Well, our goal is not to get to heaven. That is a selfish theology. Our goal, and our purpose on this earth is to glorify God. In all we do, we are to try to glorify God. We certainly do not do this, and very few live it out to its fullest, but that is indeed our purpose. To say that we live our lives for Christ to be in heaven is to say we do what he says because we just don’t want to go to hell. We live for Christ because of what He did for us. We, meaning true spirit-filled believers, should feel compelled by the love He has shown us, to do what He has commanded, ie, glorify Him. If a man commits suicide, or goes on a murder spree, no one can say whether or not he was saved or lost, but I think of men that go on these murder sprees, Charles Manson comes to mind, I think they are possessed by demons.
When you think of demon possession, I am sure most of you think of the Exorcist, deep scary voice, convulsions, etc, etc, but personally I think Charles Manson shows a form of possession. Powerful men, as well, like Enron executives and other business men, controlled by satan, not as openly as in the Exorcist, but something more subtle, something more useful to Satan. What benefit will he have from sending someone into convulsions? That’ll give up his cover. I know the possessed man that Jesus healed was an outlandish character, but I think there are many kinds of possession.
Anyway, I say that to say that I do not believe Christian can be possessed, I think we’re protected from such things. I can throw up some scripture if you want, but I don’t have any off the top of my head. I remember what I read and study, but I don’t memorize verses and such, I prefer to keep it in my head for practical purposes, not repitions.
However, from reading a few articles about demon possesion on this forum alone, I can see that my previous statement is contrary to Catholics beliefs.
Ok, so, if we cannot be possessed by demons, which are who I think urge us to commit suicide through the means of depression and drugs or whatever else they might use, then I, in turn, do not think a true christian would commit suicide, or go on a killing spree.