Dear Pastor Sam
Dear Pastor Sam,
I am writing again as the advice you gave me last time was very helpful. I appreciate you taking time to answer people questions.
Three years ago my brother committed suicide. My friends keep tell me that he is in hell because of this. What do you say?
Not Happy With Friends
Dear Not Happy,
I wouldn’t be happy either when friends don’t try to comfort instead of bring on more pain.
Many people try to say suicide is the unpardonable sin. This is not correct. The unpardonable sin is when you reject Jesus Christ and die without asking Him to forgive you of your sins.
If your brother accepted Christ as His Savior he is in Heaven. The Bible says to be absent from the body is present with the Lord. The only way he would be in Hell is if he refused to ask forgiveness of his sins and accepted God’s free gift of Salvation.
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