If a Christian commits suicide, do they still go to heaven?-Joe Thorn



  • 2015-09-13T06:21:20

Suicide is one of the most selfish and unbelieving acts a person can commit. There is no sense of "denying themselves" inferred by this act. People who commit suicide have lost their faith in God. It is written, "For anyone who comes to God MUST believe that He exists and that He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." A suicidal person who is in their right mind is NOT seeking God's will, but have made themselves god. Any faith they had before killing themselves is a false faith. I do struggle with the idea of true believers falling victim to Alzheimer's and dementia and have no explanation about why God would allow this to happen to a true believer.

  • 2015-09-08T16:30:32

i thought jesus commanded us to endure till the end. Even paul wished to be with the lord but he saw his purpose god laid before him. People who reject life will not be draged to heaven against their will. If they want death they can have it, but that means that God will be separate from them. God is just to do so. If someone tells you that they wish to go to heaven and inherit eternal life, how can we find this to be genuine if the vapor of time they have to live here is terminated prematurely at their own will. Not my will but yours said jesus. Suicide is a very clear message, which is I don't want to live. If they don't want to live now why would we think they want eternal life. Although if one chooses to die for a cause and not simply for selfish reasons then i can see the logic in that.

  • 2015-09-07T19:04:45

I feel just because you are a chirstain dosn't mean that you don't get weary and sometime give into the thought of ending it all. However, God tells us he comes to give us a sane mind so suicide has always been a question I have asked. What helps me is a great tear jerking message from a loving God that looks at the purity of one's heart and will surprise us all on who is is in heaven and is not. Amen

  • 2015-09-04T22:23:29

As suicide is a terrible act of "giving up on God" sometimes life can be so painful that one "feels" so distraught that in their "weakness" they feel that God has given up on them.

  • 2015-09-02T20:54:51

I am sorry, but this is not true. St. Paul speaks about working for his salvation DAY BY DAY. The idea that one can be "saved" and then never LOSE that salvation is erroneous. Many have embraced Christ only to deny Him. In some cases, the denial is forgiven as with St. Peter. But Judas lost his salvation because he, though he regretted his act, his "repentence," if you will, was of the world, not of God and so he committed suicide. Had he been able to TRULY repent, he would have been one of the great Saints of the Church as he had fallen the furthest and would have had to come back from that great fall. Now, if a person is mentally unbalanced, then, of course, his or her actions have a certain amount of "leeway" regarding anything committed during a period of such mental illness. It would be as wrong to judge a mentally ill person by the standards used for the mentally WELL, as it would to demand that a person with a broken leg be able to walk with the same facility as a person with two sound legs. But salvation is not a thing that one can gain -- and never lose. Christ then becomes some sort of a spiritual talisman; that is, if you use Him right, you're safe. This is the sort of message that Spielburg gave us with his films on the Ark and the Chalice; that is, that somehow these "holy objects" have power FOR ANYONE if only you know how to use them. Well, that isn't so. Christ's power is His to give, ours to accept but, as acceptance is A VOLUNTARY ACT, it is equally possible to reject what once we have accepted. Salvation is not a mathematical formula that requires you doing A, B and C and you will get D and you will KEEP D no matter what you do thereafter.

  • 2015-09-02T01:15:39

Thank u 4 sharing this information!!!

  • 2015-09-01T11:29:41

God is a merciful God in spite of all the comments. We can play on words forever, but only God has the answer to this. If a family loses someone to suicide comfort them love them. Because after all the family needs salvation too..If they cry we should cry, weep with them through the Holy Spirit..We must first show love, never ever confronting the family member about our biblical beliefs at that time...Just pray for the family...Only God knows the real answer to this question, for real...Amen

  • 2015-08-31T20:17:11

Jill Conner: No where in my statement did I say a believer would lose their Salvation just because they took their own life. Those dear souls can still be with Jesus. We cannot add to or take from the work of Jesus Christ. We are not worthy and that is the absolute work of our Lord ALONE. His Word was totally completed and satisfied God The Father. It is not enough to just be saved. In believing, we must activate our faith in Christ by doing the work He has called us to be { 2 Timothy 2:4}. We are soldiers in God's army. We must go forth and make disciples as God has commanded each of us to do. If my wording confused you in my previous statement, I do apology. Genuine believers can't lose their Salvation Jill, nor can we earn it as it is a gift from God {Ephesians 2: 8-9}. Christ's Work on the cross absolutely changed my life and I so appreciate and thank Him for dying for my sins. Jill, I can't trust the human eye and all that we see because we are blind when it comes to the things that our Lord can and does reveal to us. What a blessing as He allows us to see, bit by bit. His Blood covers all but not all will accept what He did on Calvary's Cross. Grace & Peace to you Jill.

  • 2015-08-31T11:51:11

When I was first saved, at 15, I used to be involved with a group of people who believed Christ's death on the cross was not enough to be saved, but we must add to His (complete) work, with our works. It was not acctually said, but implied. In Matthew, Jesus said "all sin will be forgiven, except blasphemy of the Holy Spirt". Now, I believe this to mean rejecting Christ's offer of salvation. Christ's work on the cross was complete and His blood covers ALL sin. It makes no sense to say you can lose your salvation when you take your own life, yet when you take someone else's life, there is forgivness. Christ's work on the cross does mean nothing when you think you have to earn or keep your salvation. In our human eyes, there are levels of sin. In God's pure and holy eyes, sin is sin: murder or a white lie can send you to hell. Jesus' blood covers us completely and fully, to the uttermost. Praise Him

  • 2015-08-31T11:35:53

Jean Christ Follower Denton

  • 2015-08-30T20:33:37

So you are saying that because a person became mentally ill (which most suicides if not all are) they have lost salvation and Jesus has let them go to satan. I don't believe so, He did not die so satan could take us so easily.

  • 2015-08-29T16:41:05

pslms103 Yes, Judas was chosen for a purpose and he physically followed Jesus like the scribes and Pharisees who wanted to try to expose Jesus as a phony. But Judas was chosen and followed Jesus to fulfill prophecy and to assist Jesus in accomplishing His Purpose as a man on Earth. He obviously did not truly believe in Christ as Lord. Both Judas and the scribes and Pharisees failed in their purposes and accomplished God's Purpose at the same time. "While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled." (Jn 17:12 ESV).

  • 2015-08-29T16:19:22

Christians sin many times each day. If your salvation is based on following the Law and you break the Law at any point, you are guilty of breaking the whole Law (James 2:10). If you have to repent for each sin, that is a work of man and the Law but that is not the case with Christians. We are saved by grace alone (Eph 2:8-9). When God changes us from rebels and Law-breakers, He gives us a new heart and renews our mind. If somebody claims to have been changed but continues in adultery, fornication, murder, sodomy, etc..., their claim is false and their fruits show that they have not been chosen and changed (Luke 6:43-45). But all Christians are going to struggle with sin and many will die without repenting of what Roman Catholics consider "mortal" sins. Consider a Christian who is distracted while driving by something like text messaging, dies and kills others in a traffic collision. He is responsible for his death and the deaths of others and does not repent. But this does not disqualify him from Heaven because Christ died for his sins, God chose this man and changed him, and God will not let any He has chosen slip through His Fingers (John 6:44; John 10:27-30).

  • 2013-09-22T20:34:27

Our brother is repositing the question in his OWN WORDS as follows (check it out!): "Can we loose our salvation? That's the real question." Our brother is saying, that once you are saved, you are always saved! But that is not the REAL question, as cast on the video title title: the real question is, can a Christian kill himself and go to heaven or better still, can he kill himself and still be a Christian? Brother, if you still insist that that is the real question, then, by co-extention, one may ask other fair game questions, such as: can a person commit adultery or be sexually immoral or commit homosexual acts, AND DIE WHILE DOING THEM, and IN SPITE OF HIS SIN STILL go to heaven? The answer comes from God Himself Who says THROUGH PAUL: "Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate perverts, nor those who sleep with men as they sleep with women, nor rapacious ones, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God". If you ask a guy's wife--while her husband is sleeping with the neighbour' s wife, and she knows it--if her husband is really an adulterer, she is likely going to go ballistic, and say to (shout at!!!) you: "What else is he?” Of course there are guys who have BEEN there, but thankfully they are no longer there! There are guys who have been sexually immoral or have committed adultery--like king David--but have they repented from their sin, and God has forgiven them! Repentance, does not mean perfection, but it does mean turning back to God and turning away from specific sins such as the ones itemized a/m. We are NOT being judgmental, and we are not haters just because we are declaring the word of God. There' s no salvation without repentance from such sins. But even if we are saved we should be careful! If we go into apostasy (turn our back to God, and go back to our sinful ways, which may include some such sins), then we become prodigals, and we have run away from our Father, and unless we turn back to God, we will not be saved. The jailor in Philippi was going to kill himself when he saw that gates opened, BUT Paul shouted to him "Do not do anything bad to yourself". The jailor was distressed, in fear and despair but he obeyed God' s voice. Had he not, had he given in to despair or confusion he would ended in hell. The point is that if a guy kills himself, he is a killer, and if dies instantly, he just has no time to repent.

  • 2013-09-21T23:49:04

Can the dead repent of there sin?

  • 2013-09-21T17:45:58

And BTW I am a Roman Catholic

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