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What Happens To Souls That Commit Suicide?

Maybe you’re hoping death will give you an easy escape from the problems of this world. If all these thoughts have or are crossing your mind to justify your decision, then you need to know the truth of what happens if you succeed in taking your own life.

Suicide is not an easy thing for both the victim and the affected. The negative impact of suicide results in mental, emotional, and physical instability to the family and friends of the deceased. In case suicide has ever crossed your mind, then don’t stop reading.

I have encountered testimonies of persons who were plagued with suicidal thoughts. Most of them pointed out depression as one of the big reasons why they considered suicide. In addition to this are low self-esteem, loneliness, and hopelessness. They felt like no one would understand them and if they did talk, then they’d risk ridicule or forced therapy sessions. Some felt their problems would burden others hence the silence and evasiveness. Others said their life was full of misery, lies, pain, betrayal, unfairness, and lots of struggle. Because of this, dying seemed like a much better option.

Despite the countless reasons to support suicide, have you ever thought about what happens? Have you ever considered how your absence in this world will affect those you leave behind? Are you thinking your friends and family will be better off without you? Maybe you’re hoping death will give you an easy escape from the problems of this world. If all these thoughts have or are crossing your mind to justify your decision, then you need to know the truth of what happens if you succeed in taking your own life.

  • You need to understand your family and friends will NOT be better without you. The people you shared intimate memories with will miss you and will forever have an empty space in their hearts. That person you think will be happier or more financially stable when you’re gone, they will not live up to that expectation.

-One thing for sure is they won’t stop thinking of what they would have done to keep you breathing, or what he/she could’ve done to make your life happier. Your children, nephews, nieces, will be forever hurt as they continue with their lives. Suicide kills the self-esteem of those who once knew you. So, you not only take away one life but you also drag others into your grave.

  • First, when the spirit leaves, you can’t re-enter your physical body. What you’ll face next is undescribable through the human tongue. Dear reader, demons are real. They are not your friends and they don’t have mercy, pity, or love.

Once your spirit is disconnected from your body, you’ll surely find yourself in a dark world where pain, wickedness, and death rule. I am not saying this to scare you but I am telling you the ugly truth. Where you’ll go after suicide is worse than all the problems on earth. It’s a place of torture, torment, and loneliness that has never been seen by humankind.

Furthermore, your senses as a spirit are increased 1000 fold. Therefore, you can’t help but feel, smell, sense the pain for eternity. The bottom line is suicide is a straight ticket to hell. And hell is a place you wouldn’t want even your greatest enemy to go to after death.

  • Suicide is a sin, and whether you are not a Christian, you will, without a doubt, feel it’s wrong. As humans, we have an inner man, a side of us who is a spirit. Your spirit feels what the physical body can’t. Therefore, that wrong feeling you have in your gut, that fear you get when you pick up the pills or rope, that is your spirit person warning you of danger. When you die in sin, there’s no paradise or relief in the next life.
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There are rules that govern human life. One of them is you shall not, by any means, take your own life or another’s. If you do, you are no different than a murderer since the result is the same, death. I am sure after reading this you are wondering where I got all this. Don’t worry. I have the proof of the Bible at my fingertips.

God made you after Himself because he loves you.

Genesis 1: 26 – 27
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Suicide is shedding your blood by your own hands (murder), and God doesn’t like that.

Genesis 9:6
“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.

Revelation 21: 8

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Killing is wrong and God Himself said so because He loves you

Exodus 20:13
“You shall not murder.

You are more valuable to God than the plants, insects, animals, and other creatures in the world.

Mathew 6: 26
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Then, if God loves me why do I feel this way? I have killed, assaulted, made people suffer. Do I deserve to live? Why do I feel like a failure, worthless, dirty rug, not good enough, poor, hopeless, depressed, anxious, fearful, restless, have bad luck, lonely, unloved, trapped, ugly, ………..Isn’t suicide going to take all these away?

Suicide will not solve anything. However, you don’t have to go through tough times alone. You may not have family, or friends by your side but there’s a real friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24). Your heavenly Father has YOUR name engraved in the palm of His hand ( Isaiah 49: 16) and can never forget you like friends or family. He is with you through thick and thin, He was even there when the bad things happened and you thought you deserved it. Jesus Christ, who died on Calvary, is waiting for you to come to Him. He will give you rest and take the burden off your shoulders ( Mathew 11:28). You don’t have to handle the struggles alone. Since the time you were born, He was there, and He is still with you right now (Hebrews 13: 5-6).

Just remember ‘’And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.’’ (Hebrews 8: 28) Your dark past has a purpose, Your experiences have a purpose.

YOU HAVE A PURPOSE. Give Christ Jesus a chance and see your life change.


  1. Your effort to help people with suicidal thoughts is noteworthy. However threats are uncalled for ie when you describe what happens when someone dies. I see you quoting some scriptures meaning you read the Bible. So do your homework properly what happens when someone’s dies whether by suicide or natural or whatever is the cause of the death. I’d suggest you start here: ecclesiastes 9:5,6,10.
    This will not only help you further your message but help you with true CONTENT, and helpful content. This will help you get traffic in your blogs. All the best.


    1. This is what happens and that is the truth. I am not threatening anyone and that’s not my intention. I have read the verses you have quoted in your response and I have nothing against it.

      The Bible from Old to New Testament proves there is an afterlife. One of the two places you may find in the Bible is Heaven, Paradise, or ‘the place where the Holy One resides’ (Luke 23:43, Mat 5:12, Psalms 14:2, Gen 1, Ps 73: 25, etc) . The other is full of pain, misery, and suffering and it goes by many names: Hades, Sheol, Grave, Hell, the Pit (Rev 20: 10-14, Acts 2:27, Luke 16: 13, Psalms 7:11..etc). There are so many verses that I can’t exhaust them here. My point is when we die we don’t cease to exist because we have the breathe of God in us. God is eternal and so is our spirit. When you choose to take your own life, you become a murderer and when you die in that state you’re liable to judgment and the second death which is the lake that burns with fire and sulfur (Mat 5: 21, Rev 21: 8).

      So, suicide is not worth it. There’s a better option. Jesus is there for you and He loves you. He doesn’t want you to go to the terrible place, that’s why I am telling you about it. I am not threatening anyone into conversion but I am revealing what is waiting on the other side if you choose to go through with it. Your life is precious above all things (seen or unseen), and nothing or no one should make you feel worthless. That’s why Jesus died on the cross so that you won’t have to die a second death (Galatians 2:20).


    2. First, mental illness is a serious disease. I commend you for trying to stop people from suicide. But you have gone about it the wrong way. In fact, you have quoted the Bible erroneously.
      Second, mental illness is a REAL illness. It’s the stigma that causes people to look at it wrongly. A mentally ill person cannot make sound decisions just like a cancer patient can be trusted to think properly while poisonous drugs and pain are racking their bodies. If a mentally sick person commits suicide, they were not in their right frame of mind. In fact, it’s demonic thoughts of suicide as a solution. The Bible tells us that ‘Jesus went about doing good and healing all those who were oppressed by the devil.’
      Next, the definition of murder is where one person deliberately takes/cuts short the life of another. Suicide is taking your own life. So the Bible verse of killing a dead person would be nonsensical honestly.

      For loved ones who have lost a person through suicide, it’s a lifelong trauma wondering what they did wrong, why they didn’t see the warning signs among other questions. That is, they suffer continously. If you add the accusation that their loved one will spend eternity in hell, and they can’t do anything about it, wouldn’t that contradict the basic human reason of comforting others? The Bible doesn’t explicitly about the effects of suicide.

      Finally, Ibeleive there’s life after death. But I don’t believe that a suicide victim goes to hell. Just like an HIV/AIDS victim dies of complications from the disease (which he may have acquired foolishly through careless behavior) I also dont believe a suicide victim goes to hell. In fact, if the person was born again and committed suicide through mental illness, I believe they will go to heaven. Judas took his own life even though he could have gotten redemption. It’s not black and white as you presume.
      Now my personal story. Ever since I remember, I and my 4 siblings grew up in a completely dysfunctional family. Everyone of us has gone through depression but we stand. Mental illness is truly a black dog with you. Life is dark and hope is gone. Depression is scary, when you feel you have lost control, and you don’t know how to get your life back.
      This story is an affront to mental health, well-being and Christianity.


  2. You have never tried suicide, n if you have you didn’t succeed so you wouldn’t know what happens when someone commits suicide! Of those who have, none has come back to say what it is like. So the piece you have written is just a fragment of your imagination, one that is not backed by the scriptures or any evidence.


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