Does suicide prevent people from going to heaven?
Suicide is said to be the third leading cause of death among young people ages fifteen to twenty-four. The question of whether suicide is an unforgivable sin comes up with increasing frequency. We can comfort ourselves with this fact. No single act is unforgivable. Peter did the unthinkable, yet Christ forgave him. While saints in a state of despondency and depression have done the unthinkable, no one can say with certainty that they are precluded from inheriting eternal life. However, those who take the sacred name of Christ upon their lips dare not contemplate suicide. Our lives belong to God and he alone has the prerogative to bring them to an end.