What should our attitude be concerning suicide?

Death does not resolve any problems in our relationship with God. This is true of the death of unbelievers as well as believers. For unbelievers death terminates their opportunity to receive God’s salvation, while for believers it puts an end to their opportunity in this age to turn their hearts back to God and so advance in their experience of God’s salvation. As long as we are alive in this age, there is hope for us. Our hope for every man is that the riches and kindness and longsuffering of our Savior God would lead all to repentance (Rom. 2:4; 2 Pet. 3:9; Luke 15:17-19). We are living in the age of grace in which the blood Christ shed for our redemption affords us a way to have our sins washed away, no matter how shameful they are, and to return to God (1 John 1:7, 9; 1 Cor. 6:9-11). Once we die, that chance is lost, as is the opportunity to be reconciled to those against whom we have committed an offense (Matt. 5:23-26). Brother Lee said:

“I must tell you that death does not solve any problem. Death does not automatically make everything all right. If your problem with the Lord has been solved before death, it has been solved; if your problem with the Lord has not been solved before death, it remains to be solved. Whether you live or die, the unsolved problem is still there.”

The following article from Shepherding Words shows from the Bible and from the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee the damaging effects of suicide, and how precious human life is to God.

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