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The impact of a person’s life can be for good or bad. The following examples demonstrate the different impact a person can have on their descendents.

1. Max Jukes, was an atheist who lived a ungodly life and married an ungodly women.

They had 540 descendents, 310 died paupers, 150 were criminals, 7 murders, 100

Drunkards, more than half of the women were prostitutes.

2. Johnathan Edwards, lived a godly life, and married a godly women. They had 1,394 descendents, 13 were college presidents, 65 were college professors, 3 U.S. Senators, 30 were judges, 100 lawyers, 60 doctors, 75 army and navy officers, 100 preachers and missionaries, 60 authors of prominence, 1 vice-president of the United States, 8 were public officials, 295 college graduates of whom some became state governors and U.S. ambassadors.

Do you see a contrast? One lived an ungodly life and had a detrimental affect on his descendents. The other lived a godly life and had a tremendous positive influence on his...

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