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Is suicide the unpardonable sin?

Is suicide the unpardonable sin?


What is the unforgivable wrong? From among our real-time Ask Ligonier occasions, Sinclair Ferguson aids us comprehend this wrong as well as what to do if you believe you have actually devoted it. Message us for clear, succinct, as well as reliable solution to your scriptural as well as doctrinal inquiries at https://ask.ligonier.org/.
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16 COMMENTS

Faith Alive - posted on July 1, 2019 9:57 am

The following post is a pretty good analysis of the unpardonable sin. The Judaisers who had received Christ into their lives for the propiciation of their sins, who latterly went back to Judaism were guilty of this sin.

The book of Hebrews is all about upgrading the New Covenant and downgrading the Old Covenant. It establishes a precedent for the unforgivable sin where two very different default settings are described ie one for the law of Moses and one for faith in Christ.

https://youtu.be/HCagRcjsHtc

terminat1 - posted on July 1, 2019 1:55 pm

The Bible plainly teaches what the unpardonable sin is. Read Mark 3:30. The sin is believing that Jesus' power was from Satan.

The claim in this video, that the unpardonable sin is a continued rejection of the Holy Spirit, is unbiblical. Further, it totally misunderstands what salvation is. By nature, nobody seeks God, nobody does good, nobody wants salvation on God's terms, etc. (Romans 3).

If the unpardonable sin were rejecting the Holy Spirit/Jesus, then every person throughout history would be doomed. Of course, this ministry starts with the assumption that humans can bring about salvation in their lives, which is also totally unbiblical (Romans 9:15-16).

Araxi Mangou - posted on July 1, 2019 2:40 pm

Life is a gift from God. Adam and Eve were given the free choice to chose between life and death when they sinned.They could repent and not lose eternal life. . The same is wth a person to whom God has given life, and the free will to chose between life and death. If one choses to commit suicide, it is going against God's Wil…l. Eternal Life. So your point of view is definitely wrong. Free will, yes, but what you chose gives you the right to Eternal Life.

Abortion Is Murder - posted on July 1, 2019 6:08 pm

The question isn't if suicide is the unpardonable sin, the real question is, "can a true elect of God commit suicide?" If the answer is yes, then indeed suicide is pardonable because Christ will not lose any the Father has given Him.

Ashton Velasquez - posted on July 1, 2019 11:36 pm

Saul committed suicide, and yest Solomon told him "you will be here with me tomorrow"

Sheldon Bass - posted on July 2, 2019 5:32 pm

I agree that suicide is not the unpardonable sin of which Jesus spoke, when He was warning against it. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is unforgivable, which requires a clear definition, and that's what Dr. Ferguson here supplies in a very pastoral manner. Myself, in taking Jesus' words in context with the moment He said this, and what they had just done, I see the unpardonable sin as ascribing any work the Holy Spirit has done to the work of Satan, and calling it evil. They claimed Jesus cast out demons by the power of Satan, when in fact it was the power of the Holy Spirit. However, Dr. Ferguson is right in saying that they are lost who have had ample opportunity to be saved and who know the message of the gospel yet have rejected Jesus as Christ. If someone commits suicide under such circumstances it is not the suicide which makes them lost, but their rejection of Christ. But, I suppose the rejection could possibly be viewed as a form of blasphemy.

mark gunn - posted on July 7, 2019 5:13 pm

Selfish act we love ourselves

Levy Bongbonga - posted on July 12, 2019 2:59 am

I have not heard of a person making it to Heaven by committing suicide.

AbortedFetus - posted on July 23, 2019 4:59 am

Only god himself can control life and death no one else.

Araxi Mangou - posted on July 26, 2019 6:41 am

I am really sorry for your wrong teaching on this subject Mr. SINCLAIR FERGUSON! Do you read the Bible?

John Angelo Basoy - posted on August 13, 2019 8:43 am

Suicide is unforgivable sin COMMON sense! How can you repent if you already dead? Cmon lots of people arguing with this. There are lots of unforgivable sin blasphemy of the holy spirit is unforgivable to. Accepting the mark of the beast is unforgivable to. Suicide is unforgivable to. But who knows only god can judge us. Whosever believe in the son of god shall not perish but have eternal life. There is no exceptional in jesus! I know the blasphemy and accepting mark of the beast is unforgivable but there is no impossble in jesus christ! Jesus died on the cross he already cleanseth us from all sin! I believe 50 percent of people who commited the blasphemy and accepting the mark of the beast will be forgiven if they truly repented! If you question the mercy of jesus christ then you doubting jesus christ for your salvation! Suicide is questionable if that sin is forgiven! Im not judging or condeming people who commit suicide but jesus christ said REPENT! How can you repent if you already died?

RealSupremeYoutube - posted on August 19, 2019 8:33 pm

Do they go to heaven because the innocent ones that committed suicide should go to heaven

Otaku Z - posted on August 26, 2019 11:59 pm

As far as I know, despair is an unforgivable sin. Suicide is associated with despair but I'm not quite sure if suicide, itself is unforgivable.

Felix Mitchell - posted on September 8, 2019 2:04 am

Let there be one of you of selfish act to take back the authority that you surrendered to God BACK for yourself and to tell God to get off the throne and to take his seat and say " i run this you have no authority over me " and jump into a dark void by killing themsleves…attacking the IMAGE OF GOD…the TEMPLE OF GOD…the SPIRIT OF GOD which is BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT INSIDE OF YOU….and turning into a stumbling block for many throwing them into confussion thinkong "why?" And having them ALSO to jump in the dark void with you. Gods mercy and grace will not be played as your instument to commit murder….an unrepentant murderer will not enter Gods kindgom wilist his hands being soaked in blood. God will not be mocked….and dont think " ill stab myself and bleed out which will give me plenty of time to ask God for forgivness ill be good "……Your only fooling yourself 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 says that if anyone destroys the temple GOD WILL DESTROY HIM!. but many of you throw your hands up and say that paul was talking about the church!  yet paul identifies US as a temple as well in 1st corinthians 6:19-20! So if God were to destroy someone who would would destroy his temple. What do you think he will do if you destryoed your body which is the temple of God! Both scriptures mirror each other!. But this generation is so soaked up in compasion and comfort they MOCK god and advocate murder by saying " its a sin but if your in christ you are forgiven " so many people have died by listening to pastors who say " its not the unforgivable sin " and how " as long as you are in christ you are forgiven" ….THIS GENARATION HAS SUCCUMBED TO TAKING GODS MERCY AND GRACE TO KILL THEMSELVES ALL WHILE PROCLAIMING THAT THEY LOVE GOD…… BUT JOHN 14:15 SAYS THIS…IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS!!!! ENDURE TO THE END PEOPLE AND READ THE SCRIPTURES FOR YOURSELVES AND STOP LISTENING TO THESE DOCTRINES OF DEMONS….

who will be in trouble on judgment day….the man that says fear god and dont rek yourself because there will be hell to pay ( people begin to fear god and dont kill themsleves and endure till the end )……or the man who say " its a sin but if we are in christ we are forgiven past present and future ( people begin to commit suicide and drag others along with them )…..tell me…who will get the lake of fire….

There are many scriptures that codemn suicide but yall need to look in the word of god for yourself and stop being lazy and a casual christian who only opens the book on sunday

im so sick of these lies…..so many going to hell but they refuse to listen….but god did say in the last days many will not endire sound doctrine ?……Dont commit suicide….unless you want to get submerged in magma inhailing and exhailing it for eternity…..that life of torment is far worse than what you are going through now….

1st john 3:15 and whosoever hateth hos brother is a murderer, and we know that know murderer hath ETERNAL LIFE abiding in him….

Note Jared Wilson has also abandoned his wife and 2 sons which was his responsibility to take care of. What does God have to say about someone who does such a thing…..people think God is quiet on this issue……BUT HES NOT…..According to 1st timothy 5:8 such an abandonment towards his family to fend off and provide for themselves makes him worse than an unbeliver because he knew his responsibility yet he tossed it aside, and with that this charge will also go against him due to his apostasy…Such BUTCHERY of Gods temple will reap its rewards…Hell itself….this attitude is neccesary because many are being set up to follow suit in what was his mega church….be ye warned….God will not tolerate such wickidness….On judgment day we will witness the most apocolyptic loss of human life when people are condemned by God…..because they belived a lie….rather than the truth….so…. many…..people…..are lost….

why is it so easy for many to say that a man who wasnt a beliver and commits suicide goes to hell….but when a christian does it…."er um hmm….God forgives" your only trying to extend Gods grace to boundaries where sin such as this will not be covered….what you think people who take the mark 666 will find a way to recieve gods mercy and grace to which is in contrast with revaltions 14:9-11…god set boundaries and yall try to run past those boundaries where mercy and grace will not be found….keep on beliving the lie satan keeps telling yall on how suicides go to heaven youll be in for a rude awakening….as for jared he went to hell just like all the other unbelivers so dont follow him live for God…..1st timothy 5:8 AGAIN talks about people abandoning their God given responsibilty to provide for their family…jared did this….and because of this he has DENIED THE FAITH according to scripture ( Gods word )and is worse than an unbeliver because he knew what he was supposed to do but tossed that responsibilty aside….how can one please God without faith…it is inpossible…how can one enter heaven without faith…simple they wont…he didnt endure to the end like jesus told us. He didnt endure suffering as a good soldier for christ jesus or even follow the rules ( timothy 2:3-6). He tore up Gods temple, image, and blasphemed the holy spirit that was in him ( IF he was even a christian idk. If he WAS then ALL of this aplies to him). He was an UNREPENTANT murder. A coward in facing the trials of life and their will be more cowards who kill themselves durring persection and tribulation ( revaltions 21:8 speaks on what happens to cowards ) he did not love himself….Or his family… Or even those around him…and above all he did not fear God….you got a lot of ground to cover son if you say suicides go to heaven…

Jeny Hodges - posted on September 27, 2019 1:03 am

Without repentance there is no forgiveness, if commit suicide there is no time to repent. Jesus Christ bought us with his precious blood, it's not ours anymore. This life is just passing through momentarily compare to eternity. No matter what hold on to Jesus, he promised us that he will be with us until to the end. He love us care for us, there is good reason behind for suffering, God is merciful, loving caring God, he won't let us go through hard time without no good reasons, after trials over blessing will be coming, hanging there.

lillyrose1711 - posted on October 6, 2019 3:03 am

Salvation is eturnal life for ever ..


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