Dying Archive

Is euthanasia ever permissible?

Organizations such as the Hemlock Society are aggressively seeking to legalize euthanasia (Greek: eu = good; thanatos = death). In their view “mercy murders” for the diseased, disabled, and dying is a step into the light. From a Christian perspective it is a step into the dark. First, in Christian theology the timing and terms […]

Is suicide an unforgivable sin?

In a society of stressed–out people, suicide is not a singularly secular problem. Nor is it relegated to any particular segment of society. Indeed, according to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages fifteen to twenty–four. As the incidence of suicide continues to skyrocket, I am frequently […]

Is capital punishment biblical?

Christians who believe in capital punishment and those who do not both use the Bible to buttress their beliefs. So, what does the Bible really teach regarding capital punishment? To begin with, it should be noted that in the very first book of the Bible God clearly communicates his position with respect to capital punishment: […]

What Happens to Christians Who Commit Suicide?

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