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Christian responsibility for human life

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Christian responsibility for human life Christians believe that they are responsible for the welfare of the most vulnerable members of society, that every life of every skin colour and every degree of physical or mental ability is infinitely valuable. Every person was created in God's image or likeness and this alone is where our value is derived from, not our skin colour, physical ability, mental ability or wealth. It is the job of the church and all Christians to defend the dignity of human life, those at the beginning of their lives and those at the end of their lives. Respect for all human life is essential, without it a good society could not be made. ...read more.

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father cannot choose between his children and say that one is more worthy of life than another child born at the same time. Christians believe that no one is more or less important than another because we were all created in the image and likeness of God. When Jesus died on the cross, he died for all human beings without exception. Jesus did not say 'I will die for the middle aged but no one over seventy or no one under the age of one. Every person has an immortal soul in the hands of God and therefore no one has the right to end another person's life prematurely. ...read more.

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Why, therefore should we consider an unborn child unworthy just because they have no voice? Just the same, an elderly person is often seen as a burden, a drain on society and the NHS and medical supplies - they have had their life after all now it's our turn. Christians believe that all life is sacred because it is a gift from god we are equal regardless of colour, age or nationality. God has a plan for every life so we cannot try to stop God's plan. Life should not be destroyed, only God has the power to give and to take away life. "There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven; a time to be born and a time to die." ...read more.

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