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Robin Williams took his life

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He was battling depression, his method of suicide was asphyxia.

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That is very sad.  I don't believe he made it into eternity with God in heaven (though Jesus is ultimately the judge of who is saved and who isn't).

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I agree that it is very sad, God not willing that any should perish.

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Just heard this news. Very tragic.

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Most geniuses usually have some kind of addiction, very sad.

 

He will definitely be missed.

Good will hunting and Inside the actor's studio were my fav's.

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It is sad to hear about the death of such a seemly good person and talented actor, but the fact that is was by suicide makes it much more tragic.

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"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life."

 

To those who may be grieving I say that faith is invisible and he may have believed; as demons can oppress people (Christians too) even to the point that they don't want to live any longer.

 

And even if you never saw any evidence of faith in him this does not necessarily mean he went to hell: as I said faith is really an invisible thing; though it is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.

 

Faith is normally seen as evidence of the invisible in the life of a believer after the plant has had time to grow.

 

The evidence of faith and the way it is seen is through a man producing the fruit of the Spirit; and a plant may be a living plant even if it is not mature enough to produce any fruit.

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i don't know if he was saved or not... but the assumption that he must have missed out on salvation because he committed suicide is, i believe, in error. depression is a mental illness. suicide is often a resulting symptom of that mental illness. if a person has accepted Jesus, that doesn't mean they are exempt from illness, mental or otherwise, or even suicide... nor does it mean they forfeit the gift of salvation if they succumb to their illness (and commit suicide.)

 

i hope he knew Jesus.

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i don't know if he was saved or not... but the assumption that he must have missed out on salvation because he committed suicide is, i believe, in error. depression is a mental illness. suicide is often a resulting symptom of that mental illness. if a person has accepted Jesus, that doesn't mean they are exempt from illness, mental or otherwise, or even suicide... nor does it mean they forfeit the gift of salvation if they succumb to their illness (and commit suicide.)

 

i hope he knew Jesus.

 

Well said my friend. I hope his family finds peace.

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Robin was a member of the Episcopal Church.......    Only the Lord knows if he was saved.   Such a talent.....

 

I'm not sure if severely depressed people are really responsible for their actions.......    we should let God sort that out.

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I guess money really can't buy happiness.  :(

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no it really can't.....   it also can't buy good health either......    physical or mental....

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He had bipolar and had been very depressed for quite awhile. Very sad for those around him. 

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I hear so much about William's talent as a comic genius and I am going against the stream of his accolades, but I never thought he was funny. Why am I so disconnected from the majority of fans.

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I hear so much about William's talent as a comic genius and I am going against the stream of his accolades, but I never thought he was funny. Why am I so disconnected from the majority of fans.

 

Some people like chocolate, others do not.

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i don't know if he was saved or not... but the assumption that he must have missed out on salvation because he committed suicide is, i believe, in error. depression is a mental illness. suicide is often a resulting symptom of that mental illness. if a person has accepted Jesus, that doesn't mean they are exempt from illness, mental or otherwise, or even suicide... nor does it mean they forfeit the gift of salvation if they succumb to their illness (and commit suicide.)

 

i hope he knew Jesus.

 

Unfortunately I have seen videos of him doing his stand-up routine where he mocks God and the Bible.

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Some people like chocolate, others do not.

Got your drift.
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I am sorry to hear about his tragic death.  I would say my favorite films he was in was "Jumangi" and "Dead Poets Society."  I think he was a very talented actor.  The worst thing about this is the way he died, as I don't believe a person who commits suicide can be saved, and I do believe they forfeit their salvation if they were saved in the first place.  It is a wilful sin that they aren't able to repent of, so they die with spot on their garment.  I don't believe he was a Christian to begin with, but it wouldn't matter.  When I first heard about his death last night, the details were not mentioned, so I assumed he had a heart attack or something like that.  It is sad to hear of anyone's death, but it is really tragic when it is a suicide.  We have had numerous debates over the question of whether or not you can make it to heaven if you commit suicide, and I am clearly of the opinion you cannot.  I don't believe in eternal security, and I don't believe that loss of salvation is this long process.  To me, it only takes one unconfessed wilful sin to forfeit salvation.  As such, the answer to the question depends on how one views eternal security or how easily you can lose salvation.  Feel free to come back and tell me I am wrong, but I stand by what I said. 

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but when people have mental illness, are they still responsible for thier actions?   That would be my only disagreement Butero, and that is a question in my own mind.   I have friends that are Bi Polar and it's not a pretty thing.

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I always was told suicide gets you to hell immediately. You won't be saved. I think that's really sad. I know full well what those dark moments are like and you want God there but he isn't. I tried to take my own life once, but was afraid of the outcome so didn't carry it out properly. All I got was nasty side effects. Still feel mad at God over this inside, but he loves me I guess...so I shut the anger out. Maybe the fear to kill myself 'properly' was him, I don't know.

I really really hope he was saved. Everyone deserves to be saved. He was a nice man and I believe he spoke of Jesus once.

Such a joyful happy person could hide so much pain inside. It's really sad.

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I always was told suicide gets you to hell immediately. You won't be saved. I think that's really sad. I know full well what those dark moments are like and you want God there but he isn't. I tried to take my own life once, but was afraid of the outcome so didn't carry it out properly. All I got was nasty side effects. Still feel mad at God over this inside, but he loves me I guess...so I shut the anger out. Maybe the fear to kill myself 'properly' was him, I don't know.

I really really hope he was saved. Everyone deserves to be saved. He was a nice man and I believe he spoke of Jesus once.

Such a joyful happy person could hide so much pain inside. It's really sad.

Suicide does not condemn a soul to hell, only not believing 'on' Christ.
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1 Cor 10:13No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.

 

I have to bring up the verse above. If a person is a Christian, and has severe depression, or bipolar, or schizophrenia, or any other disease, and commits suicide. How can we reconcile the above verse.

 

I ask this because there was a time I was chatting with a teenager on the internet who was depressed, and angry at God. Their uncle had recently committed suicide and the family was saying the the uncle had years of depression, and simply could not handle it any longer. The family was supposedly a Christian family. So this young lady was blaming God for giving her favorite uncle more then he could endure. I believe that no matter how bad, suicide is still a choice. A selfish choice as the person is not doing this for their family, or God, but for themselves.   

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We get confused when we mix deeds (sins) with who we are (born with original sin). Sin's doesn't condemn us to hell, but being born into the race of Adam does, if we are not born again. People are born separated from God and worthy of hell. Suicide is an act, but it is more deeper than that, it's who we are, not what we do.

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I always was told suicide gets you to hell immediately. You won't be saved. I think that's really sad. I know full well what those dark moments are like and you want God there but he isn't. I tried to take my own life once, but was afraid of the outcome so didn't carry it out properly. All I got was nasty side effects. Still feel mad at God over this inside, but he loves me I guess...so I shut the anger out. Maybe the fear to kill myself 'properly' was him, I don't know.

I really really hope he was saved. Everyone deserves to be saved. He was a nice man and I believe he spoke of Jesus once.

Such a joyful happy person could hide so much pain inside. It's really sad.

Suicide does not condemn a soul to hell, only not believing 'on' Christ.
I've read that it does, because you are taking away God's will for your life and not trusting in him.

Don't want to get into a theological debate, so going to leave this here.

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I always was told suicide gets you to hell immediately. You won't be saved. I think that's really sad. I know full well what those dark moments are like and you want God there but he isn't. I tried to take my own life once, but was afraid of the outcome so didn't carry it out properly. All I got was nasty side effects. Still feel mad at God over this inside, but he loves me I guess...so I shut the anger out. Maybe the fear to kill myself 'properly' was him, I don't know.

I really really hope he was saved. Everyone deserves to be saved. He was a nice man and I believe he spoke of Jesus once.

Such a joyful happy person could hide so much pain inside. It's really sad.

i believe the only unforgivable sin is blasphemy of the holy spirit. that's what the Bible says, so that's what i believe. all other sins were covered on the cross. if a person commits suicide, it's not our place to judge whether that person is or is not saved. that's between that person and God. but i do believe that saved people can suffer from mental illness, and sometimes that mental illness takes their life in the form of suicide. God says He doesn't let us go.

 

joy and love, there have been times in my life when i, too, wanted to commit suicide... but was afraid that i'd botch it. that's probably the only reason i didn't follow through with it.

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