by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – “I Am Going To Kill Myself”
Editor’s note: So I know it’s not a Sunday with our ‘Questioning the Pearls’ feature but after stumbling across this letter to the Pearls and Michael’s shameful answer I decided to publish this letter. The lady writes Michael threatening suicide because she’d been influenced into changing her daughter’s name and now felt suicidal about it. Some of Michael’s advice isn’t entirely toxic. But this bit is not what someone flirting with the idea of suicide needs to hear, lacks any compassion and definitely nowhere did he suggest that the letter writer get real mental help treatment.
Now I will answer your question, “Do you believe there is home in heaven for people who commit suicide?” The answer is that if you kill yourself you will go to hell and suffer the fires of eternal damnation for ever and forever, but not because you commit murder, for you are not and never have been a born again believer. You are only religious. That is why you have fallen for the devil’s lies.
You suppose your sin to be disobeying your husband in regard to naming your daughter. You are a sinner for many reasons more serious than that. You need forgiveness for being a self centered person who has chosen to believe the devil rather than believe God.
You said, “The devil is stronger than I am and I lie defeated.” The devil’s only weapon against you is lies. The reality is that you are blinded to the simplicity of the gospel of Jesus Christ. You try to forgive yourself when that is impossible. You struggle and fight when the battle has already been won by Jesus Christ. The devil has no power except that which he convinces you that he has through his lies. It is your guilt that gives Satan a place in your mind.
QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.
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