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In the Protestant traditions I am familiar with suicide is not an automatic exclusion from Heaven. However it must be said that there is a logical incompatibility between suicide and faith. A faith that aborts just when it has something to trust is no faith at all. First of all, suicide flies in the face of everything that we learn from Christ about what is ...


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There are a couple issues here. First: Strictly speaking in a logical sense this is the best thing a person could do for themself. No. Suicide is never a logical solution to any situation. If anyone is in a position where they think it is, they would be best served by taking a time out and then seeking professional help. But this question is not ...


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This is generally explained as two different details of the same event being the emphisis of the record. Both accounts tell of a suicide. One specifically mentions hanging, the other doesn't mention anything about cause of death but does mention his "falling". These can readily be reconciled through natural causes either by something going wrong in the ...


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It's quite possible that both happened: he hanged himself, and when he was found and cut down, (which might have been some time later, long enough for the decay process to begin,) his body burst open with a predictable display of gore.


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Since the soul is in a state of mortal sin at the time of death for someone who commits suicide, it would seem that the consequence must necessarily be damnation. However here is what the catechism says: Suicide 2280 Everyone is responsible for his life before God who has given it to him. It is God who remains the sovereign Master of life. We are ...


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From a general Christian perspective, I believe that assisted suicide is wrong. I have multiple reasons for this. The obvious, but too obvious, answer is that God commands that we shall not murder. A common objection to this argument is that it's not murder if the person is suffering and wishes to die. Perhaps so, so allow me to argue a separate point. ...


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There is good reason to believe that we will not see Judas in heaven. Jesus spoke of His betrayer with these words: The Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.” Matthew 26:24 ESV As @Paul A Clayton noted in this comment, John 17:12 ...


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If suicide excluded someone from going to heaven, then Jesus words in John 3.16 would not be true: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Yes, I accept that suicide would lead one to question the individual's faith, and possibly even make a decision that the ...


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There are some great answers and comments on this question, and I'd like to try and add in on it: No, suicide does not automatically damn you to hell. If you are born again in Christ, all your sins are washed clean, even ones you have not yet committed. If they weren't, then somehow Christ's death on the cross was incomplete. His sacrifice is eternal, the ...


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While I don't believe committing suicide excludes you from heaven, I do believe it's a sin (and one you can't repent from): James 3:16 (NIV) 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. What could be more selfish than learning about (and accepting) God's gift and then killing yourself without ...


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I think I can add some useful informations in the subject of Judas death. Except of what is recorded in the New Testament, there are also other accoutns which may clear up potential consufion, remove contradictions and even propose entirely new view on the whole case of Judas death. In my opinion, they contain answer to question posted by OP: Are these two ...


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A priest would answer that it is not possible to know and that we cannot presume to judge. All things being equal it is more probable that the person would be damned than not, but in the case of suicide all things are never equal. Often things such as mental illness come into play, in which case culpability really comes into question.


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The problem comes in that if we are to deem all life with intrinsic value then we are faced with the same problem that abortion and the death penalty brings. Do we succumb to nihilism and then deem the life of certain convicts and / or unborn babies is worthless or do we reject nihilism and deem that it has worth. Do we grant the doctors the right to end ...


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As a former volunteer in a hospice I believe I have something to say about this, both to Christians and to non-Christians. How would you want to die? At first, people usually say something like "painlessly" or "quickly". Some youngsters add "young", most older people would add "after long life", "after happy life" or "after accomplishing my goals" instead. ...


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I'd like to address the "to a Christian" aspect of the question (I'm not sure the "to a non-Christian" aspect is on topic). I would argue in favour of assisted suicide, on a case by case basis. I don't intend to comment on whether it should be legal or illegal, because I think that is mostly irrelevant to the issue of its morality. The Bible doesn't have ...


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There is no "single" way to answer this, because (as usual) there is no "single" Christian view; there are Christian groups with very well versed advocates at both extremes of this, so there are no absolute answers here. I'm looking to a way to answer a fellow Christian with few knowledge of the Bible... My view in your discussion to a Christian : if ...



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