Christians and Christianity

What does the Bible say About Committing Suicide?

Many individuals have faced certain circumstances in life that makes them loose hope on life and want to commit suicide.

  However is suicide acceptable by God?

Can a christian commit Suicide?

We’ll examine a few scriptures and see what the Bible says about this very act.

Job 1:21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

From the above scripture we see that it is not in the place of any man to take his life cause he never gave himself that life .

Commiting suicide is commiting murder but in this case it is self murder. The bible frowns at this very act.

Here are the list of people who committed suicide in the Bible;

 1. Saul

1 Samuel 31:4 Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

 2. Saul’s Armor Bearer

1 Samuel 31:5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon his sword, and died with him.

 3. Ahithophel

2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

 4. Zimir

1 Kings 16:18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the palace of the king’s house, and burnt the king’s house over him with fire, and died.

 5. Judas

Matthew 27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

Suicide is not the best option and can never be.

No matter how depress you are or may be please don’t commit suicide.

You can be more than this, you deserve a better life.

Please refer to the international suicide hotlines here


Daniel Inyang

Daniel Inyang is a young Gospel Minister aimed at impacting and educating life's with the Word Of God through the internet.

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