What Does The Bible Say About Suicide?
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What does the Bible say about suicide? A lot of people ask questions often and say, “Pastor, what will happen if I commit suicide?” and sometimes they’re contemplating and sometimes they’re just asking a semi-rhetorical question. But anyway, what does the Bible say? What about this suicide? You know, if you gave your life to God, let’s think about it, if you gave your life to Christ, it’s no longer your life. It’s no longer yours. He is the one in charge of your life and He tells you when it’s time to go. You don’t take it yourself. That’s not right. It’s not right for you to take your own life.
Let’s get a little more technical, a little more extreme with it. You know what? If you’re a pigging out on barbecue ribs and fried pork chops and fried chicken with the skin on it, you can smoke cigarettes all day long, the side of the pack says this can lead to death as well, or you’re doing all types of drugs and you’re decimating the temple constantly, that’s a slow suicide as well.
Scripture says in Galatians, if you sow to the flesh, you will reap corruption. That’s a form of suicide also.
You got to be careful whether you’re talking about just blowing your head off or just injecting yourself with some kind of poison or overdosing on drugs because you couldn’t take the pressures of life anymore. Now, if you’re already saved and the devil is bombarding your thinking, telling you to kill yourself, just do away with it so you won’t have any more problems to deal with, you won’t even want to take that chance like, “What’s going to happen when I get before God?” God is loving. He is merciful. He is forgiving. He can forgive our ignorance if we chose to do something like that, but still again, it’s not your call. It’s not your life. Your life is in Him. He will in no ways cast you out. No one can pluck you out of His hand.
When you gave your life to Christ, you gave it to Him. It’s no longer yours so you can’t take take your life. That’s what’s the Bible reference would be about suicide. You can’t take your own life because it’s not yours to take. It’s His. You gave it to Him so you have no rights there. You have no rights there and if anybody is contemplating suicide, come on, you need to tough up. You need to man up right now and trust God to carry you through because nothing is just that deep where God can’t handle it. We’re not into suicide, all right? Let’s close it right there.