Euthanasia And Abortion With Non Christians

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“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps” (Proverbs 16:9, NIV). Humans do this in their hearts, in their minds, in their daily lives, making decisions that seem in the best interest of all involved. However, in the midst of these decisions, and the great debates that exist in regards to abortion and euthanasia, are some omitted from the discussions? Are the fundamental rights of the unborn considered or are they shoved aside for the sake of the well-being of the mother? Is the individual facing end-of life forced into an early death so as not to inconvenience to the caretaker? This reflections that follow will consider the involvement of God in human life from creation and ongoing, how the sovereignty…show more content…
The soul gives each of us our personal identity through all of our bodily changes” (2014, p. 365). Known that the soul does not die when the physical body dies, God preserves one’s soul (Luke 20:38, 23:43) until the return of Christ. Chosen by God even before creation (Ephesians 4:1), He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:5). Finally, Acts 17:25b solidifies God’s involvement, “he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else” and “he has set the day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead” (Acts 17:31).
2. How does a Christian view of the sovereignty of God inform ethical decisions regarding the beginning of life and the end of life? McQuilkin and Copan point out that “life is a gift from God… We are not sovereign over our own lives or the lives of others God has entrusted to us” (2014, p. 370). As noted above, God created us and sustains us until the coming of Christ, the new creation (2 Peter 3:13) and He commands us to care for others and to show love (John 13:34). Paul’s letter to the Philippians reminds Christians to “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit…value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interest but each of you to the interests of the others” (2:3-4). This applies to the unborn and those in end of life situations. Common attitudes today reflect a “sovereign
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