Suicide “Part Two” (2011)

Do all those who kill themselves go to Hell?

Some people believe that all who commit suicide go immediately to Hell. However, the Bible never says if this is the case. The Bible is silent on this issue. God probably did not address it in black in white for a good reason. If we knew that we would still go to Heaven if we killed ourselves, there would probably be a lot more suicides taking place than there already are. However, if we knew that all who killed themselves were automatically banished to Hell, no matter what their situation, it may be too much for the grief-stricken family and friends to bear. Murder and suicide are not unpardonable sins. The only unforgivable sins are rejecting Christ (Mark 16:16) and blaspheming the Holy Ghost.  There is no where in the Bible that suicide is an unpardonable sin, thus cannot be forgiven.

 (Mark 3:28-29 KJV) Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

But It is so important to remember that God judges each of us individually, weighing all the factors of our lives, our beliefs and our motives. Each one of us is so intricate and complex, only God could really judge us in total truth, wisdom, and without favoritism. The most important truth of all, is that each one of us will stand before His throne and give account of our lives. If we lived intimately with this sobering truth, much of the sin in the church and the world would immediately be stopped.

That is why we must be careful in putting someone in Hell who commits suicide, as many have gone on to be with the Lord, and have committed a slow death.  What is the difference between one whom over eats, who has sin being a glutton, and eat themselves into bad health. Yet they continue to eat, then they die, but yet if they are born again, we lay them out in the church and sing when we all get to Heaven. One put a gun to their head, the other put a fork to their mouth, yet both killing themselves. A sickness is a sickness.      

If you are contemplating suicide and are relying on God’s grace to get you to heaven, PLEASE stop for a moment….God’s grace never means that we have a free license to sin. Those who willfully sin after knowing God’s grace are in far greater danger than those who know less. Though you may feel that God is far from you right now, He is much nearer than you think. He may even be speaking to you through these words! Please open your ears and hear Him tell you how valuable your life is. You are needed on this earth and the purpose for your life has not yet been fulfilled. God loves you, and so do many people around you! God would not be God if He could not work this situation (no matter how unbearable it may seem) for His glory and for the good in your own life.

Depression is often anger, and a host of other emotions that have turned inward and become frozen. If you are carrying anger, resentment, bitterness, unforgiveness, frustration, jealousy, despair, worthlessness, hopelessness, fearfulness, vengeance and/or self-pity in your heart, you can turn these things over to God and begin to receive your healing right now, in faith. If you don’t know how to let them go, confess it to God and ask for His help in releasing it to Him. No one can overcome these things by themselves. We all need the power of God to set us free from sinful and hopeless ways of thinking. That is why the Bible tells us that we must be “transformed, by the renewing of our mind (Romans 12:2).” Through the power of the Holy Ghost, the Lord is the only One who can help us break free and be healed of these deadly emotions. As the Late Bishop G.E. Patterson would say, I command you to be healed, be delivered and to be set free. 

Some people believe that all who commit suicide go immediately to Hell. However, the Bible never says if this is the case. The Bible is silent on this issue. God probably did not address it in black in white for a good reason. If we knew that we would still go to Heaven if we killed ourselves, there would probably be a lot more suicides taking place than there already are. However, if we knew that all who killed themselves were automatically banished to Hell, no matter what their situation, it may be too much for the grief-stricken family and friends to bear. Murder and suicide are not unpardonable sins. The only unforgivable sins are rejecting Christ (Mark 16:16) and blaspheming the Holy Ghost.  There is no where in the Bible that suicide is an unpardonable sin, thus cannot be forgiven.

 (Mark 3:28-29 KJV) Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

But It is so important to remember that God judges each of us individually, weighing all the factors of our lives, our beliefs and our motives. Each one of us is so intricate and complex, only God could really judge us in total truth, wisdom, and without favoritism. The most important truth of all, is that each one of us will stand before His throne and give account of our lives. If we lived intimately with this sobering truth, much of the sin in the church and the world would immediately be stopped.

That is why we must be careful in putting someone in Hell who commits suicide, as many have gone on to be with the Lord, and have committed a slow death.  What is the difference between one whom over eats, who has sin being a glutton, and eat themselves into bad health. Yet they continue to eat, then they die, but yet if they are born again, we lay them out in the church and sing when we all get to Heaven. One put a gun to their head, the other put a fork to their mouth, yet both killing themselves. A sickness is a sickness.      

If you are contemplating suicide and are relying on God’s grace to get you to heaven, PLEASE stop for a moment….God’s grace never means that we have a free license to sin. Those who willfully sin after knowing God’s grace are in far greater danger than those who know less. Though you may feel that God is far from you right now, He is much nearer than you think. He may even be speaking to you through these words! Please open your ears and hear Him tell you how valuable your life is. You are needed on this earth and the purpose for your life has not yet been fulfilled. God loves you, and so do many people around you! God would not be God if He could not work this situation (no matter how unbearable it may seem) for His glory and for the good in your own life.

Depression is often anger, and a host of other emotions that have turned inward and become frozen. If you are carrying anger, resentment, bitterness, unforgiveness, frustration, jealousy, despair, worthlessness, hopelessness, fearfulness, vengeance and/or self-pity in your heart, you can turn these things over to God and begin to receive your healing right now, in faith. If you don’t know how to let them go, confess it to God and ask for His help in releasing it to Him. No one can overcome these things by themselves. We all need the power of God to set us free from sinful and hopeless ways of thinking. That is why the Bible tells us that we must be “transformed, by the renewing of our mind (Romans 12:2).” Through the power of the Holy Ghost, the Lord is the only One who can help us break free and be healed of these deadly emotions. As the Late Bishop G.E. Patterson would say, I command you to be healed, be delivered and to be set free. 

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Published on February 4, 2012 at 10:09 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. How would one “repent” of suicide? To commit the act would mean the person willfully undertook the act of taking their own life. To willfully sin is to do it on purpose. There is no repentance when one is dead.


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