Skip to comments.General: Heart attack killed a suffering Chavez ("I don't want to die" his last words)
Posted on 03/07/2013 4:27:10 AM PST by MuttTheHoople
President Hugo Chavez died of a massive heart attack after great suffering and inaudibly mouthed his desire to live, the head of Venezuela's presidential guard said late Wednesday.
"He couldn't speak but he said it with his lips ...
'I don't want to die. Please don't let me die,' because he loved his country, he sacrificed himself for his country," Gen. Jose Ornella told The Associated Press.
(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...
Now, that being said, I also highly doubt any of these understood their need for a savior because their sin was an offense to a Holy God and the wrath of that Holy God rested upon them (John 3:36). But had they understood that...repented...and placed their faith in the finish work of Christ...then the Bible promises salvation. Too many have worldy sorry about their sin...and not Godly sorrow. They think, somehow, their righteousness makes them BETTER than those mentioned above...when in fact, all of our righteousness...the best part about us...is but filthy rags (IS 64:6). We are ALL unclean and need to be washed...and HIDDEN in the Blood of Christ.
Rewards? Not so much...but only as one escaping through the fire (1 Cor 3:15)
My Bible says Jesus Christ.
I don’t want to die.. don’t let me die.. I haven’t spent the billions I stole from the gullible poor people yet!
no soup - room temp for you
Are you saying that Christ's work on the cross isn't sufficient all by itself?
Interesting. Please explain the thief on the cross.
he wasn’t sincerely contrite or insincerely contrite. He wasn’t contrite at all. You are correct though, that if he had repented from being a murdering traitorous thief, God would have forgiven him.
If so, Heaven has gone to Hell in a handbasket.
So you think the healing is instantaneous when Christ is accepted by a soul? That there is not a leading and a healing process that takes place over time and study?
You posted, in part: What many miss is that between repentance and forgiveness is penance.
Not to get all religious, but not everyone believes as you do (and that is perfectly ok by me, for the record).
My belief is that honest acknowledgment of God as God, and Christ as Savior, confessing one’s sins, is sufficient for salvation. I don’t know when the last shot at that is giving by God (I think of the parable of the workers in the vineyard, where the workers who show up just before quittin’
time get the same pay as those who were there all day— not sure when “quittin’ time” is...).
But not everyone believes as I do...
That there is not a leading and a healing process that takes place over time and study?Ask the thief on the Cross about that when you get to Heaven.
Then why do people accept Christ and then shortly thereafter fall off the wagon?
surely you don’t buy the I can kill every morning and ask for forgiveness every afternoon garbage?
I think study and time does not neccessarily lead to salvation, but that study and time can lead to instantaneous salvation. Different people require different amounts of knowledge to accept Christ as Lord. You either believe or or don't believe. No shades of gray.
No doubt, and true repentance necessarily contains the desire to do penance. Without that desire, the repentance is not authentic.
LOL, you got that right.
Catholics don't teach that at all.
You miss my point. Once you accept Christ, you may not know all the things you can learn from studying the Bible about how God works and how to wait on the Lord, etc.
Don’t feel sorry for the squirrel. It’s romping around in the branches of the Tree of Life as we speak.
After reading these comments, I have only one thing to add: I did not read anywhere in the article that Hugo implored his God and Savior for forgiveness. He only said (according to heresay), “I don’t want to die.”
The usual plea of a penitent sinner is “Jesus, forgive me” or some other such type of remorse. Chavez’s only final remarks were, “I don’t want to die.” He does not sound like a believer in any Being other than his own inflated ego.
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