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June 3, 2014

Book warns people to 'be prepared'

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“America as we know it is going to change,” he said, predicting the economy will collapse this year or next.

“We’re not going to see the end of the world,” he said. But this generation will see the Rapture, which is the trigger point for end-time events.

People can avoid the tribulation period by committing to Jesus Christ, he said. “Faith will carry you to glory. Don’t put your head in the sand,” he said.

Courson said he tried to write the book in a way that people can understand. It’s arranged like a Bible study, with each chapter standing alone. Also, it’s nondenominational, he said, adding, “The word of God should be the word of God for all of us.”

Courson, the son of Robert and Wilma Courson Sr. of Danville, said his father has read the book.

The elder Courson said, “It’s not something you sit down and read through like a novel. It’s thought-provoking.”

The book will appeal to those who believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, he said. And those who don’t believe will have questions, such as: What if it’s true?

Courson Sr., speaking as an avid reader and not as a father, said, “I thought it was extremely well-written and simple to understand.”

Giving in to his paternal pride, he added, “I’m so proud of the way it’s written.”

The process

Courson wanted to begin the book four years ago, but was interrupted by cancer. In 2010, he was hospitalized for eight days at the VA in Indianapolis and then spent six months in cancer chemo treatments for lymphoma. During that time he was accepted at Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, Ga., and completed his master’s and doctor of theology degrees.

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