Divinely-Authored Life or Doctor-Assisted Death: A Perspective

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10 (NIV)

Today, the federal government introduced the highly controversial yet much-awaited legislation regarding medically-assisted death with a qualifier that bounds the law “for adults who are suffering intolerably and for whom death is reasonably foreseeable.”  Furthermore, the bill restricts eligibility to those who are mentally competent, 18 or older, have a serious and incurable disease, illness or disability and be in advanced state of irreversible decline in capability.

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Jeremiah 5:24-25

They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the LORD our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.’ Your wrongdoings have kept these away; your sins have deprived you of good.

I had the privilege once again to visit and preach at GCF York last Sunday, November 29th. With all of the recent horrific events and catastrophes that have taken place, the Lord prompted me to speak on His sovereignty, His goodness, our freedom, and our sinful nature.  All of these play a role in trying to come to grips with how much does God control in these events that are taking place around us. Continue reading