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Time for living on a prayer: Choose Divine Healing over Assisted Suicide

(John Coulter, Irish Daily Star)

Any so-called Christians who support the devilish practice of Assisted Suicide are guilty of Biblical heresy.

It is a very sad day for Christianity when clerics from the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion give their blessing to Assisted Dying.

You can put whatever fancy, politically correct label on it you choose, but Assisted Dying is murder by the back door and should be emphatically condemned by all right-thinking Bible-believing Christians.

And shame! Shame! SHAME! on former Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey after he publicly abandoned his long-standing opposition to legalising Assisted Dying.

The time has come for the island's largest Protestant denomination, the Church of Ireland, to quit the Anglican Communion in protest at this ant-Christian stance.

Nowhere in the Bible do we read of Jesus Christ killing off the sick.

Carey's heretical stance on Assisted Dying is akin to giving the two-fingered salute to the Christian belief and practice in Divine Healing, where people are cured of seemingly incurable illnesses and conditions through the power of prayer.

If an assisted death law comes on the books, healing shrines, such as Lourdes and Knock, might as well be demolished.

What about the hundreds of churches across Ireland who regularly hold healing services for people?

Will they be ordered to stop holding such vital meetings? And who decides the people who live and who dies?

If Christian churches and clerics give their blessings to Assisted Dying, how long will it be before we hear the excuse during a court case – "But God told me I was to smother granny with a pillow to put her out of her pain!"

If so-called Christian Churches support an assisted death law, society will be one step away from Stalinist Russia where communist tyrant Joe Stalin had 20 million of his own citizens massacred though Assisted Dying because he considered them undesirable.

Supporters of Assisted Dying will no doubt boast about the safeguards which will be in place to prevent 'accidents'.

But at some point, someone will find a legal loophole whereby they can make decisions for people they believe should no longer have the right to live.

I make no secret of my passionate belief in Divine Healing as someone who has benefited from such a practice on at least two occasions in my life.

As a teenage cross country runner, I developed a very serious eye infection to the point where doctors thought I would lose the sight in that eye.

A devout Christian with the gift of Divine Healing prayed for me and my eye got better. One-nil to Divine Healing.

Years later, I was hospitalised with a tummy virus which the doctors could not identify. A faith healer prayed with me and my stomach got better. Two-nil to Divine Healing!

And don't tell me faith healing is purely the money-making ploy of American-style tele-evangelists who invented events such as the notorious Toronto Blessing and Florida Outpouring.

All Churches in Ireland must unite to launch a 21st century crusade to combat this heresy of Assisted Dying.

And any cleric who supports Assisted Suicide should hang up their dog collar.

August 2, 2014

This article appeared in the July 21, 2014 edition of the Irish Daily Star.



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