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Did you know that there are several instances of suicide in the bible? Do you think committing suicide takes away a person’s salvation as a christian?
In other words, if you commit suicide will you go to hell?
7 People Committed Suicide in the Bible
Let’s begin by looking at the seven accounts of suicide in the Bible.
After having his skull crushed under a millstone that was dropped by a woman from the Tower of Shechem, Abimelech called for his armor bearer to kill him with a sword. He did not want it said that a woman had killed him.
Saul and His Armor Bearer – 1 Samuel 31:3-6
After losing his sons and all of his troops in battle, and his sanity long before, King Saul, assisted by his armor bearer, ended his life. Then Saul’s servant killed himself.
Ahithophel – 2 Samuel 17:23
Disgraced and rejected by Absolom, Ahithophel went home, put his affairs in order, and then hung himself.
Zimri – 1 Kings 16:18
Rather than being taken prisoner, Zimri set the king’s palace on fire and died in the flames.
In each of these instances, except that of Samson, suicide is not presented favorably.
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Grace & Peace!