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Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibility for those at the beginning and end of their lives?

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R.E COURSEWORK Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibility for those at the beginning and end of their lives? Many religions have different beliefs about their responsibilities to those at the beginning and end of their life, some religions believe in reincarnation, while others believe in a paradise. In this answer I will be focusing on Christian views and what they believe to be their responsibilities towards those at the beginning and end of life. Christian view may slightly differ from denomination to denomination, for example a catholic view may be slightly different to that of a Methodist or protestant. The first aspect I will be focusing on will be, Christian views and what they believe to be their responsibility towards those at the beginning of their life. Christians believe that life is a blessing from God and it should be cherished, we often hear Christians say 'I have been blessed with a child.' Christians also believe that life is holy, they believe that they were made in the image of God so their lives and that of human beings is sacred, Genesis 1:27 says, 'so God created human beings, making them to be like himself.' Because of this Christians believe that life is something to be cherished. Christians also believe that as their responsibility to those at the beginning of their life they must make clear that everyone is equal in the eyes of God and therefore in their eyes. ...read more.

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old enough to understand the responsibilities of being a Christian such as spreading the word of God to others who are willing to hear. Believer's baptism is by the total immersion of the body into the water, which we see performed in the bible as John the Baptist is baptising Jesus. Christians also believe that they have a responsibility to preserve life when it is possible, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 talks about us being Gods holy temple so we should preserve it. Christians believe that they have a responsibility to respect all people, God said in his word that we should love our neighbours, and this means to love and respect all people, James 2:1-9 talks about not judging others on their outward appearance. God doesn't Judge on your outward appearance but on the condition of your heart, and Christians believe in this principle. The last thing I will be focusing on about Christian beliefs about their responsibility for those at the beginning of their life is the controversial question of " When does life begin?" Roman Catholics believe that life begins at conception, as do most Christians. They believe that as soon as the ovum is fertilised a new life begins, the life of a new human being. Some Christians believe that conception begins at when the ovum becomes attached with the womb. Some others believe that life begins at some point of pregnancy where the baby begins to move. ...read more.

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Christians believe that every human being has an immortal soul and it is the hands of God alone. Christians believe that no one has the right to end another human beings life before their time apart from God. Genesis 6:3 is where God is speaking saying that he will not allow people to live forever because they are mortal. This is why many Christians disagree with abortion. Christians believe that they have a responsibility to share in Christ's; Roman Catholics believe that by sharing in his suffering we draw closer to him. The book of Job argues that we as humans must accept suffering as we do happiness or joy. Job 1:21 expressed that life is short but we are free to find meaning even in the midst of all troubles. Finally Christians believe that they have a responsibility to be compassionate towards others, Jesus showed this all the time when he healed people and accepted people who were seen as unacceptable. In conclusion I would say that Christians believe that they have a large role in our view on the beginning and end of life. Christians hold different beliefs about their responsibility for those at the beginning and end of their lives. A verse in the bible which brings this into conclusion is Job 1:21 which says ' I was born with nothing and I will die with nothing, the lord gave and now he has taken away' This sums up Christian beliefs that all life is given by God and can only be taken by him too. ...read more.

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