馃様馃寗馃悾 WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT SUICIDE?

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This is a very sensitive and difficult issue. Most of us know someone鈥攑erhaps a friend or family member鈥攚ho has taken his or her own life. Some wonder whether suicide is the unpardonable sin. I don鈥檛 believe so. The Bible gives no indication that suicide equals the automatic loss of salvation. It is, however, a very troubling and tragic decision that complicates an individual鈥檚 destiny.

The Bible says, 鈥淭he just shall live by faith鈥 (Romans 1:17), and suicide, typically, is the result of a total loss of hope and faith. Further, the Bible commands, 鈥淵ou shall not murder,鈥 which naturally includes oneself. So, generally speaking, it would appear to many that if the last acts of a person鈥檚 life were to lose faith and then commit 鈥渟elf-murder,鈥 it would not bode well for one鈥檚 future fate. Instead, it鈥檚 best for us to remember that where there is life, there is hope (Ecclesiastes 9:4).

But even with suicide, there can be hope because God looks at the heart. Only God truly knows the human heart, which is why He has commanded us not to judge someone鈥檚 eternal destiny based upon what might be a reckless final decision.

However, I can say with total assurance that it would not be God鈥檚 will for anyone to take his or her own life as an escape from this world. He loves each of us with a deeper love than we can know, and He wants to give us an abundance of life. When things get tough and emotions low, remember nothing can separate you from the love of God and that love 鈥渂ears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things鈥 (Romans 8:39; 1 Corinthians 13:7).

Need help with suicidal thoughts? Call New Life Clinics at 800-639-5433 for immediate
assistance. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255

KEY BIBLE TEXTS

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

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