What is the Sanctity of Human Life?

What could possibly be more valuable than life itself? God, our Creator and Sustainer, sequentially created the world with detail and intention. All of His creation is labeled as “good”, and humanity was granted dominion over his creation (Gen 1:28-30). From the beginning of time, God has deemed human life to be valuable, powerful, and distinct from the rest of creation. Human life is separate. It is unique. It is God’s masterpiece.

In the 21st century, humanity lives in a noisy world. We hear loud opinions, compelling advertisements, and conflicting ideas through a small device in our hands. We are overwhelmed with content, some of which is uplifting to the world, and some of which is destructive. When we come across content related to the sanctity of human life, we often read words written in cold and hostile tones. People are methodical and cerebral as we ruthlessly defend our opinions.

The Sanctity of Human Life is a discussion worthy of cerebral, sturdy, and sensical argumentation. However, it is too important of a discussion to be cold and heartless. The Sanctity of Human Life is a cause that is near to the heart of God. When we talk about life, we must do so aligned with the mind and heart of Jesus.

Sanctity of Human Life, Defined

The Sanctity of Human Life is rooted in the idea that all life has value, because all life is created by God. Furthermore, human life is created in God’s image, indicating value beyond the level of comprehension. 

When thinking about our material possessions, we protect and defend items of value. We place fine jewelry in fireproof safes, cover our homes with insurance policies, and restore sentimental items to good condition. If we protect material items of value with such care, how much more should we protect human life?

As followers of Christ, we must use our words, resources, and giftings to defend life that is being devalued. Life can be devalued at any stage, beginning at the womb and ending at the tomb. Because we are ambassadors of Christ, we have the privilege to partner with God to defend what He loves. Your words, resources, and giftings can play a crucial role in defending life. Sometimes, God can use your words, resources, and giftings to save lives.

Lives that are Being Devalued

To answer the call to defend life, you must first understand the lives that are being devalued today. Here are a few people groups that you have an opportunity to fight for:

Pray for LIFE

We invite you to pray with us as we fight for the sanctity of life across the globe. We have seen prayer transform, and save, the lives of so many. Pray that the hearts of those who are devaluing life may be softened, and that our world would look more like heaven as a result. 

Our mission is to generate financial support for the programs and services that are advancing the Sanctity of Life. We believe the Sanctity of Life message is advanced faster and more effectively when we align and work together for the cause of life. Paul directs us to, “Come alongside and carry one another’s burdens” (Gal 6:2). Will you join us in our fight for life?

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