Which mansion?

Oct 9, 2017 by

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I grew up Mennonite but raised my family in the Church of the Brethren because it was closer to my home. I am glad I have belonged to a peace church all my life, but it seems to me the Mennonites and Brethren don’t believe in fighting except with each other. Seven Michigan Church of the Brethren congregations voted to leave the district because the rest of us don’t believe right. A few years ago the “MC” and “GC” Mennonites tried to join each other, but now more splits than ever are taking place.

I just passed my 85th birthday and may be about ready to move on to one of the mansions Jesus promised in John 14. It seems like he should have given instructions as to which mansion would best suit me. I could go to one on Inerrancy Street or Literal Bible Avenue, but some of my friends might kick me out. I always got along well with my parents and siblings, but they didn’t all believe the same as me, and I’m not sure which mansion they moved into. I don’t want to get stuck in a Catholic or Lutheran mansion; they baptize wrong. Maybe everyone gets their own mansion. But that would make eternity boring. I wonder if there is a welcoming mansion.

I know what I’ll do. I’ll see if Micah will take me into his mansion. I’ve tried to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God.

Denzel Short
Livonia, Mich.

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