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Where Do Suicide Victims Go When They Kill Themselves?

Posted June 4, 2012


Hi P____,

Thank you for your question concerning where we go when we die.

You ask:

That is right, you go to sleep, and you await the resurrection totally unconscious of the passing of time and events.

The dust returns from whence it came. There was no physical body before birth. We all come "out of the ground" and we go right back to the ground, because that is what we are.

Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Gen 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

What we are is dust, with the life of the breath of God within us. When He removes His life giving spirit we die and return to the dust of the earth, and His spirit returns to where it was before He put it into our bodies of dust.

So we are physical bodies having a spiritual experience. We are not immortal spirits having a physical experience. In fact we are told that if there is not a resurrection from the dead, then "they... which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished". That would be a lie if indeed we are really immortal souls.

1Co 15:16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
1Co 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
1Co 15:18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
1Co 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
1Co 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

"If in this life only we have hope in Christ", then every word in those five verses is a lie. But they are not a lie because Christ is raised up from among the dead, those who are asleep in Christ, will be resurrected back to life, and in another age even those who have died in their sins will be purified and will repent of their sins and will be saved from their sins and the wages of those sins.

I hope these few verses, and all the verses in Mitch Kuhn's earlier e-mail, have served to make the teaching of the scriptures concerning death a little more clear for you.

Please let me know if I can be of any service to you if this question has any personal application.

Your brother in Christ,

Mike