Suicide… is it the Unpardonable Sin?

Today’s survey stems from a question that I believe MANY believers struggle with. Maybe as you read this survey, you have been affected by the loss of a loved one by suicide. I can’t tell you how many people I have had to sit with over the years that have lost someone dear to them through the tragedy of suicide, and the thing that grieves them the most is the battle of the eternal question… did they go to heaven.

I would like to share with you what my response is to this very challenging question, but first, I want to hear from you. Here is this week’s survey. Answer with your heart’s conviction.

This survey is now closed. Thank you for all who participated. Results and my biblical perspective coming soon.

8 thoughts on “Suicide… is it the Unpardonable Sin?”

  1. Absolutely not…nothing is unpardonable by God. If I stole something, or was rude to my mother immediately before getting into a car accident and dying, this doesn’t mean I’m not getting into Heaven. We are imperfect and will be sinning til the day we die. It’s human to rate sins, they’re all the same in God’s eyes. That’s why I struggle so much with these cases regarding assisted suicide and parents being unwilling to let their child (who has been in unbearable excruciating pain) leave this earth with less suffering when their passing is inevitable. This is one example at the very end of the spectrum, but using this doctrine for all cases of ending one’s life is acceptable. Suicide breaks His heart of course, but doesn’t everything we do to harm ourselves provide the same heartbrokenness? Our God is a God of mercy and I don’t believe that he regards one sin as unpardonable, though somehow we have chosen to elevate it as such.

  2. I don’t know if its an unpardonable sin. I don’t like answering for God or even pretending I understand a fraction of how He feels. I think God knows the heart of the person who committed the sin…the same way he knows all our sins. My Uncle asked Jesus into his heart two weeks before he committed suicide. I don’t know how God judged him, and I’m sure he had to stand before God and tell Him what he’d done, but like every sinner that’s between God and the person. I know that God doesn’t want us hurting ourselves and I don’t think suicide is a solution to anything. But I think it’s a sin along with all the rest that God sees and knows we has humans commit…I kind of think they’re all unpardonable sins!

  3. ACCORDING TO MINISTERS OF THE GRACE THEOLOGY THE UNPARDONABLE SIN IS REJECTING JESUS AS THE SAVIOR AND THE ONLY WAY TO GOD THE FATHER AND HEAVEN.
    FURTHERMORE IF JESUS PAID IT ALL AT THE CROSS ALL OF OUR SINS WERE FUTURE SINS. WHEN WE ACCEPT JESUS AS LORD AND SAVIOR ALL OF OUR SINS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE ARE COVERED BY THE SHED BLOOD. BASED ON THAT IDEOLOGY I DON’T SEE HOW A BELIEVER WHO FALLS AND COMMITS SUICIDE WOULD SPEND ETERNITY IN HELL.

    1. ACCORDING TO MINISTERS OF THE GRACE THEOLOGY THE UNPARDONABLE SIN IS REJECTING JESUS AS THE SAVIOR AND THE ONLY WAY TO GOD THE FATHER AND HEAVEN. FURTHERMORE IF JESUS PAID IT ALL AT THE CROSS ALL OF OUR SINS WERE FUTURE SINS. WHEN WE ACCEPT JESUS AS LORD AND SAVIOR ALL OF OUR SINS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE ARE COVERED BY THE SHED BLOOD. BASED ON THAT IDEOLOGY I DON’T SEE HOW A BELIEVER WHO FALLS AND COMMITS SUICIDE WOULD SPEND ETERNITY IN HELL.

  4. my childhood friend just did this a few months ago.. struggling this this question as well. But, who am I to say if she did or did not… though I think we would like to think that to end the ‘torture’ here on earth didn’t continue for eternal torture..

  5. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about that too. And everytime I was thinking about it I found myself trying to find a reason why God would freely pardon it like all other sins. But I really don’t see how by far! It’s not like killing other person. When you do that to yourself means you don’t see hope in this life anymore. That should also mean that if Christians do that, they’ll all go to heaven and be free! That would also mean we can decide when to die, like, we can control our lives!
    I can understand all people who search for hope in these kind of situations, my aunt committed suicide when I was a child /she wasn’t a christian/; and I remember how odd it sounded to me when I asked my parents what happened to her and they said she did that. I couldn’t understand why….
    So anyway, what the Lord showed to me is that this is truly a demonic thing.
    I can’t judge anyone, also I can’t find 100% answer about this for the people who did that after they became believers.
    It’s just this – what I would like to think and what I have till now as I realistic conclusion till now.

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