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Is suicide a sin? What does the Bible say about suicide?

1) Samson took his life (Judg. 16), yet he is spoken of favorably in Heb. 11.
2) Judas took his own life and he is spoken of unfavorably (Jn. 17:12).
3) Christians have generally opposed suicide (Rom. 14:7-9; 1 Cor. 6:19; Eph. 5:29).
4) Some cultures have had “laws” about suicide – “no Christian burial.”
5) Why do people commit suicide? _______________________________________________________
6) Is it limited to a particular age? ________________________________________________________
7) Is overeating a form of suicide? What about other acts? ___________________________________
8) Does society contribute to suicide? ________________________________________________
9) Is suicide “a form of atheism”? ___________________________________________________
10) Can suicide be related to hypocrisy? ________________________________________________
11) Who does suicide wound (1 Cor. 12:12)? ________________________________________________
12) Do Christians ever get VERY discouraged? Ps. 38:3, 6, 8, 10?
13) What do we find with Jonah – Jon. 4:3? ________________________________________________
14) How did Solomon feel (Eccl. 2:17)?
15) Moses (Num. 11:15) – __________________________
16) Is suicide a sin? Is it an “eternal sin”? _______________________________________________
17) Explain “accountability” and sin – ___________________________________________________
18) Might be a person who commits suicide be condemned, but not for suicide? __________________
19) What should we NOT do if someone threatens suicide? __________________________________
20) What ARE some things we can do? __________________________________________________
21) Remind the person we are accountable to God – Ps. 100:3..
22) Gen. 9:6 – suicide is “self-murder.”
23) Can we learn from the Ten Commandments (Rom. 15:4)? ________________________
24) What does Ex. 20:3 teach us about suicide? ______________________________________
25) Relate suicide to Heb. 4:15 and compare Mt. 4:5-6. ______________________________________
26) The solution is not suicide; it is ____________________________.
27) Is suicide always pre-mediated (Acts 16:27)? ____________________________________________
28) When people do think about it, what can they do (Phil. 4:8)? ____________________________
29) Many points about suicide come from the book of Job.
30) Several points in Job’s life are related to modern suicides.
31) He thought God no longer answered his prayers (Job 16:16-17).
32) He thought God singled Him out for punishment (Job 19:8-11).
33) He did not see purpose in his life.
34) Poor self and image and felt like a failure.
35) Felt all alone – friends and family had abandoned him (Job 16:20).

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Remember, in order to be saved and enjoy all God’s blessings (not the least of which is salvation), a person must have faith (Jn. 8:24), be willing to repent (Lk. 13:3), and after confessing Christ as Lord, the final step is water baptism (Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Pet. 3:20-21). Bible baptism is by immersion only (“burial,” Rom. 6:4), and once it is done, heaven puts that person “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3). After proper baptism a person has their sins forgiven (Acts 2:38).

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