gracerules2008 Posted August 6, 2008 Share Posted August 6, 2008 For those of you out there who are contemplating ending your lives I would like to say that I have struggled with suicidal thoughts from time to time. I can't relate to every individual circumstance since everyone is going through different trials and tribulations. You feel like you have nothing to look forward to. You may feel an emptiness inside. You may be feeling like all is vanity after your girlfriend/boyfriend dumped you. What I'm about to say is not meant to tell others what to believe or what not to believe but to merely share my own perspective on things. I believe God has put us here for a purpose. I do not claim to know what that purpose is because I suspect it is different for every individual. Having said all of that I do not believe God needs your help to take you out of this world. He'll take you out when He's ready for you. You are valuable to Him and unique. God loves everyone unconditionally. Having said all of that I do not believe that anyone who has already committed suicide goes to hell. I think God understands what goes on in the human mind and heart better than anyone else and He knows how frustrating this life can be. I believe that God Himself experienced life as a human being. He came to earth in human form to be the Savior of the world. His name is Jesus Christ. He died to take away the sin of the world. He was buried & rose again 3 days later to give eternal life to all people. His resurrection defeated death for all people. He succeeded in His mission to save the world from sin & death. All are saved. Does gracerules2008 commit sins? You bet I do. I sin just as much as everyone else does if not more. I probably commit more sins everyday than the average person I come in contact with. I am a masturbation addict. I have perverted sexual fantasizes. I've even fantasized about having sex with God. I overeat and thereforee I am slightly overweight. I have a little bit of a stomach sticking out. I lie habitually. I have outbursts of anger. I am too judgmental of others. The good news is that God is not counting anyone's sins against them. thereforee everyone is going to heaven and to eternal peace with God. In fact we're all seated in heaven now. I believe that regardless of a person's lifestyle or religious beliefs or political views God sees all of us the same. We share His DNA and we are one with Him. He could never deny us otherwise He would be denying Himself. Folks you are precious and holy and perfect and complete in the eyes of God. Everyone is beautifully made in God's image. I believe this is the gospel and that the gospel means "good news." Those of us who believe this good news want to share it with others. It's called the ministry of reconciliation. That is that God was in Christ reconciling all things into Himself- whether things on earth or things in heaven or things under the earth. God is love! His love will draw everyone to Himself like an invisible magnet. Preaching the gospel of grace & peace of Jesus Christ is NOT about pointing out your faults or telling you what is wrong with you. On the contrary preaching the gospel is a revelation about what is RIGHT with you! Yes we're going to have trials and tribulations in this life but at the end of the day we're still loved and accepted by God no matter what. I don't believe God ever promised us an easy existence on this earth. If you are feeling suicidal then pray, call a friend, call a preacher, call the suicide hotline, call somebody, check yourself into a mental hospital. Don't worry they will let you out when you want to if you voluntarily check yourself in. Remember that there is none like you. There will never be another you in this life if you commit suicide. It's important to be who you are so that others are encouraged to be who they are too. In closing I want to mention that I did lose an older brother to suicide 11 years ago. He was a very humble man. I'll never forget the values he stood for. It is my hope to be reunited with him in heaven someday. I miss him a lot. Link to comment
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