Human Life

“With consistency, beautiful and undeviating, human life from its commencement to its close, is protected by the common law. In the contemplation of law, life begins when the infant is first able to stir in the womb. By the law, life is protected not only from immediate destruction, but from every degree of actual violence, and in some cases, from every degree of danger.”SCOTUS Justice James Wilson

God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them… God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. – Genesis 1:26, 27, 31 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD… – Jeremiah 29:11

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. – Ephesians 2:10

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. . . . [Y]our eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. – Psalm 139:13, 16

For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. – Colossians 1:16 

Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them. – Isaiah 43:7

The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth . . . . From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them . . .  –  Acts 17:24, 26

Because God created human life in His image, all human life holds inherent dignity that everyone, including government authorities, must respect. This First Principle historically informed many government actions improving society, including: laws ending of slavery and the slave trade; laws providing for the equal treatment under the law; laws prohibiting murder, abortion, partial birth abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, etc.

For more information on the proper role of government in relation to the protection of human life, click the following link: Government and the Protection of Human Life


The following resources are provided for informational use only and are not necessarily endorsed by Salt & Light Global. They should always be examined against Scripture, our primary resource. If you would like to add resources to this list, please contact us.

Books, Articles, & Journals

  1. Architects of the Culture of Death, Donald DeMarco & Benjamin Wiker
  2. The Culture of Life: Ten Essential Principles for Christian Bioethics, Ryan MacPherson
  3. Demographic Winter Documentary Series
  4. Ordinary Heroes: Creating a Culture of Life, Terry Ianora
  5. The Sad Necessity for War“, Hospice: Reflections on a Dying Life
  6. War Against Population: The Economics and Ideology of Population Control, Jacqueline Kasun

Organizations, Events, & Ministries

  1. The Elpis Centre – Trinidad & Tobago
  2. Euthanasia-Free NZ
  3. Law of Life Project
  4. The Nathaniel Centre
  5. Protecting Black Life
  6. Reproductive Research Audit

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