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Is Suicide Unforgiveable?


This is a big topic that a lot of people deal with, and we’ve made a video on the subject that you should find helpful and upbuilding. Also, we’d like to encourage you that anyone who has truly trusted in Christ is secure and can’t lose the salvation He bought for them. The Bible is clear, right after John 3:16 that everyone knows, verses 17-18 read: “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” Why is a person condemned? For not believing in Jesus Christ—the true Christ as revealed in person by God 2,000 years ago and as revealed in the Scriptures that testify of who He is.

Nothing else can keep someone from eternal life with God, and nothing can give anyone eternal life but Jesus Himself who is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). Catholics and others are often concerned about suicide primarily because they believe that salvation comes through a mixture of faith and works, that we must do certain things to receive salvation, such as participating in the sacraments, which we can’t do if we are dead, and they don’t just follow the Scriptures, they also accept as authoritative the word of the pope and traditions of the church and books that don’t belong to the Bible. All of that confuses the true issue and makes people think that they can gain or lose salvation based on merit, but the truth is, there is only one way—Jesus Christ. If anyone calls on Jesus in true faith, they will be with Him always, and He will never cast them out.

Alex McFarland

Alex has preached in over 2,200 churches throughout North America and numerous more internationally. He also speaks at Christian events, conferences, debates, and other venues to teach biblical truths and preach the gospel.

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