If you are new to this website, you will discover occasional articles titled Concierge. The title comes from my days in the hotel industry in which I often directed guests to worthwhile places to eat or to visit.
This blog feature does a similar task pointing guests to worthwhile destinations on the internet.
When I was in college, one of the textbooks assigned for a class on preaching was Preaching and Preachers by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Since then, I have had a deep appreciation for the 20th century preaching giant.
Lloyd-Jones is best known for his ministry at Westminster Chapel in London for 30 years. His preaching drew multitudes as he proclaimed the Word of God to a generation effected by WWII and by the culture of Modernity. His writing was expansive including his best known multi-volume work on Romans.
Humans become angels. At least that’s the theology that some Christians espouse when they speak of the death of a beloved Christian.
The death of a loved one brings about opposing thoughts and emotions. If the one who passed professed to being a Christian, our response will be a combination of joy and sorrow. Joy that the departed one is now in the presence of the Lord. Sorrow that they will be absent from us while we remain in the world.
However, far too often I hear or read some sort of response to death that simply is not Christian. Christian teaching is not that men become angels when they die. It is fallacy to say that somebody earned their angel wings.