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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:04 PM
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Preacher dies during sermon about heaven
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PREACHER_COLLAPS...


OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) -- A Presbyterian minister collapsed and died in mid-sentence of a sermon after saying "And when I go to heaven ...," his colleague said Monday.

The Rev. Jack Arnold, 69, was nearing the end of his sermon Sunday at Covenant Presbyterian Church in this Orlando suburb when he grabbed the podium before falling to the floor, said the Rev. Michael S. Beates, associate pastor at Covenant Presbyterian.

Before collapsing, Arnold quoted the 18th century Bible scholar, John Wesley, who said, "Until my work on this earth is done, I am immortal. But when my work for Christ is done ... I go to be with Jesus," Beates said in a telephone interview.

Several members of the congregation with medical backgrounds tried to revive the minister and paramedics were called, but Arnold appeared to die instantly, Beates said.

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DulceDecorum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:11 PM
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1. So
where do you think he went?
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:13 PM
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2. Ummm ... I guess his work was done.
(Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

Seriously, hope his energy is in an enlightened place right now. Comfort to his family.

I'm trying to laugh at the idea of going that way ... but I'm not having much success ... I think I'll give myself a time-out now. I guess if you gotta go ...
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FlemingsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:15 PM
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3. Now, that's a performance!
I can only conclude, his work on this earth is done.
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Desperadoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:30 PM
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4. I am impressed!!
I bet Falwell and Robertson can't top that one.....but I sure as hell would like to see them try.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:33 PM
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6. I also would like to see those two grifters try this
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 11:31 PM
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5. What an exit!
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:31 AM
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7. Great exit line. This is one for the "famous last words" books.
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hollowdweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:33 AM
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8. I had a friend who died playing the organ in church and died.
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