I finally am getting back. I hope I didn’t give the impression that I am close minded and am not willing to admit I am wrong. If anything, I seldom think I am right and am still trying to determine what is true.
Returning to the origninal subject, My point was that I would not want any Scripture said at my funeral if it would be a grasping at the wind. I would want whatever is read to be true, not just read because it is pretty poetry. But there in lies my dilemna, how do I know it is truth? Yet, I know that truth is independent of what I chose to believe. Truth is truth because it is true, not because I believe it to be true. So if I had a scripture read, I would probably use something like John 5:24 & 25 where Jesus says, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come to judgement, but has passed from death into life. Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.” Then based on the evidence of Jesus’ life, I would hope that he told the truth.