Life Issues

Life Issues Analysis

The issues surrounding the sanctity of human life are as many and varied as any issue facing the Christian today.  Another term to describe these issues is “bioethics.”  This term was coined more than 30 years ago to describe the process of examining the ethics involved with emerging medical technologies and biological research.

Bioethics is interdisciplinary, bringing together medicine, law, philosophy and public policy and it covers a wide range of topics, including abortion, assisted reproductive technologies, genetic intervention, stem cell research, physician-assisted suicide and end-of-life medical decisions.

Practically speaking, bioethics often touches us where we hurt the most: in illness, fertility, unexpected medical challenges and death.  For Christians, bioethics also includes a search to know what the Bible says about these issues and how God would have us respond.

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SIM: What have you been thinking and feeling throughout this ordeal?

DW: It’s surprising the peace and comfort of God through all this. It’s a singular experience to look upon a loved one, especially one that we’ve spent 40 years together – you know we were junior high sweethearts – to see her on the brink of death and knowing there was nothing I could do to prevent that. God provided peace and God continues to provide peace and there have been so many instances of His providence in ways that we’ll spend a long time cataloging and looking at. I’m grateful and happy that she is in a place that enables her to receive the best care possible and that will give her every opportunity to get better and to recover.

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