I’ve talked to you at another time about this fatal mistake, but I feel
led to talk again about it. We know about the "unforgivable sin," of speaking aganst the Holy Spirit," and
I point out that it doesn’t say "two unforgivable sins." And I accept that as God saying that a person out
of his or her mind through grief or insanity may be an extenuating circumstance. Here’s an example:
There was a war in our past in which people in a certain area
were told time and again that if enemy forces came, that they would rape, torture and kill everyone, including little children.
This was so pounded into the people’s minds, that as their enemy took over, they leaped from a cliff to their deaths,
despite the pleading over loudspeakers and through pamplets that they would not be harmed.
These innocent people were misled in a mind-injured way, and I believe God considerd
Another way could be a loving
parent who might accidentally cause the death of his or her child. I know of such incidents, and in my own sorrow, I wondered
how that person could keep his right mind through it all.
I stress…if a person is of right enough mind to study taking his own life, he has not reached that
point of no return, and in no way should consider it. Only with time and God’s help can that anguish be softened.
Don’t consider suicide.
should happen, I’ve composed a prayer for those who are left:
Heavenly Father, we recognize your everlasting love that passes all understanding. Who but you can say the
condition that brought this person to say "enough." He or she may not even have had the earthly capacity to make
a decision. We do know that you remember every thought that passed through this soul’s mind, and now we rest in the
knowledge that you know all things and you have taken this dear one in your loving arms. Now give we who are left, the peace
that only you can give. We pray in Christ’s name. Amen