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The local church is a chosen instrument of the Lord to bring light into the midst of darkness and influence society with principles of the kingdom of God. One critical issue that demands increasing action by the local church is defending the sanctity of human life. In Genesis 1:27 we read, “God created man in the image of himself; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (NJB)
Although the value of human life from conception to natural death can be logically defended by secular arguments, this verse clearly establishes the value of all human life under the sovereignty of God. God determines the value of each life, and the value of each life begins at conception. Physical birth simply allows us to see and hold the one whom God already knows and values.
All churches are called to reach out with the reconciling love of God to those in need, to pray for the conversion of hearts and minds, and to encourage people to serve in Life-affirming ministries. Amazing things can and will happen as more churches rise to the occasion.
Adapted with permission from Ohio Right to Life.
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