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The Passing Of Ted Kennedy

August 26, 2009

Today is a day of sadness and grief for Ted Kennedy has passed away.  As other articles have reported, Senator Kennedy is the last of the 3 brothers and this is grievious to the family. Friends and enemies alike must agree that regardless of his politics he was a larger than life figure and a tireless fighter for what he believed to be the right thing to do!

My grief for this man rests on the terrible fact that he was an enemy of the Cross of Christ, a hater of the Bible; and as such has gone into a Christless eternity. Only those who have an inkling about hell can understand my grief for this man. Say what you will, bring up the past, speak of his fight for special rights for homosexuals or illegal aliens; these are petty things when compared to his loathing of Jesus Christ and his hatred of the Holy Scriptures.

I do not speak lightly of hell; it is an unpleasant subject to say the least…but the reality of the situation is this; Senator Ted Kennedy is dead, he has stepped out of time and into eternity…and that without Jesus Christ. For him there is no hope for there is no sanctification in the grave! The scriptures declare that “it is appointed unto man to die once and after that the judgment. (Hebrews 9:27) 

My greatest grief is this; I did not pray for him! I am not saying that my prayers hold sway with God…I am saying that Jesus commanded us to pray for our enemies…Senator Kennedy was not a personal enemy but one who hated my Savior…he had set himself up as an enemy of Jesus and my affiliation with Jesus would make me his enemy. And I did not pray for him. 

Senator Kennedy has a son, Patrick, who also is in the halls of Congress and I am resolved to pray for him, that God would have mercy upon him and grant him salvation that leads to eternal life. 

Ps 89:48 declares: “What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.” These men are in danger for they are already under the wrath of God for their sins just like everyone else who has not believed in the name of the Son of God. Jesus said that they are condemned already.

Christians who read this message; Pray for our leaders, those who love Jesus and those who don’t. Pray that those who are Christians will seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness while they serve those who elected them. Pray for those who are sworn enemies of the Cross of Christ, that God will visit them with His mercy “and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.” 2Tim 2:26 

Today is a day of grief as one has gone out into eternity. He is lost forever.


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  1. September 4, 2009 5:04 pm

    Thanks Mike! A good reminder of our need to be obedient to God and pray for our enemies. I know I really fall short in this area. But I’m convicted…

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