What Does The Bible Say About Suicide?

What Does The Bible Say About SuicideWhat does the Bible say about suicide? Well, the truth is that the answer is fairly simple. The Scriptures tell us that we are never to murder anyone. In fact, one of the Ten Commandments says this: “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13). That includes everyone from the youngest child to the oldest adult and it even includes yourself. Suicide is self-murder, and killing yourself is evil in the eyes of God. Unfortunately, suicide is rampant both in the United States and around the world. According to Wikipedia, in 2005 suicides in the United States outnumbered homicides by nearly 2 to 1. That means there were approximately twice as many suicides as there were murders. That is staggering.  But the United States is not alone.  Wikipedia also reports that worldwide suicide rates have increased 60 percent over the last 50 years.  Something is terribly, terribly wrong.  The truth is that the world is increasingly rejecting God’s Word, and when that happens the results are not going to be good. (Read More.....)