Life insurance for Pentecostals?

Life insurance for Pentecostals?
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A brother from the church came by to seek my council. It seems that someone has been trying to sell him life insurance ( or as he calls it death insurance ) and he believes that the Lord will return before he dies a natural death and so would not need to spend money on the worldly system known as insurance. I asked; just in case you do pass away before the Lord returns, do you have it set up so that someone has access to your money so that they could pay for the funeral arrangements. He hedged the question. I know him to be a real miser and he relished the thought that he would be raptured and thus not have to go through the dying process and the related costs. He is 69 now and clearly wanted me to reassure him that he would be caught up before his time on earth was up.
At the church several people have died in recent years and all but one had insurance, enough to pay for all the final expenses and in three cases left substantial monies for their loved ones and even for the church. So what was I to say? What would you have said?

Charles Page [02/26/2016 6:20 PM]
He does need to leave a will and instructions for his funeral including arranged means for paying. He owes that much to his family.

Charles Page [02/26/2016 6:39 PM]
He also needs to pre-select a ‘cheap’ coffin- cause his survivors will feel guilty picking cheap!

Jimmy Humphrey [02/26/2016 7:13 PM]
I had a conversation with some missionaries not too long ago about saving for retirement. The same logic applies… :http://kingjimmyunauthorized.blogspot.com/2015/01/should-christians-save-for-retirement.html

Charles Page [02/26/2016 7:28 PM]
lol rapture or retirement? I grew up with a dysfunctional belief in the rapture (there is no function for a belief in the rapture) and life insurance and savings was of little importance.

Jim Price [02/27/2016 9:17 AM]
Jimmy you have an excellent article on the subject and I hope you will write more to help the christian family think more about their finances and their future here on earth.

14 Comments

  • Troy Day
    Reply October 18, 2019

    Troy Day

    lost of pastors sell insurance to cover for insecurities Isara Mo Joe Absher Michael Ellis Carter Jr. Robert Erwine

  • Tim Anderson
    Reply October 18, 2019

    Tim Anderson

    Mt. 7:12, “do to others as you want done to you.”
    Death is most likely going to befall us all, yes may be exceptions such as the rapture although to not plan for it is to be unwise and uncaring to our loved ones.

    • Troy Day
      Reply October 18, 2019

      Troy Day

      which insurance covers the rapture ?

    • Tim Anderson
      Reply October 18, 2019

      Tim Anderson

      Troy Day – I am a pan-tribber, but since we don’t know the day or the hour, it just seems wise to prepare for physical death for the sake of others. Yes but if one is caught up in rapture, I doubt seriously if there would be a need for “final expenses” so it becomes a moot point. 🙂

    • Troy Day
      Reply October 18, 2019

      Troy Day

      Tim Anderson pan tribbers usher trans tribbers

    • Tim Anderson
      Reply October 18, 2019

      Tim Anderson

      Troy Day not familiar with “trans” I know pre, mid, post and pan. I could guess what “trans trib” means but please do not keep me in suspense. Lol.

  • Michael Ellis Carter Jr.
    Reply October 18, 2019

    Michael Ellis Carter Jr.

    Since this is old post did the person who initially asked the question meet his maker yet or is he still pondering?

  • Robert Erwine
    Reply October 18, 2019

    Robert Erwine

    I would totally get it if I had a payee , ill die old and alone folks , much like every single reader of this post

    • Joe Absher
      Reply October 18, 2019

      Joe Absher

      …you’ll have your demons

    • Robert Erwine
      Reply October 18, 2019

      Robert Erwine

      nah even the demons will get sick of it

    • Joe Absher
      Reply October 18, 2019

      Joe Absher

      You’re wrong my friend. I pray your speedy recovery and peace by Grace through faith in Jesus name

    • Troy Day
      Reply October 18, 2019

      Troy Day

      Robert Erwine Trump will take care of you

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