I took some time off to visit a building where a service was being held for a friend of mine who is deceased. I sat and I listened to the pastor preaching about life after death. I was very confused with his preaching. The reason Christ came to earth was for the remission of manâs sin; he paid the price for all because we were born in sin. After paying the ultimate price for us, we were forgiven our sins, but that doesnât mean we should live without meaning. Christ is the reason why we are living and we all have a responsibility to live for Christ once we are alive, because He is life.
I think itâs unfair when one attends a church service which is being held for a deceased person and the preacher is telling you to pray for the deceased personâs sins. I truly think that is one responsibility they should do when they are alive. The preacher should use that occasion to remind those who are alive to seek Godâs forgiveness. Itâs time for persons who are referred to as pastors, deacons, bishops and Christians to stop fooling people and to teach from the Bible and not their confused opinion.
The Bible is very clear on its teaching of who is a Christian and todayâs society is having so many difficulties with the community that calls themselves Christians. To be a Christian one must be honest, truthful, living and be Christlike; that is what Jesus Christ expects from us. Sometimes, I wonder with all these denominations if that is the reason why we are so confused with religion and its teaching. Some questions for the community that call themselves Christians: Why are we having so many problems with todayâs society? Is Christianity failing? What is the purpose of the church, besides looking for concessions? What is the purpose of the Christian Council? What is the church and the Christian organizations doing to help this country? More needs to be done for this country by the Christian community.