The following articles are related to the topic of SUICIDE

Is Suicide the Answer?

The term "suicide" derives from Latin roots, sui, "one's self," and caedere, "to kill." It is defined as the killing of one's self with malice aforethought, while in the possession of a sound mind. In some societies, both ancient and modern, suicide is seen as an honorable way to terminate one's earthly existence. The Greeks considered it a part of ... read more »

Is a Child Who Commits Suicide Lost?

"We recognize that suicide is wrong, but what if a child takes his own life?" Let me approach this from two different vantage points: First, suicide, on the part of a responsible person, is clearly a sinful act. The Scriptures teach that life is a sacred gift from God (Acts 17:25), and no person has the arbitrary right to destroy ... read more »

Take Two of These and Don’t Call Me in the Morning

Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.?), a Greek physician who is known as the "father of medicine," formulated an oath which was the doctor's ethical guideline for many centuries. A portion of that oath pledged: I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such counsel. Many physicians of today's world have little regard for the moral maxims of ... read more »

The Trashing of Human Life

Earlier this year Bob Ohlrich walked into his wife's hospital room, put a pistol to her head, and fired a bullet into her brain. Was this life-ending deed morally wrong? Many would argue it was not. Mr. Ohlrich believed his wife was suffering from terminal cancer (or so he says). Though Phyllis Ohlrich had been operated on for colon cancer ... read more »

Must Terminally Ill Christians Artificially Prolong Life?

"Is a terininally ill Christian morally obligated to prolong his life artificially (by means of drugs or machinery)?" Life-and-death issues are some of the most difficult decisions that one may ever have to make, and this is a question many are confronting. Since the Bible does not provide specific answers to many questions of this nature, scriptural principles must be ... read more »

New Gambling Studies Highlight Age-old Problem

According to a recent investigation conducted for the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, some twenty million Americans have, or could develop, a serious gambling problem. Five million Americans are now classified as "pathological" or problem gamblers (some authorities double this figure), while another fifteen million gamblers are in danger of slipping over the pathological edge. Another shocking element of the ... read more »

Is Gambling a Moral Issue?

Michael Fitzgerald is an award-winning columnist for The Record, a leading newspaper for the north-central region of the sprawling San Joaquin Valley [Stockton, California]. Some time ago, he penned an article addressing the growing encroachment of gambling casinos in California. While gambling casinos generally are not legal in California, in recent years they have been sanctioned on behalf of various ... read more »

Neale Walsch: A New Guru for the Gullible

Neale Donald Walsch lives in a hilltop mansion near Medford, Oregon. A few years ago, he was a "nobody." Now, he is a "somebody" who's attracting some attention. Having had a troubled childhood, Walsch has been through a series of unstable relationships and career difficulties. He has been in four marriages in which nine children were produced. He has passed ... read more »

Where Does the Bible Condemn Gambling?

Occasionally someone will ask, "Where does the Bible condemn gambling?" They would like a book, chapter, and verse that specifically mentions the practice. Like many other sins, gambling is not directly named in Scripture. It is nonetheless, condemned in principle numerous times. Gambling is a violation of faithful stewardship. The Bible teaches that what we have belongs to the Lord ... read more »

The Elephant in Evolution’s Living Room

Dr. John Morris is affiliated with the Institute for Creation Research in El Cajon, California. He produces a column each month in a publication called Back to Genesis. In a past issue, there appeared a fascinating piece regarding the startling admission of a molecular biologist who was interviewed earlier this year by a journalist in Virginia (Morris, 2000). I would ... read more »