There is a false teaching in the church that says if someone commits suicide that God will damn that person to hell.
This belief is taken from 1 Corinthians 3:17, which says:
If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.
As always, the context of a verse determines its meaning.
So what is the context of 1 Corinthians 3:17?
Paul has been writing about those who come into a church and teach on the foundation he laid...a foundation of the death and resurrection of Jesus, grace, the new covenant.
Why Did Judas Commit Suicide?
Why does anyone commit suicide?
People take their lives for several reasons.
Reason #1: To Get Love
Some believe by taking their lives they will get the love they long for from their friends, family, and others.
Reason #2: To Give Others A Chance At Happiness
Some believe by taking their lives they will give those they love a chance at happiness.
They see themselves as the cause of the hurt, pain, and problems in the family, and they believe by taking their lives they will be eliminating the source of the hurt, pain, and problems (themselves) and by doing so give their loved ones a chance at happiness.