euthanasia in a biblical sense?

    is their really an answer in the bible?

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    The issue of Euthanasia doesn't come up in the Bible. However, there are general sanctity of life principles, and some specific teachings that talk about the end of life.

    Bible quotes used to argue AGAINST Euthanasia
    Christians believe that all humans are made in God's image, and are therefore sacred. The following sanctity of life teachings could be applied to euthanasia:

    “In the image of God” – Genesis 1:26

    “Do not kill” – Exodus 20:13

    ”You yourselves are God's temple” - 1 Corinthians 3:16

    The book of Job deals with the immense suffering that Job endures. By the end of the book, Job begins to argue with God. However, Job ultimately accepts that God has a greater plan than he can comprehend. The most useful passage, echoed elsewhere in the Bible, is:

    "The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away" - Job 1:21

    "My times are in thy hand..." - Psalms 31:15

    “Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?” - Ecclesiastes 7:17

    “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted” - Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

    "No man has power over the wind to contain it; so no one has power over the day of his death." - Ecclesiastes 8:8
    Interesting question!

    Almost reminds me of the question of blood: Do we partake in transfusions to save a life?

    Well, didn't Jesus shed His blood for the salvation of mankind? Why not give blood to help save another life?

    Yet, to kill another to keep them from suffering; is very personal.

    Your sister,


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