Christians' Beliefs About Their Responsibility to Those at the Beginning of Their Lives

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Christians' Beliefs About Their Responsibility to Those at the Beginning of Their Lives

Christians have certain beliefs about their responsibility to those at

the beginning of their lives. Christians believe that they are created

in the image of God and human life is a gift from God, this makes it

hallowed. Genesis 1:27 -28 says - "So God created man in his own

image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he

them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, 'Be fruitful, and

multiply, and replenish the earth". Human life is sacred and

untouchable at every moment of existence. It is believed by Christians

that God has a special relationship with everybody. The word of God as

man in the person of Jesus reaffirms the sanctity of holiness of human

life in its relationship with God. John 1:14 says - "And the word was

made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we behold his glory, the glory as

of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth". Roman

Catholics believe that this connection with God begins and the point

of inception. Jeremiah 1:5 says - "Before I formed thee in the belly I

knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified

thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations!"

Christians feel that they should assist those at the end of their

lives. Christians do not just believe that God gave life, but it is

also only God who should be able to take it away. 'It is only God, who

has the power over life & death' (Evangelium Viate 66). It is the

belief of Christians that every human has an immortal soul, the

welfare of which is in the hands of God and God alone. No mortal has


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gift from him that we should be grateful for. They might argue that

there should be laws to prevent abortion because the unborn baby is a

separate human being and life and vulnerable lives should be protected

within society. Also, the sick, weak, young and old should be

protected by society. They may think that Christians should all hold

one belief and that any one separate person should not decide it. They

may expect a proper Christian not to make their own beliefs about

life, but to only follow the commandments and teachings of the

Christian society.

In conclusion I believe that what Christians believe about life should

be left up unto them because every single person has the right to

believe and express their own opinions. I would argue that people's

views should be respected and accepted by everybody.
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