The Second Coming and Your Soul

The Second Coming and Your Soul

Revelation 22:1-7, 20-21

Dr. Jim Denison

This week a friend sent me some words to live by:

If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: “Take two aspirin” and “Keep away from children.”

“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather, who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”

This was not encouraging: Oscar Wilde says, “Bigamy is having one wife or husband too many. Monogamy is the same.”

I am not helped. I have problems which need God’s word and will and hope. So do you. So does this nation we celebrate today. It was reported this week that $2 billion in fraud has been committed in the aftermath of Katrina. Meanwhile, six people have died in flooding along the East Coast. It’s been determined that drug and alcohol addictions afflict 20 million Americans and cost our country $524 billion last year. The Surgeon General released a report this week which documents 49,000 premature deaths last year from second-hand cigarette smoke. We sing “America the Beautiful,” not “America the Perfect.” If we love America, we should want to help Americans.