“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you,” Colossians 3:13 in the Bible directs.
One special teen whose earthly time is running out is a living example of the forgiveness Christianity offers — and asks human beings to extend it to others.
Jeremiah Thomas, 16, was diagnosed with bone cancer this March, less than a year after receiving baptism and becoming a teen preacher, LifeSiteNews reported. He has witnessed about Christ outside of abortion clinics and has taken on the issue of abortion as his mission in the time he has remaining on Earth.
The teen’s father, Rusty Thomas, is director of the pro-life group Operation Save America (formerly known as Operation Rescue) headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The younger Thomas, who before his illness was a star athlete, heard that he had a cancerous tumor on his chest and thought that his dreams of playing college football and becoming a minister were over, as multiple sources reported. (See this inspiring teen speak in the video below).
He soon found another calling.
“I don’t know how much time I have left on this earth,” Jeremiah Thomas said in an open letter, “but with the time that I do have, I want it to count for my God and for my generation.”
He explained, “This is my call to my generation: Leave it all behind and come back home.”
“This culture of death I speak of consists of abortion, homosexuality, and suicide,” he explained in his letter.
“One-third of our generation has been wiped out due to abortion,” he added. “Over 25 million people have died as a result of AIDS. Even without AIDS, the life expectancy of a homosexual man or woman is about 33 years shorter than that of a heterosexual. …read more