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Assisted Suicide or Euthanasia a Bad Choice

  • Date Submitted: 04/07/2012 03:48 PM
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Assisted Suicide or Euthanasia a bad Choice

          “You shall not murder;” that is God’s commandment (Exodus 20:13). It will never be repeated enough in this society of libertinism that man has no right to take a human life. Unfortunately, killing a person has become commonplace and killing thousands of people a non-event. The book of Proverbs 29:18, says: “Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;” day after day, we see the confirmation of this biblical statement. Therefore, we have to cry out and make it be understood that human life is sacred at its beginning as well as at its end. Birth and death are so serious matters that they cannot be left under the exclusive appreciation and good will of men. They must be respected and considered under God’s guidance, the one who gives life and has the right to take it back. This respect includes not only protection of life but also the refusal of the use of sophisticated and extraordinary means to prolong unnecessarily the life of a dying person for a short and insignificant time without a reasonable hope of recovering. Without going against our Christian faith, it must be underlined that assisted suicide or euthanasia in general, should not be allowed, but on the other hand, refusing disproportionate means to maintain people in an artificial life is not equivalent to the acceptance of assisted suicide or euthanasia. Here are the two fundamental principles of the Christian position based on God’s word.
          Human life is sacred from its beginning to its end. It is a gift from God who has given his commandments to help us live in harmony with him. Assisted suicide or euthanasia is murder. It is the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit. Assisted suicide occurs when someone provides an individual with the information, guidance, and means to take his or her own life with the intention that they will be used for this purpose. When it...

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