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Questioning the salvation of “Christians” favoring abortion, assisted suicide, and euthanasia

iv-dripA couple of weeks ago, as many believers who try to stay informed know, LifeWay Research released the results of a study they did on physician assisted suicide. What they found out was very disturbing to me. A substantial number of Christians felt physician assisted suicide was an acceptable practice for ending one’s life. When you also consider LifeWay’s findings a year ago that 70% of women who had abortions call themselves Christian–many of whom regularly attend church–it sadly becomes undeniable that the culture of death has infiltrated the church.

This flies in the face of what God teaches in his word, especially since he makes it plain that life and death are in his hands and that all souls are in his power to determine when they live or die (Ezekiel 18:4-32). Taking innocent life, from the womb to the tomb, is murder and a reversion back to the barbaric practices of paganism we are warned against in the Bible. Science now proves life begins at the moment of conception since the embryo has it’s own unique DNA. That’s why I question if people in the church who agree with these deadly practices truly love God.ultrasound

Plenty of verses lead me to call them into question, such as the following:

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live. Deuteronomy 30:19

2 Samuel 1:5-16– David commanded the young Amalekite to be put to death for euthanizing (murdering) Saul, the Lord’s anointed, even though the young man gave the excuse that he knew Saul would not recover.

The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. Proverbs 14:27 (Snares of death would include abortion, physician assisted suicide, and euthanasia, but God wants us to have a fountain of life–body, soul, and spirit.)

The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. Proverbs 19:23 (Genuine fear of God favors, preserves, and guards life.)

I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. Ezekiel 18:32

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Matthew 10:7-8 (Jesus, the Great Physician, wanted people to be healthy and restored to life, not to be put down.)

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. James 5:14-15

ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:15 (The murderer must repent of murder (including abortion, assisted suicide) to be accepted in God’s kingdom.)

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 3 John 2

People who call themselves Christian and think abortion, physician assisted suicide, and euthanasia are okay need to examine themselves to see if they are really in the faith because from where I stand, the fruit on their tree looks rotten and evil to the core. Lord help us see your truth.

 

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3 thoughts on “Questioning the salvation of “Christians” favoring abortion, assisted suicide, and euthanasia

  1. i appreciate you backing up your points with scripture. I’ve heard a lot of controversy over this issue and it’s refreshing to hear other believer’s thoughts on this issue. I’ll admit I was on the fence about euthansia and physician-assisted suicide. I understand it from both sides but I know mercy killing is a slap in the face to God. I’m curious what do you think about terminally ill patients who refuse to undergo anymore treatment knowing that if they don’t they will die?

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    1. @FallibleQueen,

      My opinion in the case of a terminally ill patient refusing treatment would depend on several factors. For instance, what is the law in their state? Is the law in line with God’s word? Doctors would be forced to consider it as to whether or not they wish to listen to the patient. Christians must obey God rather than man, if it comes to that. What is the spiritual background of the patient? This determines if helping them extend their life is done with or without their consent.

      A person who has had a Christian influence in their life may be persuaded with the right counseling face to face. If they didn’t have Christian influence, this would be the perfect time to witness to them to see if they will accept Christ and accept help. If they refuse, steps can be done behind their backs to help them, such as praying for them without their knowledge.

      Ultimately, God’s ways and laws are higher than our ways and laws. There were times Jesus and his apostles healed people without their consent because they weren’t in the right state of mind (Mark 1:23-36; Acts 16:16-18). These were extreme cases of demonic possession, but I believe the general principle of state of mind applies. We don’t always know what’s best for us. God does. In the end, prayer works even when praying for people you don’t know and who don’t know you. It works for even the most dire patient situations, so I would say believers should pray for the terminally ill with or without their consent and leave it up to God to work out the results. Job was sick and wanted to die, but God had other plans and in his sickness Job pressed forward in enduring sickness to embrace life because of godly influence despite his miserable comforters.

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      1. I was thinking back to a personal testimony I heard about this situation. The treatments for the lady were failing and she was saved. So after years and years she said that she’ll trust to leave the rest to God if he heals her great, if he doesn’t it’s a win, win because she’ll be in heaven. I found that to be a beautiful way of looking at a severe situation such as this. Prayer does work but sometimes God says no to healing them, it’s how things are. She went to be with the Lord and if you have that kind of faith, I understand why she stopped undergoing treatments. I would pray for that person, listen to their reasons for not wanting to undergo treatments, but I wouldn’t force them. Usually when we are forcing someone to go through painful procedures it stems from our own selfish desires to keep them around. Prayer is always important and I would add that it’s important that we show empathy rather than sympathy in dire situations. On another note, this also reminded me of when Paul was asking God to heal an infirmity he had multiple times. The answer he received from God was my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. I believe through God’s words Paul’s mindset changed and he accepted his infirmity and no longer viewed it as a limitation.

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