Mar 23 – Suicide

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Canadians have the right to physician- assisted suicide in certain cases. It is the subject of much controversy. The government of Canada has been given 12 months to pass legislation in line with the ruling. Suicide is an unpleasant subject to contemplate. It is also a matter that came up in the New Testament, but with a happy ending. In the book of Acts there is a story of a jailer who, was on duty when an earthquake took place. The Bible says, “… the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself.” Fortunately for him, Paul and Silas, having been falsely accused, were in that very prison. Paul arose to the occasion and stopped him. The keeper then cried out, “What must I do to be saved” to which Paul answered with the life-changing message of the gospel, urging him “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” . That night the jailer’s life and his soul were saved. What a night! And that message is for everyone living today as well.

Pastor Alex Rockwell

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