Terminal Illness and Suicide

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Deacon, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Deacon

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    Aug 23, 2002
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    Many of us have already read about the decision of a young woman in Oregon who has decided to end her life on November 1st. [LINK]
    It's a truly heart breaking story that's being used to promote the “death with dignity” assisted suicide agenda.

    Less known is a story of another woman suffering with terminal brain cancer who has chosen to take another path.

    Brain Cancer Will Likely Kill Me, But There’s No Way I’ll Kill Myself [LINK]

    For me, it's a matter of trust and control - I trust a God who controls all things to control the manner of my death.

    I'm very familiar with death and seen people in horrible circumstances.

    I believe treatment and medical decision-making are personal choices made with the patient, the medical personal and the family.

    But I could never take part in an assisted suicide and find the idea abhorrent - antithetical to the trust I place in God.

    #1 Deacon, Oct 10, 2014
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  2. padredurand

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    Thank you, Deacon, for the story and your testimony. Encouraging words for those facing an uncertain earthly future while holding fast to the One who holds eternity in His hands.

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