Is suicide a sin?

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    If yes, then jesus wasn't sinless
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ott15j2KwQ[/ame]

    hence, bullshit


    if no, then why don't Christians kill themselves right after baptism to ensure they don't fall out of god's favour and they make it to heaven?
     
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    Dunno, you do it and let us know?
     
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    "Into your hands I commend my spirit"
    He was simply returning from whence He came.
    "In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God and the Word was God"


    Killing is a sin.
    The only unforgivable sin, however, is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
    A suicide victim will get their chance to ask forgiveness when they're standing at the Throne on Judgment Day.

    I cannot believe that my loving Father would judge my 83 years on earth by one single moment of weakness/madness and sentence me to a burning death over it.

    :cool:
     
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    Hey hortysir,










































































    Nice avi :thup:

    :rofl:
     
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    He died for you.
     
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    You non-believers sure do spend a lot of time on the faith of believers...

    It's seems that it's not enough that you don't believe, but you want others to stop believing as well... Proselytizing your own brand of faithlessness...

    How sad for you...
     
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    Then, when we answer with scripture some of the ridiculous questions posed to us, we get charged with "shoving our religion down their throats".
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    Isn't it ironical...;)
     
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    Is suicide a sin? How's this for an answer: I don't know.

    My question is: Are people driven to that level of desperation or madness accountable for their actions?

    I'd like to think not. But no, I don't know the answer.

    I wouldn't consider Jesus' crucifixion a suicide though. That's an extreme and unsupported view, IMO. Submission isn't the same as willfully taking one's own life.
     
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    I agree.

    In fact, I thought it was such a weak supposition that I didn't bother justifying it with a response. But I'm sort of glad that you did.
     

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