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GLMX 110: How to Be Ready to Die at Any Time

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Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III


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In the wake of the mass shooting that happened in Denver, Colorado last week, several articles and videos came out that demonstrated what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation. I thought that that was rather thoughtful of people to put together. But if you ever find yourself in such a situation, and those things don't work, you need to be ready to die. And, today, I'm going to show you how you can do that.

Someone once said, "Death is always around the corner." That is so true. From the time we are born, the specter of death looms close by. It stalks us from our birth to the end of our life where it closes its grip over our cold bodies and claims us for the grave. Death lurks on crime-ridden streets where gang members snuff out each other's lives with guns. Death walks desert battlefields where soldiers sacrifice their lives in service to their countries. Death hovers nearby as terrorists blow themselves up among unsuspecting men on their way to work, mothers shopping, and children going to school. Death's long march from the Garden of Eden continues as disease and sickness runs their course in our frail bodies.

We don't like to think of the ever-present reality of death. Scientists have researched an abundance of things we can do that are supposed to increase our lifespan. For example, they say that being happily married, going to bed early, walking, running, living in the country, having a lot of children, learning to play the piano, not smoking, being optimistic, drinking black tea, drinking a little wine, getting a pet, and eating chocolate will all help us delay the day when death comes knocking at our door. Yet death still comes knocking...

+ Plus, listen to Stephen Curtis Chapman singing "With Hope"