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Sanctity of Life

Also called: Abortion, Euthanasia
The inherent worth of human beings; includes references to abortion and euthanasia.

Top Bible Verses about Sanctity of Life

Genesis 9:6

“As for the one shedding the blood of humankind, by humankind his blood shall be shed, for God made humankind in his own image. Read Genesis 9:6

Exodus 21:22–25

“ ‘And if men fight and they injure a pregnant woman, and her children go out and there is not serious injury, he will surely be fined as the woman’s husband demands concerning him and as the judges determine. And if there is serious injury, you will give life in place of life, eye in place of eye, tooth in place of tooth, hand in place of hand, foot in place of foot, burn in place of burn, wound in place of wound, bruise in place of bruise. Read Exodus 21:22–25

Leviticus 18:21

“ ‘And you shall not give any of your offspring in order to sacrifice them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am Yahweh. Read Leviticus 18:21
Psalm 139:14

Psalm 139:13–16

Indeed you created my inward parts; you wove me in my mother’s womb. I praise you, because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was created secretly, and intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my embryo, and in your book they all were written— days fashioned for me when there was not one of them. Read Psalm 139:13–16

Proverbs 23:22

Listen to your father—he who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Read Proverbs 23:22

Jeremiah 1:5

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you came out from the womb I consecrated you; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Read Jeremiah 1:5
Matthew 6:26

Matthew 6:26

Consider the birds of the sky, that they do not sow or reap or gather produce into barns, and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they are? Read Matthew 6:26

Famous Christian Quotes About Sanctity of Life, Abortion, Euthanasia

Christians Against Both Abortion and Murder

When we say that those women who use drugs to bring on abortion commit murder, and will have to give an account to God for the abortion, on what principle should we commit murder? For it does not belong to the same person to regard the very fetus in the womb as a created being, and therefore an object of God’s care, and when it has passed into life, to kill it; and not to expose an infant, because those who expose them are chargeable with child-murder, and on the other hand, when it has been reared to destroy it.

Athenagoras of Athens

To Expose Children Is the Part of Wicked Men

We have been taught that to expose newly born children is the part of wicked men; and this we have been taught lest we should do any one an injury, and lest we should sin against God, first, because we see that almost all so exposed (not only the girls, but also the males) are brought up to prostitution.… And again [we fear to expose children], lest some of them be not picked up, but die, and we become murderers.

Justin Martyr

Atrocious to Destroy a Fetus in the Womb

The fetus, though enclosed in the womb of its mother, is already a human being, and it is almost a monstrous crime to rob it of the life which it has not yet begun to enjoy. If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house than in a field, because a man’s house is his place of most secure refuge, it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy a fetus in the womb before it has come to light.

John Calvin
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