The Church should be at the forefront of a passionate opposition to assisted suicide

Sep 30, 2021 by

by Gavin Ashenden, Christian Today:

Over the last half century there has been a consistent assault on Christian ethical values in the name of secular progress. The outcome has been almost uniformly disastrous in terms of social cohesion, personal wellbeing and the stability of society. The latest proposals to license assisted suicide continue the same pattern.

There is something almost touching about the naivety and optimism of progressives. If it wasn’t for the fact that the naivety was lethal in its consequences.

This determined, over-optimistic self-reliance is either caused by an inability to read or recognise evil, or else the reason for it.

Adept at spotting the structures of social injustice, there is a failure to trace them back to the cause – the flawed human heart.

The reason this matters so much is that every attempt to improve society by attacking a perceived injustice leads to a greater problem, and in the recent past on a catastrophic scale.

As the momentum grows to change the law to allow and promote assisted suicide, and the arguments for and against are batted back and forth, it might be helpful to explore the recent history of what has happened on those occasions when Christian ethics have been repudiated.

The obvious place to start is abortion.

Read here

See also:

Briefing leaflet from the Christian Institute

Briefing leaflet from CARE

Resource from Australia: “Fighting the euthanasia debate and what if we lose?” Dominic Steele with Megan Best and Andrew Errington, The Pastor’s Heart: What are the consequences if euthanasia is legalised?  And how do we fight the issue?



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