Why Suicide Doesn’t Always Lead to Hell

But want know what will keep someone out of heaven? Not knowing Jesus as one’s personal Lord and Savior. That’s just Bible 101.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” —John 3:16 Open in Logos Bible Software (if available).

Stop telling people that suicide leads to hell. It’s bad theology and proof one doesn’t understand the basic psychology surrounding mental health issues. In closing, we must understand God hates suicide just as much as the next person. Why? Because it defies God’s yearning for the sanctity of life. But while suicide is not something God approves of, no mess is too messy for the grace of Jesus. This includes suicide.

If you or someone you know is thinking about harming yourself/themselves or attempting suicide, reach out to someone who can help right away. Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK to be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center nearest you.

If you are looking for a licensed Christian counselor in your area, please visit our Anthem of Hope website.

This article originally appeared here.

Previous article“The Angry Few” in Local Church Conflicts
Next articleTony Morgan: Know Your Mission Field
Jarrid Wilson
Jarrid Wilson is a husband, pastor and author relentlessly sharing the love of Jesus.

Get the ChurchLeaders Daily Sent to Your Inbox