When we study biblical anthropology we see it demonstrates humanity holds a special place in God’s created realm. When you study anthropology this way it will cause you to realize that we, humanity, are valuable and not just mere accidents. You will know that we were and are created. We did not just evolve from something else. You will know that we have an intimate connection with God, our creator.
Biblical anthropology will show you since we are created by God, and are intimately connected to Him, we are utterly dependent on the sovereign God of creation. You will see that all we are and all we do is because of Him. You will see that there is a moral responsibility we all have. This moral responsibility we have is to God and we act in a moral way to others because of that responsibility.
This moral responsibility is to boldly stand for the protection of human lives. We are to protect humanity. This is in the form of stopping abortions and ending any discrimination based on anything other than one’s character. Simply we are to love others as we love ourselves (Matt. 22:39; Rom. 13:9; Gal. 5:14).
We are all created in the image of God (Gen. 1:26-27; 9:6; James 3:9). As such, we all have dignity and intrinsic value. We are all as the psalmist stated, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them” (Ps. 139: 13-16).
We were all formed this way. We were all alive at the moment of conception. Life has value then and it has just as much value this side of the womb. Let us all go and live a life that is morally responsible before God. One that brings Him glory and honor and praise. One that values His image-bearers enough that we love them enough to speak truth to them. Truth hurts sometimes but it is always right and necessary.