New Testament Survey On Suicide

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Gabe Lindblom
September 29th, 2015
New Testament Survey
Suicide in the Bible Is There Still Hope?

There is one death by suicide in the United States every 13 minutes. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and depression affects 25% of our population. When someone commits suicide, it’s not only affecting to the individual him or herself, but it also affects the lives of the many people that knew them. There are many different views on suicide, but when it comes to the Bible’s, there is a large controversy on whether or not there is still hope for those who choose to end their life prematurely. There were a number of suicides in the Bible’s Old and New Testament. Abimelech, (Judges 9:54) to avoid the …show more content…

There is no doubt that the act of killing oneself is a sin. The Sixth Commandment from God himself commands us that we "Shall not murder." (Exodus 20:13) and suicide is considered to be murdering one 's self. This verse is a tough pill to swallow because the Bible clearly commands us not to murder, and in the act of suicide, you are murdering yourself and the plans that God had and has in store for you. Would God condemn someone because their last act in their life was a sin? The truth is, we can 't assume whether or not the person passes final judgment or not. The choice is God 's, and is completely out of our judgment. The only being that has the authority to deem such judgments can be found in John 5:22. "The Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son" The one with the name Jesus is the only to cast judgment unto those who have passed, whether that is through natural or unnatural causes. It is very important for us to realize the value of our lives. Genesis 1:26-27 states “God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. . . God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” This means that God made us in his own likeness and image. We are perfect in his eyes even though we make mistakes. Since we are God’s perfect creation it means that if we end our lives, we are erasing his creation. We are all made perfect by our perfect

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