Suicide - Is A True Born
Again Believing Christian Capable of
We are but dust,
which is why we need Jesus.
That which is not possible with man,
is possible with God.
Only in Christ can a person deal with the
worst that can come our way.
last week's passing of Rick Warren's son, by a self-inflicted gun
shot wound, many people are asking what happens to a person who
commits suicide. The following is how I feel about this
If a person is truly saved, a true born again
Christian in Christ, then there is nothing that person can do to
lose his/her salvation. The question is: "Is it possible for a true
born again believer in Jesus Christ (a truly saved person) to take
his/her own life?" When I consider all of the medicines that they
put people on these days for depression that say "Can cause suicidal
thoughts," I think it might be possible for a believer to take
his/her own life, if under the influence of such drugs.
there are medical disorders that cause a person to not even know
his/her own name. Is it possible that such a person could have been
saved before getting to that point and end up taking his/her own
life as a result of the medical condition? Possibly. But that
type of person would most likely be being watched around the
We read in the bible that the righteous shall fall,
but not all the way, that God holds the righteous up with His hand.
We read the story of Job, who had it worse than anyone, but did not
kill himself, as he was a man who loved the Lord.
to me that God would not allow one of His own to get to the point of
purposeful suicide. But is it really suicide if medicine causes a
person to kill him/herself? (We don't know if Rick Warren's son
was on any of these medicines. One might assume he was, because they
are saying he struggled with depression his whole life,
I think that what is most important is for Christian
parents to take note and to make sure that the first sheep they feed
the word of God to is their own children. And never stop feeding it
to them. Sadly, and I don't care how many books he has sold, I don't
believe Rick Warren is a true believer, however that's another
topic for another day.
No matter what Rick Warren is or
isn't, his children are not him. And his son could have very well
gotten saved at some point in his short life. And if that is the
case, then that would mean he would be in heaven. But I don't
recommend anyone risking it, as such could be a sign that a person
never was saved.
Some things we just won't
J.M. Smith 04-08-13