Suicide – The Catholic Church says suicide victims don’t go to heaven. I don’t believe that. It’s not in God’s Word.
I had a thought. Was it that particular decree that kept those poor abused boys from killing themselves? To tell them that suicide would keep them from heaven would keep them alive, concealing the secret and making them continually available to those who were possessed by demons to abuse.
Edicts begun in tragic sin only perpetuate more evil.
I’ve known two people who committed suicide. Both were wonderful, deeply sensitive people with tender loving hearts, but troubled by hypocrisy in the world and the unresolved deeply troubling circumstances of their lives.
I do not believe they go to hell for not being able to handle the overwhelming attacks Satan put on their minds and I am not ashamed to say I absolutely hate Satan for what he did to my friends.
I can’t bring them back. And try as we may, I am beginning to see that some of the most devastating trials we may have in this life are things that no matter how much praying we do or how much money we put out in order to fix things, we can’t change the outcome.
I believe with all my heart 1 Peter 1:23 that says we are “born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God.”
In John 3:3-4 Jesus tells Nicodemus “a man must be born again.” The word “again” is the same word for “from above.” Then Nicodemus asked, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?”
“Jesus answered, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (vs.5). Being born of Spirit is being born from above with the incorruptible spiritual seed of Christ, “which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col 1:27).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (vss. 16-17).
Even if a person believed in Jesus and accepted him as Lord when they were only a child and after that they stayed away from Him their whole life, the Bible has already told us the seed in them is incorruptible.
No bodily death, no matter how it happens, can destroy what God promised to do when someone even for one moment decided to believe God’s spiritual truth about Jesus.
“For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.”
“And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you” (1 Peter 1:24-25).
Not one of the Lord’s precious children is ever left behind.
(painting by Henry Ossawa Tanner)
Thanks for your prayers regarding WINGS Volume 2! It’s coming along great. Check out the stories in Volume 1. You’ll be inspired and comforted to know more of God’s truths to help you in daily life situations. http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=aps&keywords=WINGS%20Carolyn%20molica&linkCode=ur2&tag=jmbcsds-20&linkId=XQMVLVZYNBLYAGEM