Many people are in hopelessly painful circumstances. For many, no remedy can be found. Sadly, some see self murder as a quick way to escape their pain. Some even wrongly think they will then enter Paradise afterwards. Suicide victims vary. Some are:
- eternal security proponents
Unfortunately, suicide is on the rise to the great regret of the surviving families and the suicide victims themselves. People need to recognize suicide as a satanic temptation and therefore resist his evil thoughts and suggestions. It is the devil who wants people to sin in that way, which offers them no chance of forgiveness through repentance afterwards, unlike most other sins. Here are some of the latest statistics showing suicide is on the rise in the United States:
Over the last decade, the rate of suicide among adults ages 35 to 64 increased 28 percent, from 13.7 suicides per 100,000 people in 1999, to 17.6 suicides per 100,000 people in 2010. The greatest increases in suicide rates were among people ages 55 to 59 (a 49 percent increase) and ages 50 to 54 (a 48 percent increase). (http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/05/02/suicide-rates-spike-among-middle-aged-us-adults/)
Remember, suicide is NEVER an easy out! Don’t do it. Don’t even entertain such demonic thoughts. Make your life count for God. Live for him. Be an honor to Jesus and you’ll be very happy after your death.
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