A Note To Our Dear Readers:
The above was written to correct a doctrinal issue. Sadly, as I have said, some Christians decide life is too hard and end it all; without ever giving our precious Savior a chance to show what He can do. He has given us a promise in Hebrews 13:5,
"...I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."
This is Christ’s assurance that He will go with us through whatever life brings. We can then say, like Paul,
"...The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me." - Hebrews 13:6
Paul knew what it was to be ill, in pain, betrayed, and discouraged. See 2 Corinthians 11:23-28 for a list of Paul’s hard times. Still, he believed...
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." - Philippians 4:13
Friend, I can hear you saying at this moment, "Easy for you to say! I’m certainly no Apostle Paul." But you are indwelt by the same Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, that Paul received his power from. And just as Satan wanted to stop the witness of the Apostle Paul, he wants to quiet the mouth of every Christian today! He can’t send your soul to Hell; but, he will try to stop your testimony for the Lord, even if he has to kill you. Christ wants to give you life more abundantly. (John 10:10).
As I said, committing suicide is a sin. Even though it won’t send you to Hell, it shows a lack of faith in our Lord’s ability to care for us. "...whatsoever is not of faith is sin." (Romans 14:23). It will not send us to Hell; but, will result in loss of rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ. But God is faithful, 1 Corinthians 10:13 is a promise to us that even though we are tested, it won’t be more than we can stand and God will make the way to escape that ye may be able to bear it."
If you feel that life is too much, read your Bible, seek out other believers, believing pastors, or friends. Suicide is never the option, when we have the God of the Universe to call on.
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Your Friend in Christ, Pastor Younce