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Heroism by FeatherlynneXWarrior Heroism by FeatherlynneXWarrior
I would rather be killed and be remembered as a hero, than live a long life and eventually die and be remembered as a coward. I'd rather die a martyr than die of old age.
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So to clarify, I don't have anything against old people, I'm just saying I'd rather die a martyr than die of old age.
I'd rather die for my beliefs than live a long happy life and eventually die of old age, knowing I could have stood up for my beliefs but I didn't (this does not mean old people have never stood up for their beliefs). I don't want to go out with a whimper I want to go out with a bang. I'd rather my friends and family remember me dying for what I believe in than remember me as another person who died because of my old age.

Now not everyone may think like this, and this may not be for everyone, but it's my opinion.

To help prove my point, here's an example: If someone pointed a gun at my head and told me to rebuke Jesus I would have two options; A. I can say, "Yes, I rebuke him," and live to see another day, or B. I can tell him, "No," and get shot and die. I personally would go with option B. because I don't want people to remember me as a coward but as someone who stood up for her beliefs and looked death in the eye. I didn't conquer it, per say, but I faced it.

This being said, I do not believe dying of old age is cowardly, not at all. In fact the Bible says it's a blessing to live a long life. But at the same time I don't want to slowly lose my strength and mind over the years. Plus, with the End Times just around the corner I don't believe I really have the option of living till I'm 80 anyway.

OK, that's enough ranting for one day.
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:iconvioletasilvestre2011:
Me too!
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SizzleLizzle Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
How can you tell the End Times are near?
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FeatherlynneXWarrior Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've been doing an extended study on it and based upon the signs and how well our current situation fits into those signs I'd say we're very close. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if it occurred within the next few years.
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SizzleLizzle Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow.. That scares me..
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FeatherlynneXWarrior Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know, it's a little freaky, but so long as we have faith in the Lord and pay attention to His clues and follow His commandments we'll be alright.
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SizzleLizzle Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah.
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horselover1151 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
amen!
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deng-li-xin32 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Well, it depends whether you ever get into a situation where martyrdom is the only option. Dying of old age is not a bad thing (in fact in the Old Testament it's a sign of blessing); there are many people who worked a lot in Christian service and gave all for God but did not die a "martyr's death".

Though maybe there the original (Greek) meaning of "martyr" can be helpful: "martyr" basically means "witness". You don't have to die to be a martyr; you need to be a witness and share the Gospel for that. And I think that comes across in your thoughts here. ^_^ Because I don't think the question is how you're going to die, but whether you're going to stay by God no matter what, even if it means dying as a consequence.

It's great that you're so sure of your reaction in such a situation! ^^ Sticking by Jesus is worth it even if it means death.. because it is not death to die and eternal life with Him is so much better anyway. :)
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