Essay on Christianity Claims That Suicide Is A Form Of Murder

1363 Words Sep 16th, 2015 6 Pages
Christianity claims that suicide is a form of murder, murder in which the person destroys their life. It is said that it is denying God and the murder of which was created in the image of God. Though, many believe if one takes their own life they will not make it to paradise. Human life is a gift, taking human life is a sin in which is against God’s highest creation. According to the Old Testament, there are five records of suicides. What makes this a terrible act is not taking an innocent life but it constitutes upon God himself. The question is, is this an unpardonable sin? The Old Testament speaks about five men: Abimelech, Saul, Ahithophel, Zimri, and Judas. Abimelech was wounded by a woman who dropped a stone on his head and cried to his armor-bearer to kill him (Judges 9:54). Saul fell upon his own sword which led him to take his own life (1 Samuel 31:5). Ahithophel handed himself and Zimri set himself on fire (1 Kings 16:18; 2 Samuel 17:23). Judas hanged himself from a tree, however, Judas is one example that in mentioned in the New Testament (Matthew 27:5). These are examples of those who committed suicide, the question is, are they saved or not? The bible states that since Saul took his life, the Lord has rejected him as well. He lied in rebellion against the word of God which confirms his rebellion, therefore God rejected him as well (1 Samuel 15:23). Judas committed suicide when he realized that he betrayed the Son of God (Peck 2015). Again, since he led a…

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