Bible Principles
                                                                                       ( The Sanctity of Life)                                                 
 
1. God gives life. Genesis 2:7;  Ecclesiastes 12:6-7; Acts 17:25, God gives to all people life and breath, l Timothy 6:13, God . . . gives life to all things.
2. Regardless of our circumstances, as long as the breath of God is in us, we must honor the will of God. Job 27:2-6; Philippians 1:20
3. Since God gives life, it is His place to take life. Deuteronomy 32:39; Job 1:20-22
4. Man cannot give life, and absent God's authority, man must not take life. Genesis9:5-6
5. Man can take life actively and passively. Genesis4:8; James 2:15-16
6. God did not design our bodies to live forever. There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven - A time to give birth and a time to die . . . He has made everything appropriate in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2,  11; Hebrews 9:27
7. We should want to depart this life and be with God, but we can't take our life and be with God. 2 Cor. 5:1-2,  8
8. We don't want to be a burden, but we must allow others the privilege of service. Galatians 6:2; lTimothy 5:4, 8
9. We don't want to suffer, but we must not shorten suffering by taking life. Job 2:9-10
10. We must not extend life at the expence of honoring God. Revelation 2:10; Daniel 3:13-18