This billboard has many people upset in New Jersey, but many more were posted in California and Florida.  The sponsors of this message say the following in defense of their message supporting the right to suicide.

We offer guidance and the most current information known for self-deliverance when the person is ready to choose… I think it is outrageous for somebody to tell me how I can end my life,” he said. “Who appointed them in charge of my life? I think it’s kind of sad that people make this assumption that there’s not really much they can do about it. If somebody wants to end their life, there’s too many cases where, rather than doing it in a way that we advise, they shoot themselves or jump off a building.

I have written on this before in the context of atheist groups like this one who promote amputation of healthy body parts.

“My Body My Choice” is the mantra that justifies the abortion of helpless babies, euthanasia of the terminally ill, surgery to reinforce trans-gendered migration, and now the amputation of perfectly healthy body parts. How far will society go before it turns back to God; the only one who can heal such illness?

In the conclusion to my post, “Life Without God is Suicide” I assert the following.

Anyone who refuses to accept Jesus as Savior chooses for himself a slow and painful death. Not everyone on this path will perform the same act of violence, but any Man who lives without God lives a life of daily suicide; a slave to his own morbid passions that draw him ever deeper into living-death.

Today I would add another thought.  I think many young Christians who have given into the American political agenda of the Left have no real answer for this message of self-abuse and suicide.  They have already conceded the point that abortion is just one woman’s “political” choice and the church has no moral or ethical basis for speaking against that decision.  As the foundation of God’s image created in humanity is eroded, I expect more signs like this to crop up and more people will begin to live out their worldview of nihilistic self-destruction.  I also expect fewer Christians will understand how to offer Life to people caught in this dark pit of suicide.

If there is ever a time to embrace Creation, and preach the Gospel of hope and change (not the political kind accepted by so many confused-Christian), now is that time.

Dr. J.R. Miller is a Professor of Applied Theology and Leadership & Dean of Online Learning at Southern California Seminary. Outside work, he is a church planter. Dr. Miller has a diverse educational background and authored multiple books on church history, biblical theology, and Leadership. Joe and his wife Suzanne enjoy the sun and surf with their 3 sons in San Diego, CA.

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