Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 1:13)

Scenario # 1

Thursday, October 21, 2004
Pop quiz hot-shot...

(see "Separation" before reading this post)

Your Uncle Mike died on Friday after a long fight with cancer. Though he was a kind, gentle man, your uncle never came to a saving knowledge of the Truth that is in Christ Jesus. Some of your born-again Christian friends hope your uncle has repented before breathing his last, but there is just no way of knowing.

It's Saturday now and you are at a family gathering in honour of your deceased uncle. Your family members are organizing a Roman Catholic funeral at a local Roman Catholic church, since Uncle Mike was "born a Catholic". In the midst of all the talk, your aunt Vanessa, Uncle Mike's wife, asks you to participate in the funeral service; she would like for you to read Psalm 23 as well as give a short speech on Uncle Mike's life achievements and how he is now at rest.

The funeral service is on Monday. What do you do?