Thursday, January 25, 2007

Dying Testimony of Unsaved - Part 1

A young man by the name of Smith was seen standing looking on with interest during the exercises of a prayer-meeting at camp-meeting in Rootstown, Ohio. One of the ministers observing him addressed him on the subject of religion. His eyes filled with tears and he seemed inclined to seek religion. One of his wicked companions perceiving it, stepped up and looking him in the face, remarked, "Smith, I would not be a fool." Poor Smith could not resist such influences, and dashing the tears from his eyes turned on his heel and went away. He lingered about the camp ground until the meeting closed for the evening, and went off with his company. They bantered him on the subject of his feelings. To show to them that he had not the feelings they supposed, he commenced cursing and blaspheming in a most awful manner and making all imaginable sport of religious things, when a large limb from a tree fell on him, and he, with a curse on his tongue, was forced into the presence of God, whom he had thus been blaspheming, without one moment's warning. - Rev. Thos. Graham
(taken from "Dying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved")
2 Corinthians 6:2 "(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)"


Anonymous said...

My husband has a book of dying testimonies of the saved and the unsaved. He uses some as illustrations from time to time when he is preaching. They are most impressive to hear too.

Anonymous said...

I must say that this was a great post and will make you stop and think about those who you know are not where they should be with Christ.

Anonymous said...

good post looking forward to the rest of them
Bro Tim

The Good Reporters said...

Mrs. Julie,
I've really enjoyed reading them.

Glad that it was a blessing to you. Thanks for your comment.

Bro. Tim,
I hope you'll receive a blessing as you read these. Thanks for your comment.