The Spirit of Suicide … and …

The Spirit of Suicide … and …

Let me address Father’s Day for just one moment. Congratulations! I challenge you to be a man … a man of God. Now, get out there and raise sons and grandsons, even great grandsons, to be Real Authentic Men — Men of God!

And now, on to the topic of today’s column … If celebrities Kate Spade, Chef Anthony Bourdain, or Robin Williams kill themselves, why shouldn’t I? Most people who “off” (kill) themselves are dealing with two main issues:  Hopelessness and Depression.

Dr, Keith Abow, a psychiatrist who has dealt with many who live with thoughts of depression, issues the following advice: “I would have told you to fight against the invader with everything and every resource, without pride. Deploy every weapon. And because the truth is the mortal enemy of every lie, I would have told you to get to an emergency room or call a suicide hotline or 911 and tell someone the absolute truth about all the dark thoughts you were having—yes, even the one about leaving the planet. Especially that one. Because that one is the big lie implanted in your mind by the Godforsaken charlatan, scum, named major depression. Your enemy. And mine.”

Thoughts of suicide come straight from the pit of hell. The master liar, Satan has only one purpose: Kill, steal, and destroy. You would think that celebrities should have it “all” — Prestige, Power, Money — and yet they sank to the depths of hopelessness and depression. Suicide is not a disease. It is a sin, but when you have sunk to depths of despair, it’s hard to make sense of sin.

So sad to say, many who contemplate suicide would never talk to anyone about it. They’re not a bad person; they just need help!

If you are contemplating suicide, or even fantasizing about it: 1) Get some help! Call a pastor, friend, or 911, or the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. 2) Consider the consequences! You’re not just ending your life, but you put a stain on your family forever. They will never forget what you did. It will be extreme sorrow to them. 3) You leave nothing behind for your family. Most family members will remember nothing except your fateful demise. If you have life insurance, few of those would ever pay anything out to the family of a suicide victim!

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.”  Duet. 30:19

“In Jesus Name, I pray for fathers, who model Heavenly Father. I come against the spirit of suicide.  AMEN!”

Pastor Stan