By DaySounds, 2023
Cemeteries remind us of the fact that life here (on Earth)
can end at any time, to be ready, to fulfill faithfully the
mission that God has entrusted us with. That is, to proclaim
that God exists and loves us, that He sent His Son Jesus (the
Messiah) to die in our place and he resurrected, that if we
believe it, repent, and turn to God, living a life that proves
that repentance, we will be with Him forever, eternally.
Many people (even some Christians), are depressed, saying
to themselves that their lives are meaningless, without
purpose. However, God has a purpose for us here on Earth:
to proclaim the Gospel--so clearly and briefly communicated
by the apostle Paul in the above verses.
Today, there is some terminology which is being avoided by
many pastors, theologians, evangelists, and Christians.
Perhaps because it has been used and/or misused by fake
or nominal followers of Christ. One of those terms is
"repentance." However, we see that God servants have been
using it when calling people to get right with their Creator
all through the Bible (both Old and New Testaments).
Even our Lord Jesus started and ended His public ministry
with those words:
"From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, 'Repent,
for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'" (Matthew 4:17)
"Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures,
and said to them, 'Thus it is written, that the Christ should
suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that
repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his
name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.'"
(Luke 24: 45-47)
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