Why You Should NOT Kill Yourself
Segment 1 (00:00) Todd intros a clip showing a college student saying he struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts. Suicide is the number 2 leading cause of death in Gen Z. Todd exhorts us to use the Bible. He describes 3 chapters of the Bible, Paradise, Paradise lost, and Paradise regained, all glorifying God. Without using apologetics, let us profess the good news from the housetops to a lost and dying world.
Segment 2 (08:07) Todd intros 13 reasons why not to commit suicide, even in a cursed sin fallen world. The world’s system is eat drink and be merry, a vain and futile purpose. As an image bearer of God, we live that He might be glorified. Todd leads us through a couple reasons from his book. Reason 10 is pornography, which causes men to be carnal minded and depressed. It makes a man dog like.
Segment 3 (15:44) Reason 11 is abortion, which pressures a woman to kill her child and then causes guilt and depression. Reason 12 is abandonment and abuse as a child, God’s design is for the man to be the provider. Reason 13 is body image issues, propagated by social media, which is contrary to what God cares about, which is things of the heart. The conclusion of it all is that the Bible offers the solution to the world’s problems, and God is an ever present help in trouble. God wants you to be healed, so get saved and become healed. Jesus offers joy.
Wretched Surprise! (24:38) Michael Wolworth in studio for Bible League International describes a story of a 12 year old suicide bomber who gets saved, along with his family.