a collection of the last words uttered, at the edge of eternity.

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Steve Jobs
, the driving force behind Apple, uttered this about 3 hours before his death as
reported by his sister Mona Simpson: “OH WOW, OH WOW, OH WOW.” Was he in
pain? Did he reflect on his life? Did he see a vision? We’ll never know
 
President George Washingt
on: “Doctor, I am dying, but I am not afraid to die.” He
folded his hands over his chest and said: “It is well,”
 
 
President Lincoln, in the Ford Theatre, speakin
g to Mrs. Lincoln: “I’d like us to visit the
Holy Land, we could go to Jeru”.....(at that point Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes
Booth).
 
 
Clarence Darrow, the Scopes Trial lawyer in the famous 1925 debate, while on his
deathbed asked several clergymen to “pl
ease intercede for me with the Almighty
. During
my life I have spoken many times against Christians, and I now realize that I may have
been wrong.
 
 
Edward Gibbon, author of the ‘Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire’: “All is lost,
irrecoverably lost. All
is dark and doubtful.”
 
 
John Wesley, preacher and songwriter: “The best of all is that God is with us, farewell,
farewell.”
 
 
Marilyn Monroe: “I don’t need your Jesus.” Related by Billy Graham who tried to
present the Gospel message to Marilyn, just befor
e she died at age 36.
 
 
Michelangelo, famous painter and sculptor: “I die in the faith of Jesus Christ, and in the
firm hope of a better life.”
 
 
T
homas Andrews who designed the T
itanic and drowned when it sank April 14
th
 
1912:
“No, not even God could si
nk the Titanic.”
 
 
David Brainerd, (well known missionary): “I am going into eternity and it is sweet to me
to think of eternity.”
 
 
Alexander the Great was an admirer of Socrates and Plato (both were atheists). When he
died he threw a handful of his blo
od at the sky in defiance of God.
 
 
Talleyrand (called the most brilliant mind of his gener
ation) when asked about his
condition while on his deathbed replied: “I am suffering the pang
s of the damned.”
 
 
William Pitt, British statesman: “I throw myself on
 
the mercy of God, through the merits
of Jesus Christ.”
 
 

Joseph Stalin,
(who murdered many millions of his countrymen), while on his deathbed
-
 
as related by his daughter Svetlana
 
to Malcolm Muggeridge
: “He suddenly sat up,
groaned
, shook his fist at th
e ceiling as if he could see beyond it
, then fell back and died.”
 
 
Sir Michael Faraday, (brilliant English scientist 1791
 
1867), was asked when he was
near death: “What are your speculations now?” He answered: I have no speculations. I
rest upon Jesu
s Christ who died, and rose again from death.”
 
 
Sir Francis New
port allowed his name to used on
 
a brand of cigarettes.
On his deathbed
he cried out: “Oh eternity. Oh eternity”. And he uttered a groan of inexpressible horror
as a cried out, “Oh the ins
ufferable pains of hell, forever, forever.”
 
 
Voltaire, one of history’s best known atheists, often stated that “by the time I’m buried,
the Bible will b
e non
-
existent.”
 
His last words were: “I am abandoned by God and
man;
 
I shall die and go to hell alone
.”
His condition had become so terrible that his associates
were afraid to approach his bedside, and as he passed away, his nurse said that for all of
the wealth in Europe, she would never watch another infidel die.
 
 
A few years after he died the Geneva B
ible Society purchased Voltaire’s home
and turned it into a print shop to print Bibles.
 
 
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, beloved preacher
 
and author
, on his deathbed: “I can hear
them coming!” He sat straight up in bed and asked: “Don’t you hear them? This is
my
coronation day. I can see the chariots, I’m ready to board.”
 
 
Famous French author Guy de Maupassant (1850
 
1893) of whom it was said: “critics
praised him, men admired him, women adored him.” Before he went insane and died at
the early age of 42,
as a result of having contracted syphilis, he penned his own epitaph:
“I have coveted everything, found pleasure in nothing.”
 
 
Socrates
 
was probably the most brilliant
 
man of his millennium. The government of
ancient Greece charged him with polluting the
 
minds of the youth of his day, and
sentenced him to death. He drank poison to activate his sentence.
 
As he lay dying his students asked him: ‘Is there life after death?” His answer was: “I
hope so.”
 
 
Julian the Apostate (Roman emperor who hated Christ
ians), was leading his forces in the
battle for Persia in 363 AD. He was mortally wounded, and as he lay dying on the
battlefield, picked up some of his own blood, mingled with dirt, flung it skyward and
said: “Thou hast conquered oh Galilean.” (A refer
ence to Jesus).
 
 
Dwight L. Moody, famous preacher and founder of the Moody Bible Institute, while on
his deathbed: “Can this be death? Why it is better than living! Earth is receding, heaven
is opening.
 
This is my coronation day
 
 

Robert Ingersoll, n
oted lecturer and avowed anti
-
Christian on his deathbed said: “Life is
the cold and barren value between two eternal peaks. I strive in vain to see beyond the
distant height. I cry out and the only answer I hear, is the echo of my empty wail.”
 
 
Dietrich
 
Bonhoffer, German theologian, standing in front of a firing squad during World
War 2, for speaking out against Nazism, “This
 
may seem to be the end for me,
 
but it is
just the beginning.”
 
 
Sir
Julian Huxley,
 
English evolutionist, biologist and
 
staunch athe
ist, on his deathbed:
“So it is true after all, so it is true after
 
all.”
 
 
 
King David, recording his last words for his son Solomon: “I go the way of all the earth;
be strong therefore, and prove yourself a man. Keep the charge of the Lord your God.
T
o walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His
testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may pro
s
per in all that you do
and wherever you turn.”
 
 
 
Charles Darwin, on his deathbed: “I regret that I sugg
ested a theory, and that gullible
men gobbled it up, as though it were fact. I never intended that.”
 
 
Augustus Toplady, author of ‘Rock of ages.” His final words: “All is light, light, light.”
 
 
Queen Elizabeth I, grabbed he physician by the sleeve and p
ulled him down over her bed
and said: “Half of the British Empire for six month of life.” He could not even give her
six minutes and she died.
 
 
H.G. Wells, historian and the ‘apostle of modernism’, and a determined atheist: “Here I
am at age 64, still
searching for peace of mind. It is a hopeless dream”
 
 
John Knox, Scottish clergyman and founder of the Presbyterian Church was asked on his
deathbed: “
Hast thou
any hope?” Unable to speak, John Knox slowly lifted up his arm,
and with his index finger po
inted heavenward, and with a peaceful countenance he died.
 
 
P. T. Barnum the circus magnate on his deathbed asked: “How are the circus receipts
today?”
 
 
Hobbs the atheist said: “I am taking a fearful leap into the dark”.
 
 
Byron the famous English poet
on his deathbed said: “My days are in the yellow leaf.
The flowers and the fruits of life are gone. The worm and the canker and the grief are
mine alone”.
 
 
Some billionaires on the day of their death, if they were coherent were still making deals.
On t
he very day! Among them were Howard Hughes and H. L. Hunt.
 
 

Tancredo Neves, president
-
elect of Brazil, during the election campaign of 1985 said: “If
I get 500,000 votes from my party, not even God will remove me from the presidency.”
On March 14
th
 
1985,
 
a day before his inauguration, he became very ill, and shortly
thereafter he died.
 
 
Thomas Payne, originally one of America’s great patriots in his book: “The age of
reason” ridiculed the Christian religion. He slowly lost his friends. He left America
 
and
while in England came to a premature death. On his deathbed he said to a friend ‘I would
give worlds if I had them, if the ‘Age of Reason’ had never been published. Oh Lord
help me. Christ help me. You stay with me. It is hell to be left alone.”
 
 
Bon
 
Scott, a singer with the band AC/DC, in 1979 sang a son
g
 
with this line in it: “Don’t
stop me, I’m going down all the way, down the highway to Hell.”
 
On February 19
th
,
1980 Bon Scott was found dead, having choked on his own vomit.
 
 
John Lennon: Shor
tly before he died he was interviewed for a US magazine. He was
quoted: “
Christianity will end, it will disappear. I do not have to argue about that. I am
certain Jesus was O.K., but his subjects were too simple. Today we (the Beatles) are
more famous
 
than Jesus.” Lennon died on Dec 8/1980 from gunshot wounds.
 
 
Adolph Eichmann, was offered the services of a Protestant Minister a few hours before
his execution. He declined by saying: “I am not a Christian and I don’t have time for
this. I don’t beli
eve in life after death. Long Live Germany and long live Argentina.”
 
 
C
esar
e
 
Borgia, a famous writer and politician
(it was he who Machiavelli used as his
model for the Prince in his timeless novel) was a meticulous planner. He planned
everything to the
minutest detail. W
hen he knew he was dying said: “When I lived I
provided for everything
,
 
except death. Now I must die, and I am totally unprepared and
un
-
provided”.
 
 
Cazuza (bi
-
sexual Brazilian composer
-
singer
-
poet, during a show in Rio de Janeiro,
whi
le smoking a cigarette, puffed out some smoke into the air and said
 
:
‘’
Here God, this
is for you.
’’ Shortly thereafter, at age 32 while suffering the effects of Aids, he died a
very painful death.
 
 
Adams, the infidel said: “I’m lost, lost ,lost. I am
damned forever.” His agony was so
great that as he died, he tore the hair from his head.
 
 
 
Christine Hewitt, Jamaican journalist and entertainer was quoted: “The Bible was the
worst book ever written. Shortly thereafter, in June 2006, she was found, bu
rned beyond
recognition
 
in her automobile.
 
 
Nietz
sche, well known atheist, who had
 
great influence on Adolph Hitler, went insane
during the last few years o
f his life. We can only speculate
 
what his last words may have
been.
 
Joseph Stalin,
(who murdered many millions of his countrymen), while on his deathbed
-
 
as related by his daughter Svetlana
 
to Malcolm Muggeridge
: “He suddenly sat up,
groaned
, shook his fist at th
e ceiling as if he could see beyond it
, then fell back and died.”
 
 
Sir Michael Faraday, (brilliant English scientist 1791
 
1867), was asked when he was
near death: “What are your speculations now?” He answered: I have no speculations. I
rest upon Jesu
s Christ who died, and rose again from death.”
 
 
Sir Francis New
port allowed his name to used on
 
a brand of cigarettes.
On his deathbed
he cried out: “Oh eternity. Oh eternity”. And he uttered a groan of inexpressible horror
as a cried out, “Oh the ins
ufferable pains of hell, forever, forever.”
 
 
Voltaire, one of history’s best known atheists, often stated that “by the time I’m buried,
the Bible will b
e non
-
existent.”
 
His last words were: “I am abandoned by God and
man;
 
I shall die and go to hell alone
.”
His condition had become so terrible that his associates
were afraid to approach his bedside, and as he passed away, his nurse said that for all of
the wealth in Europe, she would never watch another infidel die.
 
 
A few years after he died the Geneva B
ible Society purchased Voltaire’s home
and turned it into a print shop to print Bibles.
 
 
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, beloved preacher
 
and author
, on his deathbed: “I can hear
them coming!” He sat straight up in bed and asked: “Don’t you hear them? This is
my
coronation day. I can see the chariots, I’m ready to board.”
 
 
Famous French author Guy de Maupassant (1850
 
1893) of whom it was said: “critics
praised him, men admired him, women adored him.” Before he went insane and died at
the early age of 42,
as a result of having contracted syphilis, he penned his own epitaph:
“I have coveted everything, found pleasure in nothing.”
 
 
Socrates
 
was probably the most brilliant
 
man of his millennium. The government of
ancient Greece charged him with polluting the
 
minds of the youth of his day, and
sentenced him to death. He drank poison to activate his sentence.
 
As he lay dying his students asked him: ‘Is there life after death?” His answer was: “I
hope so.”
 
 
Julian the Apostate (Roman emperor who hated Christ
ians), was leading his forces in the
battle for Persia in 363 AD. He was mortally wounded, and as he lay dying on the
battlefield, picked up some of his own blood, mingled with dirt, flung it skyward and
said: “Thou hast conquered oh Galilean.” (A refer
ence to Jesus).
 
 
Dwight L. Moody, famous preacher and founder of the Moody Bible Institute, while on
his deathbed: “Can this be death? Why it is better than living! Earth is receding, heaven
is opening.
 
This is my coronation day
Robert Ingersoll, n
oted lecturer and avowed anti
-
Christian on his deathbed said: “Life is
the cold and barren value between two eternal peaks. I strive in vain to see beyond the
distant height. I cry out and the only answer I hear, is the echo of my empty wail.”
 
 
Dietrich
 
Bonhoffer, German theologian, standing in front of a firing squad during World
War 2, for speaking out against Nazism, “This
 
may seem to be the end for me,
 
but it is
just the beginning.”
 
 
Sir
Julian Huxley,
 
English evolutionist, biologist and
 
staunch athe
ist, on his deathbed:
“So it is true after all, so it is true after
 
all.”
 
 
 
King David, recording his last words for his son Solomon: “I go the way of all the earth;
be strong therefore, and prove yourself a man. Keep the charge of the Lord your God.
T
o walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His
testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may pro
s
per in all that you do
and wherever you turn.”
 
 
 
Charles Darwin, on his deathbed: “I regret that I sugg
ested a theory, and that gullible
men gobbled it up, as though it were fact. I never intended that.”
 
 
Augustus Toplady, author of ‘Rock of ages.” His final words: “All is light, light, light.”
 
 
Queen Elizabeth I, grabbed he physician by the sleeve and p
ulled him down over her bed
and said: “Half of the British Empire for six month of life.” He could not even give her
six minutes and she died.
 
 
H.G. Wells, historian and the ‘apostle of modernism’, and a determined atheist: “Here I
am at age 64, still
searching for peace of mind. It is a hopeless dream”
 
 
John Knox, Scottish clergyman and founder of the Presbyterian Church was asked on his
deathbed: “
Hast thou
any hope?” Unable to speak, John Knox slowly lifted up his arm,
and with his index finger po
inted heavenward, and with a peaceful countenance he died.
 
 
P. T. Barnum the circus magnate on his deathbed asked: “How are the circus receipts
today?”
 
 
Hobbs the atheist said: “I am taking a fearful leap into the dark”.
 
 
Byron the famous English poet
on his deathbed said: “My days are in the yellow leaf.
The flowers and the fruits of life are gone. The worm and the canker and the grief are
mine alone”.
 
 
Some billionaires on the day of their death, if they were coherent were still making deals.
On t

he very day! Among them were Howard Hughes and H. L. Hunt

Tancredo Neves, president
-
elect of Brazil, during the election campaign of 1985 said: “If
I get 500,000 votes from my party, not even God will remove me from the presidency.”
On March 14
th
 
1985,
 
a day before his inauguration, he became very ill, and shortly
thereafter he died.
 
 
Thomas Payne, originally one of America’s great patriots in his book: “The age of
reason” ridiculed the Christian religion. He slowly lost his friends. He left America
 
and
while in England came to a premature death. On his deathbed he said to a friend ‘I would
give worlds if I had them, if the ‘Age of Reason’ had never been published. Oh Lord
help me. Christ help me. You stay with me. It is hell to be left alone.”
 
 
Bon
 
Scott, a singer with the band AC/DC, in 1979 sang a son
g
 
with this line in it: “Don’t
stop me, I’m going down all the way, down the highway to Hell.”
 
On February 19
th
,
1980 Bon Scott was found dead, having choked on his own vomit.
 
 
John Lennon: Shor
tly before he died he was interviewed for a US magazine. He was
quoted: “
Christianity will end, it will disappear. I do not have to argue about that. I am
certain Jesus was O.K., but his subjects were too simple. Today we (the Beatles) are
more famous
 
than Jesus.” Lennon died on Dec 8/1980 from gunshot wounds.
 
 
Adolph Eichmann, was offered the services of a Protestant Minister a few hours before
his execution. He declined by saying: “I am not a Christian and I don’t have time for
this. I don’t beli
eve in life after death. Long Live Germany and long live Argentina.”
 
 
C
esar
e
 
Borgia, a famous writer and politician
(it was he who Machiavelli used as his
model for the Prince in his timeless novel) was a meticulous planner. He planned
everything to the
minutest detail. W
hen he knew he was dying said: “When I lived I
provided for everything
,
 
except death. Now I must die, and I am totally unprepared and
un
-
provided”.
 
 
Cazuza (bi
-
sexual Brazilian composer
-
singer
-
poet, during a show in Rio de Janeiro,
whi
le smoking a cigarette, puffed out some smoke into the air and said
 
:
‘’
Here God, this
is for you.
’’ Shortly thereafter, at age 32 while suffering the effects of Aids, he died a
very painful death.
 
 
Adams, the infidel said: “I’m lost, lost ,lost. I am
damned forever.” His agony was so
great that as he died, he tore the hair from his head.
 
 
 
Christine Hewitt, Jamaican journalist and entertainer was quoted: “The Bible was the
worst book ever written. Shortly thereafter, in June 2006, she was found, bu
rned beyond
recognition
 
in her automobile.
 
 
Nietz
sche, well known atheist, who had
 
great influence on Adolph Hitler, went insane
during the last few years o
f his life. We can only speculate
 
what his last words may have
been.
 
Alfred Krupp, the great manuf
acturer of munitions, said to his doctor: “Physician, I will
give you one million marks if you can prolong my life 10 years.”
 
 
Sir Walter
 
Scott the skeptic said: “Until this moment I thought there was neither a God
nor a hell. Now I know that there are
both, and I am doomed to perdition by the just
judgment of the Almighty.”
 
 
When Christians die, they often report, on their death bed, of seeing angels. Quite often
they hear the most beautiful singing they’ve ever heard. The closer to death, the more
be
autiful the sound.
 
 
There is only one book that deals authoratively with life after death, and it’s your Bible.
The Apostle John wrote: “We have written these things that you may know you have
eternal life.” (1 John 5 verse 13).
 
 
THE FINAL WORDS OF TH
E UNBELIEVER ARE VASTLY DIFFERENT FROM

THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST

 

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Alfred Krupp, the great manuf
acturer of munitions, said to his doctor: “Physician, I will
give you one million marks if you can prolong my life 10 years.”
 
 
Sir Walter
 
Scott the skeptic said: “Until this moment I thought there was neither a God
nor a hell. Now I know that there are
both, and I am doomed to perdition by the just
judgment of the Almighty.”
 
 
When Christians die, they often report, on their death bed, of seeing angels. Quite often
they hear the most beautiful singing they’ve ever heard. The closer to death, the more
be
autiful the sound.
 
 
There is only one book that deals authoratively with life after death, and it’s your Bible.
The Apostle John wrote: “We have written these things that you may know you have
eternal life.” (1 John 5 verse 13).
 
 
THE FINAL WORDS OF TH
E UNBELIEVER ARE VASTLY DIFFERENT FROM
THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST.
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