What drives people to commit suicide?

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What drives people to commit suicide?

Post  Waqar Daniel on Thu 05 Jun 2008, 4:29 pm

One of the factors that is more dominant than the others is Guilt. People suffering from any guilt are more prone towards committing suicide.
When Judas had betrayed Him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priest and the elders. 'I have sinned', he said, 'for I have betrayed innocent blood...Then he went away and hanged himself (Mathew 27:3-5)'
Mental illness and demonic possession can also make a person commit suicide.
...there met Him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. (Mathew 8:28 )

...there met Him out of the city a certain man, who had devils long time, and wore no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs (Luke 8:27)
Revenge and rage can make people take wrong decisions that would end up their lives.
Then Samson prayed to the LORD, '...O God. please strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eye.' Then Samson reached toward the two central pillars on which the temple stood. Bracing himself against them...Samson said, 'Let me die with the Philistines!'Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. (Judges 16:23-31)
People living under stress also make wrong decisions and are prone to suicide attempts.
And Moses said unto the LORD, wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I found favor in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all His people upon me? Have I cenceived all this people? have I begotten them...? Whence should I flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat. I am not able to beat all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me. And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray the...(Numbers 11:11-15)
People who are ego-centered are more prone towards suicide
When Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he...put his house in order and then hanged himself...(2 Samuel 17:23)
Distress and despair also makes people to take wrong deccisions of committing suicide.
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family... (Jeremiah 8:3)

And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. (Revelation 9:6)

And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had fled (ACTS 16:27)

There are many other reasons given in the Bible where people have taken their lives. I have just quoted few of them.

God bless you all

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