However - The person deciding to end their life should not be influenced by anyone, apart from themselves. It is their singular choice, and not someone else's. In a sense, abortion may be seen as acceptable because the person may be too young to have the child and may not have the facilities to bring them up. However, the Christian Churches would say that it is going against God's will and we are all created in the 'image and likeness of God'. I agree that what Christians believe about life is up to them because although abortion and euthanasia are seen as murdering by some groups, every person has a right to decide what to do with his or her lives.
This is because people who are disabled don't want to be, but they don't want to be dead either. They have their rights. The Roman Catholic church states that life begins at conception and that abortion is a crime. Christians believe that the world was created by God and that all human beings come from God. Human beings are therefore given the responsibility to take care of life.
Christian Believe About the Sanctity of Human Life Christians believe that God has given them the gift of life so therefore no one but God has the authority to end life or prevent new life. Exodus 20:13, “you shall not murder”, is an important biblical passage to the ‘sanctity of human life.’ It tells Christians initially that euthanasia, abortion and capital punishment are wrong although it is more complicated than that. Abortion is not mentioned in the Bible but the passage above does convey that it is wrong and you are sinning. In Luke 1:41 it shows Christians that Elizabeth’s baby was alive and so if you were to have an abortion you would be destroying life. Christians have strong views on abortion and different denominations have different opinions.
And not one of them is forgotten by God'' Luke 12: 6. The ultimate teaching is found in the fifth commandment ''thy shall not kill'' thus providing that in god eyes human life is precious. This notion of sacredness epitomises the churches teaching that abortion is immoral. Catholics believe that all life is sacred and see the unborn baby as a human being from the moment of conception and a gift from God. Abortion should not be used as a type of birth control since it is ultimately murder.
Any other reason apart from these never justifies abortion. It is just killing a life which is yet to born and flourish. Life is God’s creation and putting it to an end is a sinful act. Every religion preaches that life is the most precious gift of God and so is divine. Hence abortion is going against one’s own religion.
A Roman Catholic would say that the foetus should not be destroyed for any reason. The Church understands that it may be difficult to bring up a handicapped child but they say that all human life is worthwhile no matter its type or quality. It is also said that the foetus "would never be made human if it were not human already". This tells us that the foetus is a person from the moment of conception. The Roman Catholic Church also believes that only God can give and take life.
Even if refusing euthanasia only gives an individual a few more hours to live, that person should nonetheless refuse. “Human life, as a gift of God, is sacred and inviolable. For this reason procured abortion and euthanasia are absolutely unacceptable. Not only must human life not be taken, but it must be protected with loving concern.” (John Paul II – Evangelium Vitae)
Catholics believe that life is a gift from God. Life is sacred because God is involved in the creation of life, and therefore taking a life is wrong which is why Catholics are againsed murder and abortion. “Life must be protected with the utmost care, from the moment of contraception; abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes” (gaudium et spes) Christianity disapproves of abortion. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb"(psalm 139). One of the Ten Commandments is ‘thou shall not murder’ this means you should not take a life.
According to the Psalm life begins at conception. The Psalm implies that a foetus is recognised by God, and should be recognised by the Christian people. The commandment also makes reference to this stating, Â“Thou shall not kill.Â” Clement of Alexandria also claimed that unborn children deserve all the respect and protection that a normal person is. He said, Â“It destroyed what God created and in the destruction of the foetus was an offence to a necessary love oneÂ’s neighbour.Â” The Christian thinker Athenagoras specifically condemned abortion saying, Â“All those who use abortifacients are homicides and will account to God for their abortions as for the killing of men.Â” Mathew 19:13-15 shows that the kingdom of God is also for the children, which include the foetuses. This implication is that each individual has a unique relationship with God and no one has the right to destroy this relationship through abortion, murder or euthanasia.
This is why there is life on Earth. If one can go through the trials and temptations of life and stay on the side of the Lord, then he is deemed worthy to go to Heaven. By following through with an abortion, the u... ... middle of paper ... ...holic Churches will continue to teach that the Bible and God are against abortion. There will also be many people who will oppose this teaching because of their own opinions and beliefs. No matter how people feel towards the issue of abortion, we must remember that the entire procedure is between the mother and the fetus.