GOD DOESN’T CONDEMN SUICIDE VICTIMS TO HELL

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.

 

Love, Carolyn

(painting by Henry Ossawa Tanner)

 

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One thought on “GOD DOESN’T CONDEMN SUICIDE VICTIMS TO HELL

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this very sensitive and tragic kind of death. My son died seven years ago from what was ruled a suicide. I have the assurance that he is in Heaven as he accepted Christ as a child. I struggled with all kinds of attacks from Satan in the horrible shock of my early days of grief…and still do in my darkest moments as to the matter of suicide and heaven and hell. Satan is relentless on some days but God has been my rock during this sorrow. He has let me know without any doubt that “it is well with my son’s soul.”

    I have written my blog with survivors in mind, especially Christians, who have been incorrectly taught that suicide is “the unforgiveable sin.” I want the world to know the mercy and grace of our loving, heavenly Father. In the early days of my grief right after my son died, I eagerly sought all the material I could read on the subject of Christian, the church, and suicide. I found so much condemnation and it was like salt in my newly opened wound of loss. The loss of my precious child. I wanted to die…and really thought that I would.

    Your words are comforting to me and I know to others who pass this way looking for solace. God will lead them here. I just know it. God bless you.

    Dale, Brandon’s Mom

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