NAE Approves Allowing Natural Death Resolution

October 27, 2014 ...

The new resolution states, “The NAE believes that in cases where patients are terminally ill, death appears imminent and treatment offers no medical hope for recovery, it is morally appropriate to request the withholding or withdrawal of life-support systems, allowing natural death to occur.” NAE President Leith Anderson said, “Evangelicals want to honor life from …

Allowing Natural Death

January 1, 2014 ...

Throughout the 20th century and continuing today, medical technology has developed systems that enable physicians to more effectively care for their patients and save lives that would otherwise result in death. However, this technology has also resulted in the possibility of prolonging the dying process beyond its normal course. This often causes great suffering, not …

Evangelical Leaders Prefer Traditional Burial

September 1, 2009 ...

Although almost all indicated that there is no strong theological objection to cremation and that their denominations have no rules against it, 64 percent prefer whole body burial, 8 percent prefer cremation, 9 percent accept either, and 2 percent are undecided or don’t know. Bob Wenz of Colorado Springs listed reasons for cremation: 1.) More …

Health Care Reform

January 1, 1994 ...

The need for change seems evident. Health care inflation rates are nearly double that of general inflationary rates. In addition, it is troubling that so many Americans are without health insurance -­some voluntarily, others for short periods of time, still others due to unemployment and factors beyond their control, and millions because they are uninsurable. …