• Let's see: "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck."
    • Stpauligerle
      I don't understand you
    • Jenny Rizzo
    • Stpauligerle
      If you're trying to insult me you're going to have to try a lot harder than that. You don't know me well enough to speak to me like that
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Uhh, concentrating on the duck test is not an insult.
  • Would you just give a straight up answer and not dance around using metaphors please? I don't use metaphors I usually don't understand them
    • Rick Myres
      I have trouble with metaphors too. There have been plenty of times in person I said "Will you just get to the point?"
    • Stpauligerle
      Exactly. I don't have the time to figure out when somebody's trying to be clever
  • I think not...I knew a guy that had terminal cancer...He screamed all hours of the day in pain...He finally decided to end his suffering.
  • No, I don't think it is a form of suicide, suicide means to kill oneself, in this description it is the doctors who pull the plug. However, the gist of the question is relevant and deserves an answer. There are a number of instances in the bible where persons do take their own lives. Murder is a sin, and your body is considered the temple of God. Gods spirit dwells within, you are not your own (1 Cor 6:19 "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?/2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?)." However, being someone who suffers pain, I can appreciate the point, and from my experience God is love, and love is kind, and suicide is not an unpardonable sin, although of course it makes it difficult to repent, God does search the heart Psalm 139:23 ("Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts)." And of course God is the judge of the living and the dead so the final say is his alone. God is of life not death, of eternal life (John 10: 28 "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one)." Here we live in a world of flesh, temptation, and death, God sent Jesus to draw us to him away from this world of the flesh, temptation and fear (John 14:20 "At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you)/Ephesians 2:1-5 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved/ 1 cor 15:20-23 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own turn: Christ the firstfruits; then at His coming, those who belong to Him)." I also believe that our brothers and sisters in Christ are duty to also help those who are suffering (Ephesians 4:29 "Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear/Romans 12:14-19 Bless those who persecute you. Bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but enjoy the company of the lowly. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Carefully consider what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible on your part, live at peace with everyone)." Finally, life isn't an easy road to walk, and I feel if we have enough compassion for each other in understanding these difficult situations, how much more does God who is a spirit of love and mercy? (1 John 4:8 "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. I Corinthians 13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a ringing gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and exult in the surrender of my body, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs. Love takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be restrained; where there is knowledge, it will be dismissed. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial passes away. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside childish ways. Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love)".
    • Stpauligerle
      Thank you for your reply
    • Creamcrackered
      Good day Stpauliger :)
  • Some people don't understand the only unforgivable sin is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.

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