The Sanctity of Human Life
- Written by Lon Lorton Lon Lorton
"THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE"
Rev. Lon Lorton
January 19, 2020
The whole issue of a woman’s right to choose being pitted against an unborn baby’s right to life has become as polarized and political as any issue ever debated. As Christians, it may do us well to not see the sanctity of human life as a topic of debate where one side needs to win by beating down the other. After all, we are trying to reach everyone with the good news of the gospel, aren't we? We are not here to win political or social battles, but to win people to Christ. If we cannot speak on this or any issue from the perspective of God’s Word, we are entering a losing proposition. The idea is that we would know God’s Word and share it with others.
The value and dignity of human life:
- God created human beings in His own image (Genesis 1:26-27).
- God sees us while we are still being made (Psalm 139).
- God’s love for us is seen in Jesus being among us (John 3:16-17).
- Nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37).
- The process of human growth and development begins in the womb and continues throughout life. Even Jesus grew in wisdom and stature. (Luke 2:52)
- God formed Adam from dust (Genesis 2:7).
- Job referred to himself as God’s clay (Job 10:8-9; 33:7).
- Isaiah compared humans to clay on a wheel (Isaiah 64:8).
- Paul reminds us that God retains sovereign power over the use of His clay (Romans 9:20-21).
- It is God that is at work in you, both to will and to work, for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13).
- The sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us (Romans 8:18).
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:20)