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Subtitle: The huge news about Adult Euthanasia is NOT that the Dutch Parliament legalized the informal practice of Euthanasia, but that a poll demonstrates that Americans support it. We are on the same slippery moral slope Hitler's Germany was sliding in the 1930's!

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NEWS BRIEF:  "Dutch Approve Euthanasia Bill", by Anthony Deutsch, Associated Press Writer, reprinted in Excite News, April 10, 2001.

"THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Despite protests outside parliament, the Netherlands legalized mercy killings and assisted suicide Tuesday, becoming the first nation to allow doctors to end the life of patients with unbearable, terminal illness.  About 10,000 euthanasia opponents surrounded the building, praying, singing hymns and quoting the Bible, while the upper house of parliament, the Senate, considered the legislation. The Senate voted 46-28 in favor of the law, likely to take effect in the summer."

Thank God that this most terrible legislation did not go unnoticed by Christian opponents!  Thank God that 10,000 concerned Christians demonstrated against this most terrible legislation.  However, consistent with the trend at this End of the Age, the forces of the Evil One prevailed; can you see the Holy Spirit gradually removing His restraining power so that the forces of Antichrist can prevail, again and again, and all over the globe, in fulfillment of Paul's statement in 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8a?  Listen:

"And now you know what is restraining him [Antichrist] from being revealed at this time; it is so that he may be manifested, revealed in his own appointed time.  For the mystery of lawlessness ... is already at work in the world, but it is restrained only until he who restrains is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one [the Antichrist] will be revealed ..."  [Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]

When you join this prophecy with the Lord's prophecy that the End of the Age would come like a woman carrying a child and giving birth -- Matthew 24 -- you can see that the restraining power of the Holy Spirit will be gradually removed, over the entire period of the conception and gestation of the Antichrist in the "womb" of the world.  We have witnessed this gradual withdrawing of the Holy Spirit restraining power during the entire 20th Century, as the awful wars and rumors of wars have resulted in the gathering together of the global forces of politics, business, and religion, coming together as prophesied to form the One-World System foretold of Antichrist.

This moral collapse that would allow for the "mercy killing" of adult patients is just one more example of this restraining power of the Holy Spirit withdrawing.  Let us return to our article:

"Before the vote, Health Minister Els Borst reassured legislators the bill could not be abused by doctors because of careful supervisory provisions. The law presupposes a long doctor-patient relationship and requires patients be legal residents of the Netherlands."

When Adolf Hitler legalized adult euthanasia, he lied through his teeth as he "assured" Germans that his law had careful provisions to prevent any abuse and deliberate killing.  Any historian can categorically tell you that these "assurances" were false when Hitler uttered them, for he had already secretly thrown government influence and resources into the secret killing program of those who were living lives "unworthy of life".

Since the current movement toward the New World Order is simply Nazism in disguise [Read NEWS1004 for full details], we can rest assured that these Dutch assurances are lies also.

One of the Dutch Christian protestors boldly told this Associate Press reporter how his nation had come to this point.  "Despite the strong showing of opponents on Tuesday, van der Hoek, who belongs to the Dutch Reformed Church, admitted he is one of a small minority in the Netherlands, once a stronghold of Christian politics. In the debate, Borst said a broad consensus had coalesced after 30 years of discussion, with some 90 percent of the population backing the changes."


If The Netherlands, "once a stronghold of Christian politics", could support adult euthanasia, what about America?  Are we on this same slippery slope!  Is our Congress one day likely to pass identical legislation?

Of course, we are on the same slippery slope.  This morning [April 11, 2001], Excite News had a poll in which they asked, "Should assisted suicide and mercy killings be legalized?".  I voted "No" and then clicked to review the tally thus far.  I was shocked when I saw that 58% had voted "Yes", while only 33% had voted "No".  Now, you can argue that this poll is not necessarily representative of American sentiment nationwide, since it is not scientifically taken, and you would be right.  Nevertheless, it is very troubling that almost 60% of Excite users support adult euthanasia.

Adult Euthanasia advocates in this country have been vociferously pushing their agenda of death-on-demand in this country, shrouding their efforts in the most admirably sounding words in the English language. They call people who want to kill themselves, as 'noble', 'courageous', 'compassionate', people who simply want to 'control' their final exit. Euthanasia advocates also vociferously deny that their Adult Euthanasia plan might possibly degenerate into killing people who are not terminally ill, or who do not want to die. And, such advocates deny most vehemently any suggestion that Adult Euthanasia might follow a parallel path of Nazi Germany! To "prove" their point, they say, just look at the existing Adult Euthanasia program which has been functioning in the Netherlands for over a decade now.

We have just examined the end result of this "voluntary" and "discreet" program in The Netherlands in the News Brief above, and have discovered that this voluntary program has resulted in passage of a law that sanctions euthanasia.  Since human beings are creatures of progression downward, we can know that this law, even with its provisions of "protection against abuse", will ultimately be used to kill patients against their will, just as happened in Nazi Germany.  And, just as Hitler was the active agent that encouraged an end-run around Germany's protective law, so it just might be Antichrist who does the same thing worldwide.

Why would doctors, who have taken the Hippocratic Oath, start killing the very patients that they have been sworn to help and protect? If you do not believe in the God of the Bible, you would be perplexed. After all, New Age philosophy states, mankind is, by nature, kind, benevolent, and good. Man is corrupted only be the influence of his circumstances, by his environment. If man's environment can only be changed, man will begin to naturally exhibit his "goodness". If man can simply be freed from the restrictive and damaging laws and rules which "Christian" society has arbitrarily imposed, then his natural goodness will show through.

But, the Fundamental Christian knows better, and believes otherwise. We draw our understanding of man's intrinsic nature from the Scriptures, of which we have quoted a few, below:

1) " The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" [Jeremiah 17:9] This verse literally means that the human heart is so desperately wicked and so deeply wicked, that no man can know the true depths of his depravity. In other words, all men are potentially Adolf Hitler in our heart of hearts. Most Christians who know their Bibles know that the Holy Spirit restrains us from evil, to protect us, and to persuade us to turn to Jesus Christ for forgiveness. But, very few people, including Christians, understand the degree to which the Holy Spirit restrains the unsaved people from the depths of evil to which they could go. And why does the Holy Spirit restrain even the wicked? To allow the saved to live in relative peace and stability. But, in the Great Tribulation, this restraint of the unsaved will disappear, resulting in the greatest outpouring of evil and disastrous wickedness the world has ever seen. People will be afraid to go out for groceries for fear of being assaulted and/or killed.

2) "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me." [Psalm 51:5, uttered by King David after Nathan the prophet confronted David with his sin with Bathsheba]

This Scripture literally means that David realized he was conceived in sin from the beginning of his existence. While he was still in the womb of his mother, he was "wired" to sin. Thus, we know that man's intrinsic nature is to want to sin. Man is, by nature, desperately sinful. If you doubt this to be the case, just begin to read your daily newspaper with the idea that you will look for evidences of sin within its pages. You will be shocked at how many of the daily stories have their roots in sin.

3) "And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth." [Genesis 6:12-13] Notice that God complained that all flesh, meaning every man and woman on earth, was living in sin, such great sin that they had become "corrupt" and worthy to be destroyed. All men, 100% of them, had gone into sin. Now, if man's nature were naturally pure and sinless, surely some would have escaped the corruption of their nature. But, God stated that all flesh was sinful.

4) "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" [Romans 3:23]

5) "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" [Romans 5:12]

6) "Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others." [Ephesians 2:3] The Apostle Paul, speaking under the influence of the Holy Spirit, states that man is, by nature the "children of wrath". The original Hebrew literally means, "deserving of God's wrath" [Holman Bible Dictionary]

All men have sinned, which means that all men have rebelled against the authority and commandments of God. They have all missed the mark, to use an archery term. This is man's basic nature, sinful from the moment of conception, inherently sinful. Therefore, we should not be surprised to learn that, once human doctors have been given the power to kill, supposedly under carefully prescribed 'guidelines', many will abuse that power immediately and begin to kill outside the 'guidelines'. Finally, you will not be surprised that human officials charged with upholding these 'guidelines', will do nothing to punish doctors who are illegally killing patients. Any law is meaningless unless it is firmly enforced. Therefore, these Dutch laws, or 'guidelines' are not worth the paper on which they are printed, and neither will any similar American laws.

This brings us to our final Biblical understanding concerning the nature of man. Now that we know man is inherently sinful, what is the first sin against his fellow man that the Bible records? MURDER!! "Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him." [Genesis 4:8] Man's inherently sinful nature seems to be easily expressed in the murder of other people, as history's many, many crimes and wars seem to amply testify. Therefore, we should expect that, when a country gives legal protection to a doctor to kill people under certain circumstances, it will not be long before such killing is expanded to killing people under any circumstances desired by the doctor. To see that this is the case, listen carefully to the next part of this article.

"For Dutch viewers, I quoted Dr. Herbert Hendin, whose most recent book is 'Seduced By Death: Doctors, Patients, and the Dutch Cure' (Norton). Testifying before a congressional subcommittee, Hendin illuminated the irreversible Dutch slippery slope that American supporters of assisted suicide would wish upon us: 'The Netherlands has moved from assisted suicide to euthanasia; from euthanasia for people who are terminally ill to euthanasia for those who are chronically ill; from euthanasia for physical illness to euthanasia for psychological distress; and from voluntary euthanasia to involuntary euthanasia (called in the Netherlands termination of the patient without explicit request)' "

Now, you can truly see this "slippery slope" called Euthanasia, and it is called the Six Step Attitudinal Change Plan. [Read NEWS1056 for full details]  After a period of bitter battling [Step 4], the door is opened just a crack [Steps 5-6], allowing the objectionable practice to occur under "severe" or "strict" guidelines. Advocates know that, if they can force the door open just a crack, they will very soon be able to force it open completely. This Plan worked to perfection in the case of Abortion, and now it is working to perfection in Euthanasia.

In the February 18, 1997, in the magazine, Village Voice, we read an article on Euthanasia entitled, "Death In The Netherlands:  Doctors Kill Defective Children With Impunity".  Listen to the lament from a Dr. Fenigsen at that time.  "I then asked the Dutch TV interviewer how the Dutch people can justify not only the 'quality of life' killing of adults, which brings back memories of the Nazi occupiers -- but also the liquidating of 'defective' children. An accounting of the euthanizing of children in the Netherlands comes from Dr. Richard Fenigsen, a cardiologist in the Netherlands. I got to know him about eight years ago, and he predicted that Dutch euthanasia would go inexorably out of control because there are no truly binding limits once society gives doctors the power to kill."

Isn't this exactly what we Fundamental, Bible-believing Christians have been saying all this time? Once you give one human being the power to kill another human being, he will do so with ever increasing frequency and with ever increasing boldness, his professional medical training notwithstanding. Abortion foes have long predicted that, once you cheapen life at the beginning of the spectrum through abortion, you will cheapen it at the end of life through euthanasia. Of course, this premise irrevocably implies that, if both ends of life are cheapened to the point of killing those deemed 'unworthy', then no person at any part in the middle years will be safe. Even though Euthanasia advocates deny most vehemently that this scenario is possible, the situation in the Netherlands shows that this scenario of progression does occur, inevitably.

This situation was occurring four full years ago -- February, 1997 -- so you know the situation will, indeed, be "spiraling out of control", because now the Dutch State has given its official blessing to this type of murder!

"In a September, 1996, report by our House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Dr. Fenigsen tells of a Dutch three-year-old who had spina bifida, but was otherwise in 'fair general condition'. For two days, he did not feel quite well and his parents asked for euthanasia. (How could a three-year-old have protested?) One nurse, appalled, opposed the decision and she and her husband offered to adopt the child. The offer was turned down. The boy was killed by physicians 'with drugs administered with intravenous drip'. And get this: The nurse was reprimanded because, by involving her husband in the adoption offer, she violated professional confidentiality."

Horror of horrors!! We can easily see that the normal love and compassion which parents feel for their children has been hardened beyond belief here, as both parents sought to have their child killed for a physical problem that was not life-threatening, even minor! What does the Bible predict about people's attitudes and values in the Last Days? "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good ..." [2 Timothy 3:1-3]

"Without natural affection" amply describes these parents. The Six Step Attitudinal Change Plan helps us understand how a person could become so hardened as to kill their own child. Step 4 calls for constant battling over the proposed objectionable idea. Constant battling will cause people to become hardened enough that many will finally end up supporting the objectionable idea. This constant exposure to the horrific idea, and the constant battling, will cause people's consciences to become hardened, seared as with a hot iron. "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;" [2 Timothy 4:1-2] Truly, I believe we are seeing prophecy fulfilled in this instance specifically in the Netherlands. And, do not believe, for a moment, that this couple is unique in their hardness of heart. There are many, many more such couples in the Netherlands, and will be many, many such couples in the United States of America!! If you just read the news, you will see many instances of child abuse, neglect, and murder; you will understand that hardness of heart has permeated many people in America today. We are prime for the same situation of child killing as we see now in the Netherlands.

But, now, let us return to our 1997 Village Voice article to see more specifics as to how hardness of heart reigns in The Netherlands, creating what this Liberal author describes as "a culture of death".

"From the congressional subcommittee report on 'Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the Netherlands: Dr. Fenigsen worries about the long-term effect of the permissive attitude in the Netherlands toward euthanasia for people with disabilities. There seems to be little tolerance for disabled children and the parents who raise them. In fact, Professor J. Stolk, a specialist in mental retardation at the Free University in Amsterdam, has documented cases where parents of disabled children are rebuked. For example, parents have heard statements such as:

'What? Is that child still alive? How can one love such a child?'

'Nowadays, such a being need not be born at all'.

'Such a thing should have been given an injection'."

Please, please, wake up and understand that ideas and words have consequences that can be most severe and devastating! From the beginning of the abortion battle in this country, advocates insisted on renaming the unborn baby, calling it a 'thing' or 'fetus' or a 'tissue mass'. Such words remove the human element from the equation, so it is easier to contemplate killing the unborn baby; but, it is still an unborn baby, with an eternal soul present from the instant of conception! In The Netherlands, people have also been trained quite well to believe that the unborn baby is a 'thing'. This training has now reached the point where they will look at a born child, with disabilities, and curse the fact that this type of child was allowed to be born! And, now that this child with disabilities has been born, these citizens of the Netherlands have no compunction about wanting to kill him!

Do you sense the power and presence of Satan, the great Deceiver, and the Hater of all mankind? Remember, Satan and his demonic host hate all humans, even those serving him, because we are all created in the image of God [Genesis 1:26-27, specifically verse 27, "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." This is the reason Jesus stated in Matthew 24:22 that, if He did not come back at the end of the seven year Tribulation Period, no human beings would be left alive. Satan plans to kill us all, but he has revealed to New World Order planners that he plans to kill only two-thirds of Earth's population. Abortion and Euthanasia are simply the beginnings of his Plan].

Do you remember the above oft repeated assertion from abortion foes, who warned that, if you cheapened life at the beginning, you would cheapen it at the end, and then at all points in between? In the last quoted section, above, in this article, the author was speaking about attitudes toward disabled children. Then, in the very next paragraph, he shifts his focus to the elderly.

"Eight years ago, Dr. Fenigsen told me of elderly people in the Netherlands who were afraid to go to the hospital. They didn't want to die, and they feared that a doctor, feeling compassionate about these old folk's frailness, would decide to euthanize them. And they knew of others to whom that had actually happened. A 1995 study of euthanasia in the Netherlands disclosed that 23 percent of the doctors interviewed reported that they had euthanized a patient without his or her explicit request. Furthermore, at least half of Dutch physicians involved made the initial suggestion that death should be embraced. That is, they suggested euthanasia to patients." [Emphasis mine]

Can you believe that a doctor could rationalize their feelings and mental state in such a way as to actually feel "compassionate" as they prepared to kill a patient without that patient's approval? Yet, history records that this is precisely the attitude of German doctors and soldiers who operated the Death Camps for the Nazis.

Please, look closely at the statement, above, that doctors felt "death should be embraced". God reveals great insight into this type of phenomenon. In Proverbs 8:36, God warns, "But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death." All people of any age that hate God love death.

We have just identified yet another instance in which the world is proceeding rapidly down a parallel path trod by Nazi Germany just 60+ years ago!


Consider this NEWS BRIEF:  "America Gives Green Light To Assisted Suicide", by Cheryl K. Smith, http://www.euthanasia.org/cks9th.html, Legal Services Director, Oregon Rehabilitation Association and drafter of Oregon's Death With Dignity Act.

"Delighting right to die advocates and shocking opponents, on 7 March 1996, the 9th Circuit Federal Court ruled 8-3 that Washington state's law which prohibits 'aiding' in suicide violates the US Constitution. This was the first ruling by a federal appeals court in support of physician-assisted suicide. It opens the door for doctors to begin responding to requests from dying patients to help end their suffering ... Although technically confined to the nine states within the 9th Circuit's jurisdiction, the detailed analysis of the arguments at such a high level is sure to reverberate in courts around the world."

Smith carefully recounts the specific legal jargon by which the Circuit Federal Court made its landmark decision.  But, then, Smith drops a bombshell statement.  "In arriving at its holding, the court first had to determine whether a liberty interest in choosing the time and manner of one's death exists, and then to balance that against any state interests. It relied heavily on previous abortion cases to make out a liberty interest, in particular Planned Parenthood v. Casey."

Did you get that revelation?  This 9th Circuit Federal Appeals Court "relied heavily on previous abortion cases" to make its Adult Euthanasia decision!  We Christians have been ridiculed heavily in the past when we have boldly stated that abortion is cheapening life at the beginning, and will result in the cheapening of life on the terminal end!  Now, we see this devastating result being codified by this Federal Court!  Now that America has had 4 decades of cheapening life at the beginning, we are now reaping the consequences at the final end of life; further, we are already secretly killing people at all stages in between, just as the 1997 Village Voice article stated was happening in The Netherlands.

To understand this, you need to read a book Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger, Professor, "The New Genocide of Handicapped And Afflicted People".  Dr. Wolfensberger is a Holocaust survivor, and has been teaching students for many decades on how to care for the elderly and the very ill.  He is well placed to see the secret killing in America.  Yes, he is also a Christian. But, the major benefit of Dr. Wolfensberger's unpublished book is that he demonstrates how any society can reach the point of declaring certain types of people "unworthy", and then manipulate these people into genocide. Once Dr. Wolfensberger lays this foundation, he demonstrates how secret killing is occurring NOW, and he shows you how you can spot it in the news. Finally, he shows you how you can protect yourself and your family now. This is must reading if you are to understand American society today.

Since this book is unpublished because no publisher would print it, you may order it through us, for only $16.95, plus shipping. You may go to our Home Page at www.cuttingedge.org and click on the button entitled, "Seminars, Books, CDROM's". If you are interested in the "Culture of Death" being created in the United States right now, you must read this book. It is truly dynamite!!

Now, let us return to our article, to finish on the subject of laws that are supposed to prevent the killing of patients. This last segment is most important, is it not? Euthanasia advocates in this country are proposing certain "safeguard laws" that would prevent doctors, nurses, or any other medical personnel, from killing patients who do not want to die. The Netherlands already has had this type of "safeguard laws" so let us examine the efficacy of these laws. Do they work? Are Dutch patients being protected?

Nat Hentoff, author of this article in the Liberal Village Voice, says, "But what about the guidelines that said the request had to come voluntarily from the patient? Says Dr. Herbert Hendin, 'Virtually every guideline established by the Dutch to regulate euthanasia has been modified or violated with impunity.' "

This is THE smoking gun of this issue of euthanasia. Dutch doctors, who have been granted limited legal authority for a number of years prior to this official vote by Parliament, to kill patients under certain, narrowly prescribed guidelines, have been violating these guidelines with impunity.

Since all human beings are naturally sinners, naturally rebellious against God's commandments, we can know for certain that American doctors will react in precisely the same manner as have Dutch doctors. We can be assured that Americans will be killed just as massively as the Nazi doctors were killing their patients in the years immediately before Hitler began officially killing enemies of the State, in 1938. Dr. Wolfensberger states that American doctors and nurses are already secretly killing in just this manner!

Furthermore, the specter of Antichrist looms hugely on the horizon of this issue. Dutch doctors are already conditioned to kill, and American doctors, nurses, and medical personnel are rapidly becoming conditioned to kill. When Antichrist EXPLODES upon the world scene, with his tremendous miracles and signs, he will command such loyalty and obedience as the world has never seen!! Antichrist will easily be able to move American and Dutch medical professionals, and such professionals the world over, to move immediately to the final stage of killing, frenzied killing, as sociologists called the final three and one-half years of Hitler's seven-year Holocaust.

Then, the peoples of the world, deemed "unworthy", will begin to feel the sting of death, of "Early Exit". The rush to reduce the world's population by two-thirds will be forging ahead.

This same scenario is occurring right now in America, as Dr. Wolfensberger details, and just might happen to one of your loved ones.

But, do not be deceived: Antichrist could not have this kind of impact on medical professionals twenty or thirty years ago, because attitudes and values were much different then. Truly, this news proves we are clearly living at the very end of the End of the Age!  Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.

If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, but have come to realize His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to accept His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can also do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you accept Him as Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually.

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