Yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discussed about a song resonating within me. Tin Man.
Part of what I mentioned, is the fact that many brothers and sisters in Christ, are suffering. Suffering in many ways, in their lives.
One such fellow Christian, was Robin Williams.
Not everyone thinks Robin Williams was saved, being a child of God. I can understand this, because most actors, comedians, etc., don't always mention their relationship with Him.
However, here is a link to Wikipedia, that tells us about him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Williams.
If you read the information posted on that site, you'll see that he was Episcopalian. And, even did a comedy act about being Episcopalian.
Most Christian church groups believe that in order to be a member, a person needs to be baptized.
The Episcopal church group believes that in order to be baptized, a person must first turn away from sin, and come to Christ. Thereby, trusting in our Lord, and being saved.
Then, baptism takes place. I was happy to have read about that; you can do so also, here: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/.
This told me that Robin had worshipped at a Bible-believing, Bible-preaching church. For this, I am thankful.
Many might think he wasn't saved. Or, that he lost his salvation. Some may feel that because he had sin in his life, he is not in heaven.
However, I do not agree.
While God wants us to be overcomers, He also understands when people are sick, they cannot always think straight.
He told us that even though when we become saved, we obtain a new nature, we still have our old nature. And, He also told us that once we are in the palm of God's hand, we can never be removed.
Just as we read, in John 10:27-30, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
30 I and my Father are one."
While the world has heard that Robin Williams committed suicide, this does not necessarily mean that he's not in heaven.
As we read in today's Bible verses, once a person is held in the palm of God's hand, the person cannot ever be removed.
Knowing that Robin suffered emotionally, and knowing that he probably felt depressed over the life's troubles and trials he had faced, he was definitely sick. Mentally, and possibly even physically.
No one knows if he actually hung himself, or if he was hung by someone who wanted to murder him. Only God knows this.
No one knows if he did hang himself, and after doing so, repented, without being able to change the situation and stop his life from ending. He may have repented, and/or called upon the name of the Lord.
God told us in His Word, the Bible, that whoever calls upon the name of the Lord, will be saved.
So, is Robin Williams in heaven? Even though I believe he is, only God knows.
One thing is for sure. It's now too late to pray for him.
There is no changing anything concerning his eternal life.
My friend, if you're not yet trusting in our Lord, Jesus Christ, I would suggest that you come to Christ, gaining salvation. Tomorrow may be too late.
Until next time...
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