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Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibilityfor those at the beginning and end of their lives.

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Michele Dominique R.S Coursework 11A1 17/01/04 AO1: Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibility for those at the beginning and end of their lives. Life is a gift from God, therefore this means we have to respect and cherish it. This also means treating our body purely, treat others as you would like to be treated and follow a life devoted to God. He gave us a special gift, it is now our turn to look after it. The special gift was given to everyone else as well, making us all brothers and sisters of one another, making us a tight, strong community. We all share one thing, love for each other. ...read more.


This is also seen as wrong under Christian circumstances as well. Christians believe God gave life, and only He can take it away. Therefore, when we take our own life, kill other people, or help others to kill themselves, we must be reminded of all moral issues as well as religion and its teachings. When we are thinking about wanting to die, we should think of what it was like for Jesus; when he was condemned to death. We are reminded that he too, suffered just like we are. He was strong and courageous, we should all follow his example and do the same for us; we should put his teachings into practise and be a true disciple by following the right path. ...read more.


In the end, he saves her life as faith and willingness shines through. This is what made Jesus have compassion on the father and led him to save the child because Jesus is definitely on the side of life, he tries to save whenever possible; therefore when we think about dying, we remind ourselves that Jesus would not want us to have died like this, because the things he did to show us between right and wrong never sank in, in our hearts, that he went through all that suffering for us, for nothing; and that his death was in vain. Killing is wrong, morally and religion-wise because all life is sacred and we are all responsible for one another; we are all one body; therefore all brothers and sisters in the eyes of God. "The Glory of God is human beings fully alive." ...read more.

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