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Sanctity of life. A Christian would believe sanctity of life to be very important. There are 3 main reasons for this: 1. Man is made in Gods image. Christians believe that man is made in the image of God. To kill a person is akin to killing God, or one of his creations. 2. The Ten Commandments. These are the moral codes given by God to Moses on the top of Mount Sinai. One of the most important of these is "Thou shalt not kill." Christians still follow these commandments as their moral code; indeed most base their entire existence round them. 3. Christians believe all life is sacred. If a life is sacred, and a gift from God, then Christians would do all in their power to preserve it. Christianity emphasises the most loving thing to do. Murder isn't in any way shape or form loving. All killing is murder, as it is taking away one of Gods creatures without his express permission, therefore killing cannot be loving. ...read more.

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This is the way in which Christians express sanctity of life. Quality of life. The Christian religion places Quality of life on a pedestal, higher than Sanctity of life. In abortion, the Catholic principle of Double Effect, and the Protestant principle of Lesser Of Two Evils enable abortion to occur morally, with the church understanding that if a life, or more than one life, will be ruined, sanctity of life can be overridden. The Bible itself stresses Quality of Life to be more important than Sanctity of Life in most cases. Sanctity of life. A Christian would believe sanctity of life to be very important. There are 3 main reasons for this: 7. Man is made in Gods image. Christians believe that man is made in the image of God. To kill a person is akin to killing God, or one of his creations. 8. The Ten Commandments. These are the moral codes given by God to Moses on the top of Mount Sinai. ...read more.

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One of the most important of these is "Thou shalt not kill." Christians still follow these commandments as their moral code; indeed most base their entire existence round them. 12. Christians believe all life is sacred. If a life is sacred, and a gift from God, then Christians would do all in their power to preserve it. Christianity emphasises the most loving thing to do. Murder isn't in any way shape or form loving. All killing is murder, as it is taking away one of Gods creatures without his express permission, therefore killing cannot be loving. This is the way in which Christians express sanctity of life. Quality of life. The Christian religion places Quality of life on a pedestal, higher than Sanctity of life. In abortion, the Catholic principle of Double Effect, and the Protestant principle of Lesser Of Two Evils enable abortion to occur morally, with the church understanding that if a life, or more than one life, will be ruined, sanctity of life can be overridden. The Bible itself stresses Quality of Life to be more important than Sanctity of Life in most cases. carolynmulley@aol.com ...read more.

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