Christians believe there is something special about human beings. People are not like anything else in the entire universe. People are not just the highest level of evolved life. The Bible says that people are made “in the image of God.” We share some of His nature; the ability to love and to forgive; the desire for justice; an understanding of good and evil. We also have something eternal in our nature. What some refer to as a soul.
The Bible says God made us ‘a little lower than the angels and crowned us with glory and honor.’ Life is a God-given gift. Everything that Christians believe about the sanctity of life flows from this.
The Bible makes it clear how much God loves us. He knows us individually. In Psalms it says of God, “God created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” God knows us all intimately. He even knows the numbers of hair on our head.
Christians believe that God has a total unconditional love for every person. No one is beyond God’s reach, His love or His forgiveness. He wants a relationship with every person. The center of Christianity is the belief that God, in the form of His son Jesus allowed Himself to be killed by crucifixion to enable the human race to have that relationship.
Christianity teaches that people should respect themselves and each other. The Christian faith is a source of many of the foundations in society. The Bible teaches that it is wrong to kill another person; it is wrong to pay back evil with evil; that people should forgive those who do them wrong; that people should try and settle issues privately rather that go to court. Christians believe all physical bodies are special and deserve respect because God in the form of the Holy Spirit lives within them. The Holy Spirit enter the body when they accepted God.
In 1 Corinthians says, “do you not know your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit?