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Monday, June 25, 2012

Suicide is Self-Murder



Photo above : Two Tibetans burning themselves on a street in China to protest the Chinese occupation of Tibet



About twenty years ago, one of my great cousin’s elementary kids threw herself off from the window of an apartment building in South Korea. If this did not happen, she would have been in mid-thirties by now and have had a beautiful family.

She almost killed her parents emotionally too. She must have suffered from the pressure for her unsuccessful school work, based on her final note she left saying, “I believe, in heaven there will be no more schools….”

I still feel very sorry for her and my great cousin’s family even after 20 years have passed.

Have you thought about killing yourself before for any reason? First of all, you need to repent of your silly thought before the Creator God who made you in your mother’s womb. And say sorry (in your heart only) to your parents who raised you with an unconditional love and sacrifice.

Suicide is, in effect, self-murder. The unfortunate thing about it is that the one who commits it cannot repent of it. The damage is permanently done. We can see in the Bible that murderers have been redeemed (Moses, David, etc.), but they had opportunities to confess their sins and repent. With suicide, the person does not. That means the person who commits self-murder is lost because he/she cannot have opportunities to confess their sins and repent of it. Above all, we do not have the right to take our own lives. That belongs to God.

Let’s hear God’s Word in Revelation 21:8 saying,

“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.

The below is a song lyric about the suicide, saying it as a matter of one’s choice. It’s NOT!

If people have guts to end their own life, why can’t they live with hope until God calls them to His place where there is no more death and sorrow?



Songwriters: MANDEL, JOHNNY / ALTMAN, MICHAEL B

//………………….

The game of life is hard to play

I'm gonna lose it anyway

The losing card I'll someday lay

So this is all I have to say

//………………….

A brave man once requested me

To answer questions that are key

Is it to be or not to be

And I replied 'Oh, why ask me?'

That suicide is painless

It brings on many changes

And I can take or leave it if I please

And you can do the same thing if you please

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