Monday, January 21, 2008
JURY DUTY -- UPDATE!
For a quick post today, I am to report for JURY DUTY tomorrow (tuesday). Do any of you have experience as a juror? Tell me about it if you can.
I went for my jury duty today! We met down in the basement of the courthouse around 9:15am. They took roll call (none of the rolls answered, but I heard a biscuit reply!!) and then they gave us our instructions. They said we would go upstairs to meet with the judge and the two lawyers and they would ask us some questions. They were going to keep 14 people and the other 76 could go home. The judge came down to talk to us and he explained a lot of what was about to happen. He said there were three cases coming up but if we waited long enough, it was possible that one or two of them would either be dropped or some kind of plea agreement would happen. He went upstairs and said for us to wait. he was going to start calling people upstairs around 11:20am. When that time came, no one came downstairs. 11:30-- nothing. 11:40, he finally came downstairs and apologized for taking so long. He said that one of the cases was a DUI and he sentenced him to 365 days in jail. The other case was dropped so that left one case to go. It was a sexual abuse case against a minor. He said they did a plea agreement and lowered the charge to aggravated battery. That man got 5 years on top of the original 18 years he was going to serve. The judge then said, "That's it, you can all go home. you have fulfilled you public duty and will not have to worry about jury duty for at least a year now!"
Wow, just like that it was over. I got a good nap in down there as everyone fell asleep waiting on him. I got paid from work for going plus a whole $15 from the courthouse!!
How many people do you suppose, think they will be able to make a plea agreement with the Ultimate Judge? I know Mormons think they can. Since they believe you can be baptized after you die, then they think that anyone can be saved even after death. Catholics think so too. That is what purgatory is all about. There are no second chances. You are appointed once to die and after that the judgment. How much clearer can it be?? The Bible does not say you can have a second chance after you die. We are told to repent of our sins. What kind of repentance can a dead man have? "I have a problem with stealing things. I die." would I need to repent once I die? Why should I? I am dead and do not have the ability to steal any more. let's stop all of this nonsensical teachings. You need to repent of your sins, NOW! If you wait till you die, it will be too late. You will face a God of wrath. Do you understand that? hell will be waiting for you. You will be cast down into the burning lake of fire! God's Word should be all you need. Do not base your life on traditions of man. Do not listen to false prophets (do you hear me Mormon friends). Put your faith and trust solely in Jesus Christ to save you. Repent of your sins and be obedient to His Word.
When you face God...
will it be holding hands with the accuser?
or will it be clinging to our Lord and Savior for your salvation?
Whom will you serve?
The notice is in the mail for jury duty.
Are you ready? Are you nervous? Are you scared? Are you bored?
Jesus is coming back soon.
Are you ready?
Are you nervous? Are you scared? Are you bored?
Repent now, put your faith and trust in Jesus and walk with Him. He says, Come, follow Me!