I am a person suffering from severe mental disorder. I want to know that if I commit suicide at a point of extreme suffering will I go to hell?
Q. I am a person suffering from severe mental disorder. I have been having disorders like mood disorder, bipolar disorder and have been suffering from this disorder for the past ten years. Now the disorder has been increasing a lot.
I want to know that if I commit suicide at a point of extreme suffering will I go to hell? Please do answer me
A. If you are truly a born again believer then there’s no sin you can commit that will separate you from God’s love. (Romans 8:38-39). By His one sacrifice He has made all believers perfect forever (Hebr. 10:14).
However this should not in any way, shape or form be construed as an endorsement for suicide. When you became a believer you gave control over your life to God. 1 Cor. 6:19-20 says, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” To me that means that God has the right to end your life but you no longer do. And “God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” (1 Cor 10:13)
I have no way of understanding the anguish your disorder must be causing you. But your eMail has touched my heart and so I’m going to publish it, asking all who read it to join me in praying that the Lord will heal you from this and restore you to health.