FAQ :: Is it wrong to keep someone on life support?

Some Christians view life support as man interfering with God’s will. When you consider that 40 percent of all babies would die shortly after birth without some form of assistance from medical science, it’s hard to view this action as man butting in where he does not belong.

As long as there is any hope at all for recovery, we and our doctors should continue life support and other treatments. When it becomes clear that our efforts are not going to succeed in saving someone’s life, that is the time we should decline further intervention.

“But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands,” (Psa. 31:14-15).