Yesterday morning, I woke up and for some strange reason I was thinking about people who commit suicide. Where do they go; heaven or hell? So I decided, in my mind, they go to hell. Murder is sin. They murder themselves and don’t have time to repent. Right??….. Well …..
I went to Sunday school yesterday morning and Pastor Clayton got to talking about suicide. I don’t think he really meant to get on the subject, but he did. He was talking about the only unforgiven sin. Matthew 12:31-32
31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
So does this mean suicide is forgiven? It clearly says the only unforgiven sin is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. It even says words against Jesus are forgiven. Another scripture he brought out is Romans 5:20-21
20 Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21 so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
So where do people go who commit suicide? I personally do not know for sure and Pastor Clayton never said he knew for sure. I think it is the easiest argument to say hell. I also think grace goes far beyond what we can comprehend. We are not to judge, but we are to be judged. So if you are dealing with a lost loved one who has committed suicide, and your not sure what to think, just remember, where there is sin, there is much more grace.
As a side note….
Just because the lord is very gracious, it doesn’t mean we can go about sinning all the time. Romans 6:1-4
6:1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.