A Hard Waiting for the Lord

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"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?

Suffering and Death by Thomas Heath
Sufferings will come by jonpauldv
Waiting for death by cottom
powerful testimony by Justin S. (not verified)

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