It’s amazing to me how when somebody, anybody dies! Whether they were angelic here on earth or not, “people” give them a free pass to the pearly gates!
Maybe we do this just to make ourselves feel good, or perhaps we don’t want to feel condemned because we’re living the same lifestyle as the person that passed away?? Whatever the case, no one ever says REST IN TORMENT, but rather its always Rest in Peace…
Now I am a firm believer that no man has a Heaven or Hell to put anyone in, and I’m almost positive that at first glance some folk have already made up in their mind that im judging folk! But if we’re going to keep it really real, are those that say “rest in heaven” or in peace guilty of judging as well? I mean who gave any of us the right to put anyone in Heaven or Hell?
I know this is not popular, but there is clear evidence (If you believe the Bible) that there is a place of torment for some who die. Remember the story Jesus told about Lazarus and the rich man, and how the rich man when he died was in TORMENT! So how we telling folk to Rest in Peace, if we have no clue whether they are in peace or not!
I wanna hear from YOU! What do we say to show respect to those that have passed, and what is it that we should say to keep us from JUDGING whether they are in heaven or not? Or does it even matter? I want to hear your thoughts..Appreciate the feedback. Peace