What Does the Bible Say About Life?

Dear NCLL friend,

Life is under attack in America today. It seems as time goes by,  many Americans are developing a mindset that devalues life more than a mindset that values and respects it. As a matter of fact, a few states have gone so far as to pass legislation that specifically allows physician assisted suicide. In these states, with two doctors’ opinions—a patient can consent to be given a pill that will end her life within three hours’ time. Despite the cultural trends and current debates on life issues, the scripture reminds us that life is extremely valuable and worth fighting for.

Have you ever had a conversation with someone and needed to defend your pro-life position with scripture? As you discuss this important issue, take a look at five key scripture references that teach us the sanctity of life:

Genesis 1:26–28 teaches us that human life is distinct and valuable because it ismade in God’s image and likeness.

John 15:13 contains Jesus’ teaching that the greatest love that can be shown is by  sacrificing a life for the preservation of another life. By implication, this verse teaches that human life is far more valuable than anything else on earth.

Proverbs 24:11–12 conveys the mandate for a man to protect and defend the lives of others.

Genesis 9:5-6 details God’s stringent punishment for the unauthorized of taking of human life.

Matthew 6:26 and 10:29–31 reminds us that human life is far more valuable than animal life.

Buddhist TempleAt NCLL, we are committed to defending and fighting for life in America today. It is our desire to follow Jesus' teaching in Matthew 25:40 by zealously defending and standing for “the least of these.” As we work to achieve this each day, we can’t do it alone and need your prayer and financial support. If you would like to donate to NCLL—please click the link below to make a donation. All donations go directly to NCLL’s mission of advancing and defending life and religious liberty issues in America’s courts, legislatures, and media.

On behalf of those we have the privilege of serving,

David Gibbs III
President and Lead General Counsel

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