The Bible : God Is The Creator Of Life

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God’s Word, the Bible, is the ultimate source of our foundation. It is the starting point of understanding. God is the Creator of life and his Word provides sound doctrine and validates that taking a life from the womb of a mother is an abomination to the Creator himself. “Therefore, if a baby is born mentally or physically handicapped, his value is seen as greatly diminished and he can be extinguished through abortion or infanticide. This pagan, or secular view connects decisions about whether a person should live or die to their likely ‘quality of life.’ But this view focuses completely on the physical part of life and ignores the spiritual. We were not created to have a good time and pursue our selfish interests, although God allows us to if we choose. We were created to honor God.” Mark A. Beliles & Douglas S. Anderson, Contending for the Constitution p.110 (Providence Foundation, 2005). The Bible clearly states that we are to “choose life” (Deuteronomy 30:19). Anyone who chooses otherwise is choosing death. “Not only does the Bible provide us with the basis for man’s value in a general sense since we have a divine source, it also gives us the basis for believing that each individual is important. 1 Corinthians 12:14-18 demonstrates that each person has a unique purpose and that God gives us our purpose. Recognizing that man has value as an individual is one of the reasons why individual liberties were so important to the authors of the Declaration and our

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