Letters to the Ministry
SUGGESTION TO TERMINATE YOUR LIFE!
AN OPEN LETTER FROM A PATRIOT
few days before Christmas, I paid a routine visit to my cardiologist, he
checked and found no real change in my condition. “Come back in four
months was the verdict. Then he added something that on reflection really
shook me up. He suggested that I should, with my loved ones, consider the
possibility of termination of my life. Now being 90 years old, 91 soon
after you get this letter, I have no illusions about the length of my
life. As a Christian, I am prepared to meet my Lord, but only when He
decides to call me unto Himself. But there is being touted among Western
lands, especially the idea of putting people “to sleep” if their condition
and advanced years might justify termination and ease problems of care and
cost especially costs both social and individual.
writer for the Chalcedon “Think Tank” located in the Sierra Mountains in
California in the latest (NOV/DEC 2009 Issue) of their magazine “Faith For
All of Life” made an analysis of HR 3200, then the House Version of the
Health Reform Bill. They found six references in Subtitle C, Section 1253
of the Bill. Typical wording: “…the reasons why the development of such an
order is beneficial to the individual and the individual’s family and the
reasons why an order (to terminate-jmc) (end-of-life-counseling) should be
updated periodically as the health of the individual changes. (P. 426 of
And there are more than the six statements referred to.
The writer for Chalcedon noted: “HR 3200 glaringly reflects the messianic
pretensions of the welfare state. This is not authority as delegated to
the state by God: it is the state pretending to be God.”
The State of Texas has been wrestling with this subject for several years
and in 2006-2007 tried to get a consensus on end-of-life procedures. No
consensus was reached at that time. Jerri Ward. An Austin pro-life
attorney told of one session. She said for the kind of end-of-life
planning we see in HR 3200” every time I went into that meeting room
(where the committee was meeting) I felt like I was confronting evil.” “I
saw the face of evil in their utilitarian mindset.”
Charles Krauthammer (not a Conservative) said in part: “and when you
include it in a healthcare reform whose major object is to bend the cost
care downward, you have to be a fool or a knave to deny that it’s intended
to point you gently in a certain direction, toward the corner of the room
where stands a ghostly figure, scythe in hand offering release.”
am fully aware of the necessity of death, but I do not want the decision
for my passing to be made by some white-coated doctor of uncertain belief
nor by any of the phalanx of bureaucrats up to and including ethically
challenged Kathleen Sebelius from Kansas, who is now the Secretary of
Health and Human Services.
the Health Reform Bill passes as now seems likely, it should be repealed
by a new Congress made up of friends of the Constitution, that
Constitution which has contributed to America’s not list greatness.
For God and Country,
Joseph M. Canfield
Dear Pastor Torell,
have not been in touch for quite a while but you once phoned me when I was
living in Kansas. We had a mutual acquaintance with Paul Cunningham. I see
by the books you offer we also both know or know of Howard Pittman. I have
several pictures of him and I together. He came every year to the little
church I attended in Omak Washington. I had him and his wife to my house
for lunch. He is a very kind and loving man.
am writing just to let you know how very much I appreciate the tremendous
amount of research and writing you have done. It was one of your
newsletters almost 4 years ago that the Lord used to start teaching me
about dispensationalism and Christian's misplaced loyalty to Zionism. I
never knew how that newsletter got to my mail box, but I am very glad it
did. Since that time I have devoted most of my spare time to the study of
the Word and what is going on in the world, sometimes spending whole days
researching. What a joy it is to find the truth!
will ever be grateful for all I have learned through you. May the Lord's
blessing be overflowing to you and your family.
Volume 15, 2010