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Does The Bible Encourage Suidice?

December 9, 2012

The Bible has some good things to say about suicide

If you are thinking of committing suicide — call some Godly folks and talk to them at 1-800-273-8255. Right NOW! The wise people on the phone are much smarter than I am.

I cannot say for sure whether or not the Bible exactly wants you to commit suicide. There seems to be much value in not killing yourself. However, according the Bible, there is nothing wrong with committing suicide. Some of our greatest Biblical heroes have committed suicide! You should always look to the example of such Godly men as Samson and Saul, who both killed themselves. The Bible is the infallible Holy Word of God and the Godly men in it should always guide our steps.

In this Bible Study we will open up His Word and look at exactly what the Bible has to say on your own suicide.

If you are thinking of suicide, you should certainly read our earlier Bible Study on how meaningless life is. That can give you information on what the great Father thinks of you. It’s good that the Bible makes no mistakes, it has no errors in it! I thank the father that he has given us sinful humans this Holy Word. We are filth in his sight.

Matthew 22:21
For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.

Romans 3:10
There is no one righteous, not even one

Certainly God does not think highly of us humans. He formed us out of dust [Genesis 2:7] and blessed us all with a sinful nature. We are sinful humans and we are dirt in the eyes of the wonderful Father. It is reasonable to think that ending your own life might be exactly what God wants you to do. He has blessed us with so much sin.

Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

Job 7:15-16
15 so that I prefer strangling and death, rather than this body of mine. 16 I despise my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone; my days have no meaning.

John 8:34
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.”

When I was a child Samson was my favorite hero from the Bible. I looked up to this strong man who fought against the Philistines. Samson was such an example of what it is to be a Godly man. When Samson asked God to give him the strength to push over the pillars and kill himself and the Philistines — God did strengthen Samson so he could commit suicide! God himself helped such a great man to commit suicide.

King Saul was chosen by God to be king. Saul was anointed by the prophet Samuel, and Saul was loved by God. Saul too committed suicide.

1 Samuel 31:4-5
4 Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me.” But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it. 5 When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him.

The Bible shows us two suicides at the same time. Saul is surely in heaven right now smiling down upon you as you ponder if suicide might be right for you. I do pray that you can make a decision using the wisdom of the Bible. Always remember that the Bible is never wrong, even when it says that God is all-powerful.

In closing I’ll leave you with one last encouragement for your life.

John 12:25
Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.