Suicide: An Interesting Discussion

SUICIDE?

Recently, the topic of SUICIDE was discussed.

What made this discussion of interest was NOT ONLY the topic and what was said, but how the discussion was held.  It started as a topic for two people and then–a few days later–AFTER mentioning it to someone else–was picked later by a completely different person.

It ended up being quite a REVOLVING discussion.

For a topic which has been hammered by the media, by the entertainment bigwigs and by society at large, one would THINK that ALL that can be said about suicide has already been said.

BUT, the odd little discussion PROVED that this was NOT the case.

The first discussion revolved around the idea that those who take their own lives are deceived.  Looking back, it’s not remembered HOW that topic came up, but it did.

“There are a GREAT number of people who say they are going to pull the trigger (on a gun aimed at their own heads) to ‘stop the pain’–whatever the pain might be.”

“That’s a pretty severe way to stop pain.”

“Yeah, well, but if a guy is hurtin’–and it can be a physical hurt or it can be a mental or emotional hurt–then, after a while, he just wants to stop the hurting, it doesn’t matter HOW.”

I’ve heard that before: that someone commits suicide to ‘stop the pain.’

“Apparently, there’s something to it.”

“Okay, but what IF it doesn’t?  What if killing yourself doesn’t stop the pain, but makes it worse in a different way?”

“I dunno.  I never thought about that.”

“Why would someone take their life?  God gave them their life and instead of GOD deciding when they will go, THEY decide.”

“NOT everyone is a big believer in God.”

Well, whether you believe or not, it’s not up to you to decide.  That’s why so few people commit suicide.”

“Maybe…”

“IF you commit suicide, you are deceived, no doubt about it.”

AND THAT is where that first part of the suicide discussion ended.  There were a few back-and-forth comments by both folks, but nothing which sticks in the memory.

The SECOND part of the discussion involved a completely different person and began with a question.

“So-and-so and I were talking about suicide the other night and I said everyone who committed suicide was deceived.  What do you think about that?  Are they deceived? I haven’t decided.”

The other person was playing a game at his computer and only paying half attention to what was being said.

“Deceived?  I can see why you think that.  But maybe they are seeing things clearly.”

“Well, I think they are deceived.  They do not know what is going to happen.  They only GUESS at what will happen.”

He then cited a deceased spiritual leader of the Eastern sect he was in.

“[Deceased spiritual leader] says those who commit suicide are troubled by (demon) evil spirits.”

“That could be true.”

“Yeah.  He says they are possessed.”

“Well, I don’t know about that, but they are NOT right.  That’s for sure!”

AND THAT is where the SECOND PART of the suicide discussion left off.

Will there be further chapters to this account?

The reader should stay tuned to find out…

WHAT are the reader’s general thoughts on the subject of someone taking his own life (suicide)?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 20, 2023.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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