Friday, January 26, 2007

Dying Testimony of Unsaved - Part 3

"MADGE IS DEAD AND DAVID IS CRAZY"
In the spring of 1891, while Rev. C. B. Ebey was holding a meeting at Colgrove, California, two young ladies and their brother, who had been regular attendants at the meeting, were brought under deep conviction, but would not yield to the Spirit. The youngest was a bright, healthy young girl of fourteen years, named Madge.
One day Bro. Ebey said to her, "Madge, I believe this meeting is being held for you." She felt that she ought to give her heart to God, and decided to do so, but was persuaded by her brother David not for awhile longer. Her brother dearly loved her, and knew if she got saved that it would end their wordly pleasures together, so he persuaded her to to wait a few years, and then they would both get saved. The meeting closed, and they had both said to the Spirit, "Wait until a more convenient season."
A few weeks afterwards Bro. Ebey received word that Madge was dead, and was asked to come to her home immediately. He went as quickly as he could. The mother met him at the door, and said, "Bro. Ebey, you have come to a sad home. Madge is dead, and David is crazy." When the doctor had said that Madge could not live, David went in by her bedside, knelt down, and commenced to pray as only a sinner could pray, for God to save his sister. He urged Madge to pray, but she was too sick to make any effort, and she died without leaving any evidence of salvation. The strain was so much for the young man when he realized that his sister was dying unsaved, and that he was the cause of it, that his reason gave way. - Written for this work by Rev. F. A Ames.
(taken from "Dying Testimonies of Saved and Unsaved")

7 comments:

Juan Carlos Asmat said...

This reminds me of what is in the book of Acts; when the apostle Paul preached to Agripa, but he said "you almost persuaded me to be a Christian"
It is sad that there are many that are fooling themselves just because they have the title of "Christian"

The Good Reporters said...

Juan,
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I hope you'll continue to stop by often.

Dave said...

It sound like a great book! I need to get it one time.

Dave

Anonymous said...

It is sad,
Reminds me of what the Bible say's

(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.) 2CR 6:2

Lord Bless.

Anonymous said...

These stories are so sad. There are many that are "waiting till a more convenient season" to get saved...unfortunately that season doesn't always come. People are under the assumption that we get saved when WE want to. It just doesn't work that way. We do not have a "whensoever will" salvation...but we do have a "whosoever will" salvation. God saves anyone willing to humble themselves and repent of their sins...but this can only be done when the Father is drawing them to do so. I pray that lost will stop by and read these testimonies that you are posting. Souls could be convicted and saved as a result....who knows!!

Anonymous said...

That's a powerful story!

~Kristi

Anonymous said...

I think that I agree with Dave, I may have to check into getting a copy of this book!