Will God forgive someone that commits suicide?

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You have asked a good question that many people wonder about. Some have at one time thought of committing suicide because of some severe hardships they went through. But as life moves on, there appears new circumstances, new opportunities, and new openings to the once closed doors. And those that once thought of suicide are no longer thinking of it.

For the Christian there is much greater hope for God is the One that holds all things by His Word (Colossians 1:17). He can open any door and all things are possible for Him (Luke 1:37). Our heavenly Father has all the resources, power and wisdom and He has made it all available for His children (Ephesians 3:20).

With this knowledge, why would anyone want to exist life? Especially when the Bible teaches that suicide is a major sin – “You shall not murder” (Ten Commandments– Exodus 20:13). Those that murder will not have eternal life (Revelation 22:15). Thus, suicide leads to losing not just this life but the life to come also.

Eternity stands for a life with no pain, suffering, sickness, poverty…or any trace for sin (1 Corinthians 2:9). Imagine living in such a perfect happy place for ever! The believer will certainly endure this life to gain eternity. “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (2 Corinthians 4:17).

Christians are not stranded alone here on this earth. Jesus left heaven, suffered, and died to save all. God promised to be with His children every moment to help, guide, lead, heal, and restore them. And He assured all that put their hope in Him, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5).

Jesus was sent to earth to bless God’s children. He said, “The LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor…to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve…to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair” (Isaiah 61:1-3).

Suicide is not the answer. God is. For those that are thinking of it, why not give the Lord a chance to change your life today? Start a relationship with the Lord by reading the gospels to hear His voice and talking to Him through prayer and He promised that your life will  never be the same.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team


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