[quote="sheepskin, post:1, topic:337319"]
I have been reading my book "Did Adam & Eve have belly buttons?" and one question was 1) can someone be forgiven for murder? and 2) how can god change my life? and the second question is followed by "god made you (Gn 1:27; CCC 1). He knows everything you ever did or will do (Rom 8:29-30; CCC 257)."
Dealing with the first question, if someone was already sorry about themselves going to commit suicide and confessed it before it happened to be a priest. That should make it ok for this sin to be committed, unless its wrong to confess a sin before you do it which i would not know.
If you confess a sin you are going to do and then do it, you are not forgiven in the confessional or anywhere. You must be sorry for what you did to be forgiven. You must vow to try to never repeat it and you must make restitution.
The person who asks for forgiveness with no intention of stopping their sin is not forgiven.
On to the second question, and more to the end of it, if god knows everything we will do, how can anybody not get to heaven. If he knows someone is going to commit suicide how can he let that happen or know it will and do nothing about it? If he knows someone is going to commit suicide, then that person can't be condemned to hell...
Just my thoughts i would love to hear some opinions.
God gives us free will. He did not create robots who just are perfect worshipers of God. He created men with a desire for God within them. He wants us to choose him.
Too often people choose themselves of which suicide is the ultimate example of.
To answer the title of your post. God CAN forgive anyone even the person who commits suicide. He is God and can do anything. He is bound by nothing. (Picture him creating the universe here).
But just because he can doesn't mean he does forgive us. We have to ask him too forgive us and strive to accept his gift if grace.
God reaches out his hand to us. All we have to do is reach out and grab it. Too often though we cross our arms and bury our heads and turn away from God and in on ourselves.