Quote of the Day

“Natural life comes to an end in death; spiritual life does not. Death for the Christian is real, but transitional. . . . The holy life has no end; it simply undergoes a transition from this life to eternal life. The Christian life concludes not with a death certificate but with a promotion to glory. Hallelujah!”

— Luke Keefer, Jr., twentieth- and twenty-first-century Brethren in Christ theologian and teacher, in his book Everything Necessary: God’s Provisions for the Holy Life.


About Devin Manzullo-Thomas

Father to Lucas. Husband to Katie. Prof and administrator at Messiah College. PhD student at Temple University. Member of Grantham BIC.
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2 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. Chaplain Donna H. says:

    It was pure joy to be in his class before it was too late. Blessings on his family and church; I know they miss him dearly. I will save this beautiful quote for funeral sermons – thank you Devin. You’re doing a wonderful job with our rich BiC history.

  2. gish says:

    This morning at breakfast, some friends and I were speaking about the longing for home. This quote was an apt follow-up to that conversation. Knowing that Luke recently received his “promotion” reminds me again of the very different emotion for the individual being “promoted” and for those remaining.

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