Are All Human Lives Sacred?

What comes to your mind when you hear the word sacred?

What about when you hear people say that life is sacred?

For some, treating life as sacred is just about religion and spiritual inclination. It seems like mentioning the word alone puts the ball in the religious court.

This usually leads to century-old discourses: Are all human lives sacred, or is it only for those who believe in God? Does the sanctity of life or the right to life ends when free will begins? Is it just an issue of spirituality, or morality?

And if life is sacred, how should people protect it?

To help you decide where to stand, here are some eternal, Bible-based truths that paint a clear picture about the sanctity of life:

Imago Dei and the sanctity of life

Regardless of what the world believes, every human life is priceless in the eyes of the Heavenly Father. It is so valuable that unlike any other creation, man was intricately formed in the Imago Dei, the Latin translation of “image of God.

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27 ESV)

The beautiful story of creation shows that a man’s life is worth more than just a single cell. But as the debates go, when does life begin?

In a 2018 study titled, Biologists’ Consensus on ‘When Life Begins,‘ 95% of all biologists affirmed the biological view that a human’s life begins at fertilization.

The Bible reveals much more than that. It says that the fruit of the womb is a reward (Psalm 127:3 ESV) and that God knows and consecrates human beings before they were born (Jeremiah 1:5 ESV). These verses mirror that even before conception, God values human life and treats it as sacred – deserving of utmost respect.

Is the sacredness of life universal?

Here is a seemingly tiny yet very important detail in creation: all lives are sacred.

Genesis 1:26 NET confirms, “Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth.’

It’s good to point out that the Bible did not say man alone or people who are good, wealthy, strong. It says humankind and that speaks volumes!

Some beliefs try to define a human being by various characteristics, capabilities, or functions, but the Creator Himself says otherwise.

So, whenever you are caught up in a discussion about abortion, euthanasia, suicide, wars, human trafficking, or any dialog about the sanctity of human life – whenever you struggle and question the value or sanctity of your own life – you can rely on the truth that God created each and every person in His sacred image, and that all lives are worthy of respect and protection.

God calls His children to protect life

Because God is the Creator of all life, He does not want anyone to destroy it.

This Day of Sanctity and Protection of Human Life, may you be reminded that you are called to protect the sanctity of the breath that you are breathing, the life that you are living. As a child of God and as one of His creations, you are called to restore not just the respect but ultimately, the love for life.

All human life is sacred. All human life, including yours, is priceless and precious. Not one exists without a purpose!

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:13-16 NIV)

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13 Reasons Why We Can Hold On to Life

If you’re reading this, it’s not too late for you.

In a world that is full of challenges, uncertainty, pain – and now, a global pandemic – it is easy to forget God’s beautiful promises for you and just give up. 

The good thing is: God never gives up on you!

When you got a number of reasons to give up, God gives you 13 reasons and more to hold on to life and keep goingTake a moment to soak in these 13 promises that prove there is hope in Him.

1. God loves you.

People who have been hurt so deeply tend to feel that God doesn’t love them anymore. Truth is, Your Heavenly Father loves you so much that no anxiety, depression, or struggle can separate you from Him!

“Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)

2. God is with you.

Do you feel like the world has turned its back on you and you have no one to turn toDon’t be deceived by what you feel. You are not aloneYou don’t have to fear for He is with you wherever you go.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)

3. God hears you.

He knows every single concern you have. Go ahead. Tell Him everything that is causing you so much pain. He hears you whenever you cry, and He is ready to wipe away all your tears.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. (1 John 5:14)

4. God’s plans for you are good.

It’s easy to dismiss God’s love when there’s so much pain around, right?

You ask, “Can anything good come out from this suffering?” The answer: He already declared hope and victory upon your life, and you should, too! Trust and see that His plans are to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

5. Pain is temporary.

No matter how overwhelmed you are right now with your situationknow that it will come to pass. Your weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5).

It might be difficult to believe at first, but God won’t allow you to remain hopeless for so long.

6. Your life has a greater purpose.

Don’t fall to the lie that your life doesn’t matter. You don’t just exist – you are created and are alive for greater meaning and purpose! And as long as you are still breathing, God’s not done with you yet.

But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. (Psalm 33:11)

7. God promises peace.

If your worries and problems make you feel restless, Philippians 4:7 promises that God gives the kind of peace that cannot be taken away, And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

8. God will strengthen you.

Do you feel weak? Remember that God gives power to the faint and to those who have no might He increases strength (Isaiah 40:29). In every season, He promises to help you.

9. God forgives you.

Are you crippled by sins and you’re afraid that nobody can accept you anymore? Don’t be afraid! There is no shame nor condemnation in God.

He is forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to Him (Psalm 86:5). Call on Him now and receive His mercy!

10. God makes a way. 

Are you in a bad place right now? May you be comforted that even when the circumstances seem impossible, Your Heavenly Father will make a way. He is moving in your life, right here, right now.

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19)

11. God heals.

He is not just close to the brokenhearted, He heals them and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3).

No matter how deep your physical and emotional wounds are, God can heal and restore you from the inside out.

12. God knows your pain.

Isn’t comforting to know that someone out there understands how you feel? Jesus knows how to feel for you because He Himself suffered betrayal and physical pain. Therefore, He knows how to comfort you! When He promised, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted,” (Matthew 5:4), you can stand on His Word, confident that He will fulfill it.

13. God promises eternity.

Sometimes, you find yourself too caught up in today’s problems that it’s hard to see tomorrow’s promises. 2 Corinthians 4:17 reminds that despite the troubles, there is an eternal glory waiting for you, “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”

If you’re reading this, it’s never too late for you.

Hang in there! Hold on to life because your suffering, no matter how deep and painful, is not permanent. Open your Bible and open your heart to the thousands of beautiful promises He has for you. No matter the weather, His promises would carry you above any storm – He’s done it before, and He will do it again.

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His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3you with unfailing kindness.


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His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3