This would def. freak me out!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by geezler, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. geezler

    geezler New Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Florida Preacher Dies During Sermon

    OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) - A Presbyterian minister collapsed and died at the pulpit after saying ``And when I go to heaven...,'' his colleague said.

    The Rev. Jack Arnold, 69, was nearing the end of his sermon Sunday at Covenant Presbyterian Church when he grabbed the podium before falling to the floor, said the Rev. Michael S. Beats, the church's associate pastor.

    Before collapsing, Arnold quoted the 18th-century Bible scholar John Wesley who said, ``Until my work on this earth is done, I am immortal. But when my work for Christ is done ... I go to be with Jesus,'' Beats said in a telephone interview.

    Several parishioners with medical backgrounds tried to revive Arnold and paramedics were called, but he appeared to die instantly, Beats said.

    Arnold had been the senior minister at the church in this Orlando suburb until the late 1990s when he began traveling to Africa and the Middle East to teach pastors.

    The cause of death was believed to be cardiac arrest. He had bypass surgery five years earlier.
  2. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    Yeah, that would be a little freaky. :eek:

    We had a guy fall out in church once and we couldn't revive him. Turns out he had gone into a diabetic coma. Kinda changes the direction of the service when you have paramedics wheeling a gurney up the aisle.

  3. sheepdip

    sheepdip New Member

    May 16, 2004
    Hope his last words weren't " SHOW ME A SIGN "
  4. 1952Sniper

    1952Sniper New Member

    Aug 22, 2002
    On the bright side, at least it wasn't lightning that killed him.
  5. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    I guess "his" work was done.
  6. ECC

    ECC New Member

    When I lived down south, we had an elderly member of the church die during service. What better way to enter His gates than while praising Him. I kinda hope Christ returns before I croak...that way I can skip the whole dying thing :D
  7. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Location location
    My Wife has been known to pray "Lord you know my future, if you see that I will someday be led astray and out of your will, please take me before I do".

    Kind of a sombering thought, but I agree, dieing while praiseing the Lord would have to be the best way to go.

    Last edited: Jan 11, 2005
  8. Bigtire

    Bigtire New Member

    May 13, 2004
    Did he clutch at his chest and yell, "I'm coming, Elizabeth?" :D
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