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.
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