Looking at what different religions say about suicide, the gamut runs from eternal damnation to accepted as the ultimate act of faith. This deals with the Jesus story and his death.
Main Entry: sui·cide
1 a: the act or an instance of taking one's own life voluntarily and intentionally especially by a person of years of discretion and of sound mind.
On the face of it, it would seem that Jesus did not commit suicide. He did not take his own life.
One can argue that if you can prevent your death and you do not make an effort to live, that would also be suicide. If you are standing on railroad tracks and a train comes along, and you do not get off the tracks on purpose, that would be suicide.
Now if Jesus knew he was going to be killed and he was god, he could easily have gotten off the cross and stopped his murder, he could have escaped; is that suicide?
Of course, the story says he died for our sins, but that just means he had a good enough reason to commit suicide. Everyone that commits suicide thinks they have a good reason to commit suicide, but that doesn’t get you off the hook about it being suicide.
I suppose that god the father could have temporarily taken away Jesus’ super powers, but I know of no reference to this. And of course it is not up to humans to decide what happens, it’s up to God.
No self-respecting god would send a soldier to hell for throwing himself on a hand grenade to save his buddies. Therefore, suicide is wrong unless you have a good enough reason.
In a case where you have been accused of a capital punishment crime that you know you are innocent, is it your responsibility to try to escape? And if you don’t try, is that suicide?
So it would appear that Jesus did commit suicide, but was allowed to.
When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? It is because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind. ~ J. Krishnamurthi