Do you believe those people who died from suicide are in Hell?
Our pope got asked this question but I think he sugarcoated his answer to comfort the boy whose father died from suicide. Thoughts?
- PubliusLv 712 months ago
Only if they need to be purified of sin. But hell is never forever. Rev. 20:12-14 shows that death and hell must both be emptied and destroyed so that the resurrections and final judgment can take place. There is only finite punishment for finite sin. God's love, mercy, and justice are all intact.
- Beautiful BirdLv 612 months ago
No. Only God can fully understand the role of mental sickness, extreme stress, even genetic defects, in a “suicidal crisis,” which, the National Observer noted, “is not a lifetime characteristic [but] often a matter only of minutes or of hours.”
- Barney GoogleLv 712 months ago
God has forgiven them, when he forgave Judas.
- 12 months ago
Suicide is not what determines one's eternity.
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- The First DragonLv 712 months ago
That would depend on their state of mind; anyway, you and I have no way of knowing.
- janhoiLv 612 months ago
No. I don't. Suicide is a product of despair, so someone shouldn't be blamed for those circumstances. Also, in the Roman Catholic Church even though that was taught unofficially in some circles it never actually became dogma.
So the Catholic Church does not teach in it's official dogma or doctrines that suicides go to hell. Hence why the Pope answered it the way you're suggesting.Source(s): Anglican Christian
- Fell In LoveLv 712 months ago
not everyone no, there are some christians who commit suicide that will make it to Heaven but they won't get as much rewards as anyone else.
- BJLv 712 months ago
God raises up the dead and that this might well include ones who because of depression, mental illness, or despair took their own lives.
While suicide cannot be justified, it is comforting to remember that the future prospects of our loved ones rest with a God who fully understands that weaknesses and frailties could push one to such desperate action.
if a person succumbs to suicidal feelings, bereaved ones can take comfort in knowing that their loved one’s future is in the hands of a loving God.
In putting departed souls in heaven, hell, or purgatory you destroy the arguments wherewith Christ and Paul prove the resurrection.
centuries ago, churchmen introduced a non-Biblical concept: immortal souls that leave the body at death and go straight to heaven, purgatory, Limbo, or hell.
That concept clashed with the Bible’s clear teaching of a future resurrection.
God is within his right to extend mercy, even to some self-murderers, by resurrecting them and giving them the opportunity to repent and turn to God by doing works that befit repentance.
- Christian SinnerLv 712 months ago
No. The only ones I hear from Christian denominations is the Roman Catholic Church concerning some kind of special sin in committing suicide. I am not a Roman Catholic, and I don't believe they are right about it.
According to the theology of the Catholic Church, death by suicide is considered a grave matter, one of the elements required for mortal sin. The reason is that one's life is the property of God and a gift to the world, and to destroy that life is to wrongly assert dominion over what is God's and was held as despair over salvation.
In points 2281 and 2325 of the Catechism it is stated:
2281 Suicide contradicts the natural inclination of the human being to preserve and perpetuate his life. It is gravely contrary to the just love of self. It likewise offends love of neighbor because it unjustly breaks the ties of solidarity with family, nation, and other human societies to which we continue to have obligations. Suicide is contrary to love for the living God.
2325 Suicide is seriously contrary to justice, hope, and charity. It is forbidden by the fifth commandment.
The official Catechism of the Catholic Church indicated that the person who committed suicide may not always be fully right in their mind; and thus not one-hundred-percent morally culpable: "Grave psychological disturbances, anguish, or grave fear of hardship, suffering, or torture can diminish the responsibility of the one committing suicide." The Catholic Church prays for those who have committed suicide, knowing that Christ shall judge the deceased fairly and justly. The Church also prays for the close relations of the deceased, that the loving and healing touch of God will comfort those torn apart by the impact of the suicide.
Formerly, those who committed suicide were denied a Christian funeral. Pope Pius X said: "In the Fifth Commandment God forbids suicide, because man is not the master of his own life no more than of the life of another. Hence the Church punishes suicide by deprivation of Christian burial." Source(s): bisexual Christian
- Anonymous12 months ago
Yes, because you can’t repent of suicide. Sorry!