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Then Jesus said to his disciples,      

"If anyone would come after me,  he must first deny himself and

take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life

will lose it, but whoever loses  his life for me will find it. 

           ( Matt. 16:24 )

          

 

 

 

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Cal Kerr

 

 

A long time ago, when I was about twelve years

old, there was a man who lived right next door to

where we live right now, in the building where

Henthorne's Christian Bookstore used to be.

 

In those days, the building was

a private home. It had a sun porch and in nice

weather the windows were usually open.

 

Right across the street a bunch of us kids sitting on

the wall. Cal Kerr came over and stood waiting

for the streetcar. Cal Kerr was a proclaimed

atheist.

 

All the people who knew him knew he would curse

God and shake his fist toward the sky. He would be

glad to tell you he was an atheist.

 

All at once, Mr. Kerr grabbed his chest and moaned

very loudly, please help me! We kids were scared.

Mrs. Kerr and their daughter came running across

the street and all of us helped Mr. Kerr across

the street to his sun porch, where he lay down

on a day bed.  He was fighting for his breath

and had a look of fear on his face.

 

All at once, Cal Kerr, life-long atheist, lying on his

back put both hands in the air and said, "God

have mercy on my soul," took his last

breath and died.

 

I have told this story many times to Mary Jane, my

wife, and asked her if a man was an atheist his

entire life and in the last thirty seconds of his life

 asked for God's mercy, would God forgive him?

Mary Jane said Yes, God forgave Mr. Kerr.

I witnessed this completely.

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