April 6, 2005

Letter to the Editor

A letter in our local paper, The Press of Atlantic City, said something about how Terri Schiavo would ask those trying to keep her alive why they are keeping from a more glorious existence. I couldn't help but feel how theologically wrong that was. So I wrote a letter. Today they published it. Although they edited out my biblical quotes, they seemed to catch the gist of it.

A March 29 letter writer spoke of a "more glorious and abundant life for Terri Schiavo beyond the grave." This statement is unsupported by Christian theology.

At funerals we like to console ourselves by saying he/she is in a better place now, when the odds are the person is in a worse place.

Most of us think we are going to heaven when we die. The Bible is clear on this; the vast majority of us are not going to heaven when we die. Our elevator is going down, not up.

Of course, if we want to make up our own theology, we can say whatever we want - but it won't change our final destination.

Ted Armstrong

Posted by Ted at April 6, 2005 9:47 PM

I am sure you just made someones day a lot brighter with your thoughts on life after death.

I won't comment about my thoughts on the subject,because I don't think its important to any one but myself.

Of course if I stated my position I would then open up the subject for discussion that for some might cause heated debate for no good reason.

Posted by: at April 8, 2005 9:43 AM

Given enough heat a fire can start. A fire produces light. With light, people can see the way.

Posted by: Ted at April 8, 2005 4:37 PM