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BECAUSE LIFE HAPPENS

Suicide Is No Solution

From the Bibles.net Team: 
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for our friend who has landed on this page. Their life is precious to you, whether they know it or not. Open their eyes, Father, to the wonder of life. Open their ears to hear your offer of hope. Shut out the voices that seek to destroy them. Tear apart the lies that bind them. Take them by the hand and give them courage to seek the new life available to them in Jesus and guard the way to death that they may not enter it. Help them see something of your goodness and entrust their life to you. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.  

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Choose life

Suicide is a choice, but it’s a choice God forbids. He authored life. It's his to give or take. He offers you something better—new life. 

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Psalm 31:13-16 NIV

For I hear many whispering, 
    “Terror on every side!” 
They conspire against me 
    and plot to take my life. 

But I trust in you, Lord; 
    I say, “You are my God.” 
My times are in your hands; 
    deliver me from the hands of my enemies, 
    from those who pursue me. 
Let your face shine on your servant; 
    save me in your unfailing love. 

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Suicide Is No Solution

Do you ever find yourself feeling like you wish life would end? Are you discouraged, depressed, without hope? Do you ever have thoughts of taking your own life? Or do you have a close friend feeling like this? We understand and our heart is heavy for you—heavy with hope and haste.  

You, more than others, are being honest about life. At times, it hurts, it’s hard, it’s dark. The Bible would paint our world and the human condition as dimly and grimly as you might. But the answer is not to end your life. No, you must begin anew. God offers you new life, even a new heart, and he wrote the Bible to tell you about it (Ezekiel 36:26). He offers you hope in Christ, hope eternal (2 Corinthians 5:17). 

We are praying that as you discover what the Bible says to those who are downcast and we are praying that you will meet Jesus Christ, the light of the world, the one who came to earth to carry our sins and our sorrows, to bear the darkness that seeks to crush us (Isaiah 53). He alone can ignite true hope in your heart, give you new life (Acts 4:12; John 14:6; John 17:3), and show you the way forward. Choose life, and open your ear to God’s voice as he calls you to believe in Jesus Christ.   

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YOUR BIBLE

What Does the Bible Say About Suicide?
Article: 2 Min

Suicide: Taking Your Own Life

by Colin Smith at Unlocking the Bible

Verse
Genesis 2:7 CSB

Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.

Verse
Psalm 139:13-14 NIV

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because
I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Verse
PSALM 139:15-16 ESV

My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when 
as yet there was none of them.

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You 
shall not
murder.

Exodus 20:13 NKJV

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Wonderfully Made

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Far Too Wonderful

by Shane & Shane
Verse
MATTHEW 22:37-39 ESV

And he [Jesus] said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Contemporary

Be Kind to Yourself

by Andrew Peterson
Article: 12 Min

How to Have a Meaningful Life: Fear God

by Joe, a Friend of Bibles.net

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Is Suicide in the Bible?

by Kevin DeYoung

There are five instances of suicide in Scripture: Judges 9:50–57; 1 Samuel 31:1–7; 2 Samuel 17:23; 1 Kings 16:15–19; and Matthew 27:3–10. All these suicides are in the context of shame and defeat.

Likewise, when more noble characters ask God to take their lives (such as Jonah or Job), God clearly views their self-destructive requests unfavorably.

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Suicide is the ultimate and absolute evil,
the refusal to take an interest in existence;
the refusal to take the oath of loyalty to life.
The man who kills a man, kills a man.
The man who kills himself,
kills all men;
as far as he is concerned,
he wipes out the world.

G.K. Chesterton
Video: 4 Min
by Thomas Shreiner at Southern Seminary
Article: 2 Min

A Biblical Definition of Death

by Colin Smith at Unlocking the Bible

Verse
PROVERBS 28:13-15 ESV

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Blessed is the one who fears the Lord always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

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