Rob Moll writes about US health policy, Christian reactions to that policy and the contemporary confusion that seems to have descended upon Christianity and Christians who treat death and sickness as the ultimate enemy instead of sin.
While Christianity has historically led the way in care for the sick and disabled, it has also accepted that death is both inevitable and the entry way through which most will go in entering God’s presence.
From his (provocatively titled) article, Why Christians Should Support ‘Death Panels’
In interviews for my book, The Art of Dying: Living Fully Into the Life to Come, I routinely came across doctors who observed that Christians die no differently from those without the hope of resurrection. In fact, these doctors’ Christian patients often pleaded for more treatment, explaining that if given a chance God would perform—just for them—a miracle. Other research has shown that Christians suffer more physically and relationally painful deaths because they pursue more aggressive treatment in the hopes that God would heal them. Of course, it is right and good to plead, as did King Hezekiah, for more life. At times God will answer yes. C. S. Lewis writes of the beautiful reprieve from cancer given to his wife and the unexpected time they spent together.

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