Our culture is facing an epidemic of suicide and it is rising—- even with pastors (click here for latest suicide of a pastor)! Which means all the ways the world has been trying to stop it haven’t worked- it is only getting worse.
1. Medication- not enough to subdue the will.
2. Counseling- not enough to give life meaning.
3. Church and Lukewarm Christianity- not enough to bring true freedom.
So KLove and popular “Christians” can keep spouting that beautiful broken garbage that did nothing for this pastor and I’ll keep preaching the love of God with truth and power. And I’ll see y’all on Judgment Day and we’ll see who was right!
John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” You’d better believe there is a devil out there using suicide to deceive people into hell and to bring destruction to their family and friends! The pain left behind by this selfish act is second to none.
Also, murder is murder even if you take your own life— this is the historic position of the church (don’t let 21st century backslidden preachers tell you otherwise—- it’s always been a sin and it will always be a sin).
Here is from Augustine in the fourth century, “he who kills himself is a homicide, and so much the guiltier of his own death, as he was more innocent of that offence for which he doomed himself to die.” In other words, you don’t have the right to end your own life- you are guilty of condemning an innocent person- i.e., “you.”
Someone might say, “Don’t you care about the self-murderer’s family?!” YES! That is why I am telling them their father was a SINNER! He disobeyed God and their only hope is in God and they’d better bring their pain to God lest they fall for the same lie of the enemy and damn their souls to hell as well!
People need to fear God more than despair and their depression. I heard a person say suicide is what people do when they are afraid to keep living— like a person jumping out of a burning building because they’d rather jump to their death than burn alive.
But you better check the Bible first—- because it is worse to go to hell than suffer on this earth. Any person who truly believed in hell would never take their life (period). And every time we glorify this wicked behavior we encourage it!
Suicides have gone up radically since Robyn Williams because other depressed people saw how glorified he was and want the same pity. Plus, suicide is contagious (like school shootings) because people see how much attention and honor they get after they murder themselves (see stats in link).
To hell with that! Every suicide thought should be cast down and no one who takes their life should be remembered as a victim or that they were “sick” like a person with cancer. They were wicked cowards who will have their place in the lake of fire. They will get no mercy from God- so stop hoping for it and talking about it like it might happen- it wont (do you think a school shooter or terrorist who blows themselves up goes to heaven?).
You are only lying to yourself and others- and then you give false assurance to the next person who wants to kill themself (you’d better be careful about how you explain who goes to heaven and hell- everyone doesn’t go to a better place).
Revelation 21:8, “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars —they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
Cowards and the unbelievers go to the same hell as those who practice witchcraft! So get mad if you want- but I wont be guilty of glorifying their sin and encouraging others to damn themselves to hell.
Do you struggle with suicide? Jesus loves you and has a plan for your life. You don’t believe that? You’d better repent of your pride that is rooted in your pain before you do something you will regret for eternity. So if you want to live- reach out to our church and we will get you help—- you wanna take your own life—- you’d better be ready to face hellfire!
Matthew 18:8-9, “8 If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. 9 And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.”
And yes- I have seen God deliver dozens of suicidal people and now their living amazing lives for Jesus! God will do the same for all who call upon His name!
Isaiah 61:1-3, “1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.”
(Sidenote: Nothing wrong with doctors, counselors and medication—- but just remember Jesus is the only one that can heal the soul!)