Famous last words of people who were dying


     The purpose of this article is not to scare anyone into heaven. It is to get you to think of what will take place when you die. This is one journey that most people are unprepared for. When was the last time you thought about what would happen when you die? It should be one of the most, if not the most, important question in your life. You should be thinking about it. If what the bible says is true, wouldn’t you want to know how to answer this question?

     I cannot say if all of these quotes are true or accurate but I have seen them quoted in many different resources. You decide for yourself if they are true. But the bigger question is, “What do you think will happen when you die?”

     I’m also not using these quotes to prove anything. I’m using them to show the stark difference between a believer and an atheist as they face death. So, with all this in mind, let’s look at these last words of dying people.

Sir Francis Newport, the head of an English Atheist club to those gathered around his deathbed: “You need not tell me there is no God for I know there is one, and that I am in His presence! You need not tell me there is no hell. I feel myself already slipping. Wretches, cease your idle talk about there being hope for me! I know I am lost forever! Oh, that fire! Oh, the insufferable pangs of hell! …Oh, that I could lie for a thousand years upon the fire that is never quenched, to purchase the favor of God and be united to Him again. But it is a fruitless wish. Millions and millions of years will bring me no nearer the end of my torments than one poor hour. Oh, eternity, eternity forever and forever!, Oh, the insufferable pangs of Hell!”

Voltaire, famous anti-christian atheist: “I am abandoned by God and man; I will give you half of what I am worth if you will give me six months’ life.” (He said this to Dr. Fochin, who told him it could not be done.) “Then I shall die and go to hell!” (His nurse said: “For all the money in Europe I wouldn’t want to see another unbeliever die! All night long he cried for forgiveness.”)

David Hume, atheist philosopher famous for his philosophy of empiricism and skepticism of religion, he cried loud on his death bed “I am in flames!” It is said his “desperation was a horrible scene”.

Caesar Borgia: “While I lived, I provided for everything but death; now I must die, and am unprepared to die.”

Thomas Paine, the leading atheistic writer in American colonies: “Stay with me, for God’s sake; I cannot bear to be left alone , O Lord, help me! O God, what have I done to suffer so much? What will become of me hereafter? “I would give worlds if I had them, that The Age of Reason had never been published. 0 Lord, help me! Christ, help me! …No, don’t leave; stay with me! Send even a child to stay with me; for I am on the edge of Hell here alone. If ever the Devil had an agent, I have been that one.”
Thomas Paine, the great writer, has these final words attributed to him—”I would give worlds, if I had them, if The Age of Reason had never been published. O Lord, help me! Christ, help me! Stay with me! It is hell to be left alone!”

Anton LeVey, author of the Satanic Bible and high priest of the religion dedicated to the worship of Satan. Some of his famous quotes are “There is a beast in man that needs to be exercised, not exorcised”. His dying words were “Oh my, oh my, what have I done, there is something very wrong…there is something very wrong….”

Sir Thomas Scott, Chancellor of England “Until this moment I thought there was neither a God nor a hell. Now I know and feel that there are both, and I am doomed to perdition by the just judgment of the Almighty.”

In a Newsweek interview with Svetlana Stalin, the daughter of Josef Stalin, she told of her father’s death: “My father died a difficult and terrible death. . God grants an easy death only to the just. . At what seemed the very last moment he suddenly opened his eyes and cast a glance over everyone in the room. It was a terrible glance, insane or perhaps angry. . His left hand was raised, as though he were pointing to something above and bringing down a curse on us all. The gesture was full of menace. . The next moment he was dead.”

“I am suffering the pangs of the damned.” — TALLEYRAND PERIGORD

“Give me laudanum (opium) that I may not think of eternity.” — MIRABEAU.

CHARLES IX – French king. Urged on by his mother, he gave the order for the massacre of the French Huguenots, in which 15,000 souls were slaughtered in Paris alone and 100,000 in other sections of France, for no other reason than that they loved Christ. … He finally died, bathed in blood bursting from his veins. To his physicians, he said in his last hours: “Asleep or awake, I see the mangled forms of the Huguenots passing before me. They drop with blood. They point at their open wounds. Oh! That I had spared at least the little infants at the bosom! What blood! I know not where I am. How will all this end? What shall I do? I am lost forever! Oh, I have done wrong.” …

DAVID STRAUSS – Leading representative of German rationalism who spent a lifetime erasing belief in God …: “My philosophy leaves me utterly forlorn! I feel like one caught in the merciless jaws of an automatic machine, not knowing at what time one of its great hammers may crush me!”

*A noted infidel by the name of Adams cried out these last words, “I’m lost! Lost! Lost!  I’m Damned!  Damned!  Damned forever!”  His agony was so terrible that he tore his hair from his head as he passed into eternity.

“Devils are in the room ready to drag my soul down to Hell!  It’s no use looking to Jesus now; it’s too late!”    (Brown)

Sigmund Freud, Psychiatrist: “Now it is nothing but torture and makes no sense anymore.”

Robert Ingersoll, a very influential atheist: “O God, if there be a God, save my soul, if I have a soul!” (Some say it was this way: “Oh God, if there be a God, save my soul if I have a soul, from hell, if there be a hell!”

Clarence Darrow, the Scopes Trial lawyer in the famous 1925 debate, while on his deathbed asked several clergymen to “please intercede for me with the Almighty. During my life I have spoken many times against Christians, and I now realize that I may have been wrong.”

Edward Gibbon, author of the ‘Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire’: “All is lost, irrecoverably lost. All is dark and doubtful.”

Sir Julian Huxley, English evolutionist, biologist and staunch atheist, on his deathbed: “So it is true after all, so it is true after all.”

Tancredo Neves, president-elect of Brazil, during the election campaign of 1985 said: “If I get 500,000 votes from my party, not even God will remove me from the presidency.” On March 14th 1985, a day before his inauguration, he became very ill, and shortly thereafter he died.

Of all the people experiencing near death experiences (NDE’s), 23% of them are hellish NDE’s. A 14 year old girl swallowed a bottle of aspirin to end her life. As she was being resuscitated, she kept yelling, “Mama, help me! Make them go away! They’re trying to hurt me.” She lived and later became a Christian missionary.

Howard Storm, an atheist art professor at Northern Kentucky University, was declared dead. People came into his hospital room to take him somewhere. As he was walking, they started to attack him, shouting all kinds of obscene things and biting and clawing at his flesh. When he called on Jesus, he was delivered from these demons. He became a minister. His video of this is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT0LbPPOqnE.


Now, let’s look at believers last words;

“I have pain—but I have peace, I have peace.” -Richard Baxter, 17th Century Puritan Theologian.

Billy Graham notes that when the great saint Joseph Everett was dying, he said, “GLORY! GLORY! GLORY!” and continued exclaiming “GLORY!” for over twenty-five minutes until he was whisked away by angels to the gates of heaven.

The great African-American emancipator Harriet Tubman died singing. Her last words were, “Swing low, sweet chariot.” Blues musician Bessie Smith died saying, “I’m going, but I’m going in the name of the Lord.”

“But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,  And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.”
(Acts 7:55  –  56)…Stephen

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day:  and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
(II Timothy 4:7  –  8)…Paul, the apostle

*A few hours before entering his eternal Home, Dwight L. Moody caught a glimpse of the glory awaiting him.  Awakening from sleep, Moody said, “Earth recedes.  Heaven opens before me.  If this is death, it is sweet!  There is no valley here.  God is calling me, and I must go!”  Moody’s son was standing at his bedside and said, “No, no father.  You are dreaming.”  Dr. Moody soon replied, “No, I am not dreaming.  I have been within the gates:  I have seen the children’s faces.”  After a short time elapsed, Dr. Moody spoke once more, “This is my triumph;  this is my coronation day!  It is glorious!”

Death is Certain.
Judgment is Sure.
Sin is the Cause.
Christ is the Cure!

In His Glorious Name,
Dave Maynard