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I Know How The Book Ends
By Steve Higginbotham
April 23, 2004


As a boy growing up, one of my favorite past times was that of aggravating my sister who was four years older than me.  One of the things I remember doing to her had to do with the books she read.  You see, she loved to read.  I think she had every "Nancy Drew" book they made.  So in older to aggravate her, I can remember watching her get about half way through one of those mystery books, then when I got the chance, I would get my hands on her book, read the last page, and tell her who the guilty party was and how he was found out.  Oh, you talk about making someone mad!

Well, you're right, that wasn't a very nice thing to do, but I'm going to do it again...right now, as a matter of fact.  This time I'm not doing to it aggravate anyone.  Actually, I think it can help.  The Book I'm talking about is the Bible.  And I've read the end of the book.  I know what happens.  Those who place their faith in Jesus will be victorious over Satan and will be given a home in Heaven, and those who reject Jesus will be cast into a lake of fire.

I hope you don't mind me sharing the end with you.  In this case, knowing the end of the story doesn't spoil the book, but rather should create within us an even more fervent desire to read it.



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