Samson committed suicide, but he’s counted amongst the righteous.
posted on 06/16/2013 7:28:41 AM PDT
(What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
Samson prayed that he would be granted the strength to destroy the enemies of God and the mercy to die with them. God answered his prayer in the affirmative or he wouldn't have been able to take the building down.
That's a good bit different than blowing your own brains out or jumping off a building.
posted on 06/16/2013 7:36:51 AM PDT
(Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
I think there's a distinction from suicide if you're doing something generally meritorious and die from it, even if you know beforehand you're very likely to die.
As an example, Cmdr. Howard Gilmore.
posted on 06/16/2013 7:45:52 AM PDT
(The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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