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Explain what Christians Believe About Human Life Being Sacred.

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Explain what Christians Believe About Human Life Being Sacred. Many Christians in our present day and age believe that human life is sacred, but what do they base their beliefs on? There are three main sources for these beliefs. First of all, there is the Old Testament. In this part of the Bible, we find numerous quotes which say that human life is sacred. Here are just a few: "The word of the Lord came to me thus: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you." ...read more.


Although man's physical body was made from the dust of the ground, (and because of the fall will return to the dust) our soul or spirit is God-breathed. This soul, therefore, is not of this world and will one day leave its earthly, mortal dwelling (body) and return to God. Although the human body came from dust, the fact that it contains the essence of God, breathed into each person, makes it holy. Genesis also tells us that God made us in his "image and likeness" which emphasises that our human body is sacred and holy because it shares in the divine life. ...read more.


We also see Jesus' care for human life when he raised Jairus' daughter from the dead. These examples from Marks gospel show that Jesus himself believed that human life was sacred. Who better to follow in the footsteps of than Jesus Christ? In the Old Testament, God said in the fifth commandment: "Thou shall not kill" and we find, thirdly, that the Catechism of the Catholic church, it elaborates on this: "Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creation of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end." This is fairly self-explanatory. It says how as God created man in his own image, if you destroy a human being, you destroy a part of God. ...read more.

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