Explain how Christian Teachings may be used in a discussion about Abortion.

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Explain how Christian Teachings may be used in a discussion about Abortion

Christians are taught about their religion through teachings from the Bible. They also follow what the Pope and other religious teachers tell them. These teachings help guide Christians through life.

On the subject of 'having children' God told his people that they should multiply he said "Be fruitful and increase, fill the earth" (Genesis 1:28). When God said this, the world was sparsely populated so He wanted to fill it with His people. He also said, "Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons of one's youth. Happy is he who has his quiver full of them" (Psalm 127:4-5). The arrows represent the sons, the warrior, the father. Happy is he who has many arrows, meaning the more sons the father has, the happier he will be.

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Christians believe that begins at conception, this is what they have been taught. "You knit me together in my mother's womb . . . my frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place . . . your eyes saw my unformed body" (Psalm 139). This Psalm refers to 'you' meaning God. This quote is suggesting that God created humans the way he wanted them to be. Another quote to back this up is from the 'Declaration on procured abortion' by the Roman Catholic church in 1974, it reads, "From the time the ovum is ...

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