Many Christians view being alive as an honor and a privilege that shouldn’t be taken lightly. As long as you have breath, God has a distinct purpose for you. The bible doesn’t blatantly say rather or not a person will go immediately to hell if they kill themselves. However, it does say the only sins a person could commit that would undoubtedly send them to hell are rejecting Christ (Mark 16:16) and blaspheming the Holy Spirit (Mark 3:28). Nonetheless, it’s evident that committing suicide is outside of God’s will for his people as a whole.
Their physician provides the medication necessary to end their life. Many supporters aver that this practice is merely an act of compassion as terminally ill persons may suffer extreme pain that eradicates any will to live. They also assert that the decision to die is of the patient’s rights. Undoubtedly, these adherents have not evaluated the copious reasons for opposing this atrocious practice, including that it is medically unethical, it has a great chance of being abused, and a severely ill patient may not be in any position to make decisions pertaining to their death. Physician-assisted suicide directly contradicts medical ethics.
Passive vs. active euthanasia differs from each other for various reasons. Active is when a medical professional, or another person purposely does something to make the patient die, while passive is when a medical professional doesn’t take the necessary steps to keep the person alive. For example, disconnecting a feeding tube or not giving the patient life extending drugs. Roman Catholics as well as Eastern Orthodoxy oppose both passive and active euthanasia because they believe that it intervenes with God plan for the soul (Traina, Christina). As for the Muslim religion, they believe that human suffering is for a divine purpose in which this case; they also oppose euthanasia (Traina, Christina).
Christian Beliefs on Euthanasia We as Christians believe that god created the world and every thing that lives on it. We believe that because he created it we have not got the right to create or end someone's life. Humans are different from other aspects of life because he gave us free will and he also gave us responsibility to care for ourselves and particularly for those at the end of their lives. Euthanasia comes from the Greek word meaning easy death. It's when you commit a merciful act of helping a person to end their life in a painless way due to a terminal or very painful health condition.
This is shown primarily through the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. He argued that acts such as killing or lying are never justified and one must uphold that in order to be a moral individual. When Dr. Kevorkian decided to assist his patients in committing suicide he was ultimately responsible for the murder of 130 patients. Not only did he commit acts that are morally wrong, but also contradicted his oath as a physician. In this incident, there was no exception or
The sixth commandment in the Christian Bible states, 'Thou shalt not kill'. This implies that the act would be committed with violence; a criminal act, where the victim believes that they have a life worth living and would prefer not to be killed. There would have been no comforting way to induce death at the time when the Bible was written. Euthanasia however, is mercy killing. A death where the recipient believes their life is not worth living and they want an end to their suffering.
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The latter would be done against the wishes of the patient and would clearly count as murder. Like the moral issues surrounding suicide, the problem of euthanasia has a long history of philosophical discussion. On the whole, ancient Greek thinkers seem to have favored euthanasia, even though they opposed suicide. An exception is Hippocrates (460-370 BCE), the ancient Greek physician, who in his famous oath states, "I will not prescribe a deadly drug to please someone, nor give advice that may cause his death." (Baird 1989) In medieval times, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim philosophers opposed active euthanasia, although the Christian Church has always accepted passive euthanasia.
Life is borrowed and is not for one to just give away, God is the only one who can judge life. Suicide should not be committed because it infringes our relationship with others and ultimately God. Suicide is a selfish act all on its own. Every living human being has ties with their own family, friends, neighbours and God, ending one’s own life will breaks those relations that one has. The catechism of the church says that “Suicide contradicts the natural inclination of the human being to preserve and perpetuate [their own] life.
in the Netherlands voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide are still criminal offences, but doctors are exempt from criminal charge in certain circumstances. But the people against Euthanasia say that, every human life is created by god and only god decides when to end it, they say it is illegal to kill someone even in the case of Euthanasia and if the doctor injects them the doctor will suffer serious consequences if found out, Some non religious people think that suffering has value, it isn’t just people who believe in god they argue about how suffering can build your strength. Even though most of the against arguments are strong, I think Euthanasia is ethical.