In past messages we warned that the steady rise in the
legalization of abortions and doctor assisted suicides would
inevitably lead to the sanctioned euthanasia of people. Understandable
skepticism may have fostered the view that this assessment was
perhaps the rambling of an alarmist or that perpetration of such
heinous acts would surely have to wait for the day when the Anti-Christ
had established his rule over the earth during the Tribulation
Period (II Thess. 2:3)..
What these rightfully cautious ones fail to fathom is that
we are in fact presently living in the shadow of the appearance
of the Anti-Christ and that this world under death's eclipse
is relentlessly being prepared for the Man of Sin's short 7 year
The mass extermination of souls during the Anti-Christ's reign,
as revealed in the Book of Revelation, uncovers for us an approaching
period when the world as a whole has essentially no regard for
Throughout history a record can be found of when pockets of
so-called civilization cast off the restraints of decency God
put in their hearts and the depths of man's utter depravity surfaced
to exalt in Satan's will. Call those times by whatever name you
may choose, pogroms, inquisitions, ethnic cleansing, crusades,
genocide, infanticide, etc, they are all confirmation of God's
revealed truth about the hell-bent sin nature of mankind.
In Jeremiah 17:9, God tells us without qualification, "The
heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked;
Who can know it?"
Quoting from the Dec. 5, 04 Colorado Springs Gazette
article which headlined, "Dutch hospital openly euthanizes
infants - Doctors ask government to review mercy killing of people
with no free will'" we read, "A hospital in the
Netherlands - the first nation to permit euthanasia - recently
proposed guidelines for mercy killings of terminally ill newborns,
then made a startling revelation: It already has begun carrying
out such procedures, which include administering a lethal dose
The announcement by the Groningen Academic Hospital came amid
a growing discussion in Holland about whether to legalize euthanasia
on people incapable of deciding for themselves whether they want
to end their lives - a prospect viewed with horror by euthanasia
opponents and as a natural evolution by advocates.
In August, the main Dutch doctors' association, KNMG, urged
the Health Ministry to created an independent board to review
euthanasia cases for terminally ill people "with no free
will," including children, the severely mentally retarded
and people left in an irreversible coma after an accident.
The Health Ministry is preparing its response, which could come
as soon as this month, a spokesman said.
Three years ago, the Dutch Parliament made it legal for doctors
to inject a sedative and a lethal dose of muscle relaxant at
the request of adult patients suffering great pain with no hope
The Groningen Protocol, as the hospital's guidelines have come
to be known, would create a legal framework for permitting doctors
to actively end the life of newborns deemed to be in similar
pain from incurable disease or extreme deformities.
The guideline says euthanasia is acceptable when the child's
medical team and independent doctors agree that pain cannot be
eased and there is no prospect for improvement, and when parents
think it's best.
Examples include extremely premature births, where children
suffer brain damage from bleeding and convulsions; and diseases
where a child could survive only on life support for the rest
of its life, such as severe cases of spina bifida and epidermosis
bullosa, a rare blistering illness.
The hospital revealed last month that it carried out four
such mercy killings in 2003, and reported all cases to government
prosecutors. There have been no legal proceedings against the
hospital or the doctors.
Roman Catholic organizations and the Vatican have reacted with
outrage to the announcement, and U.S. euthanasia opponents contend
the proposal shows the Dutch have lost their moral compass.
"The slippery slope in the Netherlands has descended already
into a vertical cliff," said Wesley Smith, a prominent California-based
critic, in an e-mail to The Associated Press.
Child euthanasia remains illegal everywhere. Experts say doctors
outside Holland do not report cases for fear of prosecution."
The analogy of the Netherlands practicing euthanasia being
the equivalent of going down a vertical cliff was quite appropriate.
Just as abortion was first introduced as an extreme life saving
measure only, then swiftly advanced to infanticide, and assisted
suicide is moving from the terminally ill to eliminating those
who are depressed, so to will the market for euthanizing individuals
expand to include all manner of situations.
The desperately wicked heart can always justify its inconsistencies
and find its own acceptable ground to sanction its evil motives.
There are problem people to eliminate and money to be made all
in the name of so-called humanitarian gestures and the greater
good of mankind.
The Lord God said of these tactics in verses 21-22 of the
fifth chapter of Isaiah, "Woe to those who call evil good,
and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those
who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!"
As the short but to-the-point bumper sticker reads, "It's
not a choice, it's a child," so we can say, "It's not
a choice, it's a God-given-life."
Understand that what is increasingly being done and is frightfully
expanding in scope, are not measures to make someone's death
more tolerable, but overt acts of murder. Dark, deceitful hearts
are now deciding who should live or die by their determination
of what qualifies as an acceptable quality of life, making irrelevant
the fact that apart from the magnificent redemptive plan of God,
the life they are destroying is the only life the discarded will
In Revelation 20:12 we are told of God's Book of Life where
the names of all who He has given life to are recorded (Acts
The question that then faces the destroyers of life is, "Does
God sometimes make mistakes when He gives life to an individual?"
If one believes the answer to be yes, then that person does not
know God. God does not give life haphazardly as is attested to
by His meticulous record of every individuals name he has preserved
in the Book of Life.
As these final days before the return of Jesus Christ grow
ever darker, it is a hard, cold fact that there is an agenda
by selfish, evil men to reduce the earth's population by any
means so that a predetermined remnant can prosper in an envisioned
world of overly abundant resources.
Some measures of planned depopulation, such as birth control,
forced sterilization and homosexual unions are being established
for the long range prospect of population maintenance, while
more overt measures like initiated warfare, abortions, induced
famines and epidemics are and will be used to swiftly reduce
the earth's population. It doesn't matter whether or not one
wants to believe that powerful wicked men control the means to
bring about such abominable misery and destruction, what does
matter is that the Word of God found in the book of Revelation
affirms the fact that such a thing is true.
The end result of just a handful of men's goals will directly
and indirectly result in the destruction of two thirds to three
quarters of the earth's population, and if Christ does not stop
the out of control carnage we are told in Mark 13:20 that no
flesh will be saved.
It will be during this time when executions and euthanasia
will reach the blackest point of its darkness under the global
rulership of the Anti-Christ, his false prophet and their appointed
ten kings. Countless people will be destroyed because of their
faith in Jesus Christ. The Tribulation saints will be classified
as misfits and a burden upon the new order of society. They will
be forced to either conform to Anti-Christ's perception of acceptable
life or be destroyed.
The question of their right to God-given life will be irrelevant
since the Anti-Christ will present himself as being God and therefore
the supreme authority of who should live or die (II Thess. 2:4).
They will be killed swiftly for their own good as might be said
of an unwanted and uncared for animal at the Humane Society.
Official documents in the past have labeled fundamentalist Christians
as mentally ill.
We are witnessing the mind set being established for the coming
days when men will kill the Tribulation Period followers in Christ
and will believe they are doing a favor for God.
These are the closing days of the age before Christ removes
His Church to join Him in the heavens prior to when the days
of the Anti-Christ begin (see I Thess 4:15-18).
This moment is the time to put your faith in Jesus, the only
Begotten Son of God, for the forgiveness of all your sins. Any
day now your days may come to a close or God's heavenly trumpet
will summon the faithful home. Don't delay your decision for
life in Christ, the next moment may be too late.