This article appeared originally in the December 2008 Levitt Letter.
This article summarizes a booklet that our ministry has given away for 15 years: A Guide to Your Christian Will. The booklet recently went out of print, so we obtained permission to post its entire contents at www.levitt.com/will. If you would like us to email its text to you, write to Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The will, for many Believers, is the crown jewel of their lifetime of Christian stewardship. It can be a powerful legacy when we direct what is to become of the assets we will leave behind via the Rapture or death. We can proclaim our joy in joining our heavenly Father and boldly embrace our departure into eternity. Though we cherish mortal life and the process of dying can be painful, those who face eternal life do not fear death itself. Consequently, I believe, it glorifies God when we come to grips with the inevitable task of dispensing with our earthly possessions.
That was my personal two cents worth. And now for the gist of the Christian Will booklet. It begins with a disclaimer that its contents are not to be taken as legal advice. Then it concisely answers the following 10 fundamental questions:
This ministry is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and accepts tax-deductible donations and bequests. Many of our readers are in no position to contribute to churches and ministries now. But creating a will would give you the peace of mind that you have done what you can. Would you like to receive contact information for Christian attorneys in your area? If so, write to our P.O. Box. May God guide you as you plan your final good deed before meeting Him.