A Hard Waiting for the Lord
"Henry was dying of throat cancer. He knew it; his wife, Joan, knew it; their two grown children knew it; and the doctors knew it. But he wasn't dying quickly, and it wasn't painless. It was a slow, agonizing, painful dying. . . . Everyone wanted the pain to stop, even if it meant Henry's death."
What should a Christian's attitude be in such a situation? If Henry is headed for a better place after death, wouldn't a quick end to his life be better all around? May Christians pray for death? Is assisted suicide acceptable? Calvin Van Reken addresses these questions in a thought-provoking article for the Calvin Seminary Forum.
What are your thoughts?