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Explain the beliefs that Christians hold about the responsabilities for those at the beginning and end of their lives.

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Explain the beliefs that Christians hold about the responsabilities for those at the beginning and end of their lives Abortion was legalised in 1967 because too many "back-street" abortions were taking place using knitting needles or other potentially fatal methods. Many babies were born with disabilities and women sometimes died or were seriously injured. The abortion law states that after 24 weeks a child is not to be aborted unless the mothers' life is in danger. This is because at that stage a baby is fairly well developed. Christians believe that life is sacred and many believe that it begins at conception, others believe life starts when the child starts having brain waves. Whatever their personal opinions on the point at which life starts, pretty much all disagree on aborting a babies' life after that point, killing an unborn child would be just the same as killing a young born child. Christians believe that God has a plan for our life, a purpose decided before we were born and aborting a child would mean terminating that purpose. ...read more.

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In Corinthians 3:16-17 it says that our body is god's temple, in other we are gods' dwelling place and in genesis god says we are created in his' image. If god is in us and controls us we have no write to end our life or someone else's life. In job 1:21 it says "the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. God gives life and is the only one who can take it away. Abortion nowadays is very often abused, women often have an abortion simply because the birth of a child is untimely or because they do not feel like going through the pain of having a child. Whether a woman's life is threatened by the birth of a child or whether she has been raped abortion is still a murder, whether the murder can be justified is a different matter but in most cases the issue comes down to "why did the woman have sex if she did not want a child?" ...read more.

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Also, as medical knowledge is always advancing a cure to a disease could be discovered before the patient dies. Euthanasia can very often be abused, a greedy relative could make an other sick confused relative believe Euthanasia is the write way to proceed in order to inherit the money, while a patient in hospital is suffering his thought process might be obstructed. Euthanasia is the thin edge of the wedge, if it is widely accepted then it will be widely abused; people when they reach a certain age will want to have Euthanasia or depressed people will want it. Euthanasia is no different to suicide. In conclusion, Christians hold strong beliefs about their responsibilities for people at the beginning and end of their lives, for Christians, life is sacred and only god can give and take it away. Christians believe that all our lives have a specific purpose and it is not gods' will to end it before its' purpose has been fully accomplished. ...read more.

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