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Hill Top
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Re: Is it ever permissible for Christians to withdraw life-sustaining support to terminally ill individuals?

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Grandfather wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Hill Top wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:07 pm
Grandfather wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:48 pm
Hill Top wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:52 pm
No, as only God has the right to give and take life.
Prayer is the means of healing, and of glory to God for the healing.
Assisted suicide is just a lack of faith.
By this response you would do neither. You would not aid in keeping someone alive because only God has the right to give life.
By the same token you would not remove aid because only God can take life.
So your approach is to do nothing at all either way.
You are moving the goal posts.
Look at the OP.
It says nothing about "saving" lives.
Sorry, if the goalposts were moved... you moved them.
What is "saving" a life other than intervening by giving life in order to keep it from being taken?
You said only God can give life. Now you add a p.s. --- unless one is saving it then it is okay if God is not involved.
As they are not dead, what is there to save?
The OP is about killing people.



Grandfather
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Re: Is it ever permissible for Christians to withdraw life-sustaining support to terminally ill individuals?

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Hill Top wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:58 pm
Grandfather wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Hill Top wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:07 pm
Grandfather wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:48 pm
Hill Top wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:52 pm
No, as only God has the right to give and take life.
Prayer is the means of healing, and of glory to God for the healing.
Assisted suicide is just a lack of faith.
By this response you would do neither. You would not aid in keeping someone alive because only God has the right to give life.
By the same token you would not remove aid because only God can take life.
So your approach is to do nothing at all either way.
You are moving the goal posts.
Look at the OP.
It says nothing about "saving" lives.
Sorry, if the goalposts were moved... you moved them.
What is "saving" a life other than intervening by giving life in order to keep it from being taken?
You said only God can give life. Now you add a p.s. --- unless one is saving it then it is okay if God is not involved.
As they are not dead, what is there to save?
The OP is about killing people.
No, it wasn't about killing people, it was about withholding artificial means of life giving support. If someone is "bleeding out" then withholding giving blood is providing an artificial means of support. You are providing something to support them unti they can do it themselves.

But again, according to you only God can give life... so if only God can do it then someone intervening is wrong. What is wrong is your reasoning.



Hill Top
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Re: Is it ever permissible for Christians to withdraw life-sustaining support to terminally ill individuals?

Post by Hill Top »

Grandfather wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:09 pm
Hill Top wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:58 pm
Grandfather wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Hill Top wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:07 pm
Grandfather wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:48 pm
Hill Top wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:52 pm
No, as only God has the right to give and take life.
Prayer is the means of healing, and of glory to God for the healing.
Assisted suicide is just a lack of faith.
By this response you would do neither. You would not aid in keeping someone alive because only God has the right to give life.
By the same token you would not remove aid because only God can take life.
So your approach is to do nothing at all either way.
You are moving the goal posts.
Look at the OP.
It says nothing about "saving" lives.
Sorry, if the goalposts were moved... you moved them.
What is "saving" a life other than intervening by giving life in order to keep it from being taken?
You said only God can give life. Now you add a p.s. --- unless one is saving it then it is okay if God is not involved.
As they are not dead, what is there to save?
The OP is about killing people.
No, it wasn't about killing people, it was about withholding artificial means of life giving support. If someone is "bleeding out" then withholding giving blood is providing an artificial means of support. You are providing something to support them unti they can do it themselves.

But again, according to you only God can give life... so if only God can do it then someone intervening is wrong. What is wrong is your reasoning.
Thanks for your opinion.



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