Should the prolongation of biological life be continued indefinitely and should life be sustained at all costs? Should quality of life criteria be accepted over sanctity of life arguments? This essay attempts to clarify an evangelical position on the use of quality of life criteria and evaluates accusations from H. Kuse that qualified sanctity of life positions use “unarticulated and obtuse” criteria.
Should Christians rejoice in scientists' ability to grow human tissue and use it to cure diseases? This article looks at the relationship between stem cells, embryos and abortion, arguing that the end cannot justify the means. Christian should be hopeful for this new development, but should stand firm in maintaining that it may not be done at the expense of life.
Can Christian physicians practice their medicine in a way that is God-centred? It is possible, by understanding the biblical teaching on the relationship between body and spirit. This article explains what the Bible teaches about the body and spirit in the light of 1 Corinthians 2:4 and draws implications for Christian doctors.
This essay wants to concentrate primarily on the very sensitive area of the selective treatment of handicapped newborn babies. It is a response to the trial of Leonard Arthur. It is argued that there is a moral dimension to medical decisions that may not be within the scope of particular medical technical competence.