Against Euthanasia

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1.20.13

I AM AGAINST EUTHANASIA

voluntary: when a person is asked to be killed because the pain could not be handled any longer non-voluntary: when a person is killed by the decision of another person because the patient is incapable to do it himself/ herself. Euthanasia is: 

1. "A quiet, painless death." or
2. "The intentional putting to death of a person with an incurable or painful disease intended as an act of mercy."

BIBLICAL POINTS:
-Euthanasia is considered MURDER
-One of the Ten Commandments is “Thou shall not kill” and life is a gift from God that should not be destroyed - God has given us life to live, and SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AWAY on purpose - God is in everyone and every living thing. If you harm a living thing, YOU ARE HARMING GOD. - Paul stated (1 Corinthians 6:19) that our bodies are temples of our Lord. In VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA, we should not destroy ourselves because our life contains God’s Holy Spirit - WHEN JOB WAS GOING THROUGH SUFFERING, he still refused to TAKE HIS OWN LIFE. He argues that we must accept the suffering as we accept happiness and joy. SUFFERING IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH. - No man dies unless God allows it (Job 2:6)

Therefore, according to the Bible, a person SHOULD NOT be killed because of a certain condition they have. Although they WILL DIE, euthanasia should not take place. IT IS MURDER. Yes, God has planned that they will be terminally ill, and he knows when they will die. But only HE has the right to take their life, not doctors.

OTHER POINTS:
-the power to play with people’s lives should not be handed out under a legal and /or medical disguise. - it promotes abuse and gives doctors the right to murder.
- doctors are people who we trust and cure us, but euthanasia gives them the opportunity to PLAY GOD -It’s not only Christians who are against euthanasia, but other religions too. (Musilim, Jews, Hindu, Buddhist) -UNBEARBLE PAIN- pain cannot be all eliminated, but killing is not the...
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