Christian  or  Pretender

I attended the fruneral this week of a friend that I have known for 17 years. He was only 37 years old and left behind his dear wife and two little children of five and two years old. Why did he die so young ?  Why did God rob this little family of a husband and father who loved them ?

Did God actually have a part in such an early death of this friend ? In the remarks that were made by the ministers officiating in the service, God allowed him to die because he could witness more for Christ by his death than by his life ! God had nothing to do with it, my dear friend died because of the wrong choices he made in caring for his body !

Many testimonies were born by friends attending this memorial service as to how he had influenced their life and a couple testified how he had been instrumental in them becoming Christians and members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church !

All said how kind, gentle and patient he was with them and business customers said how good he and his brother were in taking care of all their computer problems. All said what a fine Christian man he was as also his brother who is partner with him in the business.  I have had a lot of contact with both families and observed their life style close up.  I have worked for both renovating their homes and so have seen first hand their manner of living. Both brothers have been overweight for many years and as I have observed it is totally because of the wrong choices they made in food, hours of eating and virtually no exercise. That is a recipe for an early heart failure as happened to the one brother. He looked like he was about 300 pounds and his surviving twin is the same !

When approached with the information that their state of body weight is dangerous and sets them up for a heart attack, they make the excuse that it is a genetic thing in the family and hard to do anything about.

Well, it is not genetic at all it is a "mind over body" thing ! It is simply a matter of making the right choices and following the instruction from God's Word and the  Health Message given to The Adventist People. It has been proven over and over again that what you eat, how much you eat and when you eat it makes the difference between a healthy body weight and obesity ! 

 We have since been informed that he was making an effort to lose weight and change his diet. If it was an earnest and honest attempt then  we can surely rejoice for his change.


If he has confessed his sin to God he  will be forgiven even though he committed murder according to the Law of God which says; "Thou shalt not kill", Exodus 20: 13.


God did not stop the natural outcome of his earlier choice and so when the heart wore out it stopped and he is no more. So in that since he did commit suicide, but if he had sincerely repented before his death and was making an all out earnest effort to reform, then, we can hope that he will be in God's Kingdom.  But, as only God knows the heart, we can not say he will or he won't.











Matthew 7: 22 - 23. "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 
 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity ".