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Explain the Beliefs Christian have today about Euthanasia

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Explain the Beliefs Christian have today about Euthanasia Euthanasia is a widely discussed and strongly opinionated topic. People hold there own views on it, but the Christian society have specific reasons for their beliefs. The liberal Church of England (those who practice situation ethics) believes that anything that is the loving thing to do is correct morally and religiously. They might say that voluntary euthanasia is correct. It may end a patients life humanely, shorten the grief of loved ones, and it may be the loving thing to grant that patients last wish, even though that may be to die via euthanasia. As long as every aspect of the use of euthanasia can be justified as the loving thing to do, it is acceptable. Those Christians that might oppose euthanasia might say that if every aspect of it has to be the loving thing to do then it is possibly floored. This is because the bible suggests when applied (Matthew 25:46) that if someone dies via euthanasia, they are dying before there time, and so enter the suffering of hell before god has planned it. ...read more.

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Psalms 139:13-16 also talks of how god created us, and knew us before any other. So you should not disobey him and take your own life, or allow it to be taken from you. You should praise him eternally. Genesis 27 refers to God creating man in his own image. In the same kind of way, 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 says that the body is a temple of the Holy Ghost and we should worship god with our body, as it is not really our own. In terms of euthanasia these are very important parts in the decision unto whether it is right or wrong. If we are to take our lives via voluntary euthanasia, we are committing a sin against god, because we are effectively taking a part of god. The person who takes a life via euthanasia is committing murder, but not just murder, they are murdering a part of god. So from this perspective, euthanasia, according to Christians euthanasia is very wrong morally and religiously. Active euthanasia, by few churches is frowned upon. ...read more.

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Some bible passages such as this depend on the wishes of the patient as to whether they are for or against Euthanasia. Another example of this is in Exodus 20:12 of the bible. It states that we should honour our mother and father. Some believe again that this should be to honour there wish, either to live or die. No-one can determine whether euthanasia is completely right or similarly wrong in accordance with Christianity. Most will say that involuntary euthanasia is wrong, and I believe it is. Voluntary Euthanasia can be strongly backed up by each side, either right or wrong. John 14:2-3 tells us about how Jesus prepares a place for believers. Romans 10:9 tells us about how, through a confession of faith, as the lord Jesus in 1Corinthians 15:20 was, you will be saved. In the time before death, the patient's body and spirit need love and care. Whether someone dies via euthanasia or not, sin will be forgiven in accordance with the bible, and that person will be at rest. ...read more.

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