Mar 11 – Robert G. Ingersoll

Famous American agnostic, Robert G. Ingersoll in a letter to his brother reflected somberly on his life, writing, “in youth, we woo the future, in age we denounce her as a fair and beautiful liar and wonder at the ease with which we were duped. Pursuing that which eludes, hoping for the impossible, regretting that which is, fearing that which must be, and with nothing worth having save love, but knowing this too cannot last. “ In stark contrast with Ingersoll’s hopelessness, Paul the Apostle, wrote of his impending death, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge will give me…” Because those who come to Christ, can face the future with confidence rather than fear. Paul explained further,“ I am convinced that neither life nor death…nor anything in all creation can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell

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