Euthanasia – The Christian Perspective

29 04 2011

Euthanasia: the act of killing someone
painlessly, when they are in extreme pain. In other words  murder, the act of having no faith in God, and
resorting to suicide.

Those who are pro euthanasia feel that
they do have the right to decide when they die, and it is wrong to keep people
alive beyond their natural life span, such as on a life support machine. The
way I see it, Jesus suffered on the cross; he didn’t cut short his suffering
therefore it is not up to us to end our own lives. How terrible would someone
feel if they hadn’t even given someone else a chance  to recover, and against all odds, and doctors
were wrong about a certain diagnosis, and now it was too late?

Even though it may relieve families as
they don’t have to see their loved ones in pain, and they feel euthanasia does
allow people to die with dignity, there are other options. Patients have
Hospices – hospitals where the terminally ill are cared for, without losing
their dignity. Some teachings even show that accepting suffering may have a
spiritual value for the soul. Many people accept Jesus in the last moments of
their life. Jesus cared for the sick. He never talks about any type of
euthanasia in the bible. He healed through miracles and promises to heal if we
pray. He has always promised that we will
never suffer more than we can cope with. He shares all our burdens.
Killing yourself or allowing someone else to take your life is insulting to the
cross, and what Jesus has done for us. Jesus said in Isaiah 41:10: “So do not
fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will
strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

If you were suffering you may want your
life to end, but nothing can justify Euthanasia after what Jesus did for
us. He gave us new and eternal life.

Most doctors themselves are actually against euthanasia. It is their job
to try to save and protect lives.
Euthanasia  should not be
legalized until murder is legalized. Vote NO to Euthanasia.





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