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What is the proper Christian response to suicide? Can there be any hope of salvation for someone in the church who takes their own life? It is always a tragedy when a person takes his own life. Generally speaking, suicides die “having no hope, and without God in the world” (Eph. 2:12b), and the Bible takes […]

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Suicide: A Closer Look

In June of 1998, an article appeared in the Beacon Lights entitled, “Do Christians Who Commit Suicide Go To Hell?” The article was a brief answer to this question. I would like to begin this “closer look” by answering that same question. The question, as posed, can be very easily and very quickly answered. No! […]

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Other Replies to the Question of Suicide

There were several that responded to my answer on the topic of suicide. The gist of the remarks were questions about, the one who may have a serious mental, chemical, etc. imbalance, or the one that may have been under the influence of drugs or some such. Further there was the implication that we are […]

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Letters

Q • Are those who ask Dr. Kevorkian to assist them in ending their life justified in doing so because of the pain and suffer­ing they live with? A • Those who are asking Dr. Kevorkian to assist them in ending their life are committing suicide. They are no less guilty than persons who commit […]

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Stress and Teenage Suicide

Traffic accidents, homicides, and suicides are the main causes of teen-age death in the United States today. And not necessarily in the above order. Many in the medical and psychiatric fields believe suicide is the #1 killer—that a lot of accidents and homicides among the young are really suicides in disguise. According to a Grand […]

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