In this week’s Time magazine, Mike Barnicle described Ted Kennedy’s fondness for sailing and his home in Hyannis Port (p. 42). “I love living here,” Kennedy said, “And I believe in the Resurrection.”
I don’t know how much of the gospel Ted Kennedy understood (I mean that as a neutral statement), but he got the resurrection exactly right. On this point he apparently knew better than such evangelical giants as John MacArthur, Millard Erickson, and Rick Warren, all of whom say that our final home is in heaven rather than the New Earth. According to them, Ted Kennedy is not coming back, at least not here.
I hope that Ted Kennedy did put all of his trust in Christ for his salvation from sin. If so, I’ll see you in Hyannis Port, Ted.