This podcast will help you get ready to face the inevitable unpleasant things that will happen in your life — things like trouble, suffering, sickness, and death — the death of people you love and your own death.
The Bible says in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
The featured quote for this episode is from Ernest Hemingway. He said, “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”
Our topic for today is titled “Gradual Dying and End-of-Life Care (Part 3)” from the book, “The Art of Dying: Living Fully into the Life to Come” by Rob Moll.
— Miracle Makers
Despite the opportunities of gradual dying, some Christian thinkers and theologians have tended to focus on the challenging questions of bioethics—how and when to apply or withdraw medical technology. At the same time, individual Christians have often placed their hope in the effectiveness of medical therapies to delay death.
Gradual dying means we must be ever wiser regarding our use of medical treatments, particularly when these interventions are designed to treat sudden emergencies such as car accidents and heart attacks, not necessarily diseases of old age. While CPR, ventilators or radical surgery may be appropriate for an otherwise healthy fifty-year-old man who happens to have clogged arteries, the procedures may not be wise on a frail eighty-five-year-old.
Or they might be. The use of medicine to cure or slow the advance of a disease can be a compelling and effective option amid the uncertainty of an elderly person’s long decline.
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.