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Without God... Without Hope

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Without God... Without Hope

In Ephesians 2:12 Paul, writing of the condition of the Gentiles said, "...they had no hope and were without God in the world." The awfulness of that condition was brought home to me recently.

A woman I worked with has one daughter in her twenties. As far as I know, she never took her daughter to church or taught her of right and wrong. Being no paragon of virtue herself, she showed no concern that her daughter didn't bother to marry the men she lived with.

Then the daughter became ill with severe abdominal pain. When the doctor exam-ined her, the diagnosis was hard and cold. Advanced stage of cancer. No hope of recov-ery—short time to live.

The mother was devastated by the news. In her misery I saw the answer to the question, "How does one handle death without God?" The answer is, "Not very well!"

George Bentch

 

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