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As I draw near to the eve of my seventy-ninth birthday, I’ve done some thinking and some calculating and came up with the following:

One day = 24 hours; 1,440 minutes; 86,400 seconds.

One week = 168 hours; 10,080 minutes; 604,800 seconds.

One year = 8,766 hours; 525,960 minutes; 31,557,600 seconds.

6,000 Years = 189,345,600,000 seconds.

One trillion seconds = 31,798 years!

One mile = 5,280 feet = 10,560 $1 bills laid end-to-end.

Earth’s circumference = 25,000 miles.

$264,000,000 in $1 bills, laid end-to-end, would encircle the earth one time.

One billion, in $1 bills, would encircle the earth more than four times.

One trillion, in $1 bills, would encircle the earth more than 4,000 times!

The U.S. National Debt, as of September 3, 2009, was $11,787,062,206,713.50. This debt, amounting to nearly 12 trillion, in $1 bills, placed end-to-end, would encircle our earth more than 48,000 times!

You'd Cry, Too!

Put another way, U.S population, according to the latest 2008 census, is 305,000,000. This means that each man, woman, and child’s share of this national debt is $36,000. Ever wonder why babies cry so much? Well, if you were hungry, wet, owed $36,000 the moment you were born, and didn’t have a job, you’d cry too!

This all sounds a lot like what I’ve been preaching for the past 45 years. It all reads like the book of James: “And now, you rich people, listen to me! Weep and wail over the miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches have rotted away…Your gold and silver are covered with rust…You have piled up riches in these last days. Your life here on earth has been full of luxury and pleasure…You have condemned innocent people…Be patient, then, my friends…Keep your hopes high, for the day of the Lord’s coming is near” (James 5:1-5).

It’s later than you think! 

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