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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 Kashif Rashid 11 R "Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibility for those at the beginning and end of their lives." Beginning I will start out from the beliefs on the beginning of life and what the Roman Catholic view is on it. There are different views on some points but I will start with the "sanctity of human life" this means that all life is sacred, holy. Christians believe they are made in the image of god. (Genesis 1:27 Making them like himself) so therefore life is a gift from god and to prove my point furthermore I refer to the evangelium vitae 61-" human life is sacred & inviolable at every moment of existence. ...read more.

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Mark: 12-31 "love your neighbour greater then you love yourself" its states your neighbour not the age or stage of life it clearly states neighbour so therefore you should care for all. Christians believe that it is their responsibility to love others and to love god. This love requires Christians to respect and protect all humans regardless of status, gender and age (famously presented to us in the parable of the of the good Samaritan Luke 10:29-37). When Jesus died on the cross it was for the salvation of every human being- EVERY human being without exception! Christians believe that they have a responsibility to respect all people. In James (2: 1-9) the apostle said that Christians must never treat any type or class of person better than another. ...read more.

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Christians believe that, not only did god give life but also it is he who takes it away Evangelium5 (vitae, 66) Christians believe that every human being has an everlasting soul (immortal) the welfare of which is in the hands of God alone. No one has the right to end another human beings life prematurely. As it is said in genesis 'I will not allow people to live forever, they are mortal'. Christians also believe that they have to share Christ suffering and to endure their own personal suffering they will grow closer to Jesus. This verse proves that life is not take able bye us 'Life is short but we are free to find meaning, even in the midst of all out troubles (job 1:21) Within the bible the quotes from exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 30:19 command not to take life. R.E Coursework 08/05/07 Kashif Rashid 10446 ...read more.

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