Thursday, October 13, 2011

Untimely Death

To prove the truth of the Bible, a passage is quoted and several examples are given to show that the passage is true. As you read down below, mocking God can have dire consequences. The suggestion here is that a single statement made by the individual leads to his/her death because it seems to violate a single passage in the Bible. This completely overlooks the many passages that focus on God’s mercy and desire for us sinners to repent and be saved. My concern in sharing this is to alert you to the dangers of using Bible passages this way.

Did you know that death is certain but the Bible speaks of untimely death? It is written in the Bible (Galatians 6:7): 'be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sow, so shall he also reap!

Here are some men and women who mocked God:

John Lennon (Singer): Some years before, during his interview with an American Magazine, he said:
'Christianity will end, it will disappear. I do not have to argue about that I am certain. Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple, today we are more famous than Him' (1966). Lennon, after saying that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, was shot six times.

Tancredo Neves (President of Brazil): During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes
from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency. Sure he got the votes, but he got sick a day before being made President, then he died.

Cazuza (Bi-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet): During A show in Canecio (Rio de Janeiro),
while smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said: 'God, that's for you.' He died at the age of 32 of lung cancer in a horrible manner.

The man who built the Titanic: After the construction of Titanic, a reporter asked him how safe the
Titanic would be. With an ironic tone he said: 'not even God can sink it.’ The result: I think you all know what happened to the Titanic.

Marilyn Monroe (Actress): She was visited by Billy Graham during a presentation of a show. He said
the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her. After hearing what the Preacher had to say, she said: 'I don't need your Jesus'. A week later, she was found dead in her apartment.

Bon Scott (Singer): The ex-vocalist of the AC/DC. On one of his 1979 songs he sang: 'Don't stop me;
I'm going down all the way, down the highway to hell'. On the 19th of February 1980, Bon Scott was found dead, he had been choked by his own vomit.

Campinas (2005) : In Campinas, Brazil a group of friends, drunk, went to pick up a friend. The mother
accompanied her to the car and was so worried about the drunkenness of her friends and she said to the daughter holding her hand, who was already seated in the car: 'My daughter, go with God and may He protect you.' She responded: 'only if He (God) travels in the trunk, cause inside here.....it's already full'. Hours later, news came by that they had been involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died, and the car could not be recognized what type of car it had been, but surprisingly, the trunk was intact. The police said there was no way the trunk could have remained intact. To their surprise, inside the trunk was a crate of eggs, none was broken.

Christine Hewitt (Jamaican Journalist and entertainer): said the Bible (Word of God) was the worst book
ever written. In June 2006 she was found burnt beyond recognition in her motor vehicle.

Let us pray: Lord, I love you and I need you, come into my heart and forgive my sins, I believe that you
died and rose from the dead on the third day. Please bless me, my family, my home and my friends in Jesus' name. Amen!

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