Yesterday I listened to callers on a local radio talk show discuss whether or not suicide was an unpardonable sin. (Whether or not a person can commit suicide and still go to heaven) Its always interesting to me how a subject like this can spark heated discussion among people who ordinarily wouldn’t discuss spiritual things. Its also interesting to discover how diverse the range of opinions is on the subject.
The discussion left me feeling sad for families who have been touched by suicide. I can only imagine (as displayed by the call-in discussion) how many unresolved questions must linger in their minds.
Here are a few thoughts that will hopefully bring encouragement and add clarity to the conversation:
1) The test of eternal life is not whether or not a person takes their life, but whether or not they have received Christ’s life. No person will enter Heaven because of a good life or great deeds. Rather, eternal life comes by grace through faith in Jesus (Eph. 2:8-9).
2) The issue of suicide is serious because it deals with the sanctity of life (Genesis 1:26). Life is a precious gift of…Continue Reading