Monday, 26 February 2018
Does someone go to hell for committing suicide?
Those who are adamant that a person who takes his life is committing a mortal sin, and will go to hell, are basing their belief on church doctrine rather than on the Bible. Scripture is silent on the subject. There are no verses that say, He who takes his own life shall be damned. According to scripture, only one sin does not have forgiveness, and that is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Mark 3:29-30). That means there is forgiveness for every other sin.
But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.
Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
Mark 3:29-30 (KJV)
It’s a downward path that people can find themselves on if they get hurt by someone. It goes like this, Hurt, Rejection, Self-Pity, Resentment, Anger, Bitterness grows and it becomes Hatred, brings with it Depression and Suicide. You can see it happening in Scriptures, if you follow the life of King Saul, he felt rejected, he felt hurt by his people “Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands”.
And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
1 Samuel 18:7 (KJV)
So, he felt rejected and he became bitter and he got deep depression and he eventually committed suicide. “It’s something you need to shake off” Some quote (1 Corinthians 3:17) which says that God will destroy someone who defiles the temple of the Holy Spirit, Yet, there is disagreement about what it means to defile the temple. Does this include suicide? Does it include illicit drug abuse (slow suicide), prescription drug abuse, cigarettes (deliberately breathing in poisons that will eventually kill), tattoos, overeating or alcohol abuse?
God forbid that we add to the pain of someone who has lost a loved one through the tragedy of suicide.
If we are genuine followers of Christ and have been “born again” (John 3:3) the answer is no to does someone go to hell for committing suicide, because we are saved not by what we do, we are saved not by keeping the law, we are saved not by living perfect lives, we are saved by the grace of God alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV)
For millions who suffer from depression and despair, “EXIT” points to a better way. This compelling movie shines a powerful light in the darkness and offers true hope to those who think they have none. Someone you know may be secretly considering their exit.
Watch “EXIT” and share it with those you love please.
With Blessing in Christ,
David & Gay