Monday, June 3, 2013

Gregory Metcalf "Dead" at 17

Obituary Notice

Gregory Dean Metcalf

This is a late notice of a death that occurred in San Jose, CA on April 12, 1972. The decedent died as a result of actions that took place approximately April 14, AD 32 on Mt. Calvary, in the city of Jerusalem. 

"How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death" (Romans 6:2, 3 NKJV)


Local San Jose resident, Gregory Dean Metcalf, 17, was slain on April 12, 1972, at the United Baptist Church.

He was first born February 3, 1955 in Salem, Ohio into a life of bondage to sin and the desires of his flesh. He lived for 17 years as a prisoner to sin under the judgment and condemnation of God.

Gregory served himself, taking great pains to please his fleshly desires. He had no desire to fight against them and to seek better things such as the things of the Holy Spirit of God. His only thoughts were of himself and how he could pamper his flesh.

However, on April 12, 1972, on a Wednesday evening after a sound preaching of the gospel, Gregory was “killed” as the Holy Spirit applied the atoning work of Jesus Christ to his dead, lifeless soul. Gregory was born a second time, aka born again.

He was baptized into the death of Christ and at that time he was joined in union with Christ and was adopted into Jesus Christ. Gregory’s sin was imputed to Jesus Christ and the righteousness of Jesus Christ was imputed to him at that time.

Gregory is a member of the body of Christ. He is survived by Jesus Christ who is the first and the last, the beginning and the end, which provided Gregory with eternal life.

Gregory was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn F. Metcalf and Evelyn L. (Reed) Metcalf who also were born dead in trespasses and sin who now temporarily reside in Modesto, CA awaiting their relocation to the very presence of God in heaven where they will be forever more.

No memorial service is needed or requested since a great celebration; including singing by the angels of God occurred the moment Gregory by the gift of faith trusted Jesus Christ as his savior.

Arrangements are by our Sovereign God who in eternity past elected Gregory to salvation, provided a sure and certain efficacious sacrifice which pleased and appeased God the Father, and who irresistibly drew Gregory unto Himself by the Holy Spirit, and who now works to preserve Gregory until his death or the rapture.


4 comments:

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

That was eerie to read Gregg

Yvonne.

Cathy said...

LOL...I had to re read this to understand where it was going! Pretty good~ ♥♥♥

Gregg Metcalf said...

Glad you took the time to read it a second time. Thank you, I was quite pleased - however all glory goes to God. He made this dead man live.

Gregg Metcalf said...

@ Yvonne - Hope it didn't creep you out. This is the testimony however of anybody who has been redeemed by our gracious God. Men are born dead and then by God's grace and in His timing by His choice He makes those dead men live by the Holy Spirit.