Last Words of Eminent People

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NAPOLEON: "I die before my time, and my body will be given back to the earth. Such is the fate of him who has been called the great Napoleon.”
VOLTAIRE (to his doctor): "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 ... Then I shall go to Hell, and you will go with me. O Christ! O Jesus Christ!”
THOMAS HOBBES, a skeptic: "If I had the whole world, I would give it to live one day. I shall be glad to find a hole to creep out of the world. I am about to take a leap into the dark!"
M. F. RICH, an atheist: "I would rather lie on a stove and broil for a million years than go into eternity with the eternal horrors that hang over my soul! I have given my immortality for gold, and its weight sinks me into an endless, hopeless, helpless Hell.”
DWIGHT L. MOODY, the evangelist: "I see earth receding; Heaven is open. God is calling!"
JOHN WESLEY: "The best of all is, God is with us!”
SAMUEL RUTHERFORD: "I am in the happiest pass to which man can ever come. Christ is mine, and I am His; and there is nothing now between me and resurrection, except Paradise.”
Do you know why the difference in these famous last words? The Bible has the answer: "He that believeth on the Son [Jesus Christ], hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." John 3:3636He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36).