My friend - the one whose Dad died recently - his funeral is on Wednesday. Most of her family her unsaved (her extended family and her dh). Her father was a church warden for many years and also a freemason. He became a Christian a few years ago - maybe 5. There is an element of aggro over the funeral because the non-christian element don't understand the really christian element - to them - they are all christians, they are good people, they were born in England - you really don't have to get all religious!!! It would have been her father's dearest wish to see his children and his wife truely converted. So whilst keeping the peace my friend is ensuring that there is a goodly element of the gospel being included in the service.
I have said I will stand with her in agreement for salvations as a result of what is spoken during the funeral, and I said that I knew this group of praying women in America who I knew would be willing to stand with us in agreement.
Is that OK? Would you be willing to stand in agreement for salvations as a result of what is spoken out in the service - the Psalm being read is 139 and there is a reading from 1Timothy.
Privileges granted by men may be denied by men. Rights are granted by God, and can be legitimately denied by no man. (John Bunyan 1660)