Christians have a distinctive view of the world and a particular, Christ-centered spirituality. It is in light of this that we would like to reconsider the appeal of euthanasia. We have identified five reasons – five fears – why people, Christians included, might wish for assisted dying, and shown how the hope we have in Christ confronts these fears. All of them are understandable, and forgivable, yet none of them are so dark that this hope cannot sustain his people through them.
When we vote in the October 17 New Zealand General election, we will also be asked to vote for or against the End of Life Choice Bill. Here are five reasons why New Zealanders should consider voting ‘No’.