Can a Person Who Commits Suicide Go to Heaven?

Dr. Jeff Williams

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March 10, 2020

Whenever I am asked this question, I immediately want to know who is asking. There are usually two different people who would want to know the answer. First someone who is considering taking their own life. Second someone who knows someone who as committed suicide. If you are contemplating suicide let me encourage you to get help. Mostly likely you are suffering from depression and a counselor or doctor can help you work through your difficulties. God cares for you and there are people who care for you as well. Let someone help you see the value of your life and the wonderful plan God has for you. If no one is available for you to talk to call the suicide hotline 800-273-TALK (8255). You can talk to someone 24/7 that will help you.

If you know someone who has committed suicide you too can find help. First Denton hosts a ministry called “Grief Share” that will help you to deal with your loss. The pain, regrets and questions never end for those left behind by suicide, but you can find help from others who have been through similar loss.

The answer to the question can a person who commits suicide go to Heaven is yes. Salvation is a gift from God given to those who will receive it. One cannot do anything to earn it and conversely one cannot do anything to lose it. Philippians 1:6 says, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” John 10 also confirms the fact that we cannot do anything to lose our salvation. John 10:27-29 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.

Suicide is a horrible act that devastates people and families for generations. I will never forget as a young pastor going to the home of a sixteen-year-old cheerleader who had taken her own life. Her family,friends, school, and church were all devastated. Again, if you are considering taking your own life let someone help you work through your pain and let God take away that pain. He can and He will.

I am so thankful that my sins are forgiven because of the blood that Jesus shed on the cross. As an eight-year-old boy Jesus came into my life forgave me and became my savior. He can do the same for you today if you will simply put your faith and trust in Him.