Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Final Truth Revealed

I suppose yesterday was senator Kennedy's funeral. I saw pieces of the procession over a friends shoulder while having coffee. When I learned of his death, I couldn't help but think of the fact that, (being generous to the atheist) if he knows anything at all, he knows the truth. He has been equalized and has gone through the same door required of the least of his subjects and now stands in judgement. I am not aware of any professed beliefs held by this man concerning his whereabouts right now, but the policies he advocated certainly would lead one to believe that he thought that, either he would be judged on what he thought was good, or, that there would be no judgement at all. In either case, he now no longer has to wonder.


Susan said...

It is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgement. God will be and is the final judge of all of us.

Susan said...

P.S. Thank God He see's me through the blood of my Savior, Jesus!!!!!

Joe said...

Dan: I cannot judge his heart, I can only judge his character. But the character most often gives insight into the heart, and if so, Kennedy knows the Truth and feels the heat right now.

Steve said...

I pray that the Lord will have mercy on him.

I never liked the man, but what does that have to do with anything?

I certainly don't deserve to go to Heaven when I die, so I pray that he will be spared, as well.

The Lord knows his heart and will do what's right.

Jon said...

I am amazed at how the media portrayed Mr. Kennedy. Knowing his character and his beliefs, I hardly think he was the hero ("greatest senator of our time" per Obama) that was shown on TV. But then again, many heroes of the faith had seedy pasts until God got a hold of them (Moses, David, Paul--murderers, each of them). I hope that Mr. Kennedy was in this category before his death--evil men saved by faith (the same category in which I find myself). It breaks my heart to think that anyone must endure eternal damnation, even if it is due to his or her own choice.

Dan said...

Hi Jon

My dislike for the man, and the suffering he caused in the name of the poor, while he lived a life of excess, causes my sinful nature to desire gloating. On the other hand, I know that apart from the grace of God, there go I. I think that many people like myself fall into the trap of desiring justice be exacted on him. The fact is that we must remember in such cases, it is the power demonstrated on the cross to forgive, even one who supported the murder of 40 million unborn human beings.

I think one of the ideas that I was trying to get across on this post was the fact that we will all someday know the truth; that in fact, death is the great equalizer between rich and poor, and that no-one knows, except by faith, what is beyond that curtain. One would think that this would be a compelling reason to do the research, which I am convinced will lead to Jesus given an open mind, and know as sure as anyone can; especially given the stakes, that they will face a Holy and Righteous God; and that their good deeds will be as filthy rags on that day.