Death by musketry It may be shocking and barbaric to impose death penalty through firing squad instead of the lethal

injection; latter may not be painful but merely putting to sleep. Yes, death is merely sleeping, if a person s deed is good that remains in the memory of the Creator who has the power to wake the dead from hell. Why hell? Well, the Holy Bible writer named Luke wrote: "Neither was Jesus forsaken in Hades (Greek word Hades is hell in the English Bible, King James Version) nor did his flesh see corruption." (Acts 2:31) Jesus according to apostle Paul s writing: For I handed on to YOU, among the first things, that which I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that he was buried, yes, that he has been raised up the third day according to the Scriptures; and that he appeared to Ce´phas, then to the twelve. After that he appeared to upward of five hundred brothers at one time, the most of whom remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep [in death]. After that he appeared to James, then to all the apostles; but last of all he appeared also to me as if to one born prematurely. (1 Corinthians 15:38, New World Translation) So Jesus was in hell, the common grave of mankind where all of us will rest whether good or bad. Jesus was not abandoned in hell or common grave, for he was resurrected by his father Jehovah. Recently one convict named Ronnie Lee Gardner, 49, was pronounced dead at 12:20 am Mountain Time (0620 GMT) after being shot in the chest by a five-man firing squad at the Utah State Prison in Draper, a suburb of Salt Lake City. It may be very distressing to face a five-man firing squad. In Yahoo News, UK & Ireland edition, it states: Five executioners fired .30 caliber rifles, although one of the firearms carried a blank, allowing members of the firing squad to retain some doubt over whether or not they fired a fatal round into Gardner's chest. Remember during the imposition of Marshall Law by then President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos? An illegal drug capitalist, a Chinaman, was executed by firing squad that sent jitters to those active in propagating the illegal drug use. The illegal trade subsided, but resumed after the relaxation of the law. Now without death penalty, criminals abound. Their number increased that defies even in the face of law enforcers. Worst to know, there are members of the law enforcement agencies that succumbed to the illegal drug trade. Whether or not this government will restore death penalty, the Creator will not change his decree to annihilate those destroying the earth. It is coming too soon. By observing the fast changing system in the world, the increasing criminality, and disasters predicted like the one written in the New World Translation, Book of Matthew, Chapter 24, verses 4-14: While he (Jesus) was sitting upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately, saying: Tell us, When will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things? And in answer Jesus said to them: Look out that nobody misleads YOU; for many will come on the basis of my name, saying, I am the Christ, and will mislead many. YOU are going to hear of wars and reports of wars; see that YOU are not terrified. For these things must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another. All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress. Then people will deliver YOU up to tribulation and will kill YOU, and YOU will be objects of hatred by all

the nations on account of my name. Then, also, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and mislead many; and because of the increasing of lawlessness the love of the greater number will cool off. But he that has endured to the end is the one that will be saved. And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come. Are these predictions now around us? Well, the Bible has been done many years in the past and nobody has changed it, though, the message is the same, still the nearness of the events predicted is already near at hand. Once the predictions are fulfilled, death by musketry will be a thing of the past. Those who died with their deeds written in the memory of the Creator will be resurrected to life, but those who have not done good will remain vanished forever. Those who survive the fast approaching annihilation of wickedness will live forever in the restored paradise. Will you believe it? (Email g_duna@yahoo.com)

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