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So...where in the bible does it say suicide is against Gods law and if one does commit suicide, they will go to hell?

Show me where it says that and specifically says SUICIDE.
 

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You are murdering yourself and we all know what it says about murder.

1 Corinthians 3:17 NIV​

If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.

Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
17If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for the temple of God, which you are, is holy.
 
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So...where in the bible does it say suicide is against Gods law and if one does commit suicide, they will go to hell?

Show me where it says that and specifically says SUICIDE.

“Spiritual Maturity” (1 Corinthians 3:1-9) - Grace ...
“Spiritual Maturity” (1 Corinthians 3:1-9) 9:30 a.m. Worship At the end of chapter 2, Paul defended his simple style of preaching, saying that he did speak a message of wisdom to those who were mature and spiritual, but that his message must be spiritually discerned.
 

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“Spiritual Maturity” (1 Corinthians 3:1-9) - Grace ...
“Spiritual Maturity” (1 Corinthians 3:1-9) 9:30 a.m. Worship At the end of chapter 2, Paul defended his simple style of preaching, saying that he did speak a message of wisdom to those who were mature and spiritual, but that his message must be spiritually discerned.

Interesting citation coming from you. Their belief system is nothing like yours.
 

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For you have delivered my soul from death,
yes, my feet from falling,
that I may walk before God
in the light of life. (Psalm 56:13)
 

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So...where in the bible does it say suicide is against Gods law and if one does commit suicide, they will go to hell?

Show me where it says that and specifically says SUICIDE.


I don't think they will go to Hell if they're saved, but a commandment is "Thou shall not kill" and suicide is killing yourself. I believe that murder and self-defense are different though.
 

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So...where in the bible does it say suicide is against Gods law and if one does commit suicide, they will go to hell?

Show me where it says that and specifically says SUICIDE.


It doesn't. When Jesus was dying on the cross he was offered wine mixed with gall, a narcotic. First he refused but when he was offered it the second time he took as sip and as soon as he drank it he died.

That was at the very least assisted consensual suicide...
 

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That was at the very least assisted consensual suicide...


No it wasn't. It was sacrificing Himself out of love for us.
 

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You are murdering yourself and we all know what it says about murder.


The command to not murder is not about suicide or homicide except in a figurative way.

When Jesus said "Satan was a murderer from the beginning" he was referring to the talking serpent who beguiled adam and eve into defying the command of God causing their separation from God in heaven and cursing themselves with a life in hell. It was not homicide....

As with the law the consequense is death for failing to heed the instruction, the death is a curse. Insanity.

Remember it's a choice between life and death, a blessing or a curse.

So if you have set aside the law of God and worship Jesus , a first century Jewish man, you are dead. If God is God and the law of God is always in full force as Jesus said, you have your reward already.
 
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No it wasn't. It was sacrificing Himself out of love for us.


Nonsense.

He did what God commanded him out of love for God.

When you read between the lines he didn't seem very fond of many people. Can you blame him? Many acted like assholes when embarrassed by the simplicity and power of his revelation, according to the story that is.
 
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Nonsense.

He did what God commanded him out of love for God.

When you read between the lines he didn't seem very fond of many people. Can you blame him? They acted like assholes when embarrassed by the simplicity and power of his revelation.


You're sick.
 
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Scripture teaches that, from the moment we truly believe in Christ, we are guaranteed eternal life (John 3:16). According to the Bible, Christians can know beyond any doubt that they possess eternal life (1 John 5:13). Nothing can separate a Christian from God’s love (Romans 8:38–39). No “created thing” can separate a Christian from God’s love, and even a Christian who commits suicide is a “created thing”; therefore, not even suicide can separate a Christian from God’s love. Jesus died for all of our sins, and if a true Christian, in a time of spiritual attack and weakness, commits suicide, his sin is still covered by the blood of Christ.
 
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In other words.....no mention of suicide SPECIFICALLY.
 
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According to the Bible, suicide is not what determines whether a person gains entrance into heaven. If an unsaved person commits suicide, he has done nothing but “expedite” his journey to hell. However, that person who committed suicide will ultimately be in hell for rejecting salvation through Christ, not because he committed suicide (see John 3:18). We should also point out, however, that no one truly knows what was happening in a person’s heart the moment he or she died.
 
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Some people have “deathbed conversions” and accept Christ in the moments before death. It is possible that a person who commits suicide could have a last-second change of heart and cry out for God’s mercy. We leave such judgments to God (1 Samuel 16:7).

The suicide of a believer is evidence that anyone can struggle with despair and that our enemy, Satan, is “a murderer from the beginning” (John 8:44). Suicide is still a serious sin against God. According to the Bible, suicide is murder; it is always wrong. Christians are called to live their lives for God, and the decision of when to die is God’s and God’s alone.

May God grant grace and the psalmist’s perspective to each one who is facing trials today: “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God” (Psalm 43:5).
 
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In my opinion ONLY....someone who has had enough, or has suffered too long to lose mental strength, someone who is lost and cannot find themselves again or suffer too much sorrow that offs themselves, God does not punish that person. They have been punished enough FROM themselves. God is merciful. Those who kill themselves to escape punishment for horrid deeds without remorse but want an easy way out..that's another kettle of fish and up to God alone to judge their reasons for doing it. Not man's judgement. HIS judgement because none of us know what is in that persons heart.
 
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Like I said.....many acted like assholes. At best he felt sorry for them. Did you read the stories?

ugh...Some things never change...



Yeah, but my point is that Jesus still loves them.
 
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James 2:11
For He who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not murder." If you do not commit adultery, but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.

Is murder concernings one's self, that was given free will by God, considered murder? Or did he mean murder of another person? Nobody knows. Not even James or Matthew.
 
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