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Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibilities for those at the beginning and end of time.

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Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibilities for those at the beginning and end of time. Christians have a responsibility to look after all life from the moment of conception to the moment of death because it is a Christians belief that humans life is sacred and given to us by God. We know this to be true from the bible, the example of Jesus, and through church teachings. 'God saw everything that he had made and indeed it was very good.' (Genesis 1; 31.) This account from genesis is the creation of human beings in the image and likeness of God. Christians believe that they have a responsibility to look after all life from the moment of death as the church teaches that god directly creates every human soul. ...read more.

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By taking the responsibility to look after our life as we know it, we are appreciating the great gift that God has given us and thanking him for the creations that he has made. Christians should be grateful for life and appreciate the wonder of the gift of life and of God's love, which means living life to the full and following in Jesus footsteps and abiding by the Ten Commandments. Christians believe that god creates life and only god should be able to take life away. Precisely because life is such an amazing gift it is an appalling evil when it is deliberately destroyed or irresponsibly endangered. Through Jesus we saw hope special life was and to what extreme god would put Jesus through to save the lives of others. ...read more.

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God made human life sacred, therefore we should have the responsibility in our lives to be grateful for the extraordinary creations that he has made and respect our lives, we can do this by treating them dignity and not neglecting our duties as a Christian. To show how thankful you are you would live your life to the full and not risk your life or deliberately destroy it. Christians who do this will be serving God, which can be done in many ways for example looking after others in their community or the community of the entire world. Life is a wonderful thing which should not be purposely destroyed for any reason it is a sacred gift given to us by God and every unique life that is taken away from the world takes away a unique cleverly disguised creation of God. AO1 Religious education coursework 1 1 By Joanne Moriarty 702 Words. ...read more.

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