrected, accept them, raise them and love them just the way they are!
I am always fascinated with how Christians explain the works of God and how He sees our world.
Christians have been able to come up with explanations as to why God created children born with diseases, defects and even death at birth. I personally would like to know how they explain births of conjoin twins.
If God can create children that are "physically undesirable" and yet they are still accepted as God's creations, why is it that Christians don't believe that God can create homosexuality - another 'undesirable trait' by their definition?
With Christians - they just seem to pick and choose what they think and believe as God's will and plan! And if its in contradiction, they'll circumvent the scriptures to defend their beliefs.