Do People Who Commit Suicide Go to Hell?
Many people believe that if a person commits suicide that they automatically go to Hell.
This idea is usually based on the fact that killing yourself is murder,
an extremely serious sin, and that when a person kills himself
there obviously is not time after the event to repent and ask God to forgive him.
There are several problems with this idea.
The first is that there is absolutely no indication in the Bible
that if a person commits suicide that they go to Hell.
The second problem is that it makes salvation be by faith plus not doing something.
Once you start down that road, what other conditions are you going to add to faith alone?
Romans 4:5 says, "However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked,
his faith is credited as righteousness."
The third issue is that it almost puts murder into a separate category
and makes it far worse than any other sin.
Murder is extremely serious, but so are many other sins.
A final problem is that it assumes that the individual
did not change his mind and cry out to God after it was too late.
According to people who have survived a suicide attempt,
at least some of them regretted whatever they did
to take their life almost as soon as they did it.
None of what I have just said should be taken to mean
that suicide is not sin, and a very serious one at that.
People who take their own life often feel their friends and family would be better off without them,
but that is almost never so. Suicide is a tragedy, not only because an individual dies,
but also because of the emotional pain that all who knew the individual will feel,
often for an entire lifetime.
Suicide is the ultimate rejection of all the people who cared about the one who took their own life,
and often leads to all sorts of emotional problems in those affected by it,
including others taking their own life also.
To sum up, suicide is an extremely serious sin,
but it will not automatically send someone to Hell.
Any sin is serious enough to send a person to Hell if that person
does not ask the Lord Jesus Christ to be his Savior and forgive all his sins.
Do you have the assurance that if you were to die today,
you'll be in the presence of the Lord in Heaven?
Death for a believer is but a doorway that opens into eternal life.
Those who fall asleep in Jesus
shall be reunited with their loved ones in heaven.
Those you've laid in the grave in tears,
you shall meet them again with joy!
Oh, to see their smile and feel their touch...
never to part again!
Yet, if you don't believe in the Lord, you're going to hell.
There is no pleasant way to say it.
The Scripture says,
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
~ Romans 3:23
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead,
thou shalt be saved."
~ Romans 10:9
Don't fall asleep without Jesus
until you are assured of a place in heaven.
Tonight, if you would like to receive the gift of eternal life
first you must believe in the Lord.
You have to ask for your sins to be forgiven
and put your trust in the Lord.
To be a believer in the Lord, ask for eternal life.
There's only one way to heaven and that's through the Lord Jesus.
That's God's wonderful plan of salvation.
You can begin a personal relationship with Him
by praying from your heart a prayer such as the following:
"Oh God, I'm a sinner.
I've been a sinner all of my life.
Forgive me, Lord.
I receive Jesus as my Savior.
I trust Him as my Lord.
Thank you for saving me.
In Jesus' name, Amen."
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