By sifilings Sep 30 2014 BonoApprising MinistriesPastor Ken Silva’s passing 4601 reads There are 6 Comments odd sentence JohnBrian - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:12am He had succumbed to the strain of the pain he had been enduring for the past few years. This sentence seemed odd! CanJAmerican - my blog CanJAmerican - my twitter whitejumaycan - my youtube I never figured him out Jim - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:41am Pathos has more http://www.patheos.com/blogs/tonyjones/2014/10/01/ken-silva-has-died/ Twitter Jim's Doctrinal Statement Ken once mentioned S/I (not positively) Jim - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:54am http://apprising.org/2011/08/29/trouble-in-fundamentalist-paradise-si/ Twitter Jim's Doctrinal Statement succumb JohnBrian - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:21pm the language "succumb to the strain of the pain" could be interpreted to indicate that he committed suicide. CanJAmerican - my blog CanJAmerican - my twitter whitejumaycan - my youtube John, pvawter - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 9:53pm John, I wondered the same thing. It definitely seemed like a strange thing to say. Let's be careful Bert Perry - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:59am It could be suicide, but if real, physical pain were involved, it could simply be something to do with the dosage of painkillers he might have needed--accidental overdose, overstress of heart/liver/other organs by the painkillers, etc.. Or if it were emotional stress, that can bring on any number of conditions, too. Quite frankly, I'm hoping that it's "one of the other", because I'm under the impression that the suicide of a spiritual leader can wreak havoc on those he served. Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.