Will a non-Christian who commits suicide automatically be condemned to hell?


Romans 3:23

NASB - 23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
The mode of one's death (regardless of whether a person is a Christian or a non-Christian) is not the decisive consideration in the attainment of eternal life and the ability to spend eternity in God's presence.

Although suicide is a sin that no one (whether Christian or non-Christian) should commit (since only God, or His appointed earthly legal authorities, have the right to make a determination that a person's life should end), it is also not an (or the) unforgivable sin.

A person's eternal destiny is determined by whether the person, while still living on earth, received eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins by God. If a non-Christian commits suicide, that person's eternal judgment will not be based on the manner of their death, but on the fact that the person did not place their faith in Christ during their life.

July 20 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Aurel Gheorghe
First, only the Holy Spirit knows who will be saved and lost (1 Cor 2:11). 

Second, the Bible is clear - no one is being condemned upon death - the lost will be judged and condemned at the last day (Daniel 12:2; John 12:48; Rev 20:12). Knowing that the judgment hasn’t taken place yet, makes it obvious that no one has been condemned. 

However, murder is a sin, suicide is self-murder and unconfessed sin is going to separate us from God’s Kingdom (1 Cor 6:9; Rev 21:8). 

Finally, we do not know what is going on in someone’s heart, only God know that and even if everything that we are aware of might point to a certain way, God is the final judge and He might take in consideration some extenuating circumstances that no one else knows.

Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon (Isaiah 55:6, 7).

July 23 2018 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini angelo cusimano
Taking your own life, like any other sin that man commits, is accompanied by many variables that cannot readily be measured by people, only God. Is the individual insane, under the influence of many very dangerous prescription drugs given by doctors? Has the individual reached an age of accountability? And the list goes on. 

The action by Judas Iscariot is explained to us by the bible accounts, so we have a clear picture of a man that was in anguish and ashamed of his actions. He should have sought repentance. He was aware since he was present for the great lesson in Luke chpt 13, unless you repent you shall likewise perish. Judas went to his place, the place of un-repentance. Each case though is unique and to be judged by God.

November 24 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini John Mulvihill
1 Cor. 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Satan is an enemy outside the constraints of a lifetime. He is wiser than us in a worldly sense. He may convince a Christian to take his own life; however, the only condemning sin is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, which would be the rejection of Jesus Christ as lord and savior..
There are sects that believe they can lose their salvation, but Jesus and God the Father say that "No one" can snatch them from the Father's hand. 

Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins. 

This verse is often taken out of text by those that would condemn a Christian that sins. But they would be liars to say that they have never had a wicked thought, lust of eyes, lust of life, strife, envy; even to worry is a sin. 

So Jesus asked the adulteress, "Where are your accusers?" You finish what Jesus replied thereafter. Salvation is a gift, you did not earn or deserve it when you got it, nor to preserve it. Jesus + works= Hell, Jesus+0 = Eternal Life. 

Efesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:. 

It is a horrible thing that a person would lead you to Jesus for salvation from your sins, only to have them place the burden of their sins back on their shoulders.

Thank you Jesus for salvation by grace alone! 
Romans 11:6....I choose GRACE!

November 23 2018 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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