The Church never forgets her own. Even in the midst of suffering and death, the Church remembers those who have died in the faith, looking forward in eager expectation to being reunited with them in heaven. The combined June/July issue of The Lutheran Witness outlines this very topic, exploring suffering, dying, death and comfort in light of Christ and His cross.
Authors offer funeral-planning resources as well as insight into All Saints’ Day, what Christians know about heaven, and how Martin Luther recommended Christians prepare for death. They also explore how to talk with family members about death, why God never intended for His people to die and what happens to the soul between death and the resurrection.
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Posted June 1, 2017