Chapter 31 – EPILOGUE

By admin On November 30th, 2019

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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 was 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 the Devil 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 it is! 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-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 we came to Brookings. 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 Coastal Highway 101, hugging a high cliff, an elevator takes you down down down about a 1000 feet into a large cave, in which the sea lions sit on the rocks barking loudly, which echoes throughout the ominous-looking caves, making a very dramatic scenario!

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

Next we went to Depoe Bay, a little tourist mecca. There we went to the little aquarium (no longer there), in which various aquatic species are seen. The main attraction is a damp and echoie room with a pool in which about 5 or 6 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 white. But in spite of his handicap, he performed more tricks, and clownishly slapped his fat belly in hopes of getting some fish thrown at 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 motorhome 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!)

.https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Waterfall_near_Silverton_Oregon_(9057137983).jpg

From the coast we drove up the Santiam Highway and 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!) 

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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. 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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