What Does it Mean to Believe in the Sanctity of Life?

     The phrase “sanctity of life” reflects the belief that, because people are made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26), human life has an inherently sacred attribute that should be protected and respected at all times. While God gave humanity the authority to kill and eat other forms of life (Genesis 9:3), the murdering of other human beings is expressly forbidden, with the penalty being death (Genesis 9:6)

     Humanity was created in God’s image, but sin has corrupted that image. There is nothing inherently sacred in fallen man. The sanctity of human life is not due to the fact that we are such wonderful and good beings. The only reason the sanctity of life applies to humanity is the fact that God created us in His image and set us apart from all other forms of life. Although that image has indeed been marred by sin, His image is still present in humanity. We are like God, and that likeness means that human life is always to be treated with dignity and respect.

     How could any born-again spirit filled Christian allow any type of abortion of our precious babies. Has the conscience of many been so seared we can be blinded by the devil who hates God and His children with a passion? I am convinced that any American that would vote for any office of our government who allows abortion has innocent blood on their hands. Any, as a matter of fact, Christians who won’t bother to vote for “life” candidates, they are equally as guilty.

     One ex-preacher who quit our church said in anger to me “There are a lot more issues than abortion in an election!” I said there are no issues after the one who was aborted! May God help us.                                                      

God Bless, Pastor Roger


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