Will I go to Hell if I Kill Myself
Are you feeling hopeless and don't believe your life will get any better so you want to kill yourself? You are not alone. There are many people that feel the same way as you. The only thing standing in their way is their faith or religious beliefs. Your main question is will I go to hell if I kill myself.
To answer this question we should see what the bible says about suicide, AKA self-murder.
The Merriam-Websters dictionary describes self-murder as self-destruction or suicide, so we can conclude that suicide or killing yourself on purpose is murdering yourself.
What does the bible say about murder?
We can see that it is one of the ten commandments. Exodus 20:13 says “You shall not murder." Does it still apply since Jesus came to forgive all of my sins? Jesus does offer grace, but only to those that believe in Him and make Him their Lord and savior. If you are interested in what you need to do to get saved, go to our How to go to heaven page.
Just because you may have said the prayer of salvation, doesn't mean that you can sin all you want and still go to heaven. Jesus said that "if you love me, you will keep my commandments." (John 14:15) He expects us to fail and sin, but He also expects us to repent and choose the path He has for us.
So what happens if you commit murder?
Like all sins, once we become born again all our sins are wiped away. However, as I said above this does not give you a free pass to go and do anything you want and not have consequences. Jesus expects us to repent, which means to turn from our sinful ways. It is sinful to willfully do something even though you know it's a sin.
The question is what will happen if we repent of our sins and then immediately go and commit that sin?
Romans 6:23 says "the wages of sins is death..."
Galations 5:19-21 says:
The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Paul was saying in Galatians 5 that those that live sinful lives will NOT inherit the kingdom of God. His words also back up what God spoke in Revelation, which is the last and final book of the bible.
"But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
According to that scripture, the murderers will not be going to heaven. Since we already established that suicide is self-murder, then it appears that if you kill yourself you will go to hell.
Can I still Get Into Heaven if I Kill Myself
You may be asking this because someone that you love may have taken his or her own life. If this is you, then I want to offer my deepest condolences. I know how hard that can be. I myself have lost people to suicide. It is hard to understand and comprehend why they did it and what you could have done more to have stopped it. We also wonder where they are today. Are they in heaven or are they in hell?
I can't 100% answer that question because I am not God. God can do whatever He wants and only He knows where our loved ones end up. We also don't know if the person died immediately. They could have had time to repent and share their regret with God.
This article is mainly focused on those that are planning to commit suicide and to offer them information so they can decide for themselves whether they will still get into heaven if they kill themselves. I am sorry if I cannot offer you peace about this matter. My prayers go out to you.
One thing that we know is that there are a lot of testimonies that say people died and visited heaven and hell, but later came back to life. There are many verified cases like this. There are also testimonies of people that tried to kill themselves and ended up in hell, but God said it wasn't their time yet. Please watch the following video of this Christian that committed suicide and found herself in hell.
Christian Goes to Hell After Committing Suicide
Tamara was a Christian and couldn't take it anymore. She cried out to God and repented for what she was about to do, then shot herself. Please watch the video to see what she saw in hell when her spirit left her body.
What You Can do to Change
If you are thinking about suicide you should tell someone. Your life isn't over. Your family and friends aren't better off without you. You are needed and loved.
If you have never said a prayer like this, I recommend you say it. It is a prayer that has changed many people's lives all over the world.
I believe that God sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. I believe that He raised again on the third day. I confess you as my ONLY Lord and Savior right now. Please forgive me of my sins, deliver me from my afflictions, and baptize me in the Holy Spirit. I willingly choose to serve you.
In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Please visit our How to Kill Yourself Painlessly page. This page will explain how to die to yourself and how to have peace that surpasses all understanding. It will also lead you to our deliverance prayer page. You can find a suicide prayer that can help with thoughts of suicide.
If you need to talk with someone right now please call the national suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255.