How do Jehovah's witnesses view suicide?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    To Jehovah human life is precious and sacred. (Genesis 9:5; Psalm 36:9) The intentional killing of oneself is self-murder, and it is therefore displeasing in God’s eyes. (Exodus 20:13; 1 John 3:15

  • BJ
    Lv 7
    1 month 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. 

  • 1 month ago

    With their eyes

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