This command includes one's own self.
Do not murder yourself or anyone else. The Bible is silent when it comes to suicide. God odes not mention if you will go to heaven or not. But realize that life is one of the best gifts you could ever get. Life is tough, but God is stronger and if you ask him to help you and fix what's wrong, believe that He will.
God gave you a precious gift: Your life. Why would you waste it? If you're having problems in life, ask God to help you! WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!Answer
Suicide is "GIVING UP!"
Jesus tells us to "OVERCOME"... persevere... not give up!
"...we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience [CHARACTER]; and experience [character], hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given to us." (Rom.5:3-5)
Those who are Christ's are bound through obedience to Him to fight for their salvation and their crown by not giving up on Him or God's power to overcome the flesh and the pulls of the world. Life is a struggle. If there were no struggle, there would be nothing to overcome. [see: Rev.2:7; 11; 17; 26 & 3:5; 21 & 21:7]
Life's struggles... experiencing the depths of iniquity... builds character- good or bad - depending upon whether we reject it, fight it and overcome it through Jesus Christ; or give in to it, join it and succumb to it.
The war of overcoming is fought in accordance with God's Word... with God's "armor" - [Eph.6:13-18).
And we can't wield that armor without plenty of "practice and training"... which is accomplished through reading, study and practical applied obedience to God's Word, the Bible:
"...if ye CONTINUE IN MY WORD, then are ye My disciples indeed; and ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free." (John 8:31-32)
Nor can we fight and overcome unless we know our enemy. In this world, men believe other men are the enemy. But God's Word reveals that the real enemy of mankind that needs to be overcome, is an invisible one.
"...we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Eph.6:12)
The majority of the world, however, is unaware of this enemy... and remains virtually "UNARMED" and "DEFENSELESS" to combat it. This enemy, therefore, remains free to devastate the earth's population with its greatest weapon - "HOPELESSNESS."
Suicide is the result of hopelessness. Hopeless people have nothing to fight for. Suicides are committed by those who are ignorant of God's armor and set upon by these invisible powers. They don't know how to fight this enemy they can't see.
Suicide is "self-murder"... the breaking of the sixth Commandment. It's just one of the ten transgressions against God's law that defines "sin" [I John 3-4], for which Jesus died on behalf of His creation.
It's difficult to imagine someone knowledgeable of God's Truth committing suicide... but who's to know or say how far the character development of any individual has progressed... or stalled.
The majority of the world, however, remains deceived and at the spiritual mercy of its merciless enemy. ["...that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, WHICH DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD..." - Rev.12:9] And suicides abound.
Judgment Day is ahead of man, on the Last Day, in which he shall give account of his life's works to his Creator. This vast majority of mankind who lived their lives in ignorance of God's Truth... and of the true nature of man's enemy... shall have all of this opened to their understanding then. The books of the Bible shall be opened for all the generations of men to know and understand:
"...and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works." (Rev.20:12)
When they finally have their once deceived and blinded hearts opened, to understand the Wisdom and Truth of God, they will be given their first opportunity, that they never had before, to "believe" what they are hearing for the first time... and to "repent" of a lifetime of sin... and to cry out for their Creator's mercy and forgiveness, to receive God's gift of salvation.
Jesus has given us a glimpse into the proceedings of Judgment Day in the gospel of John: "...in the Last Day, that Great Day of the Feast [which pictures Judgment Day], Jesus stood and cried, saying, IF ANY MAN THIRST, LET HIM COME UNTO ME, AND DRINK. He that believeth on Me, AS THE SCRIPTURE HATH SAID, out of his belly shall flow rivers of Living Water. (But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive..." (John 7:37-39).
That's not the picture most of us have been taught regarding Judgment Day... but He certainly reveals a hopeful future for the majority of mankind, whom most men seem to believe are "lost and burning in some imaginary ever-burning hell" at this very moment.
God hates a "quitter." Especially, those to whom He has revealed His Truth, Wisdom, Understanding, and to whom He has given His Holy Spirit. To quit at that stage in the development of their "re-birth" and virtually thumb their nose at His mercy and His Holy Spirit, is abominable to Him... and UNFORGIVEABLE [the Unpardonable Sin].
"...For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the Good Word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away [give up and quit], to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame." (Heb.6:4-6)
But, suicides that are the result of hopelessness are done in ignorance of God's Truth, the Bible... by those devoid of God's Armor... by those who are defenseless; assailed by the enemy of whom they are unaware. Their sin is forgiveable, as are all the other transgressions of men against the Commandments of God. If the "sinner" who commits them is made aware of their transgression AND REPENTS OF IT.
That's what the Bible says about "suicide." Sin is the transgression of God's Commandments. Potential suicides "thirst" for "hope." A reason for living in a dying world. And Jesus' encouraging Words on that Last Day of that Feast of Tabernacles [which pictures His coming thousand year rule on earth] over two thousand years ago, provides hope of a miraculous outcome and future for the majority of mankind at the Last Day.
Suicide isn't unforgiveable. It's the same tragedy as any other sin we commit in ignorance of God's Commandments. The world has long been hurt and still suffers from it. All of which shall be assessed at the Last Day as to what each of us may have learned from it... and whether or not we repent before God for it, in accordance with His Word... the Bible... the books that shall be opened on that Day for the sake of Truth and Understanding, that Justice may be served.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.
Ecclesiastes 7:17 Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should you die before your time?
Psalm 34:17-20 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.
No. But the Bible does say 'you shall not murder' suicide is self murder.
it doesn't say it in the bible. But it does say do not murder. Suicide is murder?
no it does not
No one except the God knows about it...There is no bible verse that say suicide equals hell but there is strong emphasis in the bible that a person who suicide will receive strong judgment by God. In my opinion,don't ever put ourself in that situation...
In His laws. Enjoy life while you can
The bible dose say that suicide is a sin. but instead it is hate and the thing that is being hated is yourself. if you need to know more about this subjest you can email me at lovelymusicman21 at yahoo .com
Nowhere.Another Answer:Though the Bible records some examples of people committing suicide, we find no commentary with these incidences. However, it's covered in principle in the Sixth Command. Suicide is an act of murder - self murder in this case.
The ten commandments: 6.thou shalt not kill
The Bible does not give a direct answer on suicide, but it does say God knows the issues of the heart. With that said I would say it comes down to salvation. If the person is truely saved and life's problems cause them to turn to suicide rather than Jesus, then only God knows.
No, The whole concept of Heaven and hell depends on what religious group you belong to. In christian views the bible does not clearly state that you will go to hell if you commit suicide
There is no such word in scripture as suicide. Suicide is self murder. But to my understanding we cannot condem anyone who commits suicide, for no one fully understands the mind of one who does so. God will judge each on its own merits.
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