“The present is the only time in which any duty may be done or grace received.”
– C.S. Lewis
A primary role of the church, and of the gospel upon which is founded, is to prepare its people for eternity. Or, to put it more plainly, to prepare them to die. And yet death and eternity are arguably subjects that the church seems to avoid addressing more than almost any others.
Come to think of it, when was the last time you heard a sermon that dealt with the brevity of life or the finitude of your mortality?
Time is a reality for each of us, both in this life and in the next. From the moment you and I are conceived in our mother’s womb, the providential clocks of our earthly and eternal existence start ticking. The former is to someday come to an end, whereas the latter…
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