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Old 10-13-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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This might be very touchy but does the bible speak on..
What happens to someone if they commit suicide?
Does the crime fit the punishment if someone has a horrible life..
And ends it to spent eternity in hell?
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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This might be very touchy but does the bible speak on..
What happens to someone if they commit suicide?
Does the crime fit the punishment if someone has a horrible life..
And ends it to spent eternity in hell?

I hope I don't sound insensitive, but I believe suicide is the ultimate act of selfishness and self centeredness.

Exactly how an individual will be judged is above my pay grade
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Shade Tn
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This might be very touchy but does the bible speak on..
What happens to someone if they commit suicide?
Does the crime fit the punishment if someone has a horrible life..
And ends it to spent eternity in hell?
Well I don't believe the God of the bible punishes people in an eternal fiery hell. That said, suicide is usally the result of depression which is a sickness of this world. How could a loving God condemn someone who isnt in full possession of their faculties and makes the decision to end their suffereng through suicide? Though the willful taking of life is indeed a grievous sin, one must conclude that only God can judge the person's mental state and determine whether the act was deserving of everlasting death.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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If you would've said God alone then yes you would be correct in your personal opinion.
To say "God of the bible" is wrong as the bible teaches that there is a hell, and that you shouldn't take someone's life.

The BIBLE teaches of what will happen to those who commit murder.

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Well I don't believe the God of the bible punishes people in an eternal fiery hell. That said, suicide is usally the result of depression which is a sickness of this world. How could a loving God condemn someone who isnt in full possession of their faculties and makes the decision to end their suffereng through suicide? Though the willful taking of life is indeed a grievous sin, one must conclude that only God can judge the person's mental state and determine whether the act was deserving of everlasting death.
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Suicide is a result of an unhealthy mind that can be caused by chemical imbalances within the brain as well as outside influences such as ..well society, family, guilt and other things that tear a person down and make him feel unloved, unwanted, useless, a failure, etc..He will not go to a make believe hell of eternal burning of his flesh..I believe he will go to the Lord for instant healing by His divine love for His creation.. JMO.
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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Suicide is a sin, plain and simple, no more no less. If I as a true Christian had a huge argument with my wife, even cussed at her and left the house, jumped in my car and ran through a stop sign only to be broadsided by a Mack truck killing me instantly. The last thing I did before I died was sinned so am I going to hell now? God is a fair judge. You will be judged accordingly. Suicide is not an automatic ticket to hell.

A nonbeliever who dies in their sins regardless how their life ended will go to hell.
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Then why dont we all just commit suicide since Jesus died for our sins?
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: RV Park
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Even the unpardonable is misinterpreted by modern Christians - all murderers, drunks, fornicators, etc will not enter...

...but there will be nothing left of the sort in us after we are purged.

(Luke 3:16-17) John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

1 Cor 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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Even the unpardonable is misinterpreted by modern Christians - all murderers, drunks, fornicators, etc will not enter...

...but there will be nothing left of the sort in us after we are purged.

(Luke 3:16-17) John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

1 Cor 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
I don't understand what you mean, "misinterpret" the bible is very clear, that verse talks about dieing in your sins whatever it might be?
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Shade Tn
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If you would've said God alone then yes you would be correct in your personal opinion.
To say "God of the bible" is wrong as the bible teaches that there is a hell, and that you shouldn't take someone's life.

The BIBLE teaches of what will happen to those who commit murder.
Yes there is a hell in the bible but it is the common grave, not a burning fiery place of eternal torment. And again, if you feel that God makes no allowance for mental illness-perhaps you don't know him as I do.
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