Is Suicide A Good Alternative?
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - With Help Comes Hope
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255): Suicide hotline, 24/7 free and confidential, nationwide network of crisis centers
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Suicide.org: Suicide Prevention, Suicide Awareness, Suicide Support
First and foremost, if you are reading this hub and have intentions of killing yourself, please seek help! The links to the right are a great place to start.
I won't lie; I have considered suicide many times. It is my opinion that every single man and woman has.
Suicide has been happening quite regularly around here. I'm quite sure the suicide numbers has probably risen across the United States.
To be very honest, the reason I write this hub is because I have considered the possibility in my own mind a lot lately. I have even had "feelings" that some of my friends and family are "driving" me there. I try to talk with some of them and all they will do is make their "problems" the forefront of the conversation and discount mine. I thank God I have other friends and family who do listen. Without them, who knows?
I thank God I have others who do listen, but I know that many people don't. If you are one of the people who don't have someone to talk to, please call one of the hot lines.
Suicide is not the answer!
Is Suicide A Sin?
This question has been asked throughout time and I have had multiple answers. I won't try to answer, nor will I say if a person goes to heaven or hell after committing suicide. I am not the Ultimate Judge and I would pray that no man or woman would try to judge if a person did go to either heaven or hell. It really isn't our call.
I will point out some Bible verses that deal with suicide. Read the Bible through and notice those people who have killed themselves were always going against God at the time.
Let us look at a few verses and you make the call:
Ecclesiastes 7:17 Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.
Psalm 34:17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
These are just a few. They have held me. Just yesterday suicide was on my mind terribly.
By taking our own lives, we are making ourselves out to be God. We really don't have the right in my opinion.
The economy is bad and times are tough, but suicide is not an answer.
I may feel different later today, after all today is a major day in Justice For Jonathan. At 9am a judge is going to hear and rule whether a different prosecutor can look at the case. With a statute of limitations running out on all charges but murder on the 23rd of this month. I pray that God will control all involved and that His Will be done.
I ask all of you to pray too.
I write this hub mainly for my own therapy. If it helps others who have considered suicide, great.
I pray that God will keep satan off our backs and that death by our own hands will not be an option.
I pray that we will not lose everything we have worked hard for. I pray that my wife's health will get better and that I can be a messenger for God and not a hindrance.
I also pray for my fellow man and woman; that suicide will not be an alternative.
May God's will be done!
© 2010 Greg Boudonck