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

Christian responsibility for human life

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Prejudice and Discrimination 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 GCSE Prejudice and Discrimination essays

  1. Racism - a christian perspective.

    us all equal with the same value and worth as a human being. The teaching shows Christians that it is wrong to be racist because everyone is equal and deserves love, care and respect. The teaching can be related back to the Bible teaching of "There is no difference between

  2. Religion and life coursework

    Christianity and abortion * Life begins at conception so every unborn child is an image of god. * Mother's life is of a greater value than of the unborn child. * Some churches agree with UK abortion laws. Contraception. Contraception is any natural or artificial means that people use to prevent conception after sexual intercourse.

  1. Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibility for those at the beginning and ...

    "The lord brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up" God has brought us to life in birth and it is only him that has the right to take away this sacred life in which he has given us.

  2. What do the Bible and the Christian Church teach about human responsibility for the ...

    The greed and pollution of people in the Northern Hemisphere is having a serious impact on global warming and the worst effects f this are experienced not by us in the Northern Hemisphere but by those in the Southern Hemisphere.

  1. How a Christian may follow the call to discipleship through daily life and work?

    "Follow me," he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. (Matthew 9:9) Anyone could be a disciple of Jesus, as we can all see that Jesus has picked his disciple living in a normal life. These four fishermen were like peasants, they were uneducated, and knew nothing about philosophy or religion but still Jesus chose them.

  2. Religion and Medicine.

    Some of the reasons for this attitude are listed below:- > All forms of Artificial insemination or surrogacy involve masturbation by the male, which is a sin for Catholics. > IVF involves fertilising several eggs of which some are thrown away; this is considered the same as abortion.

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