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Euthanasia Does Not Follow Christian Ethics

Part Two

written by Dr. Eva Bell February 4, 2019
Euthanasia Does Not Follow Christian Ethics

This is Part Two of a two-part series. See Part One here.


This is a deliberate decision to end life. It is a failure to trust in God and presupposes hopelessness. Christ said,

I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live even though he dies; And whoever lives and believes in Me will never die. (Jn 11:25)

The Christian must adhere to the principle that life is sacred. There are many good Christians who support euthanasia on grounds of compassion. Compassion is not pity. Even genuine compassion cannot circumvent the law. The Christian alternative is “Compassionate Intensive Care.”

Erwin Lutzer says,

Christianity demands a level of caring that transcends human inclination.

Anglican Contribution to the debate on Euthanasia – On Dying Well (1975):

Where there are means of exercising care and compassion towards the patient in his dying, and of relieving his ultimate distress, respect for God’s creation and for the consequent victory of human life in general, would tell against the practice of Euthanasia.

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