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It appears that Luther did in fact say something to that effect. In one of his Table Talks, Luther is recorded as saying: I don’t share the opinion that suicides are certainly to be damned. My reason is that they do not wish to kill themselves but are overcome by the power of the devil. They are like a man who is murdered in the woods by a robber. ...


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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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Short answer: For the general case, no. Your question asks about both the general case, and an outlier case of suicide. That series of articles in the Catechism addresses in part whether or not the disordered act of suicide is with full consent of the will, or is not with full consent of the will. If it is not then it may not meet the gravity of mortal ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas gives this precise objection in his question on "Whether it is lawful to kill oneself?" (Summa Theologica II-II q. 64 a. 5 arg 4): Samson killed himself, as related in Judges 16:30, and yet he is numbered among the saints (Heb. 11:32). Therefore it is lawful for a man to kill himself. To which he replies (ibid. ad 4): As ...


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What is the Roman Catholic point of view regarding spies who commit suicide in order to avoid capture? According to the Catholic Church suicide constitutes serious matter and is truly offensive before God. But then gravity of matter is only one of the three requirements for a mortal sin — the others being sufficient reflection and full consent of the will. ...


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The Pope does not get special treatment in spiritual matters such as Heaven, Hell and Judgement. In other words, if you ask "Would the Pope go to hell if he did this?" the answer will always be the same as "Would a person go to Hell if he/she did this?", assuming other circumstances are the same. As Ken Graham points out, suicide does not automatically ...


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I'm adressing the following question : If you commit suicide but at the same time donate your organs to save others, is that sinful or not? For the Catholic Church, this is very sinful. Below are some exerpts of the Cathechism on the moralty of human acts : A morally good act requires the goodness of the object, of the end, and of the circumstances ...


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The passage is not about suicide. You can tell this because the temptation given to Jesus is: "throw yourself down. For it is written: 'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'" In other words, Jesus would not be killed by throwing himself off the temple, ...


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While it is true that these verses are of the same event, the question is why this portrayal? The answer explains to so-called contradiction. Judas hung himself (Mt. 27:5). He fell and split with bowels gushing out (Acts 1:18). What's it mean? The answer begins in Deuteronomy. And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to ...


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Let Case 1 = the suicide for women at the point of being raped and Case 2 = the suicide of a father and his family to avoid seeing the mother/wife and the daughters/sisters raped and dishonored before their eyes The two situations are not the same. In case 1, the woman has an extra case of conscience of commiting fornication and cooperating to the sin of ...


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From the deuterocanonical book of Second Maccabees: 2 Maccabees 14:37-46 Razis Dies for His Country A certain Razis, one of the elders of Jerusalem, was denounced to Nica′nor as a man who loved his fellow citizens and was very well thought of and for his good will was called father of the Jews. For in former times, when there was no mingling with the ...


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Attitudes to suicide had already changed well before the time of Chesterton. The Christian attitude described by Chesterton was already in the past. This can be seen by his use of the past tense. The Christian attitude was ... not what is affirmed in modern morals. By modern Chesterton meant, of course, those of his time, the early twentieth century. In the ...


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The General Synod of the Church of England announced that suicides could receive Anglican funerals as far back as 2015. Comments made in the linked article seem to reflect the general shift in attitude and increased understanding that the majority of suicides are no longer viewed as "self-murder", but a sad consequence of extreme mental anguish or ...


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Is it possible to repent after death in Catholicism? The short answer seems to be possibly yes immediately after death. There seems to be a pious belief amongst some Catholics that immediately after death Our Lord gives sinners a final chance to repent of their sins. Here I will let Padre St. Pio do the talking: "I believe that not a great number of ...


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Wasn't he in every wise tempted as we, but without sin? From this perspective I think that it's very possible that he did, but probably not in the verse from your question. Unless being depressed at all is a sin, but it seems to me that suicide is the sin and depression would be the temptation.


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A couple additional points that I did not see here are that in committing suicide: This would prevent us from gaining many of the rewards we could earn in Heaven through the good works we could do on earth. Matthew 16:27 (NKJV) “For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works....


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