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Christians' responsibility towards life. . Judith B Nutakor 11c 1. Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibility for those at the beginning and end of their lives. Christian's belief life is a gift and a blessing from God because of scriptures, tradition and the teachings of Jesus Christ thus going to say they make them hold the responsibility for the beginning of lives. The belief in the sanctity of human life goes to explain Christians' belief that life is holy and should be kept sacred. Being created in the image of God tells Christians to hold and respect life seeing as it is one of God's gift to mankind is life and since gifts are not destroyed or prevented e.g. contraception. God, Christian's belief has relationship with each and every one of Christians. Jesus Christ was born so God could have a personal relationship through him to us. ''..., and he will be called Immanuel which means God is with us...''(Mathew 1:23) is the name God gave Mary to name Jesus whilst she was pregnant. As we are born sinners baptism is believed to be the cleansing of the human soul spiritually and is initiated into a child of God. These are examples of what Christians do to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. In Mark 16:6 the scripture says whoever believes and is baptized will be saved. They see this as away to gain eternity with Christ. In the bible God speaks of the body as his temple and goes to say he lives in us and that his temple should be kept holy. ...read more.

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As written in the bible Christ says by his stripes we are healed. It reminds Christians of Christ being there for all of mankind. Lastly a person has more to life than others see, for instance if someone kills his brother he takes away from him all he or she had going, his happiness, properties and more. 2. Explain he different ways Christians respond to Contraception and abortion. Abortion is the intended removal of a baby during an early stage and contraception on the other hand is anything that aims to prevent a woman from becoming pregnant. In this section I will be explaining Christian's views on the two subjects. God created man to procreate. In the bible he commands them to have many children to fill the earth (Genesis 1:28). . When intercourse is mentioned in the bible it is usually followed by having a baby afterwards e.g. then Adam had intercourse with his wife and she became pregnant (Genesis 4: 1), '...he (David) had intercourse with her and, and she bore a son...' (2 Samuel 12: 24) etc. All these goes to explain one of the sole purposes of having intercourse is to bring forth descendants. Although there may be reasons a law of a country justifies one having an abortion be it a person raped, the foetus could be detected as being abnormal if allowed to develop, others could say they are not financially able to care for a child. Some Christians would not see this as reasons enough to avoid child birth. ...read more.

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To make it short Christians are just trying to help their neighbors live a more God pleasing life. life. That is why Christians frown upon abortion, contraception, murder etc. To make it short Christians are just trying to help their neighbors live a more God pleasing life. To speak for the motion I will say there is freedom Of speech and choice of any religion, Christian Can make their religion known but not impose it on People. Nobody has the right to decide for any one what they think is best for them. The laws of a country encourage people to think independently. When people decide for themselves they live with any mistake they make. Every individual has views on life and think differently from all, they might feel wrongly about another's view on a subject. Not every one is a Christian and would not appreciate the fact that Christians are trying to choose a life they think is more pleasing to God. Others also do not believe there is God and prefer their pagan lifestyle. Also no one can justify what is wrong or right when it comes to life issues. Most people would rather like to think it does not exist denying any facts to prove it. Others join religion because it's part of their tradition or religion their country approves e.g. India's Hinduism, Iraq' Islamic. Lastly I will conclude by saying we are all individuals in our own right and think for ourselves. We should feel the need to think and decide for ourselves choosing a religion we feel safe and secured with. We should not feel pressured to decide but do so on our heart's desire. ...read more.

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