Letters to the Editor Pastor Tom Newton on Robert Felker & Euthanasia FEB 11 2016 #LTE

In light of the verdict for slain Good Samaritan – Robert Felker. Where along the road did Canada lose its value of sanctity of life?

Recent news from Canada’s Highest Court has prompted me to write on the subject of euthanasia. Euthanasia comes from the Greek word meaning a “good death” – or, what advocates of euthanasia would say, “a human way to die” – an attempt to reduce suffering, pain, and prolonged illness. The human motive for euthanasia may sound good to many. However, other issues must be addressed, such as the moral issue. “The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up” (1 Samuel 2:6). Who made us God? Who gave us the right to take life? Let’s look at the answer in two ways.

First: After the world-wide flood of Noah’s day, God instituted capital punishment (see Genesis 9:6). This sovereign commandment was given to the countries of the world to restrain murder, manslaughter, and various premeditated acts of violence. (All these sins were the underlying cause for Noah’s flood, the judgment of God.) This commandment was to be enforced in righteousness and equity for the good of all mankind. So who gave the right to take life? God did, and that to His authorized, delegated authorities.

Second: Euthanasia is the final thrust of the three-pong attack upon another God ordained institution: the family. The first thrust of attack upon the family was the slaughter of the unborn: abortion. Abortion, in all its forms, “frees” us to live immorally without dealing with an unwanted pregnancy. The unborn are murdered from, and in, the womb. The second thrust of attack occurred when the High Court of Canada legalized same sex-marriage. One of the main God-intended blessings of marriage is the procreation of children: “be fruitful and multiply.” Two men or two women can not reproduce, no matter how hard they try! (Adoption in this case is a humanistic attempt to pacify one’s guilty conscience.) The standard of marriage is clear as stated by God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ: “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder” (Matthew 19:4-6). Who gave us the right to take life? Abortion is murder, taking the life of one who is created in God’s image. Same-sex marriage sidesteps God’s direct command to “be fruitful and multiply,” thus limiting future generations to come – a form of genocide!

Euthanasia is the final attack on family and life. It is a humanistic, unlawful attempt to undo the damaging effects of the fall – the sentence of death (…for as in Adam all died” 1 Corinthians 15:22) that has passed upon all mankind for its sin in the Garden of Eden. Pain, suffering, misery, and even death are all effects of the righteous judgment of God upon us for our sins. God’s lawful deliverance from the effects of death is through faith in His Son, the risen Author and Sustainer of life. Euthanasia is the Devil’s way of ending life prematurely in hope of damning as many sinners as he can to Hell before being reached by the saving Good News of the Gospel of Christ.

Who gave us the right to take life? The Supreme Court? You and I are not above God’s Law. Abortion murders life at its beginning. Same-sex marriage murders life in the prime of life. Euthanasia murders the last remaining life out of the infirmed (and often unwanted and unproductive) suffering sinners – just what the Devil wanted!

Pastor Tom Newton

Calvary Baptist Church, Cornwall, ON. www.timeforchrist.ca


  1. Words fail me…

  2. Euthenasia as well as abortion is murder #1 and anybody who has a conscience of any kind would never subject themselves to this kind of crime. Even putting an animal down you feel mighty bad for doing that act but murdering a human is even worse. God created people and He is the only one who can take a life or give it. Anybody who supports euthenasia or abortion is committing an act of first degree murder.

  3. Some people just don’t get it.

  4. Hugger1 – you should not talk that way about Furtz. He is doing the best he can, being spiritually challenged and all.

  5. Newton, if you are an example of a “spiritual” person, I’ll gladly remain spiritually challenged.

  6. PTN—-really?? I wasn’t speaking about him. I was talking about you.

  7. Sure I get it – a life is worth 6 1/2 years, that is justice here in Canada. Those sexual perverted teens from Ontario who slaughtered that poor teacher will be out sooner than 25 yrs, you’ll see. Remember the guy who decapitated a man on a bus a little while ago – he is out. Canadians boast in their peace loving hearts, but that is proving out to be actually what the Bible has to say about it – Jer 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”.

    And when it comes to the unborn, the unborn doesn’t get even anywhere close to that to 6 1/2 years, maybe 6 1/2 days, months, etc. – slaughtered in the womb. Yes, I hear all about one’s choice, but let us define that choice – premeditated murder! And now euthanasia! The slippy slope gets slipper. Hugger1 – we weren’t created to be God, nor to act like gods! In the final analysis, who will determine who will live and who will die – Nazism all over again. The ethics of the The New World Order will be in full force soon. Darwinism at its best. That is all the wicked heart can come up when we forsake God.

    Psa 9:17 “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God”.

  8. You are correct, Hugger.

  9. Cherry picking circumstances to make points doesn’t make your comments any more valid.

  10. Pastor Newton there is no law in Canada at all and no justice and I believe that something big is going to happen to Canada because of the loose morals and the abortions and euthenasia and murders and fraud like you wouldn’t believe possible. Like my husband said so many times as well there is no “marriage” in this country at all and people don’t know the meaning of the word. When you get same sex couples hitching up it is a mighty big sin and everything is coming and God never forgets and it is going to be worse than the days of Sodom and Gamorah. Again there is absolutely no law in this God forsaken country.

  11. Pastor Newton my husband and I were just talking about the bad society that we have today and everything here that you mentioned and so much more. Look at the school shootings and stabbings and we never had such things years ago. Society has gone literally to hell and then some. Students who killed a teacher and just offered an apology. A killing in tiny Almonte that I always figured to be a great place to live and I can go on and on. Society is finished – capoute! There is no real marriage today – my marriage has to be a miracle to have survived so long. I have two wonderful adult children that God gave me.

  12. My opinion is only that God gave man an ability that placed him above all other earthly creatures. The ability to reason. God gave us free will in doing so.

  13. God gave us the right to choose the good and not the bad. If we choose the bad then we get punished. All this started in the Garden of Eden and yes this existed in either Iraq or Turkey. The snake was the devil (Furtz and his talking snake was real). If you choose the bad side of life you get punished. When you go through an abortion you are haunted for life for choosing the bad. One’s spirit follows you around for life. When a woman gives up her child for adoption she always thinks about that child and what kind of a life he or she is living and how they turned out. Ones spirit is always alive even when the body dies the spirit lives on.

  14. It’s all too funny! An imaginary god gave me the ability to use my brain, and realize that there is no god! ROLF ROLF LOL etc…

  15. Your are right Furtz. God gave you a conscience so that you would know the difference between right and wrong. I believe in science and I believe in God. Bases covered I say.

  16. Yes David – God did give us a conscience, but what kind of conscience do we now have since the fall of mankind in the Garden, and since the entrance of sin into our human nature? If you say you believe in God, and reject the Bible’s account of the fall of man into sin, then you are just believing in a god of your imagination, a false god, an idol. Even the Qu’ran declares that all should believe and receive the holy words from those “of the book”.

    Like the heart, soul, mind, the conscience of man has been corrupted by sin. In Bible theology this is covered under anthropology – the doct. of man. Man’s fallen condition is called total depravity, and total inability. Just read Mark 7:20-23; Rom. 3:9-19; Eph. 2:1-3. The will, the mind, and the conscience has been totally corrupted by unholiness and ungodliness. Self love is our god!

    When we look at the function of the fallen conscience in you and I, we see a corrupt judge who condemns certain sins and vices, and approves of other sins and vices. So your theology of “letting your conscience be your guide” is not a good way to live, nor to die. At best (according to one’s religious standard) the conscience is a legalistic dictator, at worse the conscience is as vile, as sadistic as the Devil. Education and science, like philosophy and psychology, have not been able to reform the sinful, depraved heart of man. It is a lost cause, but we, the world I mean, doesn’t have enough sense to throw in the towel, and beg God for mercy.

    Here is where we find all of humanity – from the poor to the rich, from the educated to the moron, from the religious to the atheist – a sinner that loves his or her sins, and a conscience that will act as a blind guide! David does this describe you – “Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate” (Tit 1:15-16).

    Mark 2:17 “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance”.

  17. Our conscience as humans is what differs us from the animals and sometimes I wonder if the animals know more than most humans. Today people are no better than the animal kingdom in their behavior and the way they think and do things. I can talk to a dog and get more reason out of that dog than I can with most humans and that is the truth and how I feel. Humans have literally gone astray and many to the gates of hell. Yes God is real and God never dies. Humans die because we are mortals. This world is filled with sin and it is going to get worse much worse before God comes back and says that’s enough. What is going on today in the Middle East and other parts of the world is all written in the Bible and look up Ezekial 38 and 39 and there is so much more. Damascus will be a heap of rubble and that is exactly what is happening including the city of Homs and the oldest city in the world Allepo including the entire country of Syria and that is only the beginning. 1/3 of the world will be dead sooner than you all know about – yes 1/3 at least if not more.

  18. Jules – The Lord Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. No church can do that! As long as we trust in any form of human achievement, ever so small, grace is made void, made of non effect – we are left in the dark. Mark 2:17 “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance”. Go to this site and read “The basic and fatal error of Romanism…”. Just click on Pastor Tom Newton and you will be there.

    The Bible clearly predicts things are going to get worse. But when the Antichrist shows up, he or she will accomplish a momentary peace for the world that everyone will marval at. But as the Scriptures so clearly and accurately declares – “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape” (1Th 5:2 3).

  19. Ho-hum… I have large fresh pot of pasta sauce on my woodstove, so life is pretty ducky for me.
    How ’bout that snow?

  20. Pastor Newton I have many many issues with the RC church and believe me saying to you and others that those issues have existed all my entire life and I myself do not consider myself 100% RC. I believe in the Bible and I believe in Jesus and God and I am disgusted with the RC church. I know plenty but I won’t discuss it here and believe me Pastor I my cup has runneth over a long time ago with the RC church and hypocracy, etc. I have seen so much and will not touch it. Yes about the “antichrist” he will deceive the whole world and people will believe that Jesus came back to solve the world’s problems and all the time he will be “Satan” the devil to deceive the world. I am very much aware of this. The Bible is 100% right on Pastor and Satan knows all about it as well. The people are sinners and none of us are without sin. Those who will follow the antichrist will go to hell.

    Furtz you and your spaghetti. I have some leftover from yesterday in the fridge and I don’t see anything special about it. LOL LOL.

  21. Have you no mercy Newton? You’ve pretty much flogged that poor book to death!

  22. Furtz – can’t flogged a living, everlasting Book to death! Didn’t your pasta god teach you that much?

  23. Furtz the Bible cannot be “flogged” enough these days and believe me what is coming is mighty scary and bad and I am not just listening to Pastor Newton but to all Pastors out there. I would rather be flogged by the Bible any day and know God’s word. The talking snake was “Satan” the devil and he can make himself into any image. The anti christ will be influenced mighty heavily by Satan and will make men fall and go to hell. Everything is true Furtz and even the Muslims believe in what they call the “Dijall”.

  24. No, Newton. The all-knowing infallible Flying Spaghetti Monster has way more on the ball than that. Now, tell us again about that talking snake…. or the chocolate eggs that Jesus found when he crawled out of his cave… or the multitudes he fed with two minnows…

  25. Pastor Newton when my husband and I were married way back 41 years ago going on 42 we were told by the priest in the church that the government of Canada had a plan to euthenize the elderly and my husband never forgot that at all. This is nothing new to our ears and Canada is going to go down as well as the US. This evening while I was doing the dishes my husband read where industries are not going to rely on oil and Canada and the US are on the “petro dollar” and you will start to hear things by the fall of this year and into next year – things are going to get mighty bad financially along with everything else. People won’t be laughing at me when I speak about a financial collapse – things are very bad just now. In the US there is a new law out now where students who don’t pay their student loans are being arrested.

  26. Jules….your post of 2016-02-16 at 9:04 pm I sort of agree with. Things are going to get worse before they get better. There is too much reliance on oil for energy and it will bite us in the butt eventually. As for the government having a plan to euthanize the elderly well that reminds me of Whac-A- Mole. I don’t see a financial collapse. I see people and countries having to realize that things have changed and the way(s) of doing things has to change. As for the U.S. having a law now where students who don’t pay off their student loans being arrested well debtor’s prisons / jails have existed for many, many years. Why should students get off from paying bills like Joe Average?

  27. Hugger many economists are predicting a crash in the markets around the fall of this year or next year and prices are way too high. Yes something has to happen and the cost of things is way too high. About oil it is a pollutant and industries have to rely on other means. Also the cost of goods that would be made here would be unaffordable to purchase so they send things overseas to get made at a fraction of the cost. I remember when my dad worked at the Cotton Mill in Cornwall as a pipefitter and in 1960 it was the end of his job along with the entire mill. The weaving shed went down to Venezuela back then and Cornwall’s industries have been shutting down since then. I was reading where Sudbury is in trouble financially because of the nickel mines, etc.

    We have the money for my daughter’s loan for the college and she will be safe in that way but those who took out huge money for university, etc. will be in dire straights. Students have to pay back what they owe and yes like everyone we have to come up with the money.

  28. Pastor Newton I don’t trust in anything human and only in God. Believe me I would trust a dog before I would trust people and I don’t mean it in a bad way but to show you that man is fallible. A dog’s feelings are more real than humans and that is how I am describing how I feel. The Catholic church has been gutterized for a mighty long time and you know exactly what I mean and so much paganism. The Catholic church falls head over heals when it comes to money like the marriage and funeral of Céline Dion and René Angélil – what a farce. In the Catholic church they say no divorce and René Angélil was married twice and divorced before he married Céline. My dad was right on when he called the head priest in a Catholic church in Cornwall “Dollar Bill” instead of the sign of the cross when it was time to pick up collection. Dad you sure were right on.

  29. Jules, I’ve been hearing warnings of the imminent collapse of the economy and society for over fifty years now. Not saying that it will never happen, but it will probably not happen in our lifetime. You really should stop paying attention to all that asinine fire and brimstone BS fear-mongering that Newton and his kind are endlessly spouting. Life is way too short to waste time worrying about garbage like that.

  30. I agree with Furtz. But it isn’t just PTN that is spouting fire and brimstone BS fear-mongering. It’s a lot of so-called “experts” that will do anything to get heard / read. Yes, we’ve been hearing about the imminent demise of the economy and society since I was a little kid. I can remember reading / hearing about this when I was in grade school and that was fifty years ago. It may happen, but as Furtz said not in our lifetime.

  31. Mom and the old lady that lived next door were talking about this since the early 80’s era and before. I have my doubts Hugger and Furtz that anything can happen at any time. When the crash of 1929 happened people were sleeping and woke up to a nightmare. Mom and dad never forgot those horrible years nor have my much older sisters. History always repeats itself.

    Pastor Newton is a good man trying to save souls and I am not the best person and I will admit that but he is doing his best – at least trying and when people don’t listen then they have themselves to blame. I am not no goody two shoes – far from it and many things that I have done and full of regrets and just as guilty as everyone else. We do have to strive hard to make improvements in our lives. Nobody is perfect anywhere.

  32. Jules isn’t a goody two-shoes??? I’m disappointed.

  33. So am I Hugger so am I.

  34. But Jules – God only allows those that are perfect in to His heaven!

    “And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Mat 22:11- 13).

  35. Being a devout Pastafarian and an ordained Dudeist Priest, my membership in the exclusive imaginary club should be guaranteed.

  36. Pastor Newton I don’t see myself in heaven because I am not free of sin in any way and yes I follow the Good Lord and I am late in following the good teachings. I have not always been good and no human being on earth is that good. I believe that people would be born again on earth after death when we are all judged. The very bad people will go to hell and not see Jesus (God) and the good will live. God will make a new heaven and a new earth. People are fallible and only God (Jesus) are perfect beings but the rest of us are born in sin and continue doing some bad things. Our conscience tells us that we did wrong and our conscience tells us down deep that what we want to do is wrong. I am not perfect and as a person I have done things that were not good at all – some good and some not so good. I hope that I would have a chance to be born again and do better in the next life. I sure do love your teachings Pastor and it is you who have awakened my spirit here on CFN.

  37. Furtz you are funny as can be Pastorfarian. LOL LOL. ROLF! I like pasta but it sure is no help for my salvation. I can honestly tell you and all that when Pastor Newton is on board I feel good and he is right in what he said about the “white garbs” which I have heard other ministers talk about on line. As Catholics we are not taught the Bible at all and this is a shame that the people know nothing. I like Pastor Newton very much and I hope that he continues – he speaks the truth.

  38. Jules, all you need is one feed of spaghetti a week to avoid eternal damnation in Newton’s imaginary lake of fire. Trust me… I know The Truth!

  39. Furtz we have pasta once every two weeks and sometimes once a month. I have two big packages left and when i go shopping I like to pick some up. Go to Food Basics store if you have one down where you live and he sales are on till Wednesday and you can get pasta at 99 cents a pack. I just confirmed that with my daughter who is a part time employee of that store. We don’t buy meat at that store but we buy a lot of things there along with rice, etc. and it saves.

    Furtz nothing takes the place of the Good Lord and believe me I was never in this type of feeling in past years and shunned away completely on religion but I can tell you that since a good ten years or so I began to change my ways of thinking and I am very happy having made that good change. I have not been the best person and trying hard to work on that.

  40. Pastor Newton “history always repeats itself” and believe me a “great chastisement” is coming. You are not Catholic but the chastisement is like Noah’s flood, or a big plague, a huge earthquake, flood, etc. that is coming to punish people for their terrible sins. Our faiths meet together in some ways and believe me punishment of all kinds is coming to this earth in the not too distant future.

  41. For those that believe in the Christian God their belief states that their God gave them the gift of reason. Deciding to die with dignity therefore is exercising a God given gift. Not all will agree and that is to be expected as reason is an individual exercise. IMHO.

  42. Only through God’s grace will anything change. Thank you pastor Tom. but I find when the rubber hits the road and people have to meet their maker that is when they need to hear that Jesus Christ loves them and always has; always will, and if they want to live and they do ..Then Gods grace; as in the prodical son shines through. They do reach up to Him; cause the alternative is hell.

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