I have this pet peeve. Almost daily, when I read the obituaries in the paper, there is invariably an obit that says something to the effect of:
Joe Doe went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on February 30th…blah, blah, blah…
I have always found this to be incredibly arrogant and presumptious.
Maybe I have it wrong, but don’t we still believe in Judgement?
We go to Church, believe in Christ, do good works, etc…but does that GUARANTEE a place in Heaven?
I’m not about to stand before God, and DECLARE that (by whatever reasoning) that I am IN.
Isn’t that His call? At least for Catholics? :shrug: