God gives life only god can take life.

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"God gives life only god can take it away"

Do you agree or disagree with the above statement? Give reasons for your answer.

The Catholic Church teaches in favour of the above statement as several passages in the bible stress the sanctity of human life and teaches us that human life should be respected. Genesis 1.26-27 gives the important points. Firstly men and women are made in the "image of god"- a spiritual likeness that no others forms of life are able to appreciate. Secondly we are said to have an authority over other creatures by having the superior intelligence to alter events in nature while they can only respond to them.

The Catholic Church also teaches several other key beliefs on human life. We are each said to have an immortal sole that is the responsibility of God and God only, meaning that no person has the right to end another's prematurely.

Also just as god decides the point of conception he too decides the point at which a person dies.

Of all the Roman Catholic churches` beliefs, the respect for an individual's life is the firmest and most important belief taught. Although Catholics are required to follow the churches example today numerous issues in modern society complicate the belief that god alone should determine the time of a persons death. The bible is unable to offer a solution or and can only be used as a guide. Therefore the tasks of interpreting gods will are given to the church and opinions vary over to what length's issues to do with life such as contraception, abortion and euthanasia should be allowed.

Contraception allows the act of se to occur with out the product of a child being born. In this way people are able to decide the point...