Essay about Christians' Views on Abortion and Euthanasia

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Christians' Views on Abortion and Euthanasia

Christians hold many different views about the sanctity of life and their responsibility for those at the beginning and at the end of their life, which is connected to the debate over the views of abortion and euthanasia.

The Sanctity of life is the belief that human life is sacred because God creates Human life, because Human life is sacred, this means that life is precious. The Christian church teaches life is a sacred gift from God as he is our creator.

Seeing that God created us and is the giver of life, this entitles him to be the only one to take life away, and that no one has the right to take life away only God.

God is the lord of
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This is a quote from the bible stating that God made life and that all life comes from God:

'Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the Earth and subdued it. Rule over the fish of the sea, and the birds of the air, and every other living creature that moves on the ground. Genesis 1:26-28

Because God made life this instates that life is sacred, here is quote from the new testiment, which shows that life is sacred:

'Your body is a temple of the Holy spirit' 1 Corinthians 6:19

Life must also be protected because it is a sin to take life away as it is a gift from God. For this reason it would be wrong and against Christian teaching to commit suicide or to take life of another person.

As one of the 10 commandments is 'thou shall not kill' Exodus 20:30

Christian ideas of when life begins are varied at some points for example:

Saint Augustine thought the foetus received a soul 60 or 80 days after conception, English law at the time agreed with what he had said, although they distinguished between abortion before and after the quickening which is the first sign of movement. Haring stated that the foetus received its genetic coding at the conception and had the idea that this may be the point when it received its own personal and unique soul.

It is important to know when life begins as it is vital to know when life should be protected which

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