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THE MYTH OF MERCY KILLING

“First seek the counsel of the Lord.”

1 Kings 22:5 

You are sitting by the bed of someone you love… someone with a terminal illness. What happ ens when you find yourself agonizing over a medical decision—a major decision with moral implications? Is it ever right to choose death for a loved one who is suffering? What perspective should you have in order to make the right decision? How can you be sure you are making the best choice  in the midst of a medical crisis? 

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who g ives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” 

James 1:5

Many people want to know, “Is euthanasia playing God?”  In simplest terms, euthanasia is doing so mething to someone that causes that person to die. If that “something” were not done, the body would be allowed to take its natural course. In light of this knowledge, is euthanasia right or wrong? Is  euthanasia “playing God”?  Yes, it takes the role that God alone should have. 

When answers to questions seem elusive, you need to know where to go. The Bible reveals what makes life worth living. Wisdom from the Word of God will guide you in making end-of-life decisions—decisions with true dignity. 

“Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?”

Galatians 3:2-3

 

What Is the Meaning of Euthanasia? 

Is euthanasia “playing God”? Yes, it takes the role that God alone should have. 

  • Euthanasia is a word used to describe the deliberate act of pursuing or permitting the premature, relatively painless death of a person who appears to be hopelessly suffering or beyond recovery. 
  • The English word “euthanasia” is a combination of two Greek words—eu, “easy or good” and thanatos, “death.” The literal meaning is “easy death.” (If death could be considered “good,” the ideal would be to die while sleeping.) 
  • Mercy killing is a popular name given to euthanasia to imply that a premature death is an act of compassion. This phrase is considered propaganda by many who oppose euthanasia on moral grounds. 

“See now that I myself am he! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life.” 

(Deuteronomy 32:39)

Value the Sanctity of Life 

  • Seek

 God’s perspective on the sanctity of life.  (Deuteronomy 30:19) 

  • Accept 

the beneficial role of pain and affliction in life. (2 Corinthians 1:5) 

  • Notify 

a wise family member, pastor, physician, or respected Christian friend to get involved, to pray for direction, and to help in your decision. (Proverbs 16:20) 

  • Consider 

all the options, especially hospice care, as an alternative. (1 Timothy 5:8) 

  • Turn 

to pain management experts. (James 1:5) 

  • Identify 

whether you are playing God by hastening or postponing death. (Deuteronomy 32:39) 

  • Trust 

in God’s sovereignty over the circumstances. (Psalm 135:6) 

  • Yield 

to the voice of God speaking in your heart and guiding your decision. (Isaiah 30:20–21) 

 

Key Verse to Learn 

“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” 

(Psalm 139:16) 

 

Key Passage to Read 

Job 2:3-10

“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” 

(Proverbs 14:12) 

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