The Bible & Suicide
Suicide is mostly contemplated in distress, hardship or anxiety. But, no doubt, this hardship may also be ‘the trying’ of Christ on your person – if so, you, no doubt, will know it: for he will let you know it.
MAT 10: 21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
MAT 10: 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Enduring meaning not turning away from Christ, not turning to evil, not giving in to Satan, but stay in God’s house forever – with his commandments.
Indeed, the Gospel does not prohibit suicide, it forbids ‘Murder’
You can not murder your self, but only ‘Kill’ your self. Pseudo-Christian opinion on the matter does not count – but only Christ’s: and he never mentioned it.
We now must:
Define Murder: the unauthorized killing of a creature (men or beast).
Define Killing: the putting to death of a living creature: chickens, cows, pigs, men in self-defence, without the intent to kill. In most legislations of the world, would we absolutely have no choice but to kill in our defence, killing would still not be murder: but the law of Christ gives no definite answer on this. Only the truly ‘Repented and Baptised’ could tell us if they could have such emotions, being reborn and Holy.
Define Authorized Killing: killing authorized by God. We can kill all beast for our need or our protection, but not murder them (kill them for the sake of killing), due to the commandment “Thou shalt do no murder”.
Define Murder: unlawfully to God, putting to death any human or beast. And so: no killing animals for the sake of a shoot and leaving them to rot, but eat them, give them to someone to eat or use their fur; for else this would be murder.
Now if we feel life is too heavy on us and we want to end it then,
if we kill our selves, our life belonging to us, we did not commit murder as that is not possible; ‘self-killing’ is not murder and God, like with masturbation, did not prohibit it. And have we then ‘persevered unto the end ‘? We actually have, for we did not turn from God and the truth, but remained in our faith and did not turn to Satan to solve our problems, but instead, we choose death. So we persevered unto the end, though we called the end. It would, indeed, be a pity if you were not baptized to the remission of your sins – and you can then only hope for his mercy on the day of judgment.
Would you like to suffer in pain and misery, or would you prefer death? Has Christ prohibited assisted-killing, where the person, capable of making a choice, has opted for euthanasia? The Gospel has no record of this.
Surely, where the person cannot make such a choice, due to mental or physical inability, a Christian may make the choice for them, showing mercy on the sufferer: but Jesus gives no comment on this. So the Christian or believer will have to pray to Christ on the matter.