Based on both Scripture and medical evidence, we believe that life begins at conception. An unborn child has inherent value that cannot be diminished due to physical characteristics or by the will of another individual. Although legal in the United States, we believe abortion is no less than the murder of an innocent human life.
From Citizen Link:
"A stem cell is a cell that has the potential to develop into different types of cells. Stem cells are the basic building blocks of the human body. In embryos, these master cells become the 200 or so distinct cell types in the body. In adults, stem cells replenish existing cells when they wear out or are destroyed."
We believe that embryonic stem cell research and human cloning is unethical. The Bible says that each of us are unique and created in His image. For example, identical twins scientifically are human clones but God created them as unique individuals and are two different people on earth.
We all know that at the end of life here on earth we face death. When this time in life comes, being a burden to our loved ones and enduring possible pain due to sickness are issues that one is faced with. The question arises as to what extent does one here on earth have the right to choose to end their life by medical means. This is a debate that is happening in legislature and within the families of our society. We believe that in no way is euthanasia moral. We believe that if the decision can not be made by someone who is terminally ill we must err on the side of life - because death is irreversible.
The following links may help educate you further on abortion, as well as other issues where life is at stake:
Abortion in the Bible and Church Historyby Randy Alcorn
Is Embryonic Stem Cell Research Morally Complex?by Scott Klusendorf
Applying Biblical Principles to Life's Most Difficult Dilemmaby Randy Alcorn