Today, I was wondering about some snippets of theology and christian thinking according to the values of human life.
We all mean that our own lives are valuable, so what is the value of others, and how do we define it ?
We have christian humanists over the whole scale of politics, and those who think above or outside it:
My question is: The way we would communicate all types of ways to value humans, in easy word, so everyone could understand it, for the good of everyone – but also to the glory of a good God.
Should we value humanity in light of creation alone ? Is our mercy towards people about The First Adam alone ? (Adam in the guarden, the incomplete man who fell, but was created good from the beginning.)
Should we value humanity in the light of the saved alone ? Is our mercy towards people about only the Second Adam ? (theologically) (The way Christ was human, the firstborn of a new humanity, the man who brought us back to heaven.)
Or should we value humanity in the light of both adams, both humanities, and both sources of christian humanity ?
Creation, salvation or both ?
Am I wrong, when I see that the church divides here. Let me give 3 ways:
1. A creation-only based humanism, that gives up on holiness but understands the incomplete.
2. A salvation-only based humanism, that gives up on the poor, but understands holiness.
3. A creation & salvation based humanism, that understands holiness and helps the poor, and understands creation of the first man, and the incarnation of the second adam.