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Explain what Christians believe about the Sanctity of life and especially their responsibility for those at the beginning and those at the end of life. Use Bible passages and Christian teaching to support your answer.

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Paris Graham-jones 10r AO1:Explain what Christians believe about the Sanctity of life and especially their responsibility for those at the beginning and those at the end of life. Use Bible passages and Christian teaching to support your answer. Christians believe that they have been put on the planet to do God's will. They believe that all life is sacred and was given by God. They try to follow the example of Jesus and show love to God and to other people. Jesus was perfectly obedient to God and put his faith and beliefs into action throughout his life. Christians should try to do the same. Issues like abortion and euthanasia are difficult issues because they interfere with the sanctity of life. Only God has the right to give life and to end it. Christians may look for guidance about moral issues either in the bible,famous Christians, Priests etc. So Christians will look up to people like this and on issues like Euthanasia and Abortion they take very seriously and believe its not something you can't mess about with. ...read more.

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There are different types of euthanasia which are as follows voluntary euthanasia ,Non-voluntary euthanasia:, Involuntary euthanasia: . Assisted suicide, Euthanasia By Action,Euthanasia By Omission. All of which,are as Christians believe murder. Some Christians may oppose Euthanasia because it is going against the will of God, We should not choose the time when a person must die,a person must die when it is time for them to die not for when we say for them to. God is the only one who chooses for when a person is to end their life. If someone asks to be killed because they are terminally ill they are being selfish, they are not the only ones who will suffer, freinds and family will grieve over the death of the person and might become angry with the doctors for doing so. So it is best to leave a person to die naturally. However this can be argued that the peson is nearing the end of their life and are in great pain so it is best to let them die now to end their ...read more.

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Another example of this is if someone is brain-dead and on a life support machine doctors often ask the family of the person on the life support machine wether they want the machine switching off but most Christians would say to leave the machine on just incase the person pulls through. Some people keep thier loved ones on the machine for a couple of years before they finally agree to have the machine switched off. Some people might say this is cruel because you are making the person suffer for your own benefit, that you are being selfish in doing so and that it would just be kinder to let the person go. In my opinion I disagree with euthanasia because I believe it is right to let a person live to their full natural life and if someone is put on a life support machine to give them as long as possible to recover, in some cases some people have recovered from a life-support machine after a few years so it is possible for them to pull through and it is not up to us when to end their life. ...read more.

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