The following letter was received by Evangelical Outreach and the response follows.
I read about suicide on your web page where i got this e-mail address. i have often heard that suicide is the only unforgivable sin, and that it damns the soul to hell. i’m not being a smart aleck here, but what if one were to jump off a tall bridge or building and ask for forgiveness on the way down, before dying? i am being truthful when i say i’m not making a joke. i’ve had suicidal thoughts for most of my life, and i’m 36. please take this question seriously and respond. thank you.
[Response: Suicide is self-murder. Murderers go to the lake of fire (Rev. 21:8). How is one able to repent BEFORE the sin? There is no such thing in the Bible. Besides repentance must be sincere. How could it be if one is NOT SORRY for his murder since it is all planned out and acted upon including the so-called “repentance”? If you get saved you’ll have a purpose to live, peace, joy, love and truth. To live for GOD is the greatest life anyone could ever have. GOD BLESS YOU.]
Perhaps one of the best known Bible verses is, “Judge not lest ye be judged” (Mt 7:1). Those who condemn others for judging misuse this passage and fail to realize, however, that even they are making a judgment by saying such. They are also unaware that Christians are commanded to judge (Jn 7:24) and that Jesus commended Simon for making a right judgment (Lk 7:43).
The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment. (1 Cor 2:15)
Paul declared that he had passed judgment upon the wicked sexually immoral man in the Corinthian congregation (1 Cor 5:3). He also taught that Christians will judge the world and angels (1 Cor 6:2,3).
The kind of judgment Jesus opposed was hyprocritical judgment. In other words, as Jesus taught, first remove the plank from your own eye so that you will then see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye (Mt 7:1-5). If you are doing the same things which you condemn in another, that is hyprocritcal judgment that will bring God’s judgment upon the hyprocrite.
For more information on the subject of judging, please view the informative video below by holiness preacher, Brother Dan Corner.
Make a Right Judgment | The Command to Judge by Evangelist Dan Corner.
Please note the serious consequences of pornography. According to Jesus, it’s possible to end up in Hell over lust. The serious consequences of mental adultery are mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 5:28, 29:
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed ADULTERY with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into HELL.
Too many church people take the sin of lust far too lightly, whereas Jesus taught to tear out your eyes and throw them away rather than having your whole body be thrown into hell (Matt 5:29). This is not to say a glance at someone’s body is always adultery. Temptation only becomes sin when one yields to it. But when one longs for another, then he is indeed guilty of adultery.
Though this may sound extreme, it would be far better for the world if Playboy headquarters was demolished along with all the Playboy and similar magazines. They are not adult magazines, they are adultERY magazines! Only God knows how many millions of men have committed adultery in their hearts through the sin of lusting after women. This is also an indictment against being 95% naked at the beach or public swimming pool. Professing Christian women must dress modestly (1 Tim 2:9) lest they stumble another into committing mental adultery. A woman who dresses to make men lust after her is no better than a prostitute!
So how can you get the victory over lust? Hide God’s word in your heart and avoid certain people, places and things that lead you into temptation. You are battling for eternity and the stakes could not be higher.
The following audio message on Pornography by Brother Dan Corner should prove a blessing to anyone struggling with the sin of lust.