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Christian Response/ Desisions on Life and Living.

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In this piece of coursework I am going to write what a Christian believes are their responsibilities at the beginning and of life. I am going to write about how they should respond to the very important topics of abortion and euthanasia. All Christians believe life is sacred. God has given us the gift of life and only he can take it away. They believe in the "sanctity of life". In the bible it says: OT Job 1-21 " Naked I came from my mothers womb, and naked I shall return there, the lord gave and the lord has taken away. Lessor be the name of the lord." ...read more.

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In the bible it says, " man was made in the image of god". This means we are superior to all other beings on this planet, we have the responsibility to look after each other no matter how physically or mentally infirm they are. No human being on this planet is better than the next, the unborn, the handicapped and the old are all equal in gods eyes. Humans are different than all other beings on this planet. God gave us free will, the ability to love and superior intelligence to all other forms of life on this planet. With our intelligence we should easily be able to live by gods rules that he has set for us. ...read more.

Conclusion

God has a plan for each of us before we are born, abortion and euthanasia is going against gods plan. In the New Testament Jesus told us how we should treat people " Love thy neighbour as yourself." Jesus loved everyone, babies, the disabled and the poor. Jesus never actually spoke of abortion and euthanasia but he continually set examples of how we should treat each other, like when he cured the blind and helped the man with a withered hand. In St Paul's letter to the Corinthians 3 v16-17 he tells the Christians "surely you know you are Gods temple and that God's spirit lives in you, so if anyone destroys God's temple, god will destroy him. It means if you kill you are sinning against god and as a punishment you deserve to be destroyed by God. ...read more.

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