The following is a guest post by Dr. Philip G. Ney MD and presents practical arguments against euthanasia
Desiring to share eternity with people who chose Him as their best friend, God made humans in His image, to last forever. God’s enemy seeks to destroy His creation from the top down. Although Jesus the Messiah conquered the Devil and death, He has allowed Satan to provide people a choice. It is amazing that so many people chose to serve Satan who promises nothing but a painful end. These benighted people work Satan’s purpose well, especially by making the choice of death to look like a good end. Prolife people must realize that death is always a lethal enemy, never to be accepted but always courageously fought for oneself and one’s fellow humans.
Euthanasia is not a new idea. The Romans practiced assisted death for crucifixion victims that were slowly losing an agonizing battle to stay alive. They thought it was merciful to breaking their victim’s legs, thereby hastening death from suffocation. By dismissing His Spirit, Jesus avoided euthanasia. His example can be followed by God loving people who have finished their course and completed their 10 tasks. (1) Seeing that there is no possibility of avoiding death by any cause they commit their spirit into the hands of a loving Father who in His own time will welcome the person into his eternal presence. This usually avoids the final agonies and death struggle and always comforts about to be executed and dying person.