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Explain how Christians apply these beliefs to Abortion and Euthanasia, showing you understand different points of view.

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Abortion and Euthanasia A02: Explain how Christians apply these beliefs to Abortion and Euthanasia, showing you understand different points of view. Christians apply many different beliefs about abortion and euthanasia, although they may have many different points of view, it is understandable to why they hold certain beliefs and apply them in Christianity. Euthanasia and abortion are two very sensitive issues of which there are strong arguments for and against. Some Christians believe that these two practices are totally wrong and should never be carried out while other Christians, for varying reasons believe euthanasia and abortion are acceptable and even in some cases, the right thing to do. There are many different ways that Christianity applies its beliefs on abortion, here are some of them: The different views/beliefs of abortion The Roman Catholic belief is that even while the baby is still very tiny and still hardly developed the baby growing in the womb is the beginning of a human life, and another human being should not end any life created by God at any stage of its development. All life is precious as the psalm quote below states that: Another human being should not end any life created by God at any stage of its development. All life is precious as the psalmist says 'you created every part of me, you put me together in my Mothers womb... ...read more.


Our beliefs in the value of life influenced by the church also affect the way we see euthanasia. There are two types of euthanasia. Voluntary or active euthanasia is when the person concerned asked someone else to help them die. They may persuade another person to assist them to die or they may refuse the medical treatment necessary to keep them alive. Passive/involuntary euthanasia is when the person concerned is no longer in a condition where they can make a decision for themselves. The decision to bring about the death is taken by relatives or medical experts. The different views/beliefs of euthanasia "Naked I came from my mother's womb, naked I shall return again. Yahweh gave, Yahweh has taken back. Blessed be the name of Yahweh!" Job 1:21 This quote shows the basis of Christian belief that God gives life and that he can only take our lives away when we return to him. The Quaker view is quoted as "We do not set down rules, we offer a process for working out the decision that is right for each individual person" The Roman Catholic Church opposes passive euthanasia that is when artificial means of sustaining life are either not offered or are withdrawn. The actual teaching, which informs both of these points of view, this is the Roman Catholic Church's belief about the Sanctity of life. ...read more.


People who are brainless and have no hope of recovering consciousness but whose bodies are still technically alive. A person may reach a point where his or her life is not worth living and they wish to die. These apply to people whose minds are so deteriorated that they are helpless and unable to live with any dignity at all and they aren't really living a 'life'. God has given people dominion over living. Stopping suffering is a loving thing to do. Exit advocates a change in the law to allow the judiciary greater flexibility concerning euthanasia. They closely examine statements by politicians. They advise on living wills and are legal in the court of law. They promote euthanasia and advise legal acceptance of euthanasia. Most Christians do not think euthanasia is right thing to do, because nearly all denominations of Christianity do not support it. The Roman Catholic Church absolutely condemns it and in 1975 The Church of England produced a report "On Dying Well" which opposed euthanasia. The Methodist Church does not promote euthanasia either, but it is debatable as to whether Christians should follow the beliefs of their church. Different denominational beliefs about euthanasia have arisen from the leaders and is therefore very much a matter of opinion-as the Bible does not refer to it Christianity as a whole cannot say whether it is religiously wrong or right. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ritatsu Thomas 1 ...read more.

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