Is Suicide a Sin?

Every 40 seconds, someone dies from suicide (World Health Organization statistic). Many of these are bible-believing Christians who couldn’t find hope in this world and thought it would be better if they were dead. So many believe that the only way they will ever find peace is if they take their own lives. As a Church, we have failed to address this and find a way to help those who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, and Suicide, which leads us to ask the question: Is suicide a sin? Is there such a thing as a spirit of suicide? Join ArieRashelle as she searches through Scripture to find answers to these questions in our video, Is Suicide a Sin?

1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Galatians 2:20
Exodus 21:12
Exodus 21:14
Numbers 35:11-12
Joshua 20:1-3
Philippians 4:13
John 1:5

Is Suicide a Sin?

The Spirit of Suicide

We believe that suicide is a spirit, as we believe every sin has a spirit behind it. 1 John 4:1 tells us, 4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” We believe that it is a Spirit of Suicide that plants the seed that someone is worthless, hopeless, doomed, or disgusting, in their head. Therefore, finding relief would begin in the mind. It all starts with changing your thoughts. But how do you do that? You have to make a conscious decision to change your thoughts. Then you fill your mind with scripture to tell you the truth. That you are not worthless. That you are loved. You are beautiful. You are wanted. You are not disgusting. You are a Child of God.

Encouraging Verses

God Knows You and Hears You

17The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. 18The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 19The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;

Psalms 34:17-19

22 Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.

Psalms 55:22

13 For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well.

Psalms 139:13-14

11 For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’

Jeremiah 29:11

God is With You

20 We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. 21 In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. 22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in You.

Psalms 33:20-22

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

1 John 4:4

13 I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13

For immediate, free, confidential help, call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Chat with a counselor online? Educate yourself on suicide prevention? Get involved? Should I call? What happens if you call?

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