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

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