First, the Bible disagrees with a Utopian view of the pursuit of happiness. The Utopians believe that God in His goodness designed that they should be happy, but they believe true happiness is found outside of God. Instead, true pleasures are knowledge, “the delight which contemplation of truth carries with it,” a well-spent life, and things which give the body a sense of real delight. On the other hand, the Biblical worldview tells the Christian to “delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). While a Utopian pursues happiness in earthly pleasures, the Christian finds true joy in the Lord.
Secondly, the Bible differs from Utopia in its view of euthanasia. Utopian doctors do all they can to save a patient, but when the invalid has very little chance of being healed or is in great pain, the doctors decide to kill the sick one, for “they shall be happy after death.” The ill one will take opium, and “by that means die without pain.” However, the Bible clearly states “you shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13). Murder is the killing of someone without a completely just cause. The Biblical use of the term murder even includes the accidental killing of a person as murder. The Utopian view on euthanasia, then, is breaking the Biblical commandment of “you shall not murder.”
Sir Thomas More’s Utopia does not have a Biblical worldview. Utopian society differs from the Bible in two ways, the finding of true joy and murder. Many say Utopia is the perfect society because it is fair, just, and peaceful. However, no society is perfect unless all of its citizens are sinless. “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Paul states in Romans. Therefore, a perfect society cannot exist on this earth. However, one day Christians will worship the Lord in the only perfect society – Heaven.