SUICIDE – ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED – What have you got to lose?

SUICIDE – ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED – What have you got to lose?

Your soul.

Revelation 3:11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Deception is a sign of the end times.

Jesus said… “take heed that no man deceive you.”

Matthew 24:3-4 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

If you are a believer and are contemplating suicide, do not be deceived by the “once saved always saved” teaching. Do not believe the lie that you will go to heaven if you take your own life. I encourage you to read the Scriptures and know that the Lord loves you, and will be there for you, to help you through the many trials of this life.

1 Peter 5:7Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

The “once saved always saved” teaching does not make a person more secure in the Lord. It actually makes a person less secure because it negates, makes of no effect, the Lord’s words and warnings that we find in the Scriptures.

Jesus said… “Know ye not this parable?”

Mark 13:14 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?

The foolish virgins…

Matthew 25:6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

The lamps of the foolish virgins were gone out, and heaven’s door was closed to them! Their lamps had to have been lit at one time in order for them to have gone out.

If ye continue in my word…

Matthew 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

He that shall endure unto the end…

Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Don’t be a castaway…

Strongs Concordance:

Castaway: unapproved, that is, rejected; by implication worthless (literally or morally): – castaway, rejected, reprobate.

1 Corinthians 9:

24Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. 25And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: 27But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Keep the faith, finish your course…

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Don’t lose your hope…

Romans 8:24For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Genuine GRACE…

2 Corinthians 12:8For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Romans 6:15What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED and SUICIDE … What have you got to lose?

Your soul

Choose life!

If you are not a Christian, you can learn about salvation… here. ❤️

See also…

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CALVINISM AND THE ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED TEACHING

27 thoughts on “SUICIDE – ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED – What have you got to lose?

  1. Praise God! And May every *born again believer out there not let Satan attack you and tell you it’s ok that life is hard—go ahead—end it all!
    (And that’s for everyone out there, too!)
    God has saved us through Jesus Christ- we let His Holy Spirit guide us into everything that honors God. 🙌❤️🙏🏻

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  2. I just can’t imagine a born again Christian wanting to do that -I’ve been attacked by satan on this subject-and have had to tell him “Jesus has saved me from your lies- I have faith in Him not your lies!” And there Jesus is keeping me safe- holding me above the deep waters that Satan would like to drag me under! 🙌🙌🙌🙌

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  3. Because I’ve been to that deep dark place of suicidal thoughts and attempts I am struggling deeply with the thought it’s ok if we commit suicide -murder ourselves-especially after coming to the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour that willingly died for us so we would be held up by Him during our worldly struggles. He keeps us from drowning-if we kill our selves-isn’t that showing a lack of faith to the non believer? 💔

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    • Thank you Beth for weighing in on this oh so serious topic. Yes, I agree, for the born again Christian to… “commit suicide -murder ourselves-especially after coming to the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour” shows a lack of faith as you say. You know better than I the depths of despair that would lead someone to contemplate suicide, but you also know the power of God to lift you up and out of that deep misery 🙌 and that’s what we need to be saying, and also warning. What I read online regarding this topic is so disturbing.

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  4. I agree… it is horrific to think about but people do need to be warned of the eternal implications of suicide. My heart goes out to people (many of them young) suffering from very deep/serious depression which is common these days and not easily understood by those who’ve never suffered in this way. Many people need help, love and a listening ear to turn to and there should be more done by Christians (who are able) to set up organisations to practically help in this area. I personally know of two cases where Christians did this. They were related to each other but not in the same household and 2 generations apart, while another relation is currently under heavy medication for the same inherited chronic mental illness. I know of other situations where illicit drugs from the person’s past brought on this awful depression. But the Lord knows the heart and He is only a prayer away. Thanks for warning of this awful danger Cathy. As regards someone who has been found in a situation where it appears that they have taken their own lives, at the end of the day we can never be 100% certain where in eternity anyone has gone because we don’t know whether they called upon the Lord in that final split second. I leave it with Him, with whom all things are possible. “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Gen. 18v25). But I do know this… Yes, the teaching that you can never be lost nomatter what you do is so dangerous- and I feel that I personally should be reaching out more to people with His love, in this age when the devil is plunging souls into the depths of despair.

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    • Thank you for your input Elizabeth on this very serious topic. I agree with all you’ve said. We had a family member who quite some time ago admitted that they had contemplated suicide. We shared the gospel and warned and thankfully they never went through with it. Sadly, although we spent much time speaking with this person about the Lord they are still not saved, but we continue to pray daily for our loved ones, and others too of course. (I heard a testimony by a pastor whose grandmother was radically saved a few months before she died. She gave her testimony in church.) Sometimes the warnings spoken in love can go a long way in deterring someone from taking their own life. And yes, I fully agree… “ at the end of the day we can never be 100% certain where in eternity anyone has gone because we don’t know whether they called upon the Lord in that final split second.”

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  6. Cathy you could not of explained the deception of the once saved always saved belief giving false hope to anyone contemplating suicide any better than you have! As soon as I read your title of what have you got to lose I said out loud your soul and Boom it was your next line. There is also one HUGE thing people forget in he matter of suicide and that is the breaking of one of the ten commandments which says “THOU SHALT NOT KILL” stands to reason it would include oneself as it is a death. (Matthew 5:21) 21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment.
    God Bless and keep you Always Cathy with the truth you write,
    Julia

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    • Thank you Julia for your comment. If you do a search on the internet you will find mostly everyone saying that if a Christian commits suicide they will go to heaven. Very distressing! These are the times we are living in. Believers must study the Scriptures for themselves and pray for discernment. More often these days we have to swim against the tide because of false teachings that have become mainstream! Thank you again for your encouragement!

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          • I had to share this since so many cannot see the danger of suicide. Blessings Sister!

            It is not up to us to decide when our time here on earth is over…. it is strictly up to God our Father, and to act as though you know better by taking your own life God does not look too kindly on. Given this subject has many believing if a person was in much pain or struggling then the question still is WHERE IS GOD???? To say you can take your own life and God will allow you in heaven is unfounded in scripture. After all we are the temple of God and if we destroy that temple why would God say that it is fine in His eyes?
            16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

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        • I know the rewards teaching is a popular teaching dear Mandy, but I don’t believe it’s Scriptural. This is such a serious topic because if a believer thinks they can take their own life and still go to heaven it may just push them over the edge. And what if that isn’t true? The consequences would be devastating.

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          • Suicide is sin for sure. This is a serious topic and one’s salvation is not tied to suicide. There is a better way to minister to suicidal folks then to say if you do this you’ll burn in hell. What is hell if one finds this life hell from pain, trauma etc. To say that all people who commit suicide are sending themselves to hell faster is an all or nothing I am unqualified to make, or to agree with, this is for God to judge.

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          • And if a grieving loved one thinks that their suicidal relative is somehow in Hell even if they accepted Jesus’s payment for their sins – it may just push the loved one over the edge, too, and turn them away from God.
            What’s that, if not a devastating consequence?

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            • Loved ones are responsible to walk in the Lord’s truth as we all are. My father died a natural death but I don’t know if he is with the Lord. I loved him dearly but I love the Lord more. I can’t change God’s word to accommodate my sorrow.

              Matthew 20:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

              Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

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