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        suicide?
 
okay, me and my friends had this huge discussion at school about a week ago (i go to a private Christian school), and it was so weird to like hear other Christian's opinion on this subject...the question was "If a Christian commits suicide, will he/she go to heaven?"
I personally think they would if they have previously asked Jesus into their lives...it also brought up the discussion of "will Jesus ever leave your heart if you turn to bad things, or if you sin." like a "once saved, always saved" thing...so, i just want to know what everyone's opinions are on these...support them with scripture if you want! 
Friday, April 18, 2003 3:16:09 PM   daydreamer025
 
      1 John 3:9   
I can help a little bit and disagree a little with some other post..not to step on any toes. My father committed suicide and I fully believe he's in heaven. He was a christian and i believe suicide is a mental disability and when it occurs they are not in their right mind and it is not who they truly are. Depression is a disability and is life threating, just the same as cancer..even if it is self inflicting. IF the person is a Christian and in fact knows Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior then they will go to heaven. I WILL see my father again in heaven and that's one of the only ways to receive peace in this sutiation. Also, many preachers have backed me up on my view of it, and agree, but everyones interpretations of the Word are different. 
Thursday, February 05, 2009 3:00:32 PM jp041288

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      Isaiah 57:21   
Monday, December 27, 2004 12:28:53 AM guest

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      1 John 3:14   
We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 
Thursday, December 01, 2005 8:58:04 AM guest
 
      Romans 8:1   
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 
Thursday, August 04, 2005 11:30:21 AM texan108
 
      Ephesians 4:30   
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

I believe that some of the verses were taken out of context and others simply did not answer your queston. I believe that you are right: your salvation cannot be taken from you. How can you undo what Christ has done? Also, the verse of 1John 3:15 states: Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
I don't know about you, but I have hated before and if I were to hate someone on my deathbed I am not about to believe that I will not go to Heaven because of that. Also, where in the Bible does it state that suicide is the same as murder? Where does it state that suicide is the only unforgivable sin? I would ask that person to back that up with scripture!!! A couple of these responses are based upon works based salvation, which is unscriptural. (Ephesians 2:8-9) Last time I checked the Lamb's Book of Life didn't come with an eraser for the blood of the Lamb, with which our name is written when we are saved. Also, the message implied that if we don't live a perfect life, we won't see Heaven when we die, also false. We are human, we sin!!! If you were hit by a car today crossing the street and you had not repented for all of your sins (even the little evil thoughts that cross your mind!) but you are saved by the GRACE of God, you will go to Heaven. We are sealed to the Holy Spirit when we are saved, period. We cannot be seperated from it! (Ephesians 4:30) The are no loopholes, no gates to check, no ways to be bought, no entry earned, all who go to Heaven do so through Salvation and the Grace of God. Also, Samson took his own life when he collapsed the colliseum upon himself and those in attendance. Yet in Hebrews 11:32 he is mentioned as a Hero of Faith. However, suicide does not let God work through one's life as He had planned to do! And yes, it is a sin. If a Christian commits suicide, he has taken away any chance that he had to bring others to Christ , to provide an example for others to live and for Christ to act through them!!!! Trials are meant for Christ to strengthen us and have us grow closer to God through them. Also, God does not give us anything that we cannot handle! We often give ourselves more than we belive we can handle, but through Christ all things are possible. (Phillipians 3:14) If you know anyone who is a Christian and is contempltig suicide, I would remind them of this. Beware of any "conclusions" that some bring through their own "logic" and focus instead upon scripture to guide your path, it is the Word of God. 
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 4:42:29 AM chris26

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      1 John 3:15   
I believe that if you commit suicide you will not enter the gate of Heaven. Suicide is the same as murder. The bible says that no murderer will be granted eternal life in Heaven. I hope this helps answer your question. God Bless 
Wednesday, October 27, 2004 9:33:53 PM frogg

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      1 John 1:7   
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

I would say that if a person has truly been born again that he should not be doing what he used to do. Instead he should begin walking with GOD and living a HOLY life that is pleasing to HIM.

Check out 1John 1:6-7 :-) 
Monday, May 05, 2003 11:33:35 AM devotedlady

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      1 John 1:6   
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

So I say that a person that has truly been born again should walk with the Lord and live a Holy Life that is pleasing to HIM. 
Monday, May 05, 2003 11:25:41 AM devotedlady

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