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Much as I respect and believe in the preciousness of life - sanctity if you will - there is another side. The "Sanctity of life in others" is paramount: However, we, the redeemed must hold our Saviour above our own lives. Is my life so precious that denying Jesus is a possibility?
Jim Elliott, "He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose!"