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The Word of Forgiveness

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Just a few miles down the road from where we’re recording today there is a cemetery that has in it a large now crumbling monument to a man named Joseph Coveney.

Leslie Basham: This is Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

Nancy: He was a disciple of some men whose names you might know—Thomas Paine and Robert Ingersoll. Coveney died on February 12, 1897, at the age of ninety-two. He was known for his hatred of God and the Bible and for his profane lifestyle and beliefs.

The day after he died, the New York Times reported that on his deathbed his children begged him to renounce his atheism and to ask God for forgiveness. The story is that he responded in just a faint whisper: “Die as I have lived—I disbelieve in God, the Bible, and the Christian religion.” Those were Joseph Coveney’s final words.

In that same cemetery, …

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About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through two nationally syndicated radio programs heard each day—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than five million copies. Through her writing, podcasts, … read more …