Anyone who thinks they can answer this question is fooling themselves. Salvation is a gift, and judgement is a matter of what's in your heart, as judged by God. Only God can answer who will and won't be saved. As for what reasons that is determined by what is in the person's heart and understanding. - Scriptures teach us what we must do for our own behavior, not to provide us a law textbook to judge others with. My understanding is that self murder is exactly the same evil and sin as murdering someone else. - I personally wouldn't feel good about my chances for salvation appearing before God when my last act in life had been murder, especially self murder. That's my opinion on the matter. - If its something you're contemplating, find someone mature and knowledgable you trust and talk to them now.
No. Something has infiltrated their mind to make them want to kill themselves. God has a plan for everyone. I don't think his plan would be having you kill yourself. He wants us all to prosper and live for Him.
No, not at all. Any Christian who says they can is obviously not reading their Bible correctly. Regardless if said god knows what's in your heart, you still have to ask for forgiveness. Seeing as you can't ask for forgiveness after you have committed such an act, there's no way you can go to heaven, if there is one.
The bible says something about how death is ONLY gods decision, so i would assume its a sin. But the bible also says you CAN NOT lose your salvation. Which means youll still go to heaven, but god will still have judgment on you.
Killing yourself is murder, and a breaking of the 5th commandment. However, as a Catholic, I believe that God's mercy is ever abundant, and so there is a chance you would not go to Hell, but it is nonetheless slim, and killing oneself is never an answer to a problem. Suicide is cowardice. You can die anytime, but it takes true courage to live, therefore, live on, and persevere through your life.
Since no one knows what goes on in the last seconds of someones life we cannot truly answer that. Why did they kill themselves? To get out of a mess they created, jail? Because they're in so much physical pain they can't stand it? If you're asking if it's the worse sin, no it's not. I'm sure it's a slap in the face to God, but what goes on between a person and Christ before they die us between them.
Suicide is a "sin" for Christians. Because, sense is the bitterest foe of Christianity. In fact, no supernatural religion can outlive a good dose of real good sense.
Christianity takes the ground that god created man and fixed his days. That God desires man to live until god calls for his soul. The trouble is that this doctrine proves too much. It proves that God kills every man who dies. It also shows that when an innocent girl is raped & murdered, it is a part of god's plan. Because when the omniscient God created the girl, he must have known that she’d be raped and murdered, and when god made the man, he knew exactly that he’d commit rape & murder.
For my part, though I don’t encourage suicide, yet, I do not hold that suicide is a crime. I hold that suicide may be even justifiable. To escape death by torture; to prevent being a burden on those you love; when you can be of no use to others or to yourself; when there is no hope, when some suffering wretch, wild with pain, crazed with regret, frenzied with fear, decides to untie the knot of life, to stop the pulse of pain and woo the sleep that has no dream, let us have pity -- Let us be generous.
Well if humans are God's creation and God says do not kill what I create (murder) and if murder is a sin.... and why would only a Christian be able to go to heaven if he committed suicide, he is only human as a non Christian and would deserve the same punishment. it's self murder. and what would be the chances of repenting? God is merciful and would not want anyone to perish. if your asking because your thinking about it, please, get help. You don't wanna find out the answer when it's too late! life is precious, things pass and get better with time my friend, God loves you.
George, that is a really deep question. I hope you're not considering this for yourself...
My opinion - After discussions with pastors, friends, Jesus, etc., I came to the conclusion that anyone who committed suicide would have to be mentally ill (depressed?), and Jesus/Father, out of His mercy and love, would not send anyone that did this sin to hell because of a sickness (assuming they were already saved). Also, when we we're forgiven, we were forgiven ALL our sins, past, present, and future (all our sins were in the future when Christ died for us). So it would NOT be a matter of not asking forgiveness in time.
BUT - and this is really important - Jesus is everything we need. He is our provision, our light in the darkness, our love, and strength, and our high tower to run into when in trouble - a very present help in our time of need. HOW ON EARTH could I kill myself, and then immediately go to be with the Lord, and stand in front of Him and say, "Sorry, Lord, I guess you just weren't enough for me."
I couldn't. Even in my deepest darkness, His eyes can still see the way. Ps. 139:11,12
God doesn't want to see you so close to him right away. Don't even think of it. As a child, I was an Altar boy and learned quite a bit. Suicide is a sin equated with murder, you are killing someone. He will forgive, but you must think of your life on earth, not seeing God before your time is up. Think of all the good you can do here before then...!
God is judge alone. He will decide who shall inherit eternal life. I don't think I've ever read suicide being a sin. It's unfortunate that, that person chose to end their existence & the pain that others have to bear is unfair. But mostly they themselves were suffering & it is an escape route for them.
"Every sort of sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the spirit will not be forgiven." (Matthew 12:31) According to Christ the only sin that could not be forgiven was blasphemy against God's holy spirit. Suicide is a from of murder and a murderer if repentant can be forgiven.(Acts 3:19) We ourselves can't judge whether the deceased committed an unforgivable sin in the eyes of God. Still it is not contradictory to assume the God may take into account the circumstances and medical history of the deceased when he considers whether to bring this one back to life or leave in the inactive state. Read Daniel 12:2, Revelation 20:12.