What Does Bible Say About Suicide
Many people are struggling with the question of suicide, and some have even taken their own life. While there is no easy answer to the problem of suicide, I believe that the Bible provides some important guidance on how Christians should think about this issue. Here are six things from Scripture that you should consider if you’re wondering how God feels about taking your own life:
Suicide is a sin
Suicide is a sin. It is against God’s will and is a selfish act.
The Bible tells us that it is a sin to commit suicide, but what does the Bible say about those who commit suicide?
- Suicide can be forgiven for those who ask for forgiveness before death. (Genesis 4:10-12) (1 Samuel 31:3) (Job 42:8)
- Those who committed suicide before being saved may still go to heaven if they repent of their sins and accept Jesus as their Savior when they die. (2 Corinthians 5:17; Revelation 14:6-7; John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10)
Life is not yours to take
Life belongs to God. We are told in the Bible that we have no right to take our own life. Suicide is a sin, because it goes against what God has created and decreed: “I [God] have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Therefore choose life” (Deut 30:19). Life is not ours to take; it belongs only to our Creator who controls all things, including your lifespan. God has set out boundaries for us all, within which we live and die according to His will: “The Lord gave us this command: ‘I am giving you three things that I want you never forget: don’t kill another person; don’t commit adultery; don’t steal from other people'” (Exod 20:13-14)
The bible describes what hell is like
The bible describes hell as a place of eternal torment, both physical and mental. It is a place where people have no hope of relief from their sorrows. They will be tormented by the reality that they can never return to heaven, but also by their own conscious horror at what they have done.
They will know that they deserve this punishment because there is no way to atone for their sins against God’s law. In addition, because Satan rules over hell, he will make sure that his prisoners feel as much pain as possible in retaliation for all the happiness and pleasure they denied him while on earth (John 14:30).
God’s promises in heaven
God promises a new body. The Bible says, “The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption” (1 Corinthians 15:42). We can never be perfect in this life, so we will need a new body to do the things God wants us to do. When we are with Jesus, our sinful bodies won’t stand between us and Him anymore. He will give us eternal life or an eternal body—a perfect one!
God promises a new home and family on earth as well as heaven. “For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known” (1 Corinthians 13:12). Jesus has promised that once He returns back home up in heaven He will give us families too! For example: if your mom died before she married your dad she might not get married again because she has already been taken away from her earthly husband for eternity (the afterlife), but God promises that after we die here on earth he will put both of them back together again so they can live happily ever after!
The bible says that life belongs to God and that He determines when you die.
The bible says that life belongs to God and that He determines when you die. 1 John 5:11 says, “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.6 Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.”
It also says that God gives each person a new birth by taking control of their lives through His Spirit. 2 Peter 1:3-4 says, “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”
The Bible teaches us not only about heaven but also about hell, which is a place where people suffer for eternity because they haven’t accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. Revelation 20 describes hell in great detail: “Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it… And anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur” (Revelation 20:11-15).
Hopefully, this article has given you a better understanding of what the bible says about suicide. Suicide is a sin and those who commit it will suffer for eternity. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, please reach out to someone who can help!