“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


I have written often on this blog about Canada's Brave New World of state-sanctioned physician assisted suicide. The killing of sick or disabled Canadians will begin in June. This dark and ominous chapter in Canadian history must be resisted by Christians of various denominations and people of good will.

Participating in a news conference
against Canada's state-sanctioned
physician assisted suicide:
From let to right: Me. Dr. Magdalene
Michalska, Austin Mardon &
emergency physician Dr. Matthew
At the request of Edmonton's Catholic Archbishop Richard Smith, I participated in a news conference panel to accompany a statement issued by six Bishops in the Canadian province of Alberta. They addressed physician assisted suicide. The Bishops warned of perils for the lives of suicidal patients and concern for conscience rights of physicians who object to killing or referring their patients for assisted suicide. An article appeared in the Edmonton Archdiocese newspaper regarding that news conference. See link to the article at the end of this post, after the music link.  

I call upon the leadership of various Christian denominations across
Canada to issue similar public statements. Catholics and evangelicals must put aside their differences and stand together in a show of Christian unity against euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada of the most vulnerable people in society. 

Work to provide community-based life-affirming alternatives that support sick or disabled people prone to consider suicide. Lobby governments and medical professional organizations not to pressure or force physicians to participate or refer for assisted suicide. Start networks of Christian hospice in communities across the country, and other palliative care services that do not include euthanasia or assisted suicide. Christians did this with pregnancy counselling and care centers, we can do it again to address assisted suicide of the disabled and sick.

We must not back down on the issue of the sanctity and care of all human life. This is a hill upon which followers of Christ must take a stand. Why? Because Jesus took a stand at Calvary for the value of you and me. He loved us with a self-sacrificial love. Jesus said:

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

We serve a God of life and love and hope not death, abandonment and despair. It is time to take a stand for life and not back down, regardless of the consequences. Pray for Christian unity and moral courageous.

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