A Cornerstone Concept

In the Gospel of St. Matthew, we see how the life and teachings of Christ are the fulfillment of everything that the Old Testament taught. Indeed, it is not just the New Testament that is about Christ; all the Scriptures are about Him and His saving work.

This also means that all the Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, teach us about the sacredness of human life. We do not have to look only at the specific passages that speak about the unborn child. Rather, the great Biblical themes of the dominion of God over human life, the care God has for the needy, and the fact that we are our brother’s keeper, are present throughout the Bible. These are the themes that challenge us to be a culture of life.

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