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What is the Christian view of suicide? What does the Bible say about suicide? What about a believer who commits suicide?

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You go straight to hell.....Im sorry if I offended anyone but its true :(

God created us for a purpose.............

  • For I know the plans I have for you, declares the lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future - JEREMIAH 29:1
  • The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full - John 10:10

Suicide is self-murder a Sin.....Once you commit suicide there's no repentance for u....No second chance, no returning back or being redeemed.

God gives you life full of happiness,peace & love :)


John 14 :16 -Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

JESUS IS LIFE & THAN WHY CHOSE DEATH...............

Ecclesiastes 7:17 - Do not be overwicked, and do not be a fool--why die before your time?


ADVICE : seek a counsellor, minister 0r better yet people that specialize in this particular area




“Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”


That have nothing to do with Suicide...Tree aka Cross...

emeni

 

Suicide

  

The act of taking one’s own life voluntarily and intentionally. Though the word “suicide” does not appear in most Bible translations (see, however, John 8:22, NLT), the OT records suicides by Saul and his armour bearer (1 Samuel 31:3-6), Ahitophel (2 Samuel 17:23), and Zimri (1 Kings 16:15-19). Judas Iscariot is the only suicide victim mentioned in the NT (Matthew 27:3-5).

The Bible does not directly condemn suicide but rather treats it as an indication of moral failure, often intensified by guilt or great personal loss. Saul had lost his sanity, his stability, and then his three sons on the battlefield. So he ended his life. Ahitophel, once a trusted counsellor, was ruined by his ambition. When his plot against David was refused by Absalom, he felt disgraced. So he went home, set his affairs in order, and hanged himself. Judas Iscariot also hung himself, but his suicide was far more tragic. He, one of the twelve disciples, betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Then he deeply regretted what he had done, and brought back the money to the Jewish leaders, saying “I have sinned in that I betrayed an innocent man” (Matthew 27:3-4). As an expression of desperate remorse, Judas hanged himself.

 

 

 

 

Euthanasia

 

The act of choosing how and when a person will die, as opposed to letting nature take its course. Assisted suicide and mercy killing are two forms of euthanasia. The issues surrounding euthanasia become increasingly complex as modern medicine is able to prolong life far beyond the point that death would naturally occur. In its most insidious form, as in the Holocaust, euthanasia becomes murder according to an arbitrary standard of who should and should not be allowed to live. The word euthanasia comes from Greek words meaning ‘good death’.

 

 

 

emeni Joe.....

 

Vinaka vakalevu na veiwasei tiko, dua mada na sere

 

 

 

 

 

glorry to god

The Bible mentions six specific people who committed suicide: Abimelech (Judges 9:54), Saul (1 Samuel 31:4), Saul's armor-bearer (1 Samuel 31:4-6), Ahithophel (2 Samuel 17:23), Zimri (1 Kings 16:18), and Judas (Matthew 27:5). Five of them were wicked, sinful men (not enough is said regarding Saul's armor-bearer to make a judgment as to his character). Some consider Samson an instance of suicide (Judges 16:26-31), but Samson's goal was to kill the Philistines, not himself. The Bible views suicide as equal to murder, which is what it is—self-murder. God is the only one who is to decide when and how a person should die.

According to the Bible, suicide is not what determines whether a person gains entrance into heaven. If an unsaved person commits suicide, he has done nothing but “expedite” his journey to hell. However, that person who committed suicide will ultimately be in hell for rejecting salvation through Christ, not because he committed suicide. What does the Bible say about a Christian who commits suicide? The Bible teaches that from the moment we truly believe in Christ, we are guaranteed eternal life (John 3:16). According to the Bible, Christians can know beyond any doubt that they possess eternal life (1 John 5:13). Nothing can separate a Christian from God’s love (Romans 8:38-39). If no “created thing” can separate a Christian from God’s love, and even a Christian who commits suicide is a “created thing,” then not even suicide can separate a Christian from God’s love. Jesus died for all of our sins, and if a true Christian, in a time of spiritual attack and weakness, commits suicide, that would still be a sin covered by the blood of Christ.

Suicide is still a serious sin against God. According to the Bible, suicide is murder; it is always wrong. Serious doubts should be raised about the genuineness of faith of anyone who claimed to be a Christian yet committed suicide. There is no circumstance that can justify someone, especially a Christian, taking his/her own life. Christians are called to live their lives for God, and the decision on when to die is God’s and God’s alone. Although it is not describing suicide, 1 Corinthians 3:15 is probably a good description of what happens to a Christian who commits suicide: “He himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.”

 

SUICIDE

 

 

In many of these issues, opinions will be strongly divided. But in the official record of “what Christians believe” about suicide, most oppose it. However, the Bible never actually comes out and says, “Thou shalt not kill thyself.” In taking a stand against suicide, the church usually cites the prohibition against murder, and then applies it to murdering oneself.

 

This view is given credence if we take a closer look at the biblical accounts of suicides. We discover a number of people who anticipated receiving justice for sins they had committed, and they preempted such unpleasant thoughts by taking their own lives. Theirs were acts of desperation rather than noble sacrifices.

 

 

SUICIDES IN THE BIBLE

 

• King Saul drifted away from God, lost a key battle, and killed himself rather than let the Philistines take him (1 Samuel 31:4).

• Saul’s armor bearer wasn’t willing to live if Saul didn’t (1 Samuel 31:5).

• A royal advisor named Ahithophel regretted that his defection from David’s side to Absalom’s side didn’t turn out so well (2 Samuel 17:23).

• Wicked King Zimri saw that his throne was about to taken from him by force, so he burned down the royal palace around him (1 Kings 16:18).

• And in the best known suicide of all, Judas Iscariot killed himself when reality set in about what he had done to Jesus (Matthew 27:1-5; Acts 1:18-19).

 

These were by no means glorious, romanticized deaths. They were impulsive, final acts of desperate men. Some people include Samson as a casualty of suicide, but others consider his final act more as a heroic self-sacrifice against Israel’s enemies (Judges 16:23-31).

 

Scripture also provides a few examples of assisted suicide, as is the case of another judge—something of a wild and crazy leader—named Abimelech. While he was attempting to burn down a tower holding a number of people, a woman dropped a millstone from the top and cracked his thick skull. Realizing he was about to die and not wanting to be remembered for such an inglorious death, he had his armor-bearer spear him to death with a sword. (Yet Scripture ironically records the behind-the-scenes story of the lady who conked him on the head. See Judges 9:46-55.)

 

In addition to biblical accounts of suicides are historical ones. Perhaps the most dramatic is the story of Masada, an outpost in the Judean desert where the Jewish Zealots made a final stand against the Romans in A.D. 73. When their defeat was imminent, they opted for mass suicide rather than surrender. According to the historian, Josephus, they drew lots to select ten men who would kill their group of 960. When that gruesome job was done, one of the ten killed the other nine, and then himself.

 

Yet while the issue of suicide has been evident throughout history and perhaps even glorified at times, it has rarely been a culturally accepted practice. It is almost always a sign of hopelessness, which from a Christian perspective leaves God out of the picture. Hope should be a quality in the life of every growing Christian and should be strongest during times of suffering.

 

Another major concern for Christians is the belief that God is the source of life to begin with. If we believe that, then who are we to end prematurely what God has given us? We usually think of marriage when we read, “What God has joined together, let man not separate” (Matthew 19:6, NIV). But if we believe that God gives us life just as He breathed the breath of life into Adam, then we dare not take the initiative to separate ourselves from that life flow.

 

Suicide has become the third leading cause of death in the 15-24 age group, sixth among children ages 5-14, and eighth overall. Out of half a million suicide attempts each year, five thousand or more teenagers succeed in killing themselves. As adults we see the irreparable tragedy of losing youngsters to a period of depression and a single moment of too-great despair. We come to see that essentially any problem, given a month or a year or some amount of time, is capable of being solved. And we mourn the forceful and final act of another’s suicide.

 

Yet we may then come full circle and begin to defend suicide for the elderly or terminally ill. We begin to use terms such as “quality of life” to set standards beyond which we justify an early death. Some defend this dichotomy; others consider it hypocritical. How can we tell a depressed teenager to hang in there because things are going to get better and then reach to pull the plug on a suffering, aged parent?

Of course, when examined on a case-by-case basis, the matter of suicide rarely is simple. Who can blame someone in constant physical agony for wanting to hasten death? After all, death is going to come sometime, sooner or later. Why not sooner? From a purely spiritual perspective, death isn’t something we should fear. In a particularly honest moment, the Apostle Paul even confessed that he had given the matter some thought: “I’m torn between two desires: Sometimes I want to live, and sometimes I long to go and be with Christ. That would be far better for me, but it is better for you that I live” (Philippians 1:23-24).

 

Perhaps Paul’s explanation provides the best possible anti-suicide logic. As human beings, and particularly as believers, we have an obligation to look beyond our own feelings and concerns. We see in the aftermath of suicide what a toll it takes on the friends and loved ones who remain. Suicide is perhaps the ultimate act of selfishness. Young people who take their own lives rob their families of potential decades of growth and affection. And older people who are quick to kick up the morphine drip beyond the point of no return deny future generations of what doctors might learn to better treat someone else.

 

To be sure, everyone’s life contains a fair amount of suffering. In some cases, the amount of suffering is definitely unfair. Yet in the context of eternity, life—as well as suffering—is short.

 

Like Job, we cry out in confusion and disappointment. Like Job, the best human advice we receive might seem to be, “Curse God and die!” Like Job, we may be unaware that God sees our every injustice and hears our every cry as all we feel is pain and frustration. And like Job, if we can persevere through the trials, God will eventually restore a sense of stability to life and reward our faithfulness.

Some insist that to opt for suicide at any point in life is to turn one’s back on God and deny that He will do as He has promised. Others say you need to be in a situation where you have to watch the awful, endless suffering of a loved one before you can make such a determination.

Opinions vary as to the eternal consequences of suicide. In the Catholic tradition, sins such as murder and blasphemy are “mortal sins,” which can lead to eternal punishment if not pardoned at the time of death. And obviously, no one has the opportunity to confess the sin of suicide. Most Protestants consider suicide forgivable if committed by someone who has professed faith in Jesus. Another common opinion suggests that no one who commits suicide is sound of mind, and therefore such people should not be judged by the same standards as, say, a cold-blooded, intentional murderer.

 

When we are faced with the irreversible pain and tragedy of the suicide of a loved one, we can only trust that God is perfectly fair and just. He will do nothing inappropriate or undeserved, and He will see us through the emotional chaos we are certain to struggle through.

 

 

 

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