SUICIDE

by Dennis Kelly

November 2, 2010


So you have had enough.  Yo want to quit.  Well, that is a bummer.

What happens when you die?

I think there is a Hell.  If you don't know Jesus, that is where you will go. 

You don't think so.  What if you are wrong? I am sure you don't want to go to Hell. 

You think life is a bad deal?  Try something else.  Try Jesus.  If you don't like the results, you can kill yourself later.  Anyhow, I think Jesus is a good deal.  It is the best deal you will ever make.  And later is always better for suicide. 

How do you try Jesus?  Just say out loud:  "Jesus save me."1

That's it.  Say it. 

Now say:  "God, in the name of Jesus, forgive me of my sins."2

Oh, you have done too many bad things to be forgiven?  Well, everybody has sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.3  That means we all screwed up. 

Not like you?

Let me tell you a story:  Saul was a guy who lived after Jesus died and three days later rose from the dead.4
Saul thought his entire purpose in life was to kill Christians.5  He was pretty good at it too.  He killed lots of them.   One day he was riding on his horse.  Jesus knocked him off of his horse and blinded him.   The same Jesus that rose from the dead.  While he was blind, Jesus said to him:  "Why do you persecute me?"  Jesus took it personal.  Anyhow, Saul decided he should get right with Jesus before he went to Hell.  And he did get it right.  It changed his whole outlook on things and when he wrote much of the Bible.

Have you been killing Christians on purpose?  God forgave Saul 6 and if you have not done anything that bad, or if you have, God will forgive you.  Now say:  "God, in the name of Jesus, forgive me of my sins." 7 

You think you have done some pretty bad things?  You are right.  What you have done is pretty bad.  God looked at what you have done and said:  "Somebody is going to die for this.  Jesus, you are elected." 8

Jesus said:  "OK.  Lay those sins on me and I will die that you might be forgiven."9 

God sent Jesus to the cross and placed all of the bad things that you have done and all that you will ever do, on him.   God also laid all of the sins of the rest of the world on Jesus.10  Jesus died on that cross, was placed in a grave and three days later Jesus rose from the dead.  Your sins are forgiven.  Jesus paid the price. 

But' 

(there is always a catch.) you have to accept it.11 

You accept Jesus' sacrifice for you and say:  "Thank you Jesus."  When you are forgiven.12

One last hing.

Say out loud:  "Jesus be my Lord."13  Lord means boss. 

From now on you are supposed to do what Jesus tells you to do. 

Read the Bible.  Start with the book of John.  That book tells how much God loves you and how much Jesus loves you.  Yes, you are loved.  The book of Ephesians says that you can know the height and depth and length and breadth of God's love for you.14  Jesus tells of His and God's love for you.15

Now you know of God's love.  The Bible says: cast your cares on Jesus for he cares for you.16  And the peace of God which passes all understanding will guard your heart and mind.17 

Ask Jesus to help you out in all those things where you are now troubled.  He will help. 

All things are possible with God.18  God can do mire than you could even ask or think.19  What God has promised he is able to perform.20  the promises of God are "Yes" and "Amen" in Christ Jesus.21

Find a good Pastor and a Bible believing church.  He will help you.  Get your Bible and look up each of the footnotes and what the Bible does say. 

Live for Jesus. 


FOOTNOTES

1.  Romans 10:13                                            2.  1 John 1:9
3.  Romans 3:23                                              4.  Acts 10:39-40
5.  Acts 7:58                                                      6.  Acts 9:1-19
7.  1 John 1:9                                                    8.  Hebrews 9:28
9.  Hebrews 10:9                                             10.  Hebrews 9:28
11.  Hebrews 5:9                                             12.  Luke 17:12-19
13.  Romans 10:9                                            14.  Ephesians 3:18
15.  John 17:23                                                 16.  1 Peter 5:7 
17.  Philippians 4:6-7                                       18.  Mark 10:27
19.  Ephesians 3:20                                         20.  Romans 4:21
21.  2 Corinthians 1:20
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