“I Am Abandoned by God”

200px-KJV-King-James-Version-Bible-first-edition-title-page-1611The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. Isaiah 40:8

Men may scorn the Word of God but there is coming a day when every person will stand before God. {Revelation 20:11-14}

The famed atheist Voltaire said, “”One hundred years from my day there will not be a Bible in the earth except one that is looked upon by an antiquarian curiosity seeker.”

He once said about Jesus Christ, “Curse the wretch”

Voltaire was mistaken; After his death his house in Paris was used by the British Bible Society and later on by the French Bible Society.

Voltaire, on his deathbed said; “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.”

His doctor replied

“Sir, you cannot live six weeks.”

Voltaire replied, “Then I shall go to hell, and you will go with me.”

He cried out, “I am abandoned by God and man! I shall go to hell! O Christ! O Jesus Christ!”

Apparently not long after the preceding declarations Voltaire breathed his last.

The nurse who attended Voltaire on his death bed said

“For all the wealth in Europe I would not see another infidel die.”

How many people will joke about eternity and meeting God and then go out into a Christ-less eternity and in the words of Voltaire be “abandoned by God”? 

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1 Response to “I Am Abandoned by God”

  1. Shadow says:

    Voltaire wasn’t an atheist. He was a deist. As for Jesus, I don’t know. Though he definitely said “curse the wretch” at some point there are conflicting stories. One says that he initially cursed Jesus, but changed his mind about him later in life. Some say it was the opposite.

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