Recently, a discussion arose over the passing of a man known by most, if not all, of the locals.
The deceased had been a deputy sheriff for YEARS and was not seen in a very good light by the locals involved in the discussion. As one man once put it, “(He) used his position to help out his family.”
The death notice in the newspaper was part of the conversation. It mentioned members of the man’s family who were still alive. (There were NOT many.)
Oddly enough, NO mention of the man’s many years as deputy sheriff was published.
This fact was mentioned among the group of locals who were talking about the man.
“It seemed strange that NOTHING was said about him being a deputy sheriff for most of his adult life.”
“Well, it was the things he did–and didn’t do–during those years which will leave a bad taste in the mouths of anyone who knew the guy very well.”
“That’s what I remember about him: he was a crook.”
“I remember some of that. You’re right: he was a hard guy to figure out.”
“He’ll be largely unmourned by any who knew him.”
“I don’t know how he treated his family. He did a lot of crooked stuff for them BUT how did he treat them otherwise? I don’t know…”
“I’m sticking with He will be largely UNMOURNED.”
And that is where that particular, odd conversation on someone’s passing stopped, not to be taken up again (as of this moment).
WILL the reader be largely UNMOURNED by those still living?
DOES the reader even care?
It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
—1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 31, 2022.]
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–with Mondo Frazier
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