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June 28, 2022
An Evangelist known on YouTube & Facebook commits suicide
I’ve been reading Facebook posts and comments regarding a professing Christian that killed himself. For this blog post, let’s call him John Doe.
Tantamount to how the world normalizes homosexuality, some professing Christians are minimalizing the weightiness of his sin of suicide.
Some are lauding him as a “hero” for his evangelism efforts. Many are saying “RIP brother” or “rest in peace.” Some are directing people to a “National Suicide Prevention Lifeline…” rather than to Christ. One without even knowing if John Doe took psychotropic drugs or not, attributed his suicide to “his meds.” I am against the use of psychotropic drugs, and I’ve grown to believe they are sorcery as mentioned in Revelation 21:8.
So why stain a man’s reputation assuming he might he been using psychotic-related medications? This reminds me of the anti-gun crowd. Who blames the gun, rather than the shooter? Or they shift the blame to the “mental problem” rather than the sinner and his sin. Another person made the reprehensible comment that John Doe has become “a modern-day martyr.”
There was a man recorded in the Scriptures that was closer to Jesus than any of us, his name was Judas Iscariot. Though Judas had remorse, Judas did not have Biblical repentance, and he committed suicide by hanging.
Did the omniscient Jesus say things like “RIP brother?” No, Jesus called him a “son of perdition” (John 17:12). This son of perdition (apōleia) is not a person that was saved.
Suicide is a cowardly act and is more consistent with a person who is faithless, not faithful.
Am I saying that John Doe was not saved? No, I am not saying that.
Did he have a profession of faith from his lips? Yes. But did he have possession of regeneration of the heart? Because I am not omniscient, I cannot know if John Doe was saved or not saved. Fact is, you cannot know if I’m saved or not.
But one thing I do know is this. We need to be more circumspective with our posts and comments. [read article about my grandson’s death]
And regarding John Doe’s evangelism efforts. Let us never forget the words of Jesus in Matthew 7:21-23.
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
Lastly, if you’re having suicidal thoughts, call upon the name of the Lord Jesus to save you, not merely a “suicide hotline” as many said. Repent towards God, and thrust yourselves upon Christ. And if you believe you are saved, then run to your local church so they can interpose on your behalf, disciple, and minister to you.