The suicide rate is increasing among all sectors of society in the United States. Two recent suicides of celebrities have brought the issue of suicide into the limelight.
Suicide is most often seen as a mental health issue. But is that what it really is? Is lack of mental health treatment what’s causing the growing suicide problem in the United States?
In this podcast, the first of a two-part series, we look at suicide from a Christian perspective. First, we look to see what the Bible says about suicide. Then, we look at suicide from the perspective of self-murder.
We look at what determines whether any certain killing constitutes murder. We look at how murder can be defined in Christianity, and in conjunction with that, we look at the concept of justified killing in Christianity. We then consider the reasons so many Americans commit suicide.