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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:12 pm

Martyn Lloyd-Jones

There is nothing so hopeless in the world ... as the bankruptcy of the
non-Christian view of life.... Charles Darwin ... confessed at the end
of his life that, as a result of concentrating on one aspect only of
life, he had lost the power to enjoy poetry and music, and to a large
extent even the power to appreciate nature itself. Poor Charles
Darwin.... The end of H. G. Wells was very similar. He who had claimed
so much for the mind and human understanding, and who had ridiculed
Christianity with its doctrines of sin and salvation, at the end of
his life confessed that he was baffled and bewildered. The very title
of his last book—Mind at the End of its Tether—bears eloquent
testimony to the Bible's teaching about the tragedy of the end of the
ungodly. Or take the phrase from the autobiography of a rationalist
such as Dr Marrett who was the head of a college in Oxford..... 'But
to me the war brought to a sudden end the long summer of my life.
Henceforth I have nothing to look forward to but chill autumn and
still chillier winter, and yet I must somehow try not to lose heart.'
The death of the ungodly is a terrible thing. Read their biographies.
Their glittering days are at an end.... They have nothing to look
forward to, and, like the late Lord Simon, try to comfort themselves
by reliving their former successes and triumphs....

In the Book of Proverbs we read that 'the way of the wicked is as
darkness'. 'But the path of the just is as the shining light, that
shineth more and more unto the perfect day' (Proverbs 4: 19, 1Cool. What
a glory! . . . then listen to the Apostle Paul (2 Timothy 4:6-Cool....
One of John Wesley's proudest claims for his early Methodists was,
'Our people die well.' . . . The Bible everywhere urges us to consider
our 'latter end'. . . . Yield yourself to Him and rely upon Him and
His power.... And the end will be glorious.
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