Wednesday 9 September 2015

Suicide: What should be done?

The answer is a no. This article will be short and to the point. Suicide technically comes under the category of murder. As one should know, the freedom to take your life is NOT an option that is given to you.

The other problems with suicide have other factors. One of the factors is, the impact it has on your family. There is and I am not trying to sound horrible here, a degree of selfishness that is found within suicide. Sure it ends your pain, but it causes pain within others. There is no consideration about who is going to miss you, friends and family alike.

It is not a good way out for someone to deal with their problems. One who is in Christ needs to go to someone to talk about their problems, a wiser and older believer, your pastor, your elder, or maybe perhaps someone who is an apologist.

Talking to believers in your family also is a good idea, not to mention prayers to Christ, asking him to help you through this difficult time, cast your cares on to him. (Psalm 55:22, 1 Peter 5:7).

If someone else is the one contemplating suicide, Pray for them and also be the one who they can talk to.

Consider also what the body is, the temple of the Holy Spirit:
"1 Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you[b] are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple."

A hard saying, but this doesn't sound like a very good idea to do, after all since God has made you sacred and holy and his spirit dwells with you.

Not much for me to say here on this other than that. (Except for this, that assisted suicide is not an option either).

Answering Judaism.