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10 Things Not to Say at an Unbeliever's Funeral

  • Meg Bucher Contributing Writer
10 Things Not to Say at an Unbeliever's Funeral

The end of this life is the beginning of an eternal one for all who believe in Christ (1 John 2:25). Our compassion should trump all else when consoling those who mourn an unbeliever. The Bible clearly tells us what will happen if unbelief is the fate we choose; however, we should not pretend to know everything about a God whose ways are beyond our understanding (Job 37:5).

The God of miracles, He has the final say over where a heart resides. In the quiet depths of every earthly heart, His voice calls. The answers may be audible to Him, alone. Romans 10:9-10 speaks of salvation beginning in the heart. The rest is in God’s hands, and timed perfectly.

When offering comfort in a crowd that doesn’t believe in its Author, here are ten strings of text to stay away from.

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