Chapter 31 – EPILOGUE

By admin On November 30th, 2012

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CHAPTER 31:

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EPILOGUE

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“HERE LIES ATHEISM…SHOT IN THE BACK”…

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And so, this has been the story of how my atheistic belief was shot dead; yes… shot dead by God! As dead as…as for instance, say, Billy the Kid…killed by a ‘bullet in the back’. And just like Billy the Kid, my atheism wasn’t looking for that bullet either!

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Yes, Billy the Kid and atheism have a lot in common! Like Billy, atheism is a ruthless killer. It has slain many-a-man, much more than Billy ever did!

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But as I said, my atheism received that bullet-in-the-back on that fateful November night when I personally met the Devil.

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But in my case, meeting the Devil turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me! Not that the Devil was trying to help me. But God is greater than the Devil, and uses the Devil for His own divine purposes.

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Nevertheless, I’m sure those evil angels must’ve had a great time anyway, tormenting me during these long months and days!

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But I hope and pray that every atheist will have his or her atheism shot dead…just like my atheism was shot dead! Just hope ya don’t have to suffer all the torment that I had to suffer.

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Billy the Kid – wikipedia – public domain

Atheist sign Wisconsin State – Cropped image – wikipedia share-alike license

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“IN TOMBSTONE TERRITORY”…

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_Darwin%27s_grave_at_Westminster_Abbey.jpg.

Oh, by the way…I read the other day of an old tombstone in Maryland that said…

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“Here lies an atheist 6 feet below. All dressed up, but nowhere to go!”

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An atheist has a truly miserable ideology, or religion, or whatever you want to call it! Nowhere to go after he or she dies! Just food for daisies and earthworms…and crabgrass too! But instead of the above epitaph, I would only wish that the following words below might be inscribed on the stone marker above each and every atheist from this moment forward…

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“A former atheist lies here below. His atheism died when he found Jesus, and now he’s got a wonderful place to go!”

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Charles Darwin’s grave at Westminster Abbey – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Thomas Cole – Pilgrim of the Cross at the End of His Journey – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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Tour De Oregon

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sunrise_along_the_Oregon_Coast_-_panoramio.jpg.

Sometime later, Becky’s mother came to visit from Guatemala. And we decided to go on a 3 or 4-day whirlwind tour up the awesome and majestic Oregon coast, beginning in Brookings Oregon.

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And so, I rented a motorhome.

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I must say, I can’t remember a more fun and more trouble-free trip! It was as if the Lord was blessing every moment of our little tour. While stopping in one little town, I saw a blue captain’s hat (like ol’ Heph used to wear), and bought it, and wore it throughout the trip. 

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:One_Lane_for_Two_Way_(31167296815).jpgThrough the winding Redwood Highway, these awesome trees stand as gate-keeping giants to the powerful Pacific Ocean. From there we came to Brookings, just a few miles from the Oregon/California boarder. And from there we proceeded up the Oregon coast until we came to the incredible Sea-Lion Caves! Yes, the Sea-Lion Caves are a must-see for any tourist! Right on the edge of the narrow Coastal Highway 101, hugging a high cliff, an elevator takes you down-down-down about a 1000 feet into a large cave. Entering into this sea-lion sanctuary there they sit, barking loudly, echoing throughout the ominous-looking caverns! And all this makes for a very dramatic scenario, together with in-coming waves, crashing against the rocks!

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oregon_Sea_Lion_Cave.jpg.

Next we went to Depoe Bay, a little tourist mecca in which the raging sea crashes against the sharp cliff, sometimes spilling almost onto Highway 101, which runs through this little tourist-shop burg. It’s a great place to stop to eat, while driving up or down the Oregon Coast.

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There we stopped to see the little black stone-faced building which housed the aquarium (no longer there), in which various aquatic species are seen. The main attraction was a damp and echoie room with a pool in which about 5 or 6 barking seals beg for little pieces of fish which visitors can purchase.

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There was one totally blind seal, whose eyes were completely glazed white. But in spite of his handicap, he performed more tricks, and clownishly slapped his fat belly in hopes of getting some fish thrown to him. Really funny to watch this old aquatic clown! And seemingly almost miraculously, this visually-challenged one could sense exactly when and where food was being tossed in his direction, jumping up and catching it mid-air!

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Pretty good for a “blind old seal”!

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Later on that day, while laying in the upper loft of the motor-home I began slapping my increasingly fattening belly (because of Becky’s great cooking!). When I suddenly realized I was doing a good imitation of that fat old blind seal, I laughed and laughed (I often laughed at myself over something funny. But of course, I’ve never liked other people laughing at me! Who does!?)

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From Lincoln City on the northern coast, we drove inland through beautiful state capitol of Salem (where I was born), and up the Santiam Highway. There we stopped at Silver Falls State Park where about 7 different waterfalls can be be seen along the hiking trail. (and the one in this picture, you can even walk behind!). And being raised in Salem, we kids always loved to have a family picnic at that incredibly beautiful park! My parents even had an old log cabin nearby where we spent many weekends, as kids. 

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Sunrise along the Oregon Coast – Wikimedia – by Jim Helvey for Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

Redwoods – One Lane for Two Way – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Oregon Sea Lion Caves – Wikimedia – Public Domain

Silver Falls Waterfall near Silverton Oregon – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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A FEW FINAL THOUGHTS

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This entire e-book story is concerning events which occurred prior to my becoming a Christian. To give this story proper context, I tried to write it in somewhat the same irreverent humor that I used back in those days. Forgive me for this irreverence! But I suppose I wanted for the Reader to get to know me, as I was back in those days. 

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Becky and I were finally married about 10 months after we met, on December 6th of 1980.

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The reader should keep in mind that this is just the first Part of a three-part story about a man who began a journey out of the fires of Hell, and upward toward the Celestial City of God. My unchristian behavior during this first installment was merely because I had not the slightest clue of how to be a Christian. So please excuse any offensive behavior on my part. This Part 1 of my journey should make more sense, if and when God permits me to write the next two installments.

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“Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of His majesty. The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low…” Isaiah 2:10-12

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This is the end of this e-book, “Judgment Day-RX7″. However, you may go to the companion web-site. Just click here…

www.signsofheaven.org

 

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ABOVE PICTURE: The armor of God – theheavensdeclare.net -use by permission only

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4 Responses to “Chapter 31 – EPILOGUE”

  1. Interesting blog,
    Is this all your artwork?

  2. Thank you for corresponding. Yes, the drawings are mine, but the really professional artwork I downloaded from Wikipedia.

  3. Hi Brother Chuck,

    I bumped into your site today, signsofheaven. I’m a Pastor presently with my own journey out of the drug culture in the 60’s (born ’51). I was demonized and traumatized by demons until I was led to Christ by my cousin who left Catholicism and was led to the SDA church. After Nam, and a long time fighting off my demons, I went to his church and Jesus saved me. And I needed the SDA church because they teach no drugs and that means caffeine, alcohol and they strongly insisted on vegetarianism and exercise. It was the only way my nervous system could recover along with faith, prayer, the Word, the Spirit and the Sabbath….as well as a new family! Praise to God from whom all blessings flow! How can I say thanks? It was a glorious conversion and all my family and friends took notice. That was in October 1974.
    To make a long story short God in the next year called me into the ministry, I got my degree, but soon after I realized the SDA Church was chasing out my brothers and sisters that had questions about prophecy long held by the church. I had the same questions and so I and my wife left…in 1985. The Spirit led me here and there and in and out of other church organizations, into a campground ministry etc. Once out of the SDA church I could study without being restricted by traditionalism. I say that to say I appreciate my beginnings and all that GOD taught me in those first 10 years of my walk with Him. Now I’m 70, and I’m a part time Pastor at a loving Baptist church in Ocean View, N.J. not far from Cape May. I hold strongly to gospel of the grace of God.

    I’m wondering what happened to your journey and where you ended up. I loved you incorporating the music from those days. I could relate to it all. I love your sense of humor Bro.

    I sense the Judge is standing at the door. Tonight many observe Yom Kippur so I started to look up images for the Sanctuary to use in church and found your image of the Ark in the stars which raised my curiosity to click on your site. Don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone mention the Ark in the stars before. I’ve been doing a lot of study on the Fall Feasts the past month and have really been convicted that they will be fulfilled at His Return.

    Anyway, I have a lot more of your stuff to look through. I do believe God gave Seth the messages in the stars and then Enoch so the whole world had the gospel from the beginning. We lost the message in the stars sadly. And I’m believing we have also lost the message of the Fall Feasts. I think I’m just starting to get a handle on the Feast of Trumpets found in Revelation 11:15.

    I’ve also just recently found out about the discoveries of Ron Wyatt so I’m amazed at what GOD is now showing me so late in my life.

    Thanks for sharing your testimony. May God use it to His glory.

    Your brother in Christ,
    Bob

  4. “They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera (Lucifer).” Judges 5:20 

    Yours is a very interesting story! And I have also looked into Ron Wyatt, and came to the conclusion that he probably saw a vision there in Jerusalem. Hopefully that vision was from God, and not Satan.

    I would hope and pray that God opens eyes to the verity of this website. Can’t take any credit for it, but was inspired by a higher Power (not an infallible message though. Only the Bible is infallible). Could not think all this stuff up by myself. Also lost many brain cells during unsaved years!

    I too often refer to it regularly, for spiritual encouragement, as can not yet live up to many of the high and lofty standards which are written herein.

    But as Noble Bereans, God’s people must all search for truth even with a humble, child-like open mind.

    Also became an Adventist, although no longer attend, because of the apostasy. But do regard EG White as God-inspired, yet not infallible as she unapologetically confessed. Believe she was in harmony with Scripture even though she stated that, “we have many things to learn, and many things to unlearn”. For example, she stated in Great Controversy, or maybe Early Writings, that the Sabbath would be “proclaimed more FULLY” in the last days. And she may have then realized that the true Sabbath can only be found in Christ’s “rest unto your souls” Matthew 7:28-30. (Not at all wanting to discourage anyone who still keeps Friday-Saturday, eve-to-eve literally, which God may indeed be leading them to do)

    What some may not realize is, that Ellen White wrote many things, sometimes with an Old Testament savour, and sometimes with a New Testament savour, often blending them so well, that readers can easily be tripped up. After all, her ministry was to “preach the everlasting Gospel to the earth’s inhabitants” (Revelation 14). This includes both Testaments. And there must be much Bible wisdom to discern between the two as the truth-seeker reads through her writings.
    But, of course, as you well know, the key to understanding truth is found in a humble searching of the Bible. And the more one prayerfully knows of it, the more Bible student will, “need not that any man teach you (us)”
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    The personal story you read, is only the first installment. And by God’s grace there will be two more, should the Lord mercifully keep this poor man here for a while longer.

    God is now revealing the signs written, “in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars”. It’s a glorious message, which was revealed, as God created the major constellations to proclaim (in order), the messages of the three angels flying in Heaven, prophesied of in Revelation 14. And even though I may be a poor excuse for a Christian, this is God’s message, and not mine. Hopefully readers will stick with it, until it is seen for what it truly is!

    May God richly bless us all!

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