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Pastor to parents at funeral: ‘This is a wake up call’



Published: Mon, March 18, 2013 @ 1:57 p.m.

Pastor to parents at funeral: ‘This is a wake up call’

WARREN

The Rev. Phillip Shealey said he knew he wouldn’t make everyone happy with the eulogy he gave Monday morning at the funeral of Daylan T. Ray, 15, one of the six teens who died in a car crash March 10.

“Our children need us more now than ever. They don’t need you to sit in church. They need you to bring them to church,” he said.

He said parents need to stop “petting” their children, stop watching them misbehave and think it’s cute, the way we did when our children were 2 years old, and stop trying to be their friends.

“I got news for you. Everybody not going to heaven. There’s a place called hell. If you don’t train your children at home, the street will.”

The Rev. Shealey, who was pastor to Ray, said something has to be done our “we’ll be looking at caskets week after week after week.”

He added, “I know you don’t want to hear this, but it is the truth. God allows things to happen for a reason. This is a wake up call.”

The last of six funerals is Tuesday.


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1busyman(239 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

This guy is right on. He should tell them that having babies is not a way to quit school and have the government pay for babies. It is not too late. This will keep happening as long as they do not want to be parents. Having a babie should not be a cash cow. A baby is a gift from God to carry on your legacy. It has to be guided along the correct path for safe arival to adulthood.

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2excel(281 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

What is cool and what is not cool is in the eye of the beholder. I as the beholder do not think that checking out the way that the six teens did was cool.

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3NilesOhio(724 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

He is correct that parents need to be active in helping to properly guide and instruct their children. They need discipline.

However, blaming God for this isn't right at all. It's not as if He sacrificed these children to teach someone else a lesson. Seems that religious leaders are quick to throw God under the bus when something like this happens. "It's all part of His plan." "He needed another angel." That makes me sick.

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4uselesseater(229 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

Amen Rev. Phillip Shealey!

About time a collared brother tells his people about their ways.

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5DwightK(1256 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

The Reverend is correct. It's time to be responsible parents. Blaming others and turning a blind eye is not good parenting.

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6dawniekate(1 comment)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

What the Reverend was quoted as saying was important information...BUT not at a child's funeral. My heart goes out for Daylan's parents, family, and friends...I will pray for you.

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7dmpniles(1 comment)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

In principle, I agree with Rev. Shealey in that we must, as a society, encourage an appropriate upbringing of our children. However, to suggest something like God took the lives of six innocent teenagers, it frankly, sickening. I am a Christian, but I don't believe God has an active hand in tragedies like this to give us 'a wake up call.' I think that if our God, who is supposed to be one of love and compassion, would do something like that, most people would want nothing to do with Him.

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8Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

AMEN Rev. Phillip Shealey, FINALLY someone to quit the sugarcoating and telling it like it is! And "toy" it is sad, but so true! Would be nice but not going to happen.

dawnie

""What the Reverend was quoted as saying was important information...BUT not at a child's funeral."""

Then WHEN? This is the most perfect time. Telling the cold hard facts when people just MIGHT listen for a change!

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9CassAnn(252 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

Lifes2short, would you feel the same way if a minister chose to tell everyone at your funeral that you are going to hell because you didn't go to church? It definitely needed to be said, but not to grieving parents who are already in their own private hell because they lost a child.

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10uselesseater(229 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

"to suggest something like God took the lives of six innocent teenagers, it frankly, sickening. I am a Christian, but I don't believe God has an active hand in tragedies"

Doesn't the Bible and other books of wisdom make it clear?

The earth is not the current dominion of God.

Remember Satan tempting Christ with the prospect of giving him the Earth? You can't give / offer what you do not possess. 9/10th of the law is possession. So the earth became possessed by dark energy when a big mass of "angels" were cast down to earth and forced to dwell here for their insurrection.

These things (terrible tragedies) happen because they are the deeds and outcomes of evil, ungodly living.

Someone will ask, what if about a family of believers that perishes prematurely, in mass, etc? Those outcomes too come from the dark side. Not because of the actions of the people per se, but as a means of shaking people around them from the tree of righteousness. People experiencing loss will question and some will fall wayside -- into depression, drugs, alcohol and into disbelief.

In these times of great loss, we must clean up every corner of our lives. We must look around us and do what we can to recover the minds and souls of man. It isn't a time to blame God, but rather to admit to the overbearing influence and control of evil on this planet.

It's popular to be anti-God. I have yet to meet anyone who sincerely can/will/believes that evil does not exist.

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11Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

casann

"Lifes2short, would you feel the same way if a minister chose to tell everyone at your funeral that you are going to hell because you didn't go to church?"

Where does he say that?

"It definitely needed to be said, but not to grieving parents who are already in their own private hell because they lost a child.""

Then when?

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