Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Preacher Dies During Sermon About Heaven

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
420inTN Donating Member (803 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:57 AM
Original message
Preacher Dies During Sermon About Heaven
Jan 10, 10:43 PM (ET)

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.

more, full story here: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050111/D87HKMPO0.html
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:13 AM
Response to Original message
1. Wow, what are the chances of that happening?
I'll bet that congregation will remember that sermon.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:14 AM
Response to Original message
2. Guess his work on earth was done and his number was up.
...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:15 AM
Response to Original message
3. He must have had a premonition even to do a sermon
about dying and going to heaven.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:22 AM
Response to Original message
4. "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of ..
... in your philosophy."

My great-aunt called my mother a few years back, and said her long-dead husband's picture had fallen off the wall. "I think he's calling me home," she said.

The next day, they found her dead on her kitchen floor, with the coffeepot in her hand.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Oct 01st 2014, 04:30 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC