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"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes... " - Proverbs 12:15

Playing God

Dr. Jack Kevorkian has belittled the medical profession, those who are religious, the government, the courts, and the press. He once said, “Pass any law you want–I don’t care. I know what’s right. I’m going to do what’s right.”

Dr. Kevorkian was then asked, “Is there no higher authority on earth to which you will submit?”

He replied, “Oh, well, I don’t know of one.”

I sat there stunned. A man who submits to no authority but himself is a dangerous man. The man who most comes to mind with that kind of mindset was Adolf Hitler. He, too, decided there was no higher authority to submit to, and certain lives were not worth living–say, about six million Jews!

Even more shocking was the statistic that seventy-three percent of the American public agreed with what Dr. Kevorkian was doing. That means the overwhelming majority feels it’s okay to play God. When man decides to do that, man soon justifies almost any evil in a self-righteous way.

America–wake up! We are called to trust God, not play God. For when we play God, we act like the devil. And that’s bad for us all.

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