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Can a person still go to Heaven if they ending their own life?

My friend just Ending his own Life, from Bullying on 18/03/13. :'(

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I think he would go straight to heaven as he suffered so badly he felt ending his life would be better. So sorry.

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Ditto, Bubbi - thank you. :)
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Well said, B
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If you are a Christian I'm thinking not. Why did he end his life?

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He was bullied unmercifully.
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According to Christian belief (which I am assuming you're referring to with "heaven") then it is believed that a person who ended their own life does not go to heaven.
I've had people say they go to HeII and some who say their spirit haunts the Earth in the afterlife. It would be best to ask a priest about this.

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You mean he is no more....I am so sorry for your loss...and your Q in the bible it says that suscide is a sin and therefore will not be forgiven

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I think so. If you believe in a heaven, why would you be kept out after living a life so miserable that you couldn't take it any more? Think good thoughts for your friend and try not to judge him. If you are a praying person, pray that god will welcome your friend with an understanding heart. I think he will; my god would.

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Who is your god?
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Not Yahweh. I am a Celtic pagan; we don't name our god in public. Why do you ask?
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I love your answer Deep!
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Just wondering
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'S'okay. Curiosity is my own favorite characteristic.
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Yes very true
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My condolences to you and the family. It really depends on your beliefs and you as a person. If you as a person believe that they will then they will.

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First off, I'm sorry for your loss. I know what the bible says, but I think God is not going to send people to hell because they killed themselves especially since your poor friend was bullied. The bible also says that we should practice forgiveness and I think God will forgive your friend.

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In so sorry!:( a teacher at my school recently did the same. But judging how you use the word "heaven" your referring to Christianity. If he believed in God yes.

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One doesn't go to hell because they believe on God, but because they don't.
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Oh that's what I meant
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Hi I was a nun for some time.. And as the bible states from the 10 comandments comiting suicide is a grave sin and is NOT forgiven from GOD. Yes unfortunatly the soul will be led into eternal flames for who is he to be taken his own life when It is GODs job to GIVE an TAKE the life of a person.. So srry for ur lost i will keep him in prayer..

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Way to comfort a hurting CHILD after losing his friend. You are everything wrong with catholic churches. Aren't you going to hell too since you went back on your vow to Christ?
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sounds like a nice god..lol, religion is responsible for more death than anything else in history.The bible was written my guys who probably ate the wrong cactus or were seeing alien craft and bodies, but id bet everything on God as the bible says is fake
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I believe the bible. I just can't believe this persons response to a hurting child. No compassion.
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First and foremost, sorry for your loss. It must have been terrible getting that news. And your friend must have been bullied horribly if he decided to take his own life. As far as your question goes, I'm not a religious man, but if there is a god somewhere out there, he's not stupid. He saw what happened to your friend and knows why he did what he did. I'm guessing he felt there was no way out of his situation. Whatever the case, if God's clever, all-knowing, wonderful etc. like religious people say he is, I don't see why these characteristics would switch off when someone kills themselves. You needn't worry. And again, sorry for your loss.

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Perfect answer!
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No one know if any one has been to heaven or the under world. But I think he went to heaven because God is forgiving :)

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Honey listen to me please, hell is for the bullies, not the bullied. Hell is for abusers, not the abused. So sorry you lost a friend because of evil people. God bless you!

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Nice answer N! Comforting In a sad situation.,
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Hi bubble it's me, you know who haha! Shhh!
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And thanks!
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I don't know but I know I like you, and you just verified it again. : )
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S? That you?
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Now you've got me wondering, too. But just stopped by to appreciate your answer NotBob. Thoughtfully put.
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You got it bubble haha! It be me!
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Oh thanks Dodgy!! All my stuff kept vanishing. Questions and answers sooooo.... Dodgy we talked just a couple times.
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You're not alone there, Not. I know somebody else who had to create another account to stop that happening. I abandoned my Dozy account for a similar technical reason.
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Ridiculous! So I'm here, incognito haha!
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Depending on your personal faith & beliefs, & if you believe in God, ask him to forgive your friend, on your friend's behalf. If God forgives people's worst sins, as some faiths teach, & listens to your prayers for others, then believe your friend will be OK. esp. under such sad circumstances. He didn't realize what he was doing. It doesn't make him a bad person, just someone who made an awful mistake. And unfortunately suicide is not a mistake people usually have the opportunity to learn from. If he saw the fear, hurt & disappointment he's caused you, he might not have done this to himself. It's hard to say. People can hide their pain & intentions from othes very well. Hang in there.

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Good answer !
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No.

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Let's suppose for a moment that the Bronze Age myths found in the Iron Age religion of Christianity are somehow true (despite all common sense and logic)... A person taking their own life is obviously spitting on the gift God so graciously bestowed upon them and so should no doubt suffer eternally in Hell. But! Can a person who takes their own life be right in the head? And should God hold it against the individual when they were obviously unbalanced, mentally? Therefore, a person taking their life almost certainly WON'T go to Hell.

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Hi N! Great to see you!
Knowing your stand I loved how you answered this.
Too sad for this poor person and his friend.
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Strangely enough, the same argument could be made for atheists. I mean, are atheists REALLY right in the head? Perhaps if a person is SO mentally sick, that they should proclaim the nonexistence of so OBVIOUS a loving God, perhaps they should be spared from Hell, just as an insane person who commits suicide would be.

Hell bound? That'd have to be a person who KNOWS God exists, and yet proclaims He does not. Perhaps that is why they try so hard to convince themselves that atheists really do know that God exists.

I mean, they want so badly for me and my fellow atheists to burn for disagreeing with them.
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You are fine in my book N!
I don't get the judgement thing either, it seems like you have a better chance of gaining followers in any religion if you were nonjudgemental, kind and of good character and integrity.
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Perhaps if you had any common sense on your side... When it comes to religion they have to resort to such assaults. How have you been, oh second person ever I followed on ask?
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Good! : ) You should have been around the other night, some guy was asking how to tell his dad he wanted to quit piano.
Everyone told him not to do it. I told him to find the old 90's show, " The Wonder Years " on Netflix and watch the one where the main character quits piano.
He never replied to anyone, don't know if he quit.
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Seems like most kids want to quit piano. I know I did. And I did. But I still play. Funny how that muscle memory never goes away. I don't own a piano.
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Yeah, I don't know why but it's tough to stick with. Nothing is cooler than being at a party and some person you'd never expect starts playing. Every person I know that quit wished they hadn't. This other guy I was taking to that night on the piano question actually said he felt like playing again and he was going to look for a keyboard! Too funny!
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Good seeing you stranger! : )
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Long days, and pleasant nights.
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If he was a Christian, yes. Killing yourself is not what determines whether you going to heaven.

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A person can still go to heaven if he commits suicide provided he is saved before the suicide.Most people believe those who commit suicide will not go to heaven because the person didn't have time to repent for the sin. What we should remember is that we do not go to heaven based on what we do or don't do. We go to heaven based on what we believe and have confessed what we believe. One's eternal life depends on God's grace and Christ's redemptive work on the cross, not a person's last act before death. Suicide is not an unpardonable sin. Jesus died on the cross for all sins: lying, stealing, murder, fornication, adultery, and even suicide. No matter what sin is committed, at the moment of death a saved person is carried into the presence of God ... Of course, if the person is truly a Christian, then asking for forgiveness before the suicide will have no effect on his eternal destiny, for they are still a child of God and will still go to heaven. No matter how a Christian dies.Saying that a person who commits suicide can still go to heaven does not give one a license to commit suicide. http://www.examiner.com/article/will-a-person-who-commits-suicide-go-to-heaven

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I'm sorry for your pain in the loss of your friend. Try and speak with a pastor or someone who can help you with your grief.
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Only God knows his heart. Let Him be the judge

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You never know what's gonna happen.

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