"So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God..." (Genesis 1:27)
The values held by our country, such as personal freedom, human dignity, and individual rights, stem from Judaeo-Christian teachings and beliefs. Our nation was established on the premise that human beings have certain unalienable rights and the personal freedom to live as we choose. The Founding Fathers derived these ideas from the fact that we were created in God's image, and thus our lives have vast value that must be recognized by the government. Today, I thank God that He chose to love me and create me in His image.