Bible teaching on will God forgive suicide?
The life which is in any man is received from the God who created man. The Bible clearly states this in Genesis 2:7 (NIV) "Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became alive."
So the life (spirit) of each one of us is the life breath received from the Living God.
It's the Lord who determines the life span of any man. Bible says in Deuteronomy 30:20 "and that you many love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years..." .
The life span of any man is determined by the living God. Hence no man has the right to destroy what God has given him before the set time by God. So if a man commits suicide he loses his opportunity to request for forgiveness when he is in earth from God. So God will not forgive him.
Here are few Bible proofs to prove that God does not forgive suicide.
Proof 1 - Why does God not forgive suicide?
The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 "Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies."
(Holy Spirit is God in spirit form. "Bought at a price" is the sinless Jesus Christ died on the cross for the sins of mankind.) However we find Jesus forgiving a prostitute when she repented of her sins. So there is hope in Jesus Christ but if anyone does not repent for his sins then they will perish.
The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 3:17 "If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy that person; for God's temple is sacred, and you together are that temple."
So when anyone commits suicide and dies he destroys his body which is the temple of the Living God. Hence as per the word of God he(his spirit) will also be destroyed(Hell). Hence it's clear that God does not forgive suicide.
Hell is a place of torment created by God to punish satan and evil spirits. Jesus taught in Luke 16:19-31 about the life after death where a rich man and poor man named Lazarus died. The rich man died and went to hell but he could not find a way to Heaven from there or even receive a drop of water however he was able to see the poor man being comforted.
Proof 2 - Why God will not forgive suicide?
Jesus taught people to repent and receive the forgiveness of sin else they cannot reach the kingdom of God. In Bible Jesus said this in Matthew 4:17 "From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."
Jesus also said in Luke 13:3 "I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish."
So it is clear that no one enters the kingdom of God (Heaven) without receiving forgiveness of sin.
Now even if a righteous person commits suicide he destroys his body so he has destroyed the temple of God hence becomes eligible to be punished. When any one commits suicide and dies then they lose their chance on earth to repent and gain forgiveness from God, so he is condemned. This again proves that God does not forgive suicide.
Proof 3 - Does God forgive suicide?
Ezekiel 33:12 (NIV) "Therefore, son of man, say to your people, 'If someone who is righteous disobeys, that person's former righteousness will count for nothing. And if someone who is wicked repents, that person's former wickedness will not bring condemnation. The righteous person who sins will not be allowed to live even though they were formerly righteous."
This verse clearly states that even if a righteous person dies without receiving forgiveness of sins he is condemned. Now anyone who commits suicide loses their chance on earth to request the Loving God for his forgiveness. Hence all who commit suicide are condemned by their own willful deed.
My dear friend suicide is not a solution to your problems, It's only beginning of the worst so please don't chose suicide. What happens after suicide? To know more about what happens to a person after suicide or to a sinner who dies without repentance please read What happens after suicide?
We all have problems in life. The Bible says in Psalms 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee...
The Lord who created us and Heavens & the Earth and all that is seen and unseen is alive. He loves us so much. It's we who have neglected Him. Instead we have loved the perishable things of this world like money, lust, drugs, human love, position, ego and what not. What are we going to take when we die? Where are we going when we die? When someone asked Jesus Christ what are the greatest commandments this is what Jesus Christ taught In Bible Mathew 22:35-40
One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
So if we obey this commandment and set our focus on the Jesus Christ we will be free from all our problems. Jesus said in Matthew 7:7 (KJV) "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:"
Jesus is trust worthy, He keeps up whatever He has said in the Bible. He is very much true in my life. He is not a man to lie. So if you ask Jesus He will provide you a way out of all your problems. Come on why delay try Jesus right now. Just repeat this simple prayer and see things change in your life.
Dear Jesus, you are almighty God. You know all my problems and I cannot bare this anymore. You have said cast you burdens upon the Lord so I give all my burdens to you. Dear Lord please forgive my sins and take charge of my life hence forth. I accept you are the son of God who died on the cross for the salvation of mankind. Please save me, Amen. (amen means "so be it") that's it.
If you wish you could also take time and tell all your problems to Jesus Christ He will hear to all that we say and do what is good for you. If you have prayed this prayer sincerely just relax Jesus will take charge of your life henceforth and you will see how miraculously He will lead you out of all your problems. He has done this for me, He will surely answer your prayers too.
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