Does suicide send you to hell? I have known Christians who have committed suicide. Does this mean they go to hell? This is a question that some answer with a “yes”. I do believe suicide is a sin, but I can say with the utmost confidence that suicide does not send someone to hell. Sin sends us to hell only if we are without Jesus.
Ephesians 2:8 says “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” Romans 10:9 says “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” We are saved by faith in Jesus. We are NOT saved by our actions, so why would an act like suicide send someone to hell? People may contradict this by saying that suicide is a severe sin; therefore it is the one exception. The Bible never says this! Since when does the Bible submit to our beliefs about God? Isn’t it the other way around? Aren’t we supposed to form a belief about God by humbly submitting to the authority of the Bible?
Suicide is a scary and very real thing. I know people who have committed suicide and my heart breaks for them, their friends and family. Is this blog meant to say suicide is okay since it doesn’t send a person to hell? Absolutely not! Suicide is never okay. This blog is meant to affirm the seriousness of suicide while also clarifying that it does not send someone to hell.
Romans 6:23 says “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Our sin sends us to hell, but faith in Jesus gives us the gift of eternal life with God. If you are a Christian and have put your faith in Jesus, your salvation is secure. Suicide does not make you return the gift of eternal life you received through grace by faith.
Suicide does not send you to hell, separation from Jesus does.