Faith Child – What happens to a person who commits suicide?

Many have asked what happens to a person who commits suicide.

What is the Christian view of suicide? What does the Bible say about suicide?

Answer: 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.

The suicide of a believer is evidence that anyone can struggle with despair and that our enemy, Satan, is “a murderer from the beginning” (John 8:44). Suicide is still a serious sin against God. According to the Bible, suicide is murder; it is always wrong. Christians are called to live their lives for God, and the decision on when to die is God’s and God’s alone. We should say with the psalmist, “My times are in your hands” (Psalm 31:15).

Read more:http://www.gotquestions.org/suicide-Bible-Christian.html#ixzz2QZyT6oGP

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5 Responses to Faith Child – What happens to a person who commits suicide?

  1. Pingback: Christian Urdu Blogs – No 84 An appointed time of death/ No 85 What happens in a suicide? | ChristianBlessings

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  3. adopted80 says:

    This answered a question that I’ve had for a long time. I had a friend commit suicide that left me distraught for sometime because I thought how can a person make into heaven that committed suicide. Thank you for this write.

    In Christ
    Bart

  4. Rob Barkman says:

    Very good posting, and much appreciated. There is so much confusion on this issue, I am thankful that the Lord led you to post this, Evelyn. Lord bless you.

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