The Sanctity of Life FIRE Workbook

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THE SANCTITY OF LIFE Write out the Scripture verses in the space provided and then answer the questions to test your knowledge. At the end of this document, you will also see a number of Action Points to discuss and implement with your leaders. A. FOUNDATIONAL BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES 1. The Bible is truth We affirm that the Bible — being God’s inspired, inerrant, written Word — is truth in its entirety, and as such, is the ultimate standard by which all other truth-claims are to be judged, and thus offers mankind the clearest, most complete picture of all reality and the only logically coherent worldview. We deny that there is any source of truth higher than, or equal to, the Bible or that the Bible’s truth may be judged by any other standard. John 17:17 _____________________________________________________________________ Psalm 1:1 _____________________________________________________________________ Psalm 111:7 ___________________________________________________________________ Psalm 119:89, 128, 151, 160_______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Matthew 24:35 __________________________________________________________________ Numbers 23:19__________________________________________________________________ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 _______________________________________________________________ 2 Peter 1:3 _____________________________________________________________________ 1 Corinthians 3:19 _______________________________________________________________ By what standard should we judge any truth-claims? ______________________________________________________________________________ 2. Science, medicine, and law are part of a worldview We affirm that no one is religiously, metaphysically, epistemologically, or ethically neutral—having no presuppositions, no view of truth, no view of right and wrong, and no worldview by which to see reality and filter all data. All humans live and work on the basis of either the Christian worldview or some non-Christian, anti-biblical worldview. We further affirm that modern history declares that scientists, medical researchers, and medical practitioners (including psychiatrists and psychologists) who are not submitted to the absolutes of 1