Dying Words Sermon Illustrations

Dying Words Sermon Illustrations

Dying Words of Christians

Martin Luther—`Our God is the God from Whom cometh salvation, God is the Lord by Whom we escape death.'

John Knox—`Live in Christ, live in Christ, and the flesh need not fear death.'

John Calvin—`Thou, Lord, bruisest me, but I am abundantly satisfied, since it is from Thy hand.'

John Wesley—`The best of all is, God is with us. Farewell! Farewell!'

Charles Wesley—'I shall be satisfied with Thy likeness—satisfied, satisfied.'

Richard Baxter—'I have pain (there is no arguing against sense); but I have peace, I have peace.'

Dr. Preston—`Blessed be God! though I change my place, I shall not change my company; for I have walked with God while living, and now I go to rest with God.'

Samuel Rutherford—`If He should slay me ten thousand times, ten thousand times I'll trust. I feel, I feel, I believe in joy and rejoice; I feed on manna. O for arms to embrace Him! O for a well-tuned harp!'

Mrs. Hemans—I feel as if I were sitting with Mary at the feet of my Redeemer, hearing the music of His voice and learning of Him to be meek and lowly.'

(1 Cor. 15. 55; Phil. 1. 23).

Dying Words of Unbelievers

Voltaire—'I am abandoned by God and man. I will give you half of what I am worth if you will give me six months' life.'

When his doctor said, 'Sir, you cannot live six weeks,' he replied, 'Then I will go to hell and you will go with me.'

Lord Byron—`Shall I sue for mercy?—(A long pause)—Come, come, no weakness, let's be a man to the last.'

(John 8. 21).

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