Although some teach that a Christian who commits suicide can somehow loose their salvation there is no clear indication of this in the bible. In fact, the opposite is true. The work that Jesus did on the cross does not get undone because a Christian sins even if the sin is the taking of our own life. Most Christians commit sins everyday even though we have a relationship with our Messiah. No one is "sin free" while living a life on earth. While taking your own life is an awfully sin that should NEVER be done it does not mean you cannot go to heaven because of it. True Christians have Assurance Of Salvation.
God has two kinds of will. His divine will which will be accomplished no matter what (such as creation and the Virgin birth of our Messiah) and His desired will which we play a large role in. When someone commits suicide they cheat God out of what God wanted to do (desired will) in their life. They are saying to God that they are willing to destroy what God calls His living temple. Of course this is not what God wants for us, but it effects God's desired will and not His divine will.
Further more, when someone commits suicide they have 1 death while the people that are left behind often die emotionally over and over. If you are thinking about suicide why not leave those thoughts at the cross. After all, Jesus has already died for us because of our sin. Let Jesus take your place. He shares in your joy and agony. This is God's free gift to you if you will only accept it.
God would prefer that if you did feel like committing suicide that you would allow Him instead to transform your life thereby giving you an awesome testimony to share with others. Sometimes God shuts doors in order to redirect us. God can give you a new perspective, with a new lifestyle. Do not believe the lies of Satan that your life can't change. Things that we go through help to make us who we are. God is the potter and we are the clay. Many people grow more spiritually during hard times than they do during good times.
Listed below are links to professional services that can help you if you or someone you know are considering suicide. God has wonderful things ahead in our life's if we would just give Him the chance to show us. Please give God another chance to work in your life.
Center For Suicide Prevention (http://www.suicideinfo.ca/csp/go.aspx?tabid=40)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
National Crisis Helpline 1-800-999-9999
Consider this. When someone thinks life is so bad that they are willing to end their own life as the only way out then that person is probably suffering from a mental illness. While there are many different kinds of mental illnesses, a person who has one cannot be blamed for their actions. They are ill, not thinking clearly and make poor judgments. Do you really think that God would punish a believer, someone in His family, for having a mental illness and committing actions that were not right.
While there are always consequences for our sins the loss of salvation is not one of them.
If you think that committing suicide can separate you from your salvation, from the love of Christ that He has for His believers, please read Romans 8:35-39.
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation or distress, persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written “For Your sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:35-39).
Here Paul teaches that no matter what come our way, even death, (regardless of how we die) will not separate us from God's love. It is eternal. We did nothing to earn it and we can do nothing to loose it other than renounce our faith in Christ.
Articles of interest may include:
Charles Stanley (In touch ministries).