Steve Jobs's biological sister, Mona Simpson, wrote a moving and highly personal eulogy for a private funeral service for the fallen tech titan that took place a few days after his death in last month.
An acclaimed novelist, she delivered a beautifully written description of Jobs's life, illness and death. She said his last words before he slipped into unconsciousness for the last time were, "Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow."
I.M. Wright wrote: 1)I have also heard that when Jobs was at Apple, there was no "matching gift" program for employees; after he left, it was instituted. For me, that's a clue that Jobs was not a Christian.
2)Also, when he worked at Atari, they scheduled him to work the night shift because his coworkers couldn't stand his body odor--he didn't bathe regularly.
3)I agree with the previous remark about Dennis Ritchie being more important in the serious computer world; Jobs created neat gadgets for "metrosexuals" to play with while sitting at coffeehouses.
1)I worked for non-Christians who provided matching gifts. They must have been closet Christians.
2) Is there a reliable source for this important tid-bit, or does it classify as gossip? Or even if true, does it not classify as gossip anyway?
3) He created products people would buy. Products interesting, and even useful. Is there a biblical problem with that?
Did anyone watch the Steve Jobs documentary on PBS last night? Unless he had a death bed conversion, it doesn't sound like he was saved... How tragic! He is being heralded as a man who changed the course of history, yet he more than likely did not know the Sovereign Lord who really is in charge of history - including that which Steve Jobs helped to shape. Let this be a reminder to us to fervently pray for the unsaved and be living witnesses to them of the heart/life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Let it be observed, I purposely add, "to those that are under the Christian dispensation," because I have no authority from the Word of God "to judge those that are without." Nor do I conceive that any man living has a right to sentence all the heathen and Mahometan world to damnation. It is far better to leave them to him that made them, and who is "the Father of the spirits of all flesh;" who is the God of the Heathens as well as the Christians, and who hateth nothing that he hath made. ~John Wesley
Great Preaching of the Faith Wesley, John - On Living Without God 14.
JOHN WESLEY Was Said To Be Almost Jumping Up & Down On Top Of His Deathbed Exclaiming &-Or Praising:
"THE BEST OF ALL IS, GOD IS WITH US !
THE BEST OF ALL IS, GOD IS WITH US !"
GEORGE WHITEFIELD Was Said To Have Said As His Last Dying Words:
"I AM DYING" !
GEORGE WHITEFIELD'S Funeral Was Held At OLD SOUTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH;
AT WHITEFIELD'S MEMORIAL SERVICE, JOHN WESLEY SAID OF WHITEFIELD:
"OH, WHAT HAS THE CHURCH SUFFERED IN THE SETTING OF THAT BRIGHT STAR WHICH SHONE SO GLORIOUSLY IN OUR HEMISPHERE. WE HAVE NONE LEFT TO SUCCEED HIM; NONE OF HIS GIFTS; NONE ANYTHING LIKE HIM IN USEFULNESS."
CHARLES WESLEY; THE BROTHER OF JOHN WESLEY & FELLOW "CALVINISTIC-METHODIST" FRIEND OF WHITEFIELD, HAD THESE LAST WORDS DICTATED TO HIS WIFE:
"IN AGE AND FEEBLENESS EXTREME, WHAT SHALL A SINFUL WORM REDEEM ? JESUS, MY ONLY HOPE THOU ART, STRENGTH OF MY FAILING FLESH AND HEART, O COULD I CATCH A SMILE FROM THEE, AND DROP INTO ETERNITY." !
**CHARLES FINNEY, A TRUE REVIVALIST LIKE THE WESLEYS, WROTE IN 1868 "WHY I LEFT FREEMASONRY" ASKED:
"#1.IS ANY MAN WHO IS UNDER A MOST SOLEMN OATH TO KILL ALL WHO VIOLATE ANY PART OF MASONIC OATHS, A FIT PERSON TO BE AT LARGE AMONG MEN ?
#2.OUGHT FREEMASONS OF THIS STAMP TO BE FELLOWSHIPPED IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH ?" !
The "Jewish" Psychologist/Psychiatrist Who Interviewed Me During My "Psyche" Military Exam (USAF); Became Agitated When I Told Him I Was A TRUE "Born-Again" Judeo-Christian, Believed In The Existence Of GOD & Had A Spiritual Calling Higher Than Any Military Contract I Could EVER Sign:
Had "Copped-Out" & LIED About His "Jewishness" By Exclaiming:
"No, I'm NOT: I'm Buddhist" !
This So-Called "Buddhist" 'Jewish' Psychiatrist/Psychologist Couldn't EVEN Tell The Difference Between NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY & BOB JONES UNIVERSITY !
But, He Got Very, VERY AGITATED, UPSET & ANGRY When I Told Him That Even Though He Was Born "Jewish" & Was A Member Of "GOD'S 'CHOSEN' NATION": ISRAEL; THAT, IN ORDER FOR HIM TO GO TO HEAVEN & SEE THE KINGDOM OF THE TRUE GOD & ETERNAL LIFE: HE MUST BE "BORN AGAIN" (ALA JOHN 3:1-16) !
He Kept Scribbling Away: Saying I Was Suffering From "A Religious Neurosis" &-Or "A Deep-Set 'Psychological' Etherial 'Delusion' "; & Kept Sputtering Other "High-Faluting" Psychiatic Jargon !
When He Saw He Couldn't Convince Me Of "A PROBLEM"; HE SLAMMED HIS CLIP-BOARD ON THE TABLE & SAID: "DON'T YOU KNOW I CAN GET YOU IN OR KEEP YOU OUT" !
**I Replied: "THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, NOT YOU, HAS ALL POWER" !
San Jose John has a good point. My mother, a Christian, died of cancer and toward the end of her life she was in a deep coma, plus heavily drugged. However right before she quietly passed away she moved her head as though trying to hear me sing one of her favorite Christian songs.
CAS wrote: And maybe it was a side effect of morphine or similar opiate.
And/or Job's perception of the natural breakdown of the mind and senses just prior to death. My sister, a doctor, told me that many of these final experiences are due this, and would explain the differences in experiences from individual to individual.
..or maybe Job's words were too vague to infer any meaning about.
I'm sure no zealous Buddhist would condone the abuse Jobs is reputed to have inflicted on his staff when they failed to meet his expectations. But as is often the case, celebrities are excused for their sins because they are "successful."
By contrast, Dennis Ritchie, who also died recently, worked most of his life in obscurity at Bell Labs, not having anything like Job's "prima donna" reputation. Yet his work on C & UNIX may have influenced the computing world more than Jobs did; the latest Macs & Linux releases, for example, use much of the technology originated by Ritchie & his colleagues. Microsoft Windows uses the C language. And Kernighan & Ritchie's book "The C Programming Language" is a classic in clear, concise technical writing that has rarely been equaled.
Steve Wozniak is a much kinder fellow than Jobs was. And he was the real technical genius behind the early Apples.
Maybe Job's saw a vision of Heaven before lapsing into a coma. Just like the accounts of the last moments of Thomas Huxley and Joseph Stalin. Thomas Huxley noted agnostic saw a vision of Heaven before passing away and stated "It really is true". Joseph Stalin must have seen a vision of Hell before passing away because he had a look of horror and fear.