Embryonic Stem Cells: Christian Arguments and Response

      • We may not do evil so that good will result (Romans 3:8)
      • Humans are created in the image of God before birth
      • The human soul begins before birth
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Christian theology specifically addresses the issues surrounding embryonic stem cell research. Most notable is the Christian concept that we may not do evil so that good will result.1 So, even though people may be cured through embryonic cell therapies, the destruction of human life (i.e., evil) prevents is use. The Bible says that human beings are created in the image of God, which is why murder is a moral violation.2 In subsequent slides, we will see that the human soul is imputed to the body prior to birth, making the use of human embryos morally unacceptable.

References

  1. Why not say--as we are being slanderously reported as saying and as some claim that we say--" Let us do evil that good may result"? Their condemnation is deserved. (Romans 3:8)

  2. "Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man. (Genesis 9:6)

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