Letter From A Wayward Brother - Now Deceased

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Letter From A Wayward Brother - Now Deceased

David McPherson

(Please read and use this article in conjunction with "Letter From A Restored Brother - Now Deceased")

To the church of Christ at ____________,

Thank you for attending my funeral and reaching out to my family in their time of grief. The love you continue to show them is greatly appreciated. I only wish you had loved me while I was still with you. You see, that place of torments that we use to talk about in Bible class (when I attended) is real. I am here now with the rich man of Luke 16 and countless others who died in their sins.

While I am tormented in this flame there are a few questions that are "burning" in my mind. How come you lacked concern for my condition and didnít try to restore me in the spirit of meekness (Gal. 6:1)? Why did you not care enough for my soul to admonish me as a brother (2 Thes. 3:15)? What is the reason you never delivered me unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that my spirit might be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus (1 Cor. 5:5)? How come you didnít love me enough to withdraw from me as I continually walked disorderly (2 Thes. 3:6)?

While I bear the guilt of my sin, I canít help but think that the Lord holds you partly responsible. I wonder, will my blood not be required at thine hands (Ezek. 3:18)? Although you have disappointed me, my sincere desire is that you avoid this place of torments! But unless you repent and develop the proper attitude toward unfaithful brethren I fear we will be together again.

In much suffering and agonizing in torments, I now await the everlasting punishment of hell. My destination is set. There is no turning back now for me. But what about you? Will you heed the warning? Will you repent?

In sin, sadness, and sincerity,

Your wayward brother - now deceased

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