REST IN PEACE (RIP) By Sanusi Olawale Ibn AbdulWasii
REST IN PEACE (RIP)
I have a hypothesis that death isn’t generally the inverse of being alive. While the living remembers the dead individual, the dead individual stops to exist as well as it ends up like they have never existed and will never exist. Thusly saying somebody is dead infers that they existed in some state. Just that, they are no more. If they had never lived, they can’t be certified dead!
Anyway since death is unceasing, when one bites the dust, time does not exist, they stop to exist and to have existed and will never exist. In our memory they do however that is just in our imaginations. They are not any more genuine than fanciful animals, for example, unicorns.
Because death is a sorrowful and painful occurrence, people now assert false particular statements with which to comfort themselves. After an important person dies, we regularly have the sense of hearing statements such as “She’s an archangel now” and “God looked-for a new guardian angel in heaven”; sometimes, we hear “He’s in an advance place,” and RIP (rest in peace). We find these mostly among the Christians. But are they scriptural? Where is peace where there is no rest?
The truth is , no sleep or rest for the wicked even after their demise!
The Christian Bible clearly says after death is judgment.
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”-Hebrews 9:27
Life never ends after death, saying RIP to the dead is not enough for their eternal rest. However some believe people who are dead are resting until the day of judgement, perhaps that led to the statement of RIP. But is it really possible to rest in peace when you don’t deserve it?
Individuals who not at all gain time for God all of a sudden nurture sacred at a funeral. They try to console themselves and others that, no matter what of the deceased’s affiliation with God even as on earth, he or she is in heaven now. But we ought to not overlook what the Scripture teaches.
At the end of the book of Daniel, an angel speaks of Daniel’s death, saying, “You will rest” (Daniel 12:3 ). And in another place, prophet Isaiah says, “Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death” (Isaiah 57:2 ). These two passages are the closest in the Bible when it comes to the idea behind RIP. Still, the exact words rest in peace are not used.
The riddle with saying, “Rest in peace,” is that it is framed as a prayer. Of course, praying for the lifeless(dead) is unbiblical. At the time of death, a person’s end is sealed. The Bible in no way teaches or suggests that we must pray on behalf of folks who have kicked the bucket. Saying, “Rest in peace,” or “RIP,” and other forms of prayers for the departed souls are entrenched in wide-ranging tradition, not the Word of God.
Thousands of RIP statements from the loved ones after one’s demise will not guarantee eternal bliss. Do the needful before you become the past.
According to Wikipedia, “in 2017, members of the Orange Order in Northern Ireland called on Protestants to stop using the phrase “RIP” or “Rest in Peace”. Wallace Thompson, the secretary of the Evangelical Protestant Society, said on a BBC Radio Ulster programme that he would encourage Protestants to refrain from using the term “RIP”. Thompson said that he regards “RIP” as a prayer for the dead, which he believes contradicts biblical doctrine.”
I still can’t seem to meet an individual who lost somebody they really knew and loved and only to absolute this awkward abbreviation for their adored one. RIP, mother! Truly? That would be your opinion? Is that how you would entirety up this misfortune? Likely not.
RIP is something common on Facebook of late as our VIPs, open figures and film and TV stars age and start to pass away. At the point when the “stars in our sky” tumble from the sky, it harms in a specific, peculiar manner.
We believe we know them. Together we feel a weird distress—the temporariness of life. As those that we appreciate and appreciate in the open domain age as we all do, and start to pass away, one by one, RIP is not really illustrative for the misfortune we feel.
The most worrisome part is seeing Muslims also spitting this statement, even when their religion provides something better. As Muslims, it is established that right from the minute the person passes on, we pray. But saying RIP is no where near Islamic teaching.
© Sanusi Olawale Ibn AbdulWasii
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