Jan 13, 2015

Suicide and the Bible: The three natures

Suicide in a believer's life is a strong hold. The source of fortification is hidden in plain sight and once exposed can easily be dismantled. Placing your trust in Jesus is essential and knowing who you are and what you need to do to as a believer is paramount to any sort of healing including suicide.

Satan is our enemy. He has many disguises and many masks, and he likes to placate the hearts of those who are not firmly planted and grounded in their faith in Jesus Christ. I am going to say with confidence that IF this commentary touches a nerve, then the Holy Spirit has a starting point and when you are willing, the healing process can begin. It will take some time, and a lot of understanding and delving into the word of God to understand the origins of suicide.

I have placed this subject now in line with the postings because this is a misunderstood topic and one that isn't easily discerned. I have struggled with the understanding myself, and our teachers do not do very well to explain it themselves. It is what is considered the meat of the word, but it is essential as it is part of our SANCTIFYING PROCESS.

Our growth as sons and daughters of God depend on our active participation that entitles us to be heirs to God's throne. While it is true that all we need to do is have faith, and believe in Jesus and His resurrection, we cannot get by as believers in this world- which is Satan's playground, on that alone. The sanctification process allows us to grow into who we are called to be and this cannot be done without discovering who we first were, and are in nature and design.


"Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God." Romans 8:8 NIV

Sin is our nature, it is who we are. It defines us and our role on earth. It is something we are born with, and this is evident because bad behavior doesn't need to be taught. Good behavior has to be instilled in us when we are young. We have to be taught how to be truthful, and kind. The ways of the sinful nature are easy because it defines us and as Paul mentions, had we not had the law to keep us from sinning, we would not have known what sin was. But does not knowing, negate the effects of sin? Absolutely not.

" What shall we say, then" Is the law sin? Certainly not! Indeed I would not have known what sin was except through the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, "Do not covet." But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of covetous desire. Romans 7:1-8 NIV

"What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin..." Romans 6:1-2

Even though a believer has died with Christ on the cross, the sinful nature does not suddenly go away. While our past sins have been forgiven and remembered no more, we still have a daily struggle to do away with the sinful nature and the very acts that entice us.

"The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children." Romans 8:16 NIV

The physical man cannot survive on his own. To do so would to remain an empty shell, with blood surging through his veins, he would exist to have no purpose. The sinful nature has to have a power supply, without it, sin would reside dormant within the human body.

"The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being." Genesis 2:7 NIV

"Be sure you do not eat the blood, because the blood is the life," Deuteronomy 12:23 NIV