Suicidal Darkness

Posted on February 20, 2013

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stk64827corAuthor: Ken Lytle

I recently read a pro-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender) article that presented the argument that LGBT young people are more suicidal because their families and churches do not love and accept them for who they are.

“LGBT young people are two and a half times more likely to contemplate suicide than their straight counterparts. More frighteningly, I found out that those same LGBT youth are eight times more likely to attempt suicide.

Why the significantly higher rates?

Bullying, of course. But bullying is something that frequently happens … to a lot of kids. Perhaps even more deeply than bullying, though, LGBT kids experience rejection and isolation at the hands of the very people kids are supposed look to love them and keep them safe. [SOURCE]

I disagree with the author’s argument. 

When I look at the world around me and see the terrible things that take place in regards to suicide…

  1. Homosexuality leading to suicide
  2. Despair leading to suicide
  3. Rape leading to suicide
  4. Physical abuse leading to suicide
  5. Mass shootings with the shooter committing suicide
  6. Etc……..

I would have to say that most people commit suicide because they no longer feel or experience the presence of the Holy Spirit.  When the Holy Spirit is denied and pushed away time and time again, a feeling of hopelessness sets in.  This Holy Spiritless, hopelessness is like a thick darkness that causes a person to believe the devil’s lie that suicide is the only answer to end the pain.

God knows what is best for His children.  He knew what He was talking about when He said…

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me
  2. You shall not make to yourselves any graven image
  3. You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain
  4. Remember the seventh-day Sabbath, to keep it holy
  5. Honor your father and your mother
  6. You shall not kill
  7. You shall not commit adultery
  8. You shall not steal
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor
  10. You shall not covet

Sin is disobeying God.  The wages of sin is death.  All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. 

We are all born into sin and need spiritual guidance to know what sin is so to avoid it at all cost.  Once we are saved by grace, we then pray for wisdom and strength to follow Jesus and to be filled with the Holy Spirit.  When we changed and transformed by the Spirit of God, we do not give ourselves over to the devil and his satanic will.

To keep us safe from Satan and our sinful-selves, God gave us other guidelines to protect us. 

READ MATTHEW 5 – The Sermon on the Mount has many truths when it comes to Christian living and growth.  When Jesus says to do or not to do something, I have to trust that He knows what is best and choose to obey Him at all cost. 

We always need to remember this next passage…

“Do not think that I have come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to destroy but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, Till the heaven and the earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall in any way pass from the Law until all is fulfilled. Therefore whoever shall relax one of these commandments, the least, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of Heaven. But whoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven.  Matthew 5:17-19

In His great wisdom, God also teaches us more and more through His inspired Word.  This next passage is just one that talks about homosexuality.

“Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor abusers, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10

If someone continually denies the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, he or she will slowly slip into spiritual darkness.  This satanic darkness causes people to feel completely hopeless and this is where Satan himself and his demonic forces masterfully spin their suicidal lies. 

  • “Nobody loves you!”
  • “Nobody accepts you for who God created you to be!!!”
  • “God has given up on you!”
  • “Suicide is the only answer!!!”

Satan is a liar! 

For God so loved each and every person, He gave His one and only Son to die our forever death (John 3:16).  If a person is lost in darkness and is feeling completely hopeless… all they need to do is cry out from the heart, “Jesus save me!” and Jesus and His holy angels will rush in to chase away the devil, his demonic forces, and the darkness.

Help 

The LGBT community and supporters cannot blame Bible-believing Christians, churches, and schools for the deaths of those who have committed suicide.  Is the Adventist Christian community perfect?  No… far from it!  But we do need to recognize who the darkness and despair comes from and how people find their way into the suicidal darkness. 

In regards to homosexuality, people need to learn from God’s Holy Scriptures that this lifestyle is a choice and a sin.  If a person chooses to be a homosexual, he or she is walking away from God and into darkness.  This personal choice is an invitation to the devil to spin his lies, which could lead to hopelessness, despair, and death. 

As Adventist Christians, we need to boldly stand for God’s truth.  As we do so, we need to make sure we uphold His truths in love.  Every homosexual should feel welcome and loved in our churches.  The church family is where they can truly meet Jesus and grow in His amazing grace.

Do not be afraid to stand up and speak up for Jesus… as you do so, please reflect the love of God in every word and facial expression.  God is dishonored when we allow spiritual rebels to pull us into childish and sinful arguments.

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