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Would you be forgiven for committing suicide in this case?

if you committed suicide to avoid your body being tortured until death, or to avoid complete solitary confinement for the remainder of your existence, would God forgive you?

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I like to think so, but then again, if you were too much of a coward to face your sufferings in this life, how can you possibly have lived for God? Cowardice is something i don't forgive easily, Courage is itself a gift of the Holy Spirit, and easily gained. In the end though, i think that person may be forgiven depending upon their other actions in this life, and they would end up in Purgatory for a very long time before entrance into Heaven.

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I see what you're saying like, the flesh is just the flesh. Your spirit and soul is what should overcome such torment. But I don't know. Ill be in the military soon and there's always this thought in the back of my head, what if I'm captured and this happens to me? It's just too big of a question for me. I really don't know if I would be able to bare such torment.
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I feel like its one thing to think about it when you have no risk of it happening to you, but it's a little different if its a very real possibility. Do you get what I'm saying?
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I don't think you are the one judging. You said that you don't forgive cowardice very easily but you are not the one judging; you don't know if God forgives it or not.
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@RaynAngel, if courage is a gift of the Holy Spirit, then Cowardice must be a gift given by the Devil, and if you accept that gift from the Devil, can you truly follow God? One cannot serve two masters, you must choose between one or another, Cowardice, or Courage, to be consumned by fear, or to overcome it. That is the choice between the Devil as your master and God as your master. God will forgive any sin, as i said, in the end, depending upon ones other choices in life, it could be forgiven, but one would most likely be in Purgatory for a long time to wash away the stain of such a sin. @Magooga, human being are unique in the aspect that we can overcome any obstacle in this world. Any torment that can be created by a man, can be overcome by a man. Given that you have the will for it, you can withstand such a torment, and in the military, they prepare you for it quite well, my parents were both Marines, and the toture resistance training they went through is something they both remember.
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@Preppy, I don't believe in purgatory. When Jesus comes back, you will either go to Heaven or burn. Now, can you give me the exact verse where it says that courage is a gift of the Holy Spirit? Look at this: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." Galatians 5:22, 23. Can you also prove that cowardice is a gift of the devil? You said it must be, but are you absolutely positive it is? Correct, one cannot serve two masters, but when you can be a coward in many ways and still be a child of God. I am not saying suicide is correct; it's like committing murder.
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I said it is a gift and not a fruit of the Holy Spirit, they are two different things, secondly, your belief in Purgatory does not change the fact of it's existence, thirdly, this is simple logic, anything that is directly contrary to a gift or attribute of God, i.e Love, is a gift or attribute of Satan, as Satan intends himself to be the antithesis of God, hence while the chief attribute of God is Love, the chief attribute of Satan is Hate. This is basic logic that isn't very hard to understand. Finally, contrary to common belief, the Bible is NOT the final authority on all matters that are spiritual, and you should not attaempt to use it as such. If the Bible contained the Whole of divine knowledge, it would be millions of pages long, and it quite obviously, is not.
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Ok. I'm done arguing. I believe what I do and nothing you say is going to change it. Now, I think that everything that the Bible says is true and that if you can't prove it with the Bible, then I'm sorry but I don't believe. You are using it to your convenience and I don't think it's correct. Since you can't prove with the Bible that either cowardice is a gift of Satan and that courage is a gift of the Holy Spirit, then I don't think it's true. Also, many times when people say things like these it's because their pastore tells them and they can't back it up with facts from the Bible.
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as i said before, the Bible is not the final authority,"I think that everything that the Bible says is true and that if you can't prove it with the Bible, then I'm sorry but I don't believe". I'll bet you can't prove the existence of cars or planes with the Bible, so does that mean the science that makes them exist just isn't true? Sola Scriptura doctrine creates narrow-minded fools, remember that, and consider carefully whether you will attempt to expand your information and understanding.
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What the heck is sola scriptura doctrine? We're talking spiritual things here, not things like cars and planes. If the Bible is not the final authority, then who or what is? The pope? The priest? Remember, just because the priest or pope or someone said it doesn't mean it's true!
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Actually, on matters of Faith and Morals (spiritual matters) the Pope is always right, by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, as the succesor to St. Peter the Apostle (The first Pope), he is infallible on matters of Faith and Morals, hence the Catholic Church has remained totally consistent in all it's doctrines over the past 2000 years. It just dawned on me that i overestimated your education level, since you don't know what Sola Scriptura means. I guess i'll explain it in order to allow you an opportunity to learn. Sola Scriptura is Latin for "The Scripture Alone" or "The Bible Alone", It is a ridiculous doctrine born of the idiocy of Martin Luther, who wished to say that the Bible is the final authority on all things, and that it contained the whole of divine knowledge. He didn't do this to enlighten people to anything either, he did it to control them, since he altered the Bible and inserted his own doctrines and beliefs into it in order to suit his own convenience. You are in fact most likely using a translation of Luther's altered Bible, most Protestant religions do. He also instituted another ridiculous doctrine, Sola Fides, Latin for, "Faith Alone" otherwise known as "Justification by Faith" essentially this means that Luther and all the Protestant religions say that you are saved just by believing in God, and that if you sin, all you gotta do is say "oh, sorry God" and you get off scot free like nothing ever happened, and it's all just peachy. The only christian religion that does not teach this at this point, is the Catholic Church, which teaches the necessity of Good Works, and Good Faith together in conjunction to make it into Heaven. Honestly, which one sounds more just, the God who requires Good Faith, and a showing of that Good Faith through works <-(Catholic Version), or the God who just cheerfully lets everyone walk all over him and his laws like a doormat, and still lets them into his kingdom <-(All other Christians, otherwise known as Protestants). The answer is pretty obvious in this case.
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by the way, if you want a Bible verse to support my thing about the Pope, then here it is "You are Peter, and upon this rock i will build my church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it", If Peter and his successors, the rest of the Popes, aren't always right on spiritual matters, that would mean Christ broke his promise up there, are you calling God a liar?
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God would forgive you

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Depends on what your religion/ you believe(s). Tell me, if a person killed someone, and they tell the judge who is judging them that they did good things as well and that they shouldn't go to jail because they did good things, do you think the judge was a good judge? God is going to judge us according to His law. I am not going to state what I believe because many people tell me that I'm wrong or things like that. Hope this helps!

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Its not up to me to forgive someone in that situation. If somebody makes such a decision, its sad but its his right to make it. I really dont know what I would do being at that point, so I can't tell him its right or wrong.

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Yes, he will! He forgives everyone's sins! Don't forget that! :)

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