ANSWERS: 38
  • No, you go to purgatory.
  • No, there is no such person (or Godling) nor place.
  • Nope..there are lots of other reasons that I may go down for..but suicide wont be one of them ..lol :)
  • A sin is a sin in God's eyes. Therefore killing yourself is committing murder which is no worse than telling a lie. If you really have christ in your heart than i don't believe you would want to commit such an awful thing but who's to say im not the one judgin. HE IS!
  • I don't know but you go to jail for attempting it if you don't succeed..
  • It depends. Catholics believe suicide when committed in full knowledge and deliberate consent is a complete turning away from God (a mortal sin) and will send a person to hell. There are 3 conditions of a mortal sin: grave matter, full knowledge, and deliberate consent. While suicide (or any kind of murder) is always a grave matter, people who commit suicide may not always have full knowledge of what they're doing. Drugs can definitely impair one's thinking, as can other things, such as diseases, intense pain, or anguish. Therefore, suicide is not automatically treated as a mortal sin. We are commanded by Christ not to judge others so we leave final judgment to God who alone knows each person's heart. The Code of Canon Law does not list suicide as a reason to deny a person a Catholic funeral or burial in a Catholic cemetery. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/__P4C.HTM http://www.holycrosscemeteries.com/faq/#Section_17 http://home.att.net/~faithleap/suicide.htm For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church: On mortal sin, paragraphs 1857-1859: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt3sect1chpt1art8.shtml#1857 On suicide, paragraphs 2282-2283: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt3sect2chpt2art5.shtml#2282 With love and prayers in Christ.
  • Santa Clause has a better chance then Jesus.
  • why do you won't to commit suicide and if you belive in chirst think of it this way life is a test and suicide is like cheating on it I highly dought that he'll give you an a and send you to heaven and if hell is as bad as they say it is then you should stay its worse their than here
  • You can go on your own and do not need another to send you there!
  • These are my thoughts... What "if" you are suffering with incurable pain and cannot take it anymore, therefore committing suicide on a conscience level? This would include "assisted suicide" with your Doctor. God forgives us for ALL things as long as WE have totally accepted Christ into our lives. I'll be anxiously waiting for more thoughts and comments.
  • well i think so. God gave you your life, gave you the right to live, so only He has authority to take it away. Suicide is pretty much going against the will of God, so i would say yes.
  • Doesnt it say somewhere in the bible like if you take your own life you go to hell because its a sin? I think you do go to hell even if you arent a sinner.
  • There is no way of knowing until I do it. I'd hate to find out that I'm f**ked and everybody was right.
  • Yeah, and suicide is illegal, but attempted suicide is not. They've always just wanted as many people in society as possible. So for the religious people, the way they keep them alive and happy is 'ooh I'll go to hell if I do that, better get a job and add to the economy instead!' and for those who are patriotic, it's 'ahh, it's illegal, should just get a job and add to the economy'. So that no matter how bad a society is, how broken up it is, no matter how much turmoil it's in, they will always have minions. Added: Funny how 'get a job' was highlighted with a link in my answer. And 'they' are the authority, the people who care about who they are in society, the people who are in power, who are corrupt and only want more power, not for any other reason but to have that power. It's a psychological phenomenon, and a saying - absolute power corrupts absolutely. We are kept in check by so many different things, all for the benefit of a few dominant groups.
  • No. Being in such turmoil that the pain, depression, or insanity takes you there, then it is the broken flesh your spirit is in, not your soul that is not right. If you are so bad off you will still go with god. He knows that not all of his people are built well. Only God is perfect. I truely believe that this is an issue of men, not god. On another note, is it a sin to be a martyr to a cause? The Samurai would fall on his sword so that the enemy could not take him prisoner. The same books in the Bible are in the Koran. Do the radicals of Islam think they are commiting a sin, or becoming martyrs? If you hold state secrets and kill yourself rather than give them up, are you a patriot? A hero? The point is that these lines have been drawn by man, added into religion, politics of different times and places. God's message is more pure, there is light for us, even when we fail. Love, Mercy, Do Not Envy, Do Not Take Without giving, Share, Care For Each Other... Thou Shalt not kill is for wars, for punishment, for pleasure, for anger... How many of us kill bugs so they don't bring disease to our family? That is killing too. God know this world has a food chain and that the animals and people will fight for those they love. God knows that the sick are being kept alive by us out of sentimentality, not by nature. I'm not talking about Uncle Ned's heart transplant which is surely a miracle. But how many of us who can't sleep, can't eat, can't breath on our own should be kept here by someone else? How many of us should be so distraught only because chemicals in our systems that were deemed perfectly safe in the 50s are now killing us? Jesus did not preach punishment, but acceptance. And Love.
  • It's his call
  • If you believe that hell is a place of "eternal torment" or "eternal annihilation" or "erernal fire", then, NO, Jesus isnt sending ANYBODY to a place like that. A sinner is a "sinner". And the wages of sin is "death". So the severity of the sin still has the same reward. ALL are sinners. Jesus Christ is a "Saviour", and that He will accomplish for everone. Take care.
  • Some people who commit suicide go to hell. Some people who commit suicide go to heaven. Suicide is not the deciding factor though. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, you will go to heaven. If you have not you wont.
  • I guess it's possible if #1 you believe in Jesus Christ and #2 you believe in hell.
  • I don't know and I think anyone who says they do, are full of shit!
  • Probably not Jesus personally. I don't think that's his department.
  • No. Since you killed yourself, it would be you that sends yourself to hell. Jesus has nothing to do with the act you commit.
  • Jesus doesn't send anyone to hell!!
  • it depends on the condition of your soul. if you have sins that are not confessed and forsaken, and you kill yourself... you will be lost. no man suffered more than Jesus, and JOb... yet, they didnt kill themselves. Jesus says we can overcome ALL THINGS thru him. a man who kills himself has given up hope. :( that person doesnt believe that God can fix the problems they face and thats why suicide is the option they take (in essence) now, why would a man, who is right with God, believes in the power of God; kill himself...? that is the question.
  • I don't believe so. Just because you commit suicide doesn't mean that you are a bad enough person to be sent to hell. Anybody who thinks that they would, should re think their state of mind..
  • still waiting on my postcard...
  • During a thread here on AB, on the topic of “free will”, a person asked me, “If I decided to jump off of a cliff right now and commit suicide, God wouldn’t have any control over the situation now would He?” My response…. There are several instances of suicide in the bible. One of them is King Saul. Remember when he fell upon his own sword. 1Sa 31:4 Then said Saul unto his armorbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armorbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it. Was this Saul’s idea? Who takes the credit for slaying Saul? Did God slay him, or did Saul kill himself? Let’s see. 1Ch 10:13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it; 1Ch 10:14 And inquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse. There it is, God says “he slew him”. Saul’s free will had nothing to do with it. Everybody is going to go to the grave, and God will be the one bringing each and every person there. 1Sa 2:6 The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. Yes, God guides everything to the council of “His” own will, NOT the will of others. I admit this can be a hard thing to grasp at first, but it is the truth. God controls and manipulates every situation, aspect, event, etc. to bring about His own will. As for God commanding people to choose between Him and unrighteousness, there are many many instances of this in the bible. As I said before, man has a will and man can choose, but man’s will or choices are NOT free from the manipulation of God. Lets look at how God presents this “If thou shalt do this” to someone. Yes, it sure looks like He is saying they have a choice. I will make this short, for I could write much on it. See if you can see what I mean. If you read the link http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/3612474 that I put forth, you already seen the answer to this question. Who hardened Pharaoh’s heart? Exo 4:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go. Answer: God did. So did God give Pharaoh a choice? Look at what He says to Pharaoh. It sure does “look” like he has a choice to do the “right” thing here. Exo 8:21 Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will…. Exo 10:4 Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow will…. There’s that “if”, that choice given to the Pharaoh. So what did Pharaoh choose? Well to go against God of course. But why did he do this? Well because his heart was hardened. Exo 8:32 And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go. But again, who is responsible for Pharaoh’s hardened heart? Exo 8:19 Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said. And again, when did He say it and “what” did He say. Exo 4:21…….. but I (God) will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go. And what was He always saying to the Israelites? “If...if…if”! Yep, and with the same kind of “you have a choice” type presentation also. But could God have hardened their hearts though? Isa 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance. I hope you can see “who” is actually in control here and in “all” things. Rom 9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy. You see, it is NOT “we that willeth” whether this will is free or otherwise, but it is all “of God”. EVERYTHING is “of” God. This free will thing goes much much deeper than this, and I can go in depth with it if you wish. God’s will is whats happening right NOW, and since the beginning, not your will, or my will. I can see how you would defend such a position, because I used to believe the same thing, so I don’t blame you. So I know this is hard to grasp, but in a nutshell; Yes, if God wills that you commit suicide, then you WILL commit suicide. Until next time, God bless.
  • i think Jesus will forgive a suicide victim, and help to heal their heart from all their suffering that led them to that.
  • A. God doesn't "send" anyone to Hell - people send themselves. However, even in this God shows his mercy to unbelievers. Even an unbeliever would rather find himself in Hell and removed from God, than spend eternity in the presence of a God he despises. B. People who commit suicide are in deep pain and depression. We are called on to trust God and be aware that he knows our circumstances. No one know the individual's heart but God. Mental illness and suicidal depression is unfortunately part of the fallen world we find ourselves in.
  • NO, you send yourself...
  • No. But would you say more about your situation?
  • first of all, Jesus does not send us to hell, we send ourselves. There is only one unforgiveable sin and that is denying that He , Jesus , is the Christ and God and the Saviour of the human race. Disbelief in Jesus Christ as God and refusing to confess sin is the ONLY ticket to hell.
  • no. anyway jesus doesnt send enyone to hell they send there own selves.
  • That would be ironic since Jesus himself arguably committed suicide as well. He foretold his death, and could have run, apologized, or recanted, but he didn't. Walking into a situation where you know you'll be killed is suicide.
  • From what I've been taught it depends on the case, because in some cases the act of suicide is considered selfish. In others it's considered a act to end misery or despair, whether out of desperation or from an unstable emotional state. So I guess to put it in black and white, the answer is both yes, and no. I myself have considered this act many times, but in the end my desire to move forward overcomes. However I am in an easy position, unlike many others who wake up every day only to suffer.
  • Actually no, Jesus will not send you to hell, you will have done that yourself. Suicide is same as murder and is a sin committed against yourself. A Christian lives under the Law of Love a non-Christian lives under God's Old Testament Law. Therefore if you are a non-Christian you have nothing to do with Jesus Christ. He doesn't know you. You will stand before the Lord God one day and answer for your sin. God alone will determine your fate and you will be judged by the Old Testament laws. This is why it is so great to have the Lord Jesus as your Savior, and not just in name. By having Jesus in your life as your Savior, on that day when you stand before the Lord God you will be judged by the Law of Love not by the OT law. And you would not have committed suicide in the first place.
  • thats up to him, you need to ask him that question

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