The Beliefs that Christians Hold about Their Responsibilities at the Beginning and End of Their Lives

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The Beliefs that Christians Hold about Their Responsibilities at the Beginning and End of Their Lives Christians believe that life is a gift from God and only God can take away. Christians believe that all humans are made in the image and likeness of God, as stated in the book of Genesis. We also believe that everyone has sanctity that means that we are special to God and that each person is sacred and holy. This indicates that everyone is unique. 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, “Thou shall not kill.” Clement of Alexandria also claimed that unborn children deserve all the respect and protection that a normal person is. He said, “It destroyed what God created and in the destruction of the foetus was an offence to a necessary love one’s neighbour.” The Christian thinker Athenagoras specifically condemned abortion saying, “All those who use abortifacients are homicides and will account to God for their abortions as for the killing of men.” 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. Irenaus taught that we are made in the image of God and grow into the likeness of God. We are all made imperfect, whether physically or mentally. But we have the chance to become more like God. Abortion is wrong because it denies us this ch... ... middle of paper ... ...they want whether it is what God to follow, what they want to believe or what colour of shoes they wear. They do not have to accept the invitation from people to listen to what they may not believe in. Also in Jesus was involved in a lot of preaching in his life-time, however he did not force anyone to follow him or to obey his orders. He told a story of “The Woman Caught in Adultery” in which Jesus condemns people who try to force others to live in a particular way. It may also be a better idea if Christians tried to show people how they could lead better lives but setting a good example rather than trying to force people to live good lives. Maybe Christians have the right to explain their views and preach their opinions, but others do not have to accept this or be forced to do something about the matter.
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