Poison - 'end of life choice'

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God tells us everyday to be prepared to meet Him but only He knows the day or hour. Not even Jesus knows.

Do we take that life in our own hands or not. Is the question. If you cant think about the big issues or talk about them you just going to be silenced on anything imprortant. And laws will be passed that may be wrong or abused.
 

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So what does talking about it do?
Does it change anything?
Christians should be praying to keep this from becoming a legal right or law and let God direct them.

The World will do what it wants.
Just because they make it legal or ok does not mean it's ok for a Christian
 
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In australia, a christian friend of mine has a brother and he was dying and she wanted to say goodbye, and wanted to spend the last moments with him, but when she got there, she found he was so drugged up he could hardly talk and then there was no way she could communicate, and the next day he was gone because the nurses had just decided it was time for him to die. Just gave him more drugs. He was never asked I dont think. Those precious moments were taken away before she and he could make their peace. She felt wronged. I dont know what he felt because he was on so many drugs he couldnt make a clear decision.
 
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If we dont tak about it we dont know what to pray for. FIshcatcherJim not everyone knows about it like you do. Im just drawing awareness to it so people know its something thats important to pray about.

Dont knock me for bringing up the topic.
 
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One of my chsitians sisters has asked me to pray for her grandmother who has set a date for her euthanasia...in Holland thats what they do. She is going to go over there not sure if its before she dies or to be there for the funeral.

I am not sure what to pray for in this situation?!

Another lady I know say the same thing happens in .australia when her brother died the nurses just gave him an injection before the family were able to really get there to see him and didnt tell them so they didnt actually get to say goodbye. She said that was the most horrible thing to happen that someone else decided when they were going to die. I dont think by that time her brother was conscious enough to say exactly when he would go.
 

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One of my chsitians sisters has asked me to pray for her grandmother who has set a date for her euthanasia...in Holland thats what they do. She is going to go over there not sure if its before she dies or to be there for the funeral.

I am not sure what to pray for in this situation?!

Another lady I know say the same thing happens in .australia when her brother died the nurses just gave him an injection before the family were able to really get there to see him and didnt tell them so they didnt actually get to say goodbye. She said that was the most horrible thing to happen that someone else decided when they were going to die. I dont think by that time her brother was conscious enough to say exactly when he would go.
Were I you, I'd check and confirm your information. Injecting someone with a lethal dose of anything, without their expressed wishes, is not assisted suicide it is murder.

In the US, this is legal in the following states: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Montana, Maine (starting January 1, 2020), New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. The following conditions must exists: a patient must be: (1) 18 years of age or older, (2) a resident of that state, (3) capable of making and communicating health care decisions for him/herself, and (4) diagnosed with a terminal illness that will lead to death within six months.
 
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I think her grandmother had asked for euthansia I dont think you are allowed to do it on behalf of someone else. Unlike pets. It has to be the person dying that wants to die, is that correct? The nurse or doctor cant decide for them either, but they probably strongly suggest it, recommend it or provide it as an option. In those countries and states
 

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I think her grandmother had asked for euthansia I dont think you are allowed to do it on behalf of someone else. Unlike pets. It has to be the person dying that wants to die, is that correct? The nurse or doctor cant decide for them either, but they probably strongly suggest it, recommend it or provide it as an option. In those countries and states
I've never checked into the details, but I suspect you are correct. It has to either be at the request of the patient or, if he/she is not able to make decisions, at the behest of the person authorized to make decisions on behalf of the person. I never had to make that decision for my parents, but I did have to make some hard decisions for their medical care at the near end of their lives. Not an easy thing to do and you always end up second guessing yourself.
 
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I am not sure what to pray for in this situation?!
You do not have to weigh in on assisted suicide. You (and I) can be troubled by the concept, but being too forceful can increase the suffering.

Pray for God's will to be done.
Pray for the patient to have a peaceful heart.
Pray for the loved ones around to be strengthened and be comforted.
 
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You do not have to weigh in on assisted suicide. You (and I) can be troubled by the concept, but being too forceful can increase the suffering.

Pray for God's will to be done.
Pray for the patient to have a peaceful heart.
Pray for the loved ones around to be strengthened and be comforted.
Ok can we all pray.

I havent really had anyone tell me they wanted help with a suicide before although if someone had told me they wanted to I would have talked them out of it or said dont be silly, but thats with people my age.

Jesus did know when he was going to die and told his friends about it. He knew it would be painful. But he didnt ask them for help avoiding suffering just to pray. In times like this the Lords prayer is helpful.