Darwin’s Last Hours


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Something you very rarely ever hear about. Which happens in the case of many with “itching ears!”

C. W. Hale Amos in The Bible Friend wrote:

From reliable testimony, it may be assumed that Charles Darwin returned to the faith of his early manhood.

Lady Hope visited him one afternoon in England. He was almost bedridden for some months before he died. And sitting up in bed, he held an open Bible. “What are you reading?” asked Lady Hope. “The Royal Book, I call it. Isn’t it grand?” Darwin answered. Lady Hope mentioned about creation and the early chapters of Genesis. Darwin seemed greatly distressed and a look of agony came over his face as he said: “I was a young man with unformed ideas. I threw out queries, suggestions, wondering all the time over everything, and to my astonishment the ideas took like wildfire. People made a religion out of them.”

Then he added: “I have a summerhouse in the garden. I want you to speak to the people there tomorrow afternoon.” “What shall I speak about?” Lady Hope asked. “Christ Jesus,” he replied in a clear emphatic voice, adding in a lower tone, “and His salvation. Is not that the best theme? And then I want you to sing some hymns with them.” Then he added in farewell: “If you take the meeting at three o’clock, this window will be open and you will know that I am joining in with the singing.”

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About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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5 Responses to Darwin’s Last Hours

  1. Was Lady Hope an actual person, or is this allegory? If it’s the latter, who wrote it, and why is it “reliable testimony”?

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    • I’ve tried to look it up and so far haven’t found anything except reference to the “The Bible Friend.” I’m actually still researching and some things I have found about Darwin, especially in his early years is interesting. More people took what he wrote as theory and ran with it, more than he even assumed would happen. I’m still studying some things about his life.

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  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    Very interesting. Why doesn’t the world know about this?

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