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Suicide and Euthanasia

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As human beings, we may sometimes feel depressed and think that life isn’t worth living. The feeling of despair and hopelessness, or suffering from an incurable or very painful illness, can sometimes lead to the desire to end one’s life.

However, no matter how despondent you feel as a result of emotional trauma, mental anguish or physical discomfort, ending your own life is a sin. This is called suicide:

Definition of suicide: the act or an instance of killing oneself intentionally

Sometimes, when a loved one is in the throes of agony from a sickness without cure, we may feel it best to end their torment by facilitating their premature demise. This is known as euthanasia or assisted killing:

Definition of euthanasia: the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma

The Scriptures forbid murder or senseless killing (as opposed to self-defense or war), and suicide and euthanasia fall into this category.

The sixth commandment is:

“You shall not kill.” Exodus 20:13.

The Scriptures record several suicides:

Saul, Israel’s first king (1 Samuel 31:4), Saul’s armour bearer (1 Samuel 31:5), Ahithophel, King David’s counselor, Zimri, King of Israel (1 Kings 16:15:20), Judas, one of Master Yahshua’s twelve disciples (Matthew 27:3-5).

There are many reasons why people choose to end their lives — financial ruin; loss of a spouse, friend, child or relative; a wrecked reputation; a terminal disease; job loss; incarceration, failure to achieve a certain goal, an uncontrollable addiction; rape; exposure of intimate photographs or videos; bullying; peer pressure; feelings of inadequacy; end of a relationship; divorce; loneliness; guilt; shame…

Whatever it may be, it is against Almighty Yahweh, the Living God’s decrees to make that decision. Our lives are not our own to take:

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

If you take your own life, there is no hope for salvation and eternal life. The wages of sin are death — spiritual death that leads to an eternity in hell. Despite the agony you may be experiencing, the best thing to do is persevere, pray, and confide in someone you trust… there’s always someone willing to listen.

Don’t isolate yourself or spend hours thinking about whatever is troubling you. You will never find the light if you remain in darkness.

Don’t convince yourself that no one cares about you or your problems.

Keep busy and be optimistic.

Do things that make you feel happy, eat your favourite foods, go for a walk.

If you’re confined to bed, read a book, rest and yes, have a good cry once in a while, but don’t sink to the level of self-pity and self-loathing.

Let your friends and family know that you need company and comfort.

If you have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, let nature takes its course and hold on however painful it may get.

If you feel lonely, unwanted or unloved, remember that God loves you and wants the best for you.

If you have suddenly gone blind, deaf, lost a limb or been irreversibly scarred, remember that life goes on… you just have to adjust. Self-acceptance is the key to overcoming obstacles.

(see Where do we go when we die?, The Ten Commandments, The 12 Deadly Sins, The Great Deception and Wake Up! It’s 1984)

 

Where do we go when we die?

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“Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Yahshua was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.” Hebrews 9:27-28

“When the Son of Man comes in His Glory, and all the Angels with Him, He will sit on His Glorious Throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on His right and the goats on His left.

Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you came to visit Me.’

Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Master, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? When did we see You a stranger and invite You in, or needing clothes and clothe You? When did we see You sick or in prison and go to visit You?’

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did for Me.’

Then He will say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite Me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe Me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after Me.’

They also will answer, ‘Master, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help You?’

He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me.’

Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” Matthew 25: 31-46

We have all been told that when we die, we either go to heaven or to hell. The righteous to heaven and the sinners to hell, where they will spend eternity. However, there are misconceptions about the afterlife: We are told that hell is Satan’s domain. The truth is, when we die we all go to hell; a hell (literal prison) ruled and guarded by Satan and his demons (the first death). The gate of this hell is guarded by a monstrous three-headed beast, a demon known as Kerberos, (or Cerberus), posted to prevent ghosts of the dead from leaving the underworld.

Then, on Judgement Day, we will all be sentenced — including Satan and his angels, who will be stripped of their powers — and sent to heaven or hell. This hell/lake of fire is ruled and guarded by the Holy Angels, it the second death and is also a literal prison from which there is no escape.

“Then I saw a great white throne and Him Who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from His Presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:11-15

Hades is Hell, and all those who were in the first hell will be freed to face judgement. Death, which came upon man as a result of Adam’s sin, and the first hell, will be destroyed. ‘Death and Hades’ refers to the first death and first hell.

Yahweh told Adam after he and Eve were deceived by the devil and ate the forbidden fruit — and Adam begged to be forgiven and allowed back into the garden, and to be restored to his previous state of immortality — that he had to be patient and wait until the end of the world, when Yahweh would go down to hell and free all the righteous souls that are there:

“And if you said, ‘Give me the Water of Life, so that I may drink and live’, it cannot be today, but on the day that I shall descend into hell, and break the gates of bronze and shatter the kingdoms of iron. Then will I, in mercy, save your soul and the souls of the righteous to give them rest in My garden. And that shall be when the end of the world has come.”

And Satan told Adam he would torture him in hell when he died:

“But now, Adam, because of your fall you are under my rule, and I am king over you; because you listened to me, and sinned against your Father. There will be no deliverance from my hands until the day promised you by your Father… Since we do not know the day agreed upon with you by your Father, or the hour in which you shall be saved, we will multiply war and murder on you and your offspring after you. This is our will and our good pleasure, that we may not leave even one of the sons of men to inherit our orders in heaven. For our home, Adam, is in burning fire; and we will not stop our evil actions, not one day or one hour. And I, Adam, shall spread fire on you when you come into the cave to live in it.”

When Yahweh created man, He gave him dominion over the earth and everything in it, but when Adam yielded to Satan’s will, Satan was made master over him and his offspring, and is now the god of this world.

Yahshua, Yahweh’s Beloved Son and our King, Master and Saviour was crucified and died for our salvation, so that we may have eternal life. If not for Him, we would all burn in hell forever.

“Therefore, Yahshua said again, “Very truly I tell you, I Am the Gate for the sheep. All who have come before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I Am the Gate; whoever enters through Me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I Am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His Life for the sheep.” John 10:7-11

Yahshua also said He came not only to die for the salvation of the Israelites, Yahweh’s chosen people, but also the Gentiles (other nations):

“I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to My Voice, and there shall be one flock and One Shepherd. The reason My Father loves Me is that I lay down My Life — only to take it up again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from My Father.” John 10:16-18

Yahshua’s death was a Perfect Sacrifice — He did not inherit Adam’s sin and did not sin all His life.

“Yahweh made Him Who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of Yahweh.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

He was the Sacrificial Lamb of Yahweh, even symbolically born in a manger. His birth, death and resurrection were part of Yahweh’s Perfect Plan.
When Yahshua was crucified, the earth quaked and split when He died, and when the centurion pierced His Side, Blood and Water poured out and dripped on the mercy seat of the ark of the covenant law which was buried in a chamber underneath the Calvary escarpment, where Yahshua was crucified.
The mercy seat on the ark was the only place that could receive His Blood as a sin offering (Leviticus 16:1-16), as it was the only place on earth undefiled by man or evil spirits. Yahshua’s Blood shattered the chains that bound us to sin and death. And this Perfect Sacrifice had to be accepted by the Father before He could resurrect; so He, too, descended to hell, for three days (Ephesians 4:9, Acts 2:24).

THERE IS NO PURGATORY! THIS IS A LIE FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, TO LULL YOU INTO A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY.

THERE IS NO REINCARNATION, MAN HAS ONLY ONE LIFE, THEN HE DIES.

ALSO, THE ONLY PEOPLE RECORDED IN THE SCRIPTURES TO HAVE GONE DIRECTLY TO HEAVEN ARE ENOCH AND ELIJAH (THEY DID NOT DIE), EVEN THE RIGHTEOUS WHO RESURRECTED WITH YAHSHUA HAD BEEN TO HELL.

“When Enoch had spoken to the people, Yahweh sent out darkness to the earth, and there was darkness and it covered those men standing with Enoch, and the Angels took up Enoch up to the highest heaven, where Yahweh is; and He received him and placed him before His Face, and the darkness went off from the earth, and light came again. And the people did not see or understand how Enoch had been taken, and praised Yahweh, and found a scroll in which was written: The Invisible Yahweh; and all went to their homes.” Book of Enoch

“When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you? ‘Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,’ Elisha replied. ‘You have asked a difficult thing,’ Elijah said, ‘yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours — otherwise, it will not.’ As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. Elisha saw this and cried out, ‘My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!’ And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two.” 2 Kings 2:9-12

When Yahshua resurrected, the tombs of the righteous that were around Him were also opened (such was the Force and Power and Glory of His Father), and these souls went up to heaven with Him; these are the saints. When we resurrect, our souls and spirits are reunited with our bodies (Matthew 10:28). You cannot enter heaven or the second, eternal hell in spirit form.

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. But when they entered, they did not find the body of Yahshua. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two Men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the Men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen! Remember how He told you, while He was still with you in Galilee, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.” Then they remembered His words.” Luke 24:1-8

“And the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Yahshua’s resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.” Matthew 27:52-53

“After He said this, He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two Men dressed in white stood beside them. ‘Men of Galilee,’ They said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Yahshua, Who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.'” Acts 1:9-11

There are those whose life purpose is to awaken the sleeping souls and lead them to the light — these are the Chosen/Elect. All who choose to follow Yahshua and obey Yahweh’s laws and commandments, and walk the narrow and rocky path, will be rewarded with eternal life — these, too, will be saints.

We all have a life purpose, and everything was created for a purpose; everything has a purpose, a time and a season. We are spiritual beings having a physical experience. We are on earth to make spiritual progress with the final aim of returning to Yahweh. The more our life goals are in line with the intent of spiritual development, the richer our lives become and the less pain we experience from life.

It is up to you to discover your Life Purpose and light the Divine Flame within you. Finding and clarifying your life purpose and core life intentions can help you to move with greater focus and clarity every day of your life.

A great way to start exploring your life purpose and intentions is to stop for a moment and ask yourself these key questions:

What is most important to me in my life?

What are my deepest values and beliefs?

What am I good at?

What makes me happy?

What are my skills and talents?

Give yourself time to explore these important questions and notice what touches and inspires you most deeply. Write down any answers or thoughts that come to you as you ponder these questions. Then use what you’ve written as a basis upon which to craft your life purpose and intentions. Consider also inviting Divine guidance (your Guardian Angel) and your own inner wisdom to help you with this.

Life intentions are any number of profound statements about the way you want to live your life:

How do you want to be and act in the world right now and in each moment?

When you are confronted with major challenges, on what core principles do you want to base your decisions and actions?

Both life purpose and life intentions can be rich and valuable in helping to move through the challenges life brings us.

Remember, life is a journey, a path to self-discovery, and is an evolving process — as we learn, we grow; it’s not important what we go through, what’s important is how we deal with it.