Last updated on: 9/26/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Any attempt to legalize assisted suicide is an affront to the Lord, who gives life, and opens the door for abuse and future legislation that would deny the freedom of many… Resolved, That the Synod speak out against any attempt to legalize physician-assisted suicide and encourage its pastors and people to do the same.”

“Frequently Asked Questions: Life Issues,” www.lcms.org (accessed Oct. 25, 2012)

Description:

“The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is a mission-oriented, Bible-based, confessional Christian denomination headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., founded on the teachings of Martin Luther.”

“About Us,” www.lcms.org (accessed Sep. 9, 2012)

Mission:

“In grateful response to God’s grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities and the world.”

“About Us,” www.lcms.org (accessed Sep. 9, 2012)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Do Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Violate the Hippocratic Oath?