"Do you think it is a sin?"
My answer is probably very different than most...
[It's really much to complex to fit into this tiny little blog as well...]
I will supply you, with some food for thought though:
Here’s a few cases of suicide from the bible.
Although the word suicide is not used in the Bible, there are several references to people killing themselves, and that is suicide for all intent and purposes of this conversation.
Zimri, who reigned for a few days over Israel and then died in a fire that he started in his home. He was about to be overthrown and could not cope with defeat. 1 Kings 16:18
Abimelech, the son of Jerubbaal, committed assisted suicide rather than have it said that he died at the hands of a woman. Judges 9:53-54
Saul fell on his sword after losing a battle against the Philistines.
When his armor bearer saw that Saul had killed himself, he followed in like manner 1 Samuel 31:4-5; 1 Chronicles 10:4-5
When Samson stopped allowing God to direct his life, he lost his unbelievable strength and suffered humiliation at the hands of the Philistines. Unable to tolerate the ridicule and the reality of his failure, in one final act of strength, Samson pulled the pillars down on himself and thousands of his captors Judges 16:25-30
You are speaking of a physical death of the body when using the word "suicide".
I do believe we make a choice to leave our body...
Therefore all physical deaths are "suicide"
Some do it gracefully, living within the flesh for 80 - 100 years.. helping their body to deteriorate with toxins such as preservatives, smog, chemicals and the like.
While others do it subconsciously quicker, living within the flesh for 16 - 70 years.. helping their body to deteriorate with alcohol, perscription and street drugs, etc.
Still these others choose a fast route, living within the flesh for any number of various years.. leaving by illness, spontanious abortion, sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Heart attacks, Strokes, etc...
Then there are those who chose to control the situation as they see it (generally these type are making up for a feeling off loss of control)
Most notably recognized as:
-A permanent solution to a temporary problem...
Jumping or driving off a cliff, pulling the trigger to a gun at their head, by means of gasoline, exhaust fumes, carbon monoxide, and the like...
None of these really means the death of "LIFE"
All of these mean only death of "BODY"
[su·i·cide] noun. 1. The act or an instance of intentionally killing oneself.
[one·self] pronoun. 1. one's own self, one's normal or healthy condition or state.
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