SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE
HOLY SCRIPTURE & CATHOLIC DOCTRINE
Clicking on any furnished links below leads directly to the respective New American Bible verse(s) and/or Catholic Faith Doctrine references. Also provided below are two printer friendly Papal Encyclicals.
Below are many Scriptural references that support the Sanctity of Human Life- from the moment of conception until natural death - and our duty to protect the defenseless. The living, breathing Word of God and our very own Catholic Doctrine share with us that there is no "choice" in this matter; there is no wiggle room.
Also featured below are external links to organizations supporting LIFE.
Old Testament References:
Genesis 1:26-31, Genesis 2:4-25, Genesis 4:1, Genesis 4:17, Exodus 20:13, Exodus 23:7, Leviticus 18:21, Deuteronomy 5:17, Deuteronomy 27:25, 2 Kings 8:12, 2 Kings 17:17-18, Job 31:15, Psalms 22:10-11, Psalm 45:18, Psalms 72:7, Psalms 72:12, Psalms 127:3, Psalms 139:13-16, Proverbs 6:16-19, Proverbs 29:7, Proverbs 29:13-14, Isaiah 1:17, Isaiah 44:2, Isaiah 49:1, 5, Jeremiah 1:5, Jeremiah 19:5, Jeremiah 32:25, Amos 1:13.
New Testament References:
Matthew 2:18, Matthew 19:13-15, Matthew 19:18, Matthew 20:29-34, Mark 2:16-17, Luke 1:41-45, Luke 6:46-49, Luke 17:11-19, John 4:27, John 10:10, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, Galatians 1:15-17.
If God does justice for His people, He expects His people to do justice for one another. "Be merciful, just as [also] your Father is merciful" (Luke 6:36); "Go and do likewise" (Luke 10:37); "Do unto others as you would have them do to you" (Matthew 7:12); "Love one another" (John 15:17).
Abortion and neglect of the poor, elderly, widows, orphans, etc, is the opposite of these teachings. It is a reversal of justice. It is a destruction of the helpless, rather than a rescue of them. If God’s people do not intervene to save those whose lives are attacked, then the people are not pleasing or worshiping Him.
OUR FAITH DOCTRINE
PAPAL ENCYCLICALS FROM HOLY FATHERS
Papal Encyclical on the Regulation of Birth, 1968.
Papal Encyclical on the Value and Inviolability of Human Life, 1995.
CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2258 - 2330
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