The end is God's business. People can receive healing even in end stages. To end a life by a human decision is as if to say, "God, You've had your chance. You've failed to do it my way, so now I am doing it." Do you not see how man-centered and anti-God that is?I don't know your situation and I certainly hope you are not in any pain now.
I am not suggesting that people kill themselves every time they feel pain. I am saying that if someone is terminally ill and is going through unbearable pain, that they should have the right to end their life. It is inhumane to expect someone to be tormented in their last hours. Would you want a loved one of yours to have to go through that?
Your understanding of things is quite interesting. It is as though you hold onto magic, signs and wonders as being God focused and human achievement as man focused. You just don't see the bigger picture.Man doesn't do anything miraculous, sir. Your language was indeed man-focused over God-focused.
What is this if we could play God stuff ?If we could 'play God' wouldn't we heal ourselves of what is deemed terminal so we could live life to the fullest? But that's God's domain.
When he doesn't heal the terminal how is it wrong for the terminal to then pray to God and ask for mercy and have that prayer answered with the legalization of self-termination?
Sir forgive me for saying this - but this make no sense what so ever.Your understanding of things is quite interesting. It is as though you hold onto magic, signs and wonders as being God focused and human achievement as man focused. You just don't see the bigger picture.
Signs such as raising the dead, healing the sick and making a jar of honey never run out is ironically 'man focused' (carnality) as it is mustard seed Christianity. God just does not want mustard seed religion with us if He can avoid it. That is why he gave us very capable minds and hands.
You can't say that. You give people false hope and attempt to play God if you think your faith has anything to do with raising the dead.Sorry about your unbelief. I just pray that no one ever experiences a sudden death in front of you.
Euphemia I agree 100 percent with you that we as believers have the right and authority to raise some one from the dead. Now for the next part I am saying what I have learned and I am not claiming that you are wrong in believing in the way you do here. I just want to be totally clear here....As I said, I;ve not had much of an opportunity, nor has the Lord told me to do so in the cases I have witnessed of people dying in my presence. However, I have the authority in Christ to do so, when the Spirit says, "Go!"
Brother you are getting close to crossing the line here. We need to show respect to every one in here and this is far from it.You can't say that. You give people false hope and attempt to play God if you think your faith has anything to do with raising the dead.
God raises the dead because on the other side the individual has a nice conversation with Him.
Dead person: Hi God how are you doing?
God: I am fine thanks. It is great to see you.
Dead person: Wow it is so nice here.
God: Wait until you see the rest.
Dead person: Am I officially dead and in heaven now?
God: Do you want that? You have family that still needs you and people that don't know about me.
Dead person: You right. Can I go back to my family. I wasn't the best parent.
God: Sure, no problem. See you next time.
Dead person: Thanks God, see you later.
Dead person: God before I go....who is this person standing next to my body chanting and trying to show everyone he has magical powers?
God option 1: I don't know Matt 7:22
God option 2: One of my children acting like his faith and a relationship with me are separate issues.
I am not going to disagree with you Jim. We must talk to each other with love and remain civil. So if we are going to go down this road, lets start then with Euphemia accusing Asuk of unbelief and you liking her post.Brother you are getting close to crossing the line here. We need to show respect to every one in here and this is far from it.
I also think I saw that on a late night tv movie as a kid.
Whoa slow down there...........wager between God and satan....... Bro that never happened.The book of Job was not an illustration about people getting a terminal illness and suffering to death.
It was a wager between God and Satan. The wager was to test Jobs faith. God allowed Satan to murder his family and servants, and to inflict horrible things upon Job.
I don't see the parallel between this and someone's Grandmother suffering in her last days from cancer or some other horrible disease.