What are the sins and punishments and burdens on the family in your religion for people who commit suicide?


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  • Most religions do not support suicide. And I think it is because of the horrible burden it places on the family and friends. No man is an island and a suicide always affects a lot of people negatively. I meet families who had a relative commit suicide. The pain of it is always a large stone they have to ware for the rest of their life. No suicide goes unnoticed.


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  • Well that's the question isn't it?

    Would God condemn someone for all eternity whose last act is a sin? We should not presume to make a judgment about one’s eternal destiny. Passing final judgment is God’s prerogative, which He has delegated to Jesus Christ (John 5:22), not to us. Certainly, we can make a judgment that suicide is the wrong way to deal with one’s problems, but we should leave eternal judgment up to God.

    Could God extend mercy, even to a believer who takes his or her life? After all, a believer certainly knows that suicide is wrong. Consider what the Psalms show about the character of God: “For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him” (Psalm 103:11). The Bible even weighs mercy against judgment, concluding that “mercy triumphs over judgment” (James 2:13).

    Thankfully, God judges each of us on our entire Christian life, rather than upon a single mistake.

    What happens to nonbelievers?

    Having considered the potential future for believers who die by suicide, what about nonbelievers who die in this manner? Is there any hope for them to be brought back to life again? Yes, there is.

    The typical assumption that Bible-believing people make about the afterlife is that there are only two possible options: that one goes immediately to either heaven or hell upon death. In fact, the Bible nowhere teaches that heaven is the reward of the saved or that an ever-burning hell is the destiny of the condemned. The truth is that God has not finished working with most people who have lived and died. Being the epitome of fairness, He would in no way condemn someone who died without ever having understood God’s plan of salvation.

    God does not condemn anyone without first teaching that person how he or she is expected to live, without giving that person the spiritual ability to understand, as well as the capacity to live up to His expectations. Even after converting someone, God continues to work with him or her, virtually coaching and encouraging anyone who has made mistakes (and everyone does) to turn from them and back to the right pathway.

    God has not yet taken the opportunity to do that with most people who have ever lived.

    So, He will bring them back to life (to physical existence), so that they might have their one and only chance at salvation. Allow us to repeat that point, so that there will be no misunderstanding. This is not a second chance at salvation, but rather the only chance for these people.


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  • The burden on the family is the funeral and haveing to move and throw your stuff away because there no were to put it. Not see that person or hearing the voice.
    hell for ny religion as well

  • Taking ones life including your own is a major sin in my religion and it's punishable by hell.
    No burden on the family though, as far as I know.

    • Things were much worse before religion and science.
      It actually did make things better in the beginning, prior to that people were less honest and more chaotic and tribal.

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