What happens to a person who commits suicide?

Here's the answer:

According to the Bible, suicide is not what determines whether a person gains entrance into heaven.

The Bible teaches that, from the moment we truly believe in Christ, we are guaranteed eternal life. The suicide of a Christian is evidence that anyone can struggle with sadness and depression. Suicide is always wrong. The Bible assures us, however, that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love—even when we sin or mess up. Christians who commit suicide go to heaven.

Those who are not believers in Jesus and who commit suicide do not go to heaven—not because they committed suicide, but because they rejected the salvation of Jesus. We should also point out, however, that no one truly knows what was happening in a person’s heart the moment he or she died. Some people accept Jesus in the moments before death. It is possible that a person who commits suicide could have a last-second change of heart and cry out for God’s mercy. We leave such judgments to God.

God cares about tough things we go through and how we feel about them. We can tell God anything, and He will always love us. God often places people in our lives to help us get through difficult times. If you feel sad, lonely, or have thoughts of dying or suicide you should talk to a trusted adult like a parent, pastor, or teacher. Most of all, pray to God about how you feel and ask Him to help you through hard times. God will never leave your side and He loves you very much.

Bible Truth

"I am absolutely sure that not even death or life can separate us from God’s love. Not even angels or demons, the present or the future, or any powers can separate us. Not even the highest places or the lowest, or anything else in all creation can separate us. Nothing at all can ever separate us from God’s love. That’s because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done" (Romans 8:38-39).

"God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life" (John 3:16).