All Human Life is Valuable
Can you imagine what life would be like of the Allies had the lost World War II? The eugenic movement was alive and well — a movement toward selective breeding of humans. It is a movement that believes that the lives of people who were strong and intelligent are far better than those are not. Medical experiments on those who were weak or less intelligent were sanctioned to further the theory. Later, the eugenic movement was discredited after it was associated with the Nazis. But, what about now? Is the eugenic movement gaining steam in North America?
Since abortion was legalized in the United States more than thirty years ago, has our culture become more desensitized. Is there now a lack of outrage when the suggestion that the lives of the elderly ought to be cut short because there is no longer any value? Is the idea of promoting medical experiments on embryos o.k., even though they are destroyed? I mean, the lives of bigger people are worth much more?
“When one reads the Bible you seem to take away that God values all human life. Jesus came to give us life to the full (John 10:10). He sacrificed his own life so that we can have eternal life (John 3:16). The Spirit gives life when he works in human hearts through the gospel. The words that Jesus spoke are spirit and life (John 6:63). Jesus cared about every human life in all of history. He placed such a value on all human life that it brought him to earth to sacrifice himself for our forgiveness. And where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation.”
The Allies won the victory in World War II. There is also a battle taking place in the political and cultural spectrum over the innocent lives who can’t protect themselves. We ought to continue to pray for those. But, its’ that all-important victory we can point ourselves and others to that took place when Jesus won the war against our biggest enemies — sin, death, and the devil. A transformed life in Christ is one that truly sees and values all life.
Thoughts and quote taken from the article, “All human life is valuable” written by Paul Prange.