I have to speak up and just disagree with this thought. This is so wrong. It's a spiritual battle and when it gets to this point for a believer, it can get extremely dark. No, there is nothing that justifies someone taking their life, especially a Christian. That is true. However, lack of justification of the action should not bring into question one's heart and whether or not they are saved. Suicide is driven by lack of hope and a feeling of despair. It's driven by emotions. And there are some very painful emotional places that thankfully many do not have to go in their life time this side of heaven. Maybe the christian believes but is a "baby" christian and doesn't know how to combat the feelings, etc. Maybe they dont know the difference between believing and living a life of faith. Sanctification is a life long process and it takes time to learn how to avoid or how to handle going down the road of suicidal thoughts when things are very bad. Then add in the spiritual compenent whispering in the christian's ear, the one who is rooting for the christian to stop the pain and "go home to Jesus", etc and, depending upon where the believer is at in every aspect of their life, they may give into the temptation to murder themselves.
Originally Posted by meshee
We make a point not to try and judge others salvation, and yes we do look at the fruit, this is one moment of decision just like any other where the wrong decision could easily be made. Ever made a really bad emotional decision before, that you know is wrong, but you do it anyways? And you are saved and a believer in Christ? Point made.
I believe that the tendency to go toward suicidal thoughts is a weakness in many people, including Christians. It was before salvation and that weakness doesnt leave because they get saved. The enemy knows our weaknesses and he does play on them as long as he sees that they work. So I would encourage all christians to have grace and mercy with our brothers and sisters who may show tendencies of going down this road. Teach, encourage, support and love on them. Its one huge battle they find themselves in. It's a great "victory" but not the ultimate when the enemy gets one of God's children to take out their own life right in front of God and others. That's one sure way to stop that person's witness for Christ.
Sorry if I elaborated too much, but it was too important not to speak up.
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