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Religious Education - Sanctity of Life

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Name: Damilola Odedina Date: 13/01/2004 Subject: Religious Education Sanctity of Life Christians say that life has sanctity and therefore that life is special to God. Every person is a separate living human being with many rights especially right to life. In Genesis God created the universe and it shows that creation of man and woman was personal. Human beings were made in the image of God. Genesis 1: 26- "God said, Let us make man in our in our image and in our likeness..................''. If God has decided to make man in his own image then who are we to take away some body else's life, this is a serious problem that is happening in the present world today. Many people in this present world take others life for granted by murdering, abortion, and some personally take their own life away from themselves due to their own personal problems, Exodus 21:13 -"Thou shall not kill". ...read more.


All the days for me were written in your book before one of them came to be". God has planned our lives for us before we were born and for someone to take away the life especially during abortion is totally wrong because all human life, including life developing in the womb, is created by God in his own image and is therefore to be supported nurtured and protected. Didache 70 C.E quotes: "You shall not kill by abortion the fruit of the womb and you shall not murder the infant born". Exodus 21:22-25: "If someone is fighting and hurts a pregnant lady and she loses her child......... the one who hurt her is to be fined". God loves us so much that he has taken the time to warn us that if we kill a baby we shall reap what we sow. ...read more.


God shows us that we are more important than the animals we sometimes eat, tame and care for and that he is responsible for our own welfare so in other words we could say he is setting an example for us to follow which is us taking care of other people. God's love for us is unconditional and has made life a luxury for mankind and has also put us in charge over things. Christians believe that life is a special gift and also a blessing from God because God paid a big debt by allowing Jesus his only begotten son to die for us so that his blood may be shed to pay for sins. Life must be protected and used according to the way God would want it. "There is a time for every thing, and a season for everything, under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die............... a time to kill and a time to heal". Ecclesiastic 3:1-3. 2 ...read more.

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