#4: What the Bible Says about Suicide: 7 Reminders of Hope
Opening with the gentle reminder that suicide is not a new issue, writer Debbie McDaniel lists seven Biblical figures who took their own lives: King Saul, Saul’s armor-bearer, Samson, King Abimelech, Ahithophel, Zimri, and Judas.
Although they had a better choice, McDaniel points out in this article that nowhere does the Bible indicate that the act of suicide is an unforgivable sin as a believer. The Bible is clear: when we are in Christ, nothing will separate us from Him, not even death.
The better part is comprised of seven reminders of hope for those struggling: 1) recognize the real enemy, 2) refuse to fear, 3) realize you’re not alone, 4) believe that God loves you, 5) know God is always with you, 6) accept that He does not condemn you, and 7) remember God has a good plan for you.
For immediate assistance, a link to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is included.
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