Testimonies Of Famous Believers

Scientist Michael Farraday on His Death-Bed was asked: What are your speculations on life after death? I know nothing about speculations. I*m resting on certainties. *I know that my Redeemer liveth.* And I too, shall live.

Charles Dickens: I commit my soul to the mercy of God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

John Knox, Scottish Reformer: By the grace of God I am what I am. Live in Christ, and the flesh need not fear death.

Shakespeare: Jesus Christ, my Saviour.

Ramon Lull, Christian Missionary: I was once rich, lascivious and worldly, but willingly did I forsake everything to advance the glory of God and the good of mankind. I learned Arabic and departed to preach to the Saracens. For my religion, I have been whipped and imprisoned. Now I am old and poor, yet steadfast in the same purpose, and through grace steadfast will I remain.

Martin Luther, German Reformer: O my Heavenly Father, my eternal and everlasting God! Thou has revealed to me Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ! I have preached Him! I have confessed Him! I love him and I worship Him as my dearest Saviour and Redeemer! Into thy hands I commit my spirit.

Paul LaBotz: While listening to the radio, we heard an evangelist tell how he was called to the hospital to confer with former President Eisenhower, who was on his deathbed. Billy was given thirty minutes, but after that time Mr. Eisenhower requested that he stay on, and tell him again the story of salvation by grace saying: *Billy, you know when you get where I am now, nothing else matters.* How true, but how refreshing to hear that a former president still acknowledged his need of salvation in his last hours. That takes courage and determination. At any rate, we were thrilled, for no one with sincerity has ever been turned away empty from our wonderful Savior. Before Billy left, Mr. Eisenhower said: *Billy, I am now ready.*

Our Daily Bread: In 1728, a young Ben Franklin composed his own tombstone epitaph: The body of B. Franklin, printer, like the cover of an old book, its contents worn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding, lies here, food for worms. Yet the work shall not be lost; for it will as he believed appear once more, in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by the Author.

On a tombstone: Here lies an atheist . . . All dressed up and no place to go. C. S. Lewis postscript: I bet he wishes that were so.

C. S. Lewis: The safest road to Hell is the gradual one . . . the gentle slope, soft underfoot with turnings, without milestones, with sign posts.

Blaise Pascal: Jesus Christ is the center of all, and the goal to which all tends.

Daniel Webster: If I might comprehend Jesus Christ. I could not believe on Him. He would be no greater than myself. Such is my consciousness of sin and inability that I must have a superhuman Saviour.

Phillips Brooks, composer of Oh Little Town of Bethlehem: Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity and the exaltation of humanity.

Ernest Renan: Whatever may be the surprises of the future, Jesus will never be surpassed.

John Wesley*s Testimony in one of the early hymns he wrote: Long my imprisoned spirit lay; Fast bound in sin and nature*s night; Thine eye diffused a quickening ray, -- I woke, the dungeon flamed with light; My chains fell off, my heart was free, I rose, went forth, and followed thee.

John Wesley, near death: The best of all, God is with us, Farewell.

Adoniram Judson, Christian Missionary: I go with the gladness of a boy bounding away from school. I feel so strong in Christ.

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