Published: 11 March 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/cm9m2rsc27.1
David Ming


Everyone may comment on life and death as the proverb was written by george arnold, but that does not mean that everyone can comment on living humans are invited to be turned off. The death of a person is not the right of humans to determine it but god, the creator and protector of nature in it, including humans who have been planned in the line of life and death. Therefore, when euthanasia appears between medical and legal circles, this is not something that can be forced into existence, especially if it is discussed without having a strong and clear basis. The author will explain what is euthanasia ?, issues about the history of euthanasia, the pros and cons of euthanasia, and theological ethical criticism of euthanasia. The author uses the descriptive literature method and gets the following research results: from the aspect of human rights, it is a moral insult that needs to be evaluated again whether euthanasia is in accordance with human rights values because human rights values essentially reject euthanasia. The problem of euthanasia is one of the most difficult moral issues to arise in the context of terminal medical care. It is happening now with greater frequency and is much more difficult to resolve due to advances in the arts and medical sciences. Since the issue of euthanasia is still not clear to many church members in indonesia, the aim of this study is to find out whether euthanasia is morally justified from a christian perspective. The results of this study conclude that euthanasia is one of the human attempts to make "a good or painless death". There are two types of euthanasia: active and passive. Active euthanasia takes human lives and passive euthanasia only allows death to occur to avoid suffering. From a christian point of view, active euthanasia cannot be justified morally, but passive euthanasia can be justified morally, as long as it is natural and death irreversible. Also, decisions must be made with the agreement of the pastor, doctor, lawyer, and family. God must be sought first in prayer and healing. And when the course of death is medically irreversible and no divine version has emerged, it is morally justified to give up unnatural attempts to prolong the process of death



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