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Based on "Case Study: Fetal Abnormality" and the required topic study materials, write a 750-1,000-word reflection that answers the following questions:

  1. What is the Christian view of the nature of human persons, and which theory of moral status is it compatible with? How is this related to the intrinsic human value and dignity?
  2. Which theory or theories are being used by Jessica, Marco, Maria, and Dr. Wilson to determine the moral status of the fetus? What from the case study specifically leads you to believe that they hold the theory you selected?
  3. How does the theory determine or influence each of their recommendations for action?
  4. What theory do you agree with? Why? How would that theory determine or influence the recommendation for action?

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God, Humanity and Human Dignity
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Christian's view of the human person's nature is that God created a human being as one
entity made up of soul and body (Vorster J.M, 2011). According to the three biblical concepts, a
human being was created as a living being with God's breath, in God's image, and biblically,
human beings are covenantal beings. Therefore, as a derivative of these qualities, the human
embryo is perceived as a covenantal being. Hence it's immoral creating an embryo to destroy it
for stem- cell research.
The Christian views of human nature are compatible with the divine command theory of
moral status. The theory perceives that morality, in some ways, is dependent upon God. The
theory of Devine command is based on the creator, God, and the morality is decided by Him.
The moral obligation is made up in obedience to the commandments of God. It is related to
intrinsic human dignity and value in that human beings have value only by them being human
beings. Dignity designates a value no conferred or created by the choices of human, individual or

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