The autopsy report stated that Dale died from a blunt force trauma to his head; exactly what the HANS device protects a person from. Dale decided against using the device complaining that it restricted his movements too much. His complaining led him to seek freedom from a device which probably would have saved his life.
Jude reveals that the ungodly are on a collision course with God’s judgment. Praise God, He has provided a safety device – the Word of God – which if obeyed will keep us from suffering fatal injuries such as Dale Earnhardt experienced. But, like Dale, we each must choose to accept and not reject the available safety device regardless of how uncomfortable it might cause us to feel or become. Dale though he would be better off with the liberty he had by not wearing the HANS device. He was dead wrong!
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