Dead or Alive?
By Robert Johnson
You can file this one under bizarre. Reuters News Service reports Austrian authorities have discovered the body of a man who apparently died at home in bed 5 years ago. The corpse of Franz Riedl, thought to have been in his late 80's when he died, went undetected for so long because his rent had been paid by automatic order from the bank account in which he had received his pension.
Authorities, after getting
a court order to enter the
apartment, said his body appeared to have
“mummified” and was well preserved.
Neighbors said there was no strange smell coming from his apartment.
individual had noted that mail had always piled up outside his home, so
thought anything about it. Most believed he had gone to an old
Police were not certain exactly when the man had died, but they found
notes in the apartment, the currency used by
does this have to do with anything? How many
people do you meet, do you know personally, who are dead? Obviously,
this man in
is the solution? The free gift of God is eternal
life (Romans 6:23), freely offered to those who come in faith and obey
will. The blood of Christ can forgive one and cleanse sin, offering
life. Through Christ “we know that we have passed out of
death into life” (1