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The Sanctity of Life

We believe that human life is sacred, and that each person has been granted the God-given right to be treated with respect as an individual created in the image of God. Our duty, as Christians, is to love our neighbor as ourselves (Mark 12:31) regardless of race, gender, creed, nationality, or social status. We oppose all forms of discrimination, prejudice, and violence as incompatible with God’s design.

We believe that life from conception to death is a valued gift from God, to be respected and nurtured. As God is the sole giver of life, we believe that the time of death of each human life should also be left in His hands (Psalm 31:15).

  • Genesis 1:27, 2:7; Psalm 139:14–16; Galatians 6:10; Romans 2:11; 1 Corinthians 16:14

Scriptural references

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Psalm 139:14–16 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.

Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Romans 2:11 For there is no partiality with God.

1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done with love.

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