Bible Question:

We are good and God fearing people, but so many bad incidents have happened in our life that we have decided to end our lives. We cannot tolerate the evil that is flourishing. Can someone who commits suicide be saved?

Bible Answer:

Bad things happen to everyone, including Christians. Sometimes we suffer because we have sinned or done wrong. If we suffer because we sinned or did something stupid, then we deserve it. God uses the consequences of our “bad” conduct to remind us that He does not want us to repeat that sin. On other occasions we suffer because we did what was correct or holy. That is, we may suffer for the sake of righteousness.

. . . if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong. 1 Peter 3:14-17 (NASB)

How are we to respond when trouble comes our way? He wants us to go through the pain and suffering and not try to escape. Most of us want to escape very difficult situations, but God wants to use them to mature us and make us godly men and women. He wants us to be men and women who seek after Him, who seek to be holy.

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 (NASB)

This passage says that God uses difficult situations to test our faith. Sometimes He wants to help us understand that we are not Christians. But most of the time He uses trials to make us better Christians – to stop our sinning or to increase our patience.


Did you know that suicide is a violation of God’s command to not murder (Exodus 20:13)? We can murder ourselves! It is called suicide. God wants to offer you something better than escape by death. Jesus said that He came to give us peace and joy (John 14:27; 15:11). He said that He came to offer peace and joy but not the peace and joy the world offers. His promise refers to a pattern of life of joy and peace because God has said that we will suffer on occasions. Are you suffering because you sinned? If so, then I would encourage you to ask God to help you through it, because He is disciplining you (Heb. 12:4-13). You might be suffering because others are persecuting you because you are serving God (Matthew 5:10-12; 2 Tim. 3:12). In either situation, Hebrews 4:16 tells us that God has promised to help us through our trials at just the right time. He has not promised to take us out of our troubles, but to help us through them. Why? He might use the trial to help you understand that you need Jesus Christ’s forgiveness, or to cause you to grow spiritually. If you will ask Him for help, He will help you understand why these things are occurring and He will help you through your situation. There is a previous question titled, “What does the Bible say about suicide?” that I would encourage you to read since it answers your question about being saved if one commits suicide. May the Lord bless you.

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