THE LIFE

 The Value of the Life

Murderous hatred is forbidden: "Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has everlasting life remaining in him" (1 John 3:15). Murder and homicide are forbidden, for personal reasons, by religious patriotism or by state patriotism: "Then Jesus said to him: “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take up the sword will perish by the sword" (Matthew 26:52).

It is forbidden to unnecessarily put our life in danger as well as others. The Christian should abstain, the practice of martial arts, violent sports or high-risk sports, driving dangerously, which could cause injury, and until our death, or the death of the others, that in fact, would cause a blood guilt before God: “If you build a new house, you must also make a parapet for your roof, so that you may not bring bloodguilt on your house because of someone falling from it” (Deuteronomy 22:8; Exodus 21:29). Although we are not under the Mosaic Law and therefore we are not allowed to apply such judgment, this Law shows the point of view of God, regarding to a deadly negligence...

The voluntary abortion is prohibited by God (Exodus 21:22, 23). If the Bible doesn’t prohibit birth control by the use of contraception (which aren’t abortive), it is a personal decision of the couple. The respect of biblical sexual morality, is part of the respect for the blood and life, because the sexuality is the transmission of life and Jehovah God is the source of life: “Let marriage be honorable among all, and let the marriage bed be without defilement, for God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers” (Hebrews 13:4).

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