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Explain with the use of biblical and church teachings, what Christians believe about the "sanctity of human life"

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SEAN RUSSELL AO1 Explain with the use of biblical and church teachings, what Christians believe about the "sanctity of human life" Christians believe that all human life is a gift from God, he is our creator. That all life is holy and a gift to us. "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them" so since life was created in the image of God, it is to be treated with respect and also treated as sacred. It was written that "Your body is a temple of the holy spirit" so it would be against Christian teaching to commit suicide or to take the life of another person. We are to care for all life-the unborn, the sick, the elderly and even the dying because life is gift from God and how often would you treat a gift from someone with disrespect? ...read more.


The Catholic Church also doesn't believe in euthanasia because "we are stewards, not owners, of the life God has entrusted to us. It is not ours to dispose of" this quote also shows that the Catholic Church is against any forms of capital punishment, murder and suicide. The Catholic Church does not believe in any forms of the death penalty as it is deliberately harming a humans right to life, murder is forgivable so there is need to kill another person for taking the life of someone that person will be punished by God when they die. The overall view, by the Catholic Church on human life is an "ever lasting gift from God" and should not be mistreated but should be treated with respect as "everyone is responsible for his life." The Church of England has mostly the same views as the Catholic Church; they believe "every human life, created in the divine image of God, is unique" basically saying that everyone is different from each other. ...read more.


This belief also applies to abortion because they believe "the unborn child is fully human, a person made in the image of God" and so should not be terminated to suit the people or for any other reason, as the unborn child has as much rights to life as the mother and father does and so no-one should be able to choose when to end it. In conclusion all forms of Christianity believe that all human life is sacred and a gift from God. In one form or another all Christians believe that Human life should not be taken for granted and should be treated with respect as it is only there for a short period of time in comparison to eternity in heaven, as it was said "when you take away their breath they die and return to dust" as if they (life) was only there for a split second. I believe all human life should be treated as sacred as it is a gift from God. ...read more.

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