Giving oneself and oneâ€™s possessions voluntarily for the wellbeing of others and without compulsion is a Christian duty of which organ donation is a "striking" example, the Church of England has told the House of Lords.
The Churchâ€™s Mission and Public Affairs Division was responding to the Lordsâ€™ EU Social Policy and Consumer Affairs sub-committeeâ€™s inquiry into the EU Commissionâ€™s Communication on organ donation and transplantation: policy actions at EU level.
â€śChristians have a mandate to heal, motivated by compassion, mercy, knowledge and ability,â€ť the response says.
â€śThe Christian tradition both affirms the God-given value of human bodily life, and the principle of putting the needs of others before oneâ€™s own needs.â€ť...
I agree with John's post 100%, especially the last sentence.
Organ transplants require the donor being alive - in every vital sign used since creation.
The modern transplant industry required the invention of the notion of "brain death" that was applied in the Terri Schaivo case.
The modern transplant industry can have my organs when I am dead. But the transplant industry does not want the organs of dead people !
We will all die one day unless Christ returns first. Lethally taking an organ from a dying (i.e. currently living) person is just as much murder as lethally taking an organ from another living person expected to live for another 10, 20, 30 or more years.
Murder is sin.
Donate your second kidney while alive if you want to, but opposition to murderous "organ donation" is a Christian duty!
The prime objective of The Church is recorded in Mark 16:15 "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel". What the church of england knows about that could be written on the back of a postage stamp.