• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Christianity And Infertility.

Extracts from this document...


Christianity And Infertility In this coursework (essay) I will be talking about the Christian attitudes towards infertility treatments and explain that there are different views on this subject and why. But because there is nothing in the Bible specifically about these treatments, I will have to do some research about it and try to get different Christian views on this subject. However there some teachings in the Bible that can help us to understand Christian views on these treatments. I will try to get two different views on these treatments. The Bible teaches Christians that all life is sacred, because it's a gift from God. It also teaches the Christians that life should not be destroyed, that God has a plan for every human life, that life is God-given, that human life is gracious and that all life deserves respect. There isn't anything in the Bible specifically about the subject of infertility, but it does have advice and examples of people who were also infertile. ...read more.


"Hannah had no children... because the Lord had kept her from having children." The Bible (1 Samuel 1.2,5) These are some issues that Christians may be concerned about: i) Using Donors - adultery? Some Christians think that using a donor sperm or a donor egg is a violation of the marriage bond and there it is adultery. ii) Parent's - who are they? Should children know? Confusion for child? Some Christian views on this (like the Roman Catholic) are that they believe that children have the right to know who their parents are and this is prevented in AID and surrogacy. iii) When does life begin? Is an embryo a life? What to do with 'extra' embryos etc? The Roman Catholics believe that IVF involves fertilizing several eggs some of which are thrown away or used for experimentation which is the same as abortion. Other Christian Churches allow IVF because the discarded embryos are not fetuses and their destruction can be justified by the doctrine of double effect. ...read more.


(Lord Habgood, former Anglican Archbishop of York) These two statements have completely opposite opinions. One says that an embryo is a human being as should be treated that way but the other is saying that , even though they are to be treated with respect, they don't have moral values so should be dealt with as they use to. In the end there are different views on this issue and mostly they are divided into two groups; the Roman Catholics; and the other Christian Churches. The Roman Catholics Church is opposed to all infertility treatment as it often involves the destruction of some embryos; it involves the activity of masturbation and denies the right of every child to know the identity of both parents, but most churches today accept IVF and AIH as being acceptable, because childlessness is no longer viewed as being God's will. I believe that this is wrong because everything that happens is because of God's will, which includes childlessness. By: Hamza Abib 10BY ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Christianity section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Christianity essays

  1. Compare and contrast the marriage ceremonies of Christianity and Islam. For both, explain ...

    It shows that the couple belong together and hope to stay with each other for life. The ring is placed on the third finger of the left hand with the belief that the third finger has a direct vein to the heart.

  2. The Status of Women In the New Testament.

    'They argue that Christ was male and chose male apostles and that females cannot form legitimate succession or play the crucial part in the sacrificial and sacramental acts of the Eucharist.' 15 Peter Vardy argues that just as Christians misapplied Jesus' essential message to the Jews, 'similarly Christian Churches and

  1. AS level coursework

    A miracle found in Acts that can be seen to contrast to this modern day story would be that of the shipwreck in Acts 28. In this Paul, the centurion and his men all rely on God for strength through his intervention to Paul in Acts 28:24 an angel appeared to Paul and told him "Do not be afraid, Paul.

  2. A study of the New Testaments’ teachings, on adultery and homosexuality- How might ...

    This is also emphasised in Romans where it says "They exchanged the truth of God for a lie..." The problem with making the assumption that the scripture is referring to the prohibition of homosexual acts is that; the preceding verses to verse 26 make it unclear as to whether St

  1. Outline the Roman Empire's attitude to Christianity until the end of the first century.

    The mounting suspicion had a disastrous effect on Nero's popularity (which had been very high before then), so Nero set about searching for a scapegoat. Christians were perfect candidates for a number of reasons; they were a relatively new group that were small in number and there was already an air of suspicion surrounding allegations of anti social behaviour.

  2. Christianity and Aid Questions

    more money than the North, however, this is not the case and so severe problems like hunger and disease occur. These three main points can be summarised in to one simple statement; there is enough food and resources in the world for everyone to live comfortably, without suffering unnecessary disease

  1. Pilgrimage coursework

    * Pilgrimage is also a chance to doing penance. * Pilgrimage can let Christian to thinking about being in harmony with the natural world. * Pilgrimage is also a chance to curious or wish to observe. * Pilgrimage is also a good method to get away for a day.

  2. Religious authority. I will be focusing on the way the Bible is used in ...

    As Pope, his task as ?chief of all shepherds on earth? is to defend his faith, teach people about the faith and help guide them to heaven, so they can spend eternity with God. The Pope is the Bishop of Rom and is leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work