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Explain what Christians believe about the sanctity of human life and especially their responsibility for those at the beginning and those at the end of life

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Explain what Christians believe about the sanctity of human life and especially their responsibility for those at the beginning and those at the end of life? As Christians we believe that each person is created by God and all human life is a gift from God. Therefore, human life is sacred, something that has to be protected and preserved, something that only God alone can take away from us. This belief is not just supported by Christians but by people of all religious races and cultures. We believe that human life must always be sacred even before we are born. This is stated numerous times throughout the bible. "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you came to birth I consecrated you, I have appointed you as prophet to the nations." ...read more.

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Just because a baby does not have all of the thinking and human physical features at the beginning doesn't mean it is not a human being. Every unborn child is a unique individual. We Christians believe that all human life from the moment of conception is something to be cherished and thankful for. It is a precious gift from God that must be looked upon as a blessing. It is not just at the beginning that we should respect life but at the end too. The killing of someone at the end of his or her life is just the same as killing the baby within the womb. Both go hand in hand. Christians should maintain great respect for human life. ...read more.

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It is our duty as Christians to offer dying patients emotional and physical help in their times of anxiety and to give them courage and power to face death. It not only helps them but us too as caring for those who are dying can be a great source of blessing. "There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven, a time for giving birth, a time for dying, a time for planting, a time for killing" Ecclesiastes 3:1-3 This quote speaks very well of both beginnings and endings in our lives. It means that there is a proper time for everything - death as well as birth, but we are never going to be able to predict the right time for anything. Only God knows this. Only God can take away human life as he alone is the creator of human life. ...read more.

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