That 'better place' is real, Mr Lowe
THE EDITOR, Sir:
I read with interest and a bit of humour Ethon Lowe's commentary in your newspaper dated December 21, 2016, titled 'A better place'.
In his commentary, Mr Lowe shared his experience from a funeral he attended, where the presiding pastor declared that the deceased was gone to "a better place".
This, he said, aroused his interest and, quite frankly, it should. It was rather obvious, too, that Mr Lowe found this comment comical and eventually took it less than serious as he declared this "better place" to be some "magical place".
I wish to enlighten Mr Lowe by saying that no one is ever born a Christian. Individuals are born into the Church of Jesus Christ through repentance, baptism by immersion in water in the name of Jesus Christ (not sprinkling at any stage in one's life) and the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
And as far as that "better place" (Heaven, Paradise or the New Jerusalem) is concerned, it is very real, as night follows day. And we will all see this fact at some point. So with the proper knowledge of Christ, you will see that the Kingdom of God is real and true, and one doesn't have to wait upon death to realise this irrefutable truth.